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Old 02-21-2019, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Seiko 6139-8029 re-brush

I think I finally have my "recipe" down for certain Seiko brushed finishes. Spruced up the top side brush on this chronograph. Didn't touch the sides as I wanted to keep the original lines ......

Thinking of putting on a vented tropic strap like this style since the original bracelet will be next to impossible to find. A rubber version of the original .....
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Looks good Mike, well done
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Great work, Mike!
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Chapeau Mike! Looks very good.
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Looks very good.
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thanks all - I struggled to get a good photo - I'm getting closer to putting up a light tent so I can take better pictures ....
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Can't you put up a heavy tent?





Ok...sorry.
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Good job
I'd buff the sides and back too so they're in keeping with the front.
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Looks Great But you can't mention "Recipe" without explaining how it is done... What's worse, Pulling teeth or drilling them ?
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I would of struggled to tell the difference between your finish and original
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Ok...sorry.
Doh! I left that one open .....
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Good job
I'd buff the sides and back too so they're in keeping with the front.

Thanks Paul - I have a hard felt polishing pad that does a pretty good job. I'm pretty conservative with case polishing - still debating how much further to go.
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I would of struggled to tell the difference between your finish and original
Well thanks John - I appreciate that. took a lot of practice and experimenting to get the process down.

To David's question/comment: 220 grit sandpaper provides a near perfect match on the brushing ... I keep the watch against a fence to provide straight brush marks. Doing curved surfaces requires a little technique. Slow and careful - took just under an hour to get the final result ....
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Table belt sander ?
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Table belt sander ?
On no .... all done by hand on hard flat surface. Only the minimal amount of brushing to get desired result.

Would be curious to know how Seiko did it ....
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I was thinking more like lapping...

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220, 320, very, very useful for these cases, and as you use it it
turns into 400, 500, just keeps getting finer and finer.

that is really excellent work you did on that, it takes patience,
a circular finish is so much easier, using the bezel as a guide.
i'd say you did the watch ( and yourself) a favor.

that "salt & pepper" texture is hard to get, sometimes it might
even require some luck ( imagine how those tiny particles of metal
might be rolling and sticking in the grit...) it looks very close to the
stock finish to me.

p.s. cheapest nato has some really nice silicone tropic rally straps
the likes of which cost $350 on ebay, for something like $5...i'm
waiting for my first batch to arrive, this is a great place to buy
straps. i have no interest in it, i just like a good deal.

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ok. FINALLY able to get a better picture. Just wasn't happy with the others.

Thanks Peter for the tip on straps - I'll check them out .....
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ok. FINALLY able to get a better picture. Just wasn't happy with the others.



Thanks Peter for the tip on straps - I'll check them out .....


Very nice job Mike. Lines are subtle yet defined... nice crisp edges. Execution a 10.
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thanks Todd - I always struggle doing anything to the case but when you have a very specific finish (brushed); like the crystal, it has to be at it's best IMO.
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Default Original -8029 finish...

You did a great job on the case finish.
Here is my original. The bracelet links appear to have a frosted finish rather than brushed. The clasp also is frosted.
This model of 6139 doesn't seem to get much interest compared to the external bezel models.
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wow. thanks Bob for posting - most excellent. That is a great comparison - appreciate the validation.

You're right, for a 6139 these models can still be had for relatively cheap. There's so much focus on the other iconic models these do get overlooked - a great watch.

I've been working on the bracelet which, I like how you put it, have the "frosted" finish. I think I about have that receipe dialed in as well. That is a great bracelet - I don't have much hope of finding one but will continue looking - maybe one day! That's why I thought a vented tropic strap might be a good alternative in keeping with that spirit.
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Another case I am working on ... I bought this one to resell but perfect for some case touch-up. Just waiting on a crystal.
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Beautiful job Mike, both cases look fantastic.
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Beautiful job Mike, both cases look fantastic.
Thanks Jerry - feels good when you finally get it dialed in ...
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