This is my last post before going on holidays for the week, and Mitka has started on his first customer watch as well, which he will finish for me to check over when I get back. After 4 1/2 months, and dozens of his own watches serviced, he is ready to roll!
The first Grand Seiko in this workshop, and it belongs to Chris.
The dial has odd spots on it, but apart from that, the watch is looking good…
Lovely case back with the GS logo in the middle.
Certainly not your usual Seiko movement!
Not too bad, bad the movement is dry and dirty.
The bottom plate looks nice, too, and very un-Seiko.
A lovely movement.
The dial has odd red spots on it, and I try to dissolve them by putting a minimal amount of vinegar on one of the spots outside the minute markers, but I hove no luck – it isn’t impressed by the vinegar at all.
Time to take the movement apart. You can see the little hacking lever.
The gear train, with the hacking lever construction going around it.
With the barrel bridge removed, you can see the full glory of the hacking lever contstruction, which consists of 3 parts!
Now I turn my attention to the bottom plate.
All clean and ready to be put back together.
There are of course no parts to be had, so I re-use the still very spritely mainspring.
The balance cap jewel is put back into place.
Gear train and hacking lever are in place.
I put back together the bottom plate.
Straight as an arrow, and a slightly low amplitude, as all Seikos have.
The movement is cased. Very nice regulator construction.
I re-finish the case to its brushed finish.
Side view with original crown.Nice brushed finish.