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Old 10-08-2019, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow A Little Sunrise for your Viewing Pleasure

Kyle wanted me to share his recent acquisition which he sent me a while back for a make over.

Here she is as acquired. There's plenty of potential....




One thing I did notice was that it is dated Sept of 72' which could actually go against what has been reported for a Sunrise. One thing I do know, every time we think we have it all figured out, Seiko proves us wrong again....



The dial was a little dirty but a very gentle cleaning will take care of that.



A good case cleaning, New DD Crystal, New gaskets and she's back on track!



The correct bracelet and she's ready for some much needed wrist time.



Running like a Champ........



And while we're on the subject, often times folks wonder why it takes so long for service work to be completed. Well, there's a good answer for that. It all starts out with an inquiry about restoring a watch. Details are exchanged and the watch is soon on it's way inbound with an additional Addendum at the last minute: Oh, BTW, I'm sending a few others along with this one......... Next thing you know you're really backlogged....lol



A little more TLC and there back in business with the exception of one with a slightly askew day wheel which Kyle will address at a later date due to time restraints here in the US.



Enjoy your watches my Friend and have a save trip back to Thailand!
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Wow, wow, wow, wow! Wait one more- wow.


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Great work Tom!
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Great work as usual Tom. It's always fun to see the fine work you do. The quality of your workmanship speaks for itself and all of us satisfied customers speak for your work as well. Keep it up my friend, it's an honor to recommend you to anyone who needs excellent work !
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yeah yeah. Nice work Tom on a very cool watch. Those dials are a work of art.

Very satisfying to witness these transformations - thanks!
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Thanks for sharing the resto Tom. Top notch work as always. That Timegrapher trace is impeccable, too.



Now when are you going to complete your collection and add one to your stable ?
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LOVE IT!!! What a great example!!! WoW!!!
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Nice thread, beautiful watches and good work
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You have that rare talent of restoring vintage watches back to their former glories...congrats Tom!
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VERY nice work Tom, that Sunrise is a beauty, great trace on the Timegrapher !!
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Nice work as always my friend...King of the Speedtimers!!

Congrats Kyle!

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Beautiful work :-)
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Thanks for all your nice comments guys! As always, I appreciate it!

And for those of you wondering when I'll acquire one of these Sunrises?

Well, when I turned one down for $650 that just needed some TLC and an inner bezel (which BTW I had NOS), because I didn't have the funds. Followed by Ramon offering his Sunrise to me, which was very nice for $900, Which, once again, I didn't have the funds at the time. (Enjoy that watch Ray!) To now when prices have gone through the roof, the only chance I have of acquiring one is by gift.... or Flea Market Find..........
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Excellent work on a stunning watch. I’ve never seen a sunrise in the metal, I expect they’re even better in real life.


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Looks like you have the tools and expertise to get it done.
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I believe there is a difference between a happy and satisfied customer.... and one who is Thrilled. I am SUPER THRILLED to see the Sunrise looking and running its Very Best. Thank You So Much Tom!

Watches have always been a fun hobby for me and I have found that it's the people in the Seiko Community and on the SCWF that makes collecting Seikos so much Fun. I enjoy the watches but I Love the People. Tom has always been there for both me personally and many others with correct information, helpful advice, encourgement, and support. Often Tom will go further and use his experience and watchmaking skills to bring our watches back to the glorious life they once had so we can enjoy them once again. Tom is a Very Special Person and the Seiko Sunrise is a Very Special watch.

Thank You Tom for being there for me and the entire Seiko Community!
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Thanks for all your nice comments guys! As always, I appreciate it!

And for those of you wondering when I'll acquire one of these Sunrises?

Well, when I turned one down for $650 that just needed some TLC and an inner bezel (which BTW I had NOS), because I didn't have the funds. Followed by Ramon offering his Sunrise to me, which was very nice for $900, Which, once again, I didn't have the funds at the time. (Enjoy that watch Ray!) To now when prices have gone through the roof, the only chance I have of acquiring one is by gift.... or Flea Market Find..........


Thanks Tom, on the flip, I can only imagine the satisfaction of having the skills and privilege of getting intimate, working on these pieces as you do. I would find that very rewarding actually. Congratulations to you and to Kyle on a special piece!


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Beautiful! Great work!
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Beautiful watch and work.

Were you able to compare the date on the dial (as you said about the year)

Always found these a really odd watch for Seiko to produce as far as the colours go. Turquoise dial with orange details and yet a navy and red bezel. Almost feel like a coke bezel would have been more appropriate, Black and Orange even better.
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Wow! Nice job! I hope to find one someday.


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Very nice Tom. Big congrats Kyle on that.
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Just "jumping on the bandwagon" as we older residents of the United States often say, but beautiful restorations SP2 (Tom)!!







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When I was in Dublin Ireland a few months ago I spotted this Solar Chronograph in 3 different watch shops. I thought it looked a lot like a Sunrise Teal Pogue. Model SSC717.

I only took photos in the one shop. When I got home I realized it was mounted in the window display upside down so here is a second photo "right side up".

Cheap enough online Jomashop and Walmart about $220.
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SSC717 YouTube review you can better see the color:
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