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Old 08-14-2019, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not sure if this was a bright move or not but I picked up this somewhat 'distressed' Seiko 6458 diver yesterday after making the seller a low offer...
As far as I can make out these are 'just a bit rare' and finding parts for it , to say the least, difficult, but for 30 I just had to take the chance..






Finding the correct shape hands to fit could be a problem and I do hope it comes with a back!

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This is a watch that's definitely on my wish list. I would be stripping the movement and rebuilding it. In my experience these old quartz need to be in really bad shape to be considered unfixable. I wonder how hard it's going to be to find some hands?
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This is a watch that's definitely on my wish list. I would be stripping the movement and rebuilding it. In my experience these old quartz need to be in really bad shape to be considered unfixable. I wonder how hard it's going to be to find some hands?
If the coil or circuit is defunct then getting replacements will be very difficult, especially as I can't find a Seiko Technical guide for the 6458 movement.....we are spoilt with the 7548 due to the proliferation of 7546 watches about that can furnish spares....
As for the hands I have found some pictures of 6458's with apparently 7548, 6309 or SKX hands, while other pictures show slimmer hands with a more acutely pointed arrows and almost no step on the sides....
Still that is all a bit academic If I can't get the movement to run .
More when the watch arrives.....

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I've got 3 original 6458's. A white dial version, orange dial version, and black dial version. I passed up a chance at a Teal dial version awhile back that I'm still regretting but just couldn't bite the bullet at nearly $500.
If you need any photo's to help you along with finding some original parts let me know.
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I've got 3 original 6458's. A white dial version, orange dial version, and black dial version. I passed up a chance at a Teal dial version awhile back that I'm still regretting but just couldn't bite the bullet at nearly $500.
If you need any photo's to help you along with finding some original parts let me know.
Thanks I'll bear it in mind.
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I pointed John (Bentley) to one which he got - it was a non runner
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I have the 6458 6020 mid size version. The hands look like this.
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I have the 6458 6020 mid size version. The hands look like this.
Yes those are the ones I have seen on the majority of the pictures on the internet, though some have hands that look like the ones fitted to the 7548.

Yours is the interim, 200m rated, 6458 version, only made in 1984, that preceded the release of the 7C43 mid-size quartz replacement, which appears to have been fitted with the 7548 style hands.

This might explain the 6458's with that style hands, having been fitted with the 7C43 ones either by Seiko or others, during repair/refurbishment...
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