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Old 05-22-2019, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Seiko 6309, 6105 repair

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First question is, is Randall Benson still around? I have a 6105 8119 that he serviced and converted to a screw down crown that needs servicing. 6309 just needs movement service.

Any suggestions on who else I can send these to for service?

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Default DR Seiko 6105-811x. Hot Watch.

Nice to know another Member has One of Randalls Screw Down Crow Conversion.
A while ago Randall said "send me your best 6105-811x and ......
I sent him my best at the time. He sent me back a Beautiful Hand Winding Screw Down Crown With a Micro Regulator as part of the Movement.
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Any competent watchmaker can service your watch.
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I think that is his question: Who's a competent watchmaker that can service his watches? I say look up GuyJ right here in this forum. He's done a stellar job on a couple of mine. He does amazing work on 6309's and 6105's. And he's a friendly fella with a choice sense of humor. You can't go wrong.
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Fitting a screwdown crown in a 6105 is an upgrade in terms of usability but a bad move in terms of originality
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Who are you and what have you done to the doctor?
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Fitting a screwdown crown in a 6105 is an upgrade in terms of usability but a bad move in terms of originality
It's too late. The OP already had the conversion done....oh the horror, oh the shame! He's been hoodwinking us all....well, the jig's up now!
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When has originality bothered you !!
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There is a big difference between fitting a generic seal and changing a unique feature of a watch that destroys it's originality
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Randall is no longer in business or no longer?
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Was going for usability, not originality. At the time I had two mint 6105's. Have no regrets having him do a conversion. Great work.
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Okay, now I understand that Randall passed away. Sad to learn this. He did a bunch of projects for me and all were better than expected. I have been away from the forum for some time and learned of this just now.
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I would highly recommend guyj. he worked on a couple of my watches and the results are beyond expectations.


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Default Some of Randall's work

This photo represents the height of my collection a few years back. Most were either serviced or converted by Randall Benson.
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Beautiful. I also have a Nice OEM collection of 6105s. I love looking and wearing them. I also seem to go to Two more often, Randalls and One that Pete K. in AU made also a winder Only Pete was able to use an OEM Crown. I will try to post a pic of Petes. Thank you for your Input I appreciated seeing more of Randalls work. I was fortunate enough to live close enough to Randall to be able to watch him Work, he was something else. Regards Russell
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Default The 6105-8110 Conversion

This is the Second conversion 6105-8110 Pete Kuhn from AU was at one time the Seiko parts Rep for Half? of AU Also a Great Watchmaker. Having someone like Pete was just a Gift for a Seiko Lover. My Good fortune was to be able to Source many OEM parts in the first 12 years of this Love affair. Soon I have to start trying to Pass on the 70- OEM Cases and 30% dials and hands from 1960,70,80 Vintage Seiko's . They should be with those that can bring them back for use. I think of Guy that I need to send a Pic of two 6106-8100 OEM NOS cases /w bezels, Glass and Crown stems A pic would do better then my Words

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