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Old 03-17-2019, 04:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got my late father's Seiko Sports 150 A904 5130, as the extra engraving on the case back indicates it seems that he bought it in 1982.


I've given it a new battery and new leather band (still got the original leather band)


The problem is that when any of the 4 function buttons are pressed nothing happens, the buttons don't seem to make sufficent contact with the switches on the movement.
With the movement out of the casing the contacts of the switches can be pressed and the various functions work.
Maybe there is accumulated crap under the buttons preventing them from moving fully through their range, but maybe it's another problem.


Has anyone got a fix for this?


I'll need a new gasket/seal for the case back, were might I find one here in Australia? (Preferably Melbourne)



I realise that this watch in it's quite used condition isn't worth all that much but it has strong sentimental value.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If all the function work with the movement removed, it is likely the contacts at the end of the pushers just need to be cleaned up. I am sure others will chime in but I might recommend you take a tooth pick or dare I say a Qtip dipped in rubbing alcohol and try cleaning up the end of the pusher buttons where they contact the movement function contacts. You can also use the pick dipped in alcohol to gently clean up the contact points on the movement. Hope this works for you. Nice that you are trying to get your Dad's old timepiece working again.
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I'm local and I would be happy to rebuild the case (new Pusher gaskets which I have) and a caseback gasket which I can get easily. Can check the contacts too. Cost would be minimal as long as you are not in a rush. I will shoot you a PM.
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I'm local and I would be happy to rebuild the case (new Pusher gaskets which I have) and a caseback gasket which I can get easily. Can check the contacts too. Cost would be minimal as long as you are not in a rush. I will shoot you a PM.
Thanks for the offer, I'll be in touch
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I'm local and I would be happy to rebuild the case (new Pusher gaskets which I have) and a caseback gasket which I can get easily. Can check the contacts too. Cost would be minimal as long as you are not in a rush. I will shoot you a PM.
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Righto, I stripped down the case and gave it a good clean in the ultrasonic cleaning bath, you'd be surpised how much crap came out of all it's imtimate nooks and crannies. I s'pose you could expect some quality vintage filth after 37yrs!


After a good dry out, I reassembled it and found the buttons now work.....allbeit by pushing harder than should be normal.

Looks like my suspicions were correct.



I'll still be sending it to IMeasure for new pusher seals and case back gasket, the old seals have probably hardened and are likely to be contributing to the problem.



Every thing seems to work such as the alarm, stop watch, adjustment and light functions.

I have a question about the light that illuminates the face, is the face meant to illuminated from both sides? as it only lights up on one side. Not that it matters much, just curious.
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I think it most watches from that era (and even modern ones) had only one light on the side. I can't recall ever seeing one with two, so I'd say it is all as it should be.
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Thanks Riba
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A huge thankyou to 'I Measure' for fixing Dad's watch, it all works as it should.
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