|07-10-2012, 11:58 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Indianapolis, USA
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My 1978 Seiko Quart LC A159-5019 Restoration - "Before"
Hello all. Just joined. I'm a long time contributor on WUS and a few other forums.
[color=rgb(51, 51, 51)]Now that I have achieved my Grail MM300, I thought I would search for cheaper projects to work on. A vintage digital Seiko restoration fits the bill, so in this thread I will document my light restoration of this Seiko quartz timer that I picked up for $35 on ebay. Showed up reading the correct time, so it appears to function well. Light doesn't work, and I have not tested the alarm, but all-in all, not bad for a digital watch made in 1978. A few "before" photos are below. I'm open to any tips or suggestions.
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[color=rgb(51, 51, 51)]Watch Head:[color=rgb(51, 51, 51)]The head is in decent shape, although numerous scratches, nothing deep. I plan to remove the movement and pushers, polish the crystal and then re-brush the case after a good cleaning. I like the lines of the cushion case. I will try to polish the crystal in place without removing, and then mask it when I brush the case. Crystal is not bad as is but has a few surface scratches. I assume mineral? Would like to try to remove the black speaker plate and give it a polish, and perhaps touch up with a sharpie. Any tips on this would be appreciated. Found a good tech guide here: http://www.digitalwatchlibrary.com/i...uals/A159A.pdf[color=rgb(51, 51, 51)]The Bracelet: Very comfortable folded link bracelet. Fits me perfectly on the smallest micro-adjustment setting - 7.25" wrist. There are 1" worth of micro-adjustments on this thing! I like how it is brushed perpendicular to the bracelet. I will brush out the clasp and re-brush the bracelet. I may then use a sharpie to re-blacken the dark links. I will post progress here this week. Any thoughts or tips would be appreciated.
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