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Old 09-04-2018, 01:14 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I serviced the hardware when I purchased it but only just got around to the movement.

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Two more waiting in the watch box...

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Old 09-04-2018, 03:40 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I've got a very similar scene on my bench waiting for me to get home. Tore down the dial side on a 7548 last night. I'll try to post a pic of my mess later...
For now this one says hi.

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I serviced the hardware when I purchased it but only just got around to the movement.

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Just serviced this one. Waiting for a tropic strap to arrive so I can finish it up

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[QUOTE=meanoldmanning;2648505]Just serviced this one. Waiting for a tropic strap to arrive so I can finish it up



Good job They're a nice movement - unlike the 4205
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Just serviced this one. Waiting for a tropic strap to arrive so I can finish it up

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Very nice, looks great.
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:52 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Yet another 7548-700b

This one actually had some old oil. All gone now though.

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Still running this morning.

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Yet another 7548...pics soon.

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Had a good productive Sunday. The wife was cooking Lasagna all day and told me to just stay out of the way. Got a pair of 6309's Stripped, cleaned and reassembled, both running great. (Ignore the Nanday Conure making a ruckus in the background)


Gotta let it set for about 10 minutes, then it's dinner time! It smells soooo good.

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I'm always impressed by the work as well as the documentation some of you guys show. I'm not to the point where I'm comfortable breaking concentration to take pictures so I figured a thread where we can post up a pic or two might be fun.

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Nice watch. Please be sure to post pics of the restore. I'd love to see a teardown of that movement.

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2 early quartz just came in, a 4004 an a 7546. The 7546 was to be a donor, but it's in really good condition. Both running out of the box.

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2 early quartz just came in, a 4004 an a 7546. The 7546 was to be a donor, but it's in really good condition. Both running out of the box.

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Nice pick-ups Jerry. That 0903 is an early one - July 1974. That's very early. Good looking case back too .....
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1974 is very early. The crystal is pocked from what looks like welding spatter. The case is undamaged, but the dial is burnt. Not damaged, but discolored from heat.
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Well the case is a good pick-up - the watch was certainly used as intended - a tool for the working man to tell time!

Perhaps you'll find a movement and dial you can drop in .... Crystals should be available.

I can't recall seeing a 0903 that early ....
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Well the case is a good pick-up - the watch was certainly used as intended - a tool for the working man to tell time!

Perhaps you'll find a movement and dial you can drop in .... Crystals should be available.

I can't recall seeing a 0903 that early ....
It still runs good and the dial is still usuable, just darkened from being exposed to heat. I am surprised it did not melt though.

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It still runs good and the dial is still usuable, just darkened from being exposed to heat. I am surprised it did not melt though.

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I guess if the dial is darkened evenly then you have a one-of-a-kind dial = rare. :-)

A testament to the durability of the watches. Seiko knew how to make them. I mean there are Seikos running 50+ yrs without a cleaning that are keeping perfect time, right?
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Aloha ,
This one was stripped and now soaking.
Came with no movement internals. The Board is also dead.
But will be running tonight some time hopefully....
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This one was stripped and now soaking.
Came with no movement internals. The Board is also dead.
But will be running tonight some time hopefully....
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That dial looks great. I have yet to acquire a Citizen, but it's on my list of wants.
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That dial looks great. I have yet to acquire a Citizen, but it's on my list of wants.
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Yes it is quite clean and will be used again in the same case.
Hope you find a nice one too when you get one.
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Now that's some circuit board.
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I have just cleared my bench of these
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Those look fantastic John.

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