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Old 06-16-2017, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 7546-6040 Gamble. Nice When Things Work...Eventually!

Purchased this for a fairly OK price, however it took a bit of work....



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!




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!

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Nice rehab!
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Very well done Guy! Looks great. I have a spare 7548-700F bezel insert if you want it.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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;

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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!
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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.
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Always nice to see a lovely dial. These seem to stay in great condition.
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Yes, I too purchased one because it was in good working condition and another Pepsi dial model to own.

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Old 06-17-2017, 06:30 AM   #9 (permalink)
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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.
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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
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That was a while ago! Did you buy that?

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

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That was a while ago! Did you buy that?

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

No, I was into other things in 2013.

Nice example you have there.
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Hi, where do You buy the crystal? Thanks
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Got the part number in eBay! Think there are some left.
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Thanks ,but not found.
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What are you searching for? Do you have the part number?
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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.
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ok thank you for all your help

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Great resto!
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Great resto!
You already commented 'great rehab' above.
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You already commented 'great rehab' above.
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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.
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Behind the plastic spacer is a rubber gasket. Don't ask me how to get the spacer out, though...
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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.
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So you have the case, gasket, tube and outside another gasket in the crown? Or no gasket in the crown?
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