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GuyJ 06-16-2017 08:58 PM

7546-6040 Gamble. Nice When Things Work...Eventually!
 
Purchased this for a fairly OK price, however it took a bit of work....

http://i.imgur.com/v4tnpcX.jpg

I thought the watch would have some nice dial and hands under there, but with no movement shot I was worried.

Didn't kick start with a new battery, so I worried more, I could see some gunk here and there, but the more I went into it the worse it got. The step rotor has corroded around its collar (?Don't know what the part is that looks like a flower) and needed replacing, lots of copper hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, from what I remember Martin CRC said in his excellent blogs (which helped with certain aspects of the build so if you read this Martin, thank you!

Well, a donor circuit, stepper and coil (although I haven't tested the coil from the original as I left it out of the build for whatever reason) came from a Y512, and it was ticking nicely. Waiting for a couple of crystals to arrive and will update. Check out the dial and hands. Movement got a service and it's running perfectly well!
http://i.imgur.com/TqWHXvR.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Oyjnjzs.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ZFatCwz.jpg

Really enjoyed working on this movement, I'll try and remember to update the thread. If anyone has a less worn out insert that would be excellent, but I'm wondering if it will all look OK once complete. And yes, the crown needs cleaning, I did clean the stem, promise!

trashpanda6459 06-16-2017 09:01 PM

Nice rehab!

Grammarofdesign 06-16-2017 09:17 PM

Very well done Guy! Looks great. I have a spare 7548-700F bezel insert if you want it.

GuyJ 06-16-2017 09:36 PM

Cheers, Jon. Well all I did really was get it ticking, Seiko did the good work on the dial! Very pleased though that hiding underneath that crystal was what i hoped and thought to be pretty good.

The offer is great, Jon, and if I can anyway that would be v good of you, however this needs a different sized insert and ones for these are hard to find. I have one NOS black rotating ring that isn't exactly right for this watch, but ideally I need one of these;
http://i.imgur.com/iYTK2zq.jpg

GuyJ 06-16-2017 09:55 PM

http://i.imgur.com/Q1HADu4.jpg

Bit of pitting to that crystal housing, but I do have one spare case that's overall better. However I'll use this one, it'll be fine.....Think it will look OK once all cased up. used my last crystal a while back which is annoying as I thought I had one spare. Oh well, gotta wait!

Mr.Jones 06-17-2017 04:53 AM

I might have a better one than the one you have... Not NOS, but okay.

Just leaving for a week, but if you want it, I'll send it your way afterwards.

uncleluck 06-17-2017 04:57 AM

Always nice to see a lovely dial. These seem to stay in great condition.

DonJ53 06-17-2017 06:05 AM

7546-6040
 
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Yes, I too purchased one because it was in good working condition and another Pepsi dial model to own.

Attachment 308138

GuyJ 06-17-2017 06:30 AM

Jonas you're as star, replied to pm.

Thank you all, very nice that, Don. You'll have to keep an eye out for the 604A.

DonJ53 06-17-2017 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GuyJ (Post 2236466)
Jonas you're as star, replied to pm.

Thank you all, very nice that, Don. You'll have to keep an eye out for the 604A.

Ohhh yes

GuyJ 06-17-2017 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DonJ53 (Post 2236490)

That was a while ago! Did you buy that?

But yeh they are nice. This one eventually came together with a NOS rotating ring.

http://i.imgur.com/jRsc82A.jpg

DonJ53 06-17-2017 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GuyJ (Post 2236786)
That was a while ago! Did you buy that?

But yeh they are nice. This one eventually came together with a NOS rotating ring.

http://i.imgur.com/jRsc82A.jpg

No, I was into other things in 2013.

Nice example you have there.

DCS 06-17-2017 05:37 PM

Hi, where do You buy the crystal? Thanks

GuyJ 06-17-2017 06:43 PM

Got the part number in eBay! Think there are some left.

DCS 06-18-2017 06:24 PM

Thanks ,but not found.

GuyJ 06-18-2017 06:34 PM

What are you searching for? Do you have the part number?

GuyJ 06-18-2017 06:35 PM

Pm'd you..

I'm trying a few sternkreuz ones that might fit..just gotta wait for cousins delivery. So I'll update you with whether any work.

DCS 06-20-2017 07:41 PM

ok thank you for all your help

Enviado desde mi SM-G935F mediante Tapatalk

trashpanda6459 06-20-2017 08:34 PM

Great resto!

GuyJ 06-20-2017 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trashpanda6459 (Post 2239985)
Great resto!

You already commented 'great rehab' above.

850champion 06-27-2017 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GuyJ (Post 2240017)
You already commented 'great rehab' above.

:grin: rOfL :grin:

gaussman 06-29-2017 04:47 AM

Hi mate,
any chance you can show me the crown gasketing system and the case threaded insert for the crown?
Mine has a kind of gray plastic pipe in it, and it's not waterproof.
I'd like to understand how it should be restored correctly.
Regards!

Mr.Jones 06-29-2017 05:26 AM

Behind the plastic spacer is a rubber gasket. Don't ask me how to get the spacer out, though...

GuyJ 06-29-2017 07:09 AM

Just grip it firmly and pull. It is just tucked into the tube with a small lip that secures it. And as Jonas says, gasket sits behind that.

gaussman 06-29-2017 10:47 AM

So you have the case, gasket, tube and outside another gasket in the crown? Or no gasket in the crown?


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