In November I got this watch. There was a challenge !
In this post you will see al the steps I took to make it wareable again
Christian sent in this Seiko Bellmatic for a case polish and service.
This is an alarm watch with day and date display, so a fairly complex beast. The movement itself can’t be wound with the crown, but only the alarm. The crown has three positions – pushed in to wind the alarm, middle position to set the alarm, and pulled out to set the time and date. The pusher at 2 o’clock switches the alarm on and off. Continue reading
Amongst Seiko lovers, this watch is the pinnacle of desirable watches. This is a proper diver’s watch, worn by professional divers, and it has a 36,000 bph high-speed movement. And, miracle of all miracles, it’s a Seiko and you can hand-wind it! 😉
Jonathan sent this one in, and, as you can see, it’s in need of quite a lot of TLC. Continue reading
Ben sent me this rather sorry looking Seiko 6309-729A. The day dial is stuck somewhere between days, there is a lot of dirt on the dial, and it’s running way too fast. Well, that’s what I’m here for! Continue reading
This is Jason’s second watch – another diver’s watch, an Orient with the calibre 46943 movement. It’s in need of a full service, and that’s what it will get. Continue reading
The other day I had some spare time left, so I worked on a citizen diver I obtained…
The NY2300 8200 200 mtrs.
Work involved: A complete overhaul, changing bezelinsert, crystal and hands, buffing the case, finding a strap for it. Continue reading
First I want to start to introduce myself. I am John, I live in The Netherlands, and I have a small business in repairing and restoring watches.
I am specialised in Seiko divers. These movement are sturdy, cheap, and nice to work on. I have a big stock of spare parts, and after market parts are available. After Christians call for some contribution to his log, I saw an oppurtunity to share my projects to a bigger audience. So I wil post here some of my mods and restorations. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I enjoy Christians log. Continue reading
It’s been a while since I have done something non-Omega related! This chunky Seiko Scuba Diver’s watch belongs to Torsten from Hong Kong, and it’s running 30 minutes per day fast! Looks like it needs a service …
Just for fun, I got the first quartz watch for my collection yesterday. I had to fork out £17 for it, and this Casio F-91W has so far kept perfect time in the last 24 hours.
I chose the yellow one, because I liked the colour best, and the main reason for the buy was to find out how accurate a super-cheap quartz watch is!
You thought you’d never see the day, but here it is. I’m servicing a Quartz watch 😉
I got myself a proper quartz watch tester, as you have to be able to measure the average consumption, something you can’t do with a run-of-the-mill multimeter.
Not that I am a great fan of Quartz watches, but Seiko at least builds proper movements, and not the throw-away plastic trash that others put in their watches… Continue reading