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Old 03-03-2019, 10:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I did just post a thread regarding my watch which is not working - and am after help. (The post doesnt appear to have gone through)

This is a Seiko 0674-5000 that I was bought new a long time ago!!

It is now not working, having been forgotten about for many years, until recently when I have developed an interest in collecting watches.

I would love to get it working again - but I think it may be beyond repair!

Based in London - any thoughts on where it can be repaired , or who could help?

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This was my own watch from new - it would be great to get it up and running agin - I did take it to a vintage watch repairer, but they couldnt help, and actually made it worse (the light worked before, and now doesnt).
Is it worth fixing, or is its a lost cause - the battery has leaked, and the screen has issues!

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The circuit board is probably toasted!


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If that is toasted, can it be replaced by anyone - is there anyone you would recommend to get in touch with?
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If that is toasted, can it be replaced by anyone - is there anyone you would recommend to get in touch with?


If can get the circuit board yes why not. Are you a handyman? Or take it to your local jewelry store


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Thanks.
I am useless with anything like that.
And I dont have a circuit board.
I feel this needs to go to a specialist who has fixed similar models before.
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Hello, there are some threads in this forum that discuss the repair of the 0674. For background, you might read about the steps Tritto took to get his unit operational again. Another member here, Seikokid (Rob), undertakes digital watch repair. That said, it would appear that you will need at least a new lcd panel, if not an entire module. A working donor slipped in to the case of your piece may be the best option for you. The 0674 is a very nice watch, but it does not have a hugely great reputation for durability, and a reliable working donor may be be difficult to come by at a reasonable cost. eBay is the best place to try and find a donor piece and to get an idea about prices.
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I am useless with anything like that.
And I dont have a circuit board.
I feel this needs to go to a specialist who has fixed similar models before.

Great watch.

This is not the type of work that a jewellery store would do unless they have a dedicated watchmaker onsite.

I have repaired a bunch of LCDs and even though there are not many parts they can be difficult to reassemble.

Your best bet if sourcing a working donor movement and swap it out. These do not come very often on ebay. You need to set up some ebay searches for "Seiko 0674" & Vintage Seiko LCD.

Once you have a working donor, someone here can swap it out.
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Old 03-04-2019, 01:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It looks like some battery leak corrosion on the circuit and a clapped out LCD panel.
It took me six months to find a new old stock LCD a couple of years ago and I've only heard of one other being found since then. I wouldn't hang your hopes on finding new parts.
It's possible to clean up a lightly damaged circuit, but there's no certainty of success - the integrated circuit may also be toast.
Where are you located? That might help us in recommending someone to work on it. Then the question is how much is it worth to you to have it fixed up? A running donor plus a watchmakers costs might be more than you're willing to pay (and probably more than it's worth if you're thinking of selling it later).


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Sorry, I see you're based in London.


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Hi SCWF

Thank you so much for the responses.

In particular, Tritto's thread on his 0674 was fantastic, but since the most I have ever done is replaced a battery, I just wouldn't even attempt to try and follow his guide.

Thanks Tritto, for your thoughts on this. The watch was given to me as a gift when it was new (I am guessing its a September 1976 model - but the date checker tool on the net doesnt seem to work for this reference). It would be fun to have to wear, but it doesnt have a major sentimental value - so judging by the comments, it just might not be worth the effort.

It also looks like this isn't the exact James Bond Seiko reference anyway, so I am not sure about its longer term collectability and value.

However, if there is an opportunity to fix it, at a cost in keeping with the watch value, then I would go ahead.

Tritto, I am based in London - so do let me know if you can, of anyone I could send it to who might help.

In the meantime I will search eBay for a donor watch - and is it worth contacting Seikokid (Rob)?

Thanks everyone again, and any other suggestions, very much welcomed.

Have a great day,
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Rob[ seikokid ] is a good guy to deal with and is in your neck of the woods ,he's repaired a couple for me but I'm not sure that he's still doing stuff [ I got the feeling the last time we spoke that he was pretty much done with watches ]

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Hi SCWF

Thank you so much for the responses.

In particular, Tritto's thread on his 0674 was fantastic, but since the most I have ever done is replaced a battery, I just wouldn't even attempt to try and follow his guide.

Thanks Tritto, for your thoughts on this. The watch was given to me as a gift when it was new (I am guessing its a September 1976 model - but the date checker tool on the net doesnt seem to work for this reference). It would be fun to have to wear, but it doesnt have a major sentimental value - so judging by the comments, it just might not be worth the effort.

It also looks like this isn't the exact James Bond Seiko reference anyway, so I am not sure about its longer term collectability and value.

However, if there is an opportunity to fix it, at a cost in keeping with the watch value, then I would go ahead.

Tritto, I am based in London - so do let me know if you can, of anyone I could send it to who might help.

In the meantime I will search eBay for a donor watch - and is it worth contacting Seikokid (Rob)?

Thanks everyone again, and any other suggestions, very much welcomed.

Have a great day,
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Thanks again,
I will try Rob, but do understand that he may not be able to help.
Fingers crossed!
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I would have recommended Seikokid too. He's very good with digitals. If he's not working on them anymore he might be able to suggest someone.
You might also like to ask at www.newdwf.com - a digital-specific watch forum.


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thanks Tritto and Jimmy
I did make contact with SeikoKid, and he did breathe new life into my watch - so a result - and thank you for the recommendations, and SeikoKid for sorting it!
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Excellent glad Rob got it up and running for you mate.
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If you like the LCD's and something like the bond reference (G757-4010) without pay those prices look at a G757-5010 5020 or 5030. They don't have the horseshoe case edge as the 4010 but are the same otherwise. Good luck.
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