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Old 07-17-2012, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Good source within our community to source Seiko quartz parts?

A friend of mine (a watchmaker who usually doesn't work on Seikos) asked me if I knew anybody in the community that might have a spare circuit boards and some coils for a Seiko 7A28A. I had to admit to him that although I know some of you guys work on Seiko quartz watches, I didn't know anybody here that could be considered a source for parts for them.

I mean everybody knows that Jonathan (Swedefreak) is the guy to go to for 6139 bits, but who can I steer my friend to around here for his quartz needs?

Thanks for any help!
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Default Re: Good source within our community to source Seiko quartz parts?

If your guy is in Australia, he should set-up an account with Seiko Australia:

http://service.seiko.com.au/pls/seik...0688320::NO:::

It will be quicker and likely less expensive that me or another forum member buying parts from a US supply house.

I'd be happy to do this, of course, but I do have to add some money to the basic cost to cover time, postage, etc.

Most 7A28A movement parts seem to be still available, by the way.
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If your guy is in Australia, he should set-up an account with Seiko Australia:

http://service.seiko.com.au/pls/seik...3690688320::NO:::

It will be quicker and likely less expensive that me or another forum member buying parts from a US supply house.

I'd be happy to do this, of course, but I do have to add some money to the basic cost to cover time, postage, etc.

Most 7A28A movement parts seem to be still available, by the way.
Thanks Jonathan. I'm in NY State, over near the Berkshires

My friend, James, is in MO. I think he's hoping to find someone who has the parts in stock.
Am I correct in that you are saying Seiko would still have the parts? If so, that might be the best option for him.
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Sorry, Bob.....

I'm confusing you with a guy in Oz. Been a long, hot day with little sleep last night.

You buddy should set-up an account with Borel, who, by the way, are in KC/MO. Easy as Pi if he's in the trade. They show virtually all the 7A28 movement bits and pieces as being available. Casing parts, however, are for the most part DCd.

Seiko (COSERV) wants little to do with individuals at retail or trade levels and charges the same exorbitant prices regardless. Been there, done that. They're as good as useless in the past ten or so years. I haven't dealt with them since 1994. Better they should be called "NO-SERVE".
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Default Re: Good source within our community to source Seiko quartz parts?

Thanks Jonathan - he's already spoken to Seiko. I guess they've been out for awhile. He just got off the phone today with Borel ( Suzy?) They said they don't have any (even though the website says they do - they did said they'll look again for a search fee). He'll probably have to do a WTB.

He is a watchmaker and does have accounts with most of the US houses. He was asking me if I knew any individuals that did.

I really appreciate the time you took to respond.
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