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Old 06-24-2019, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well it has landed.

I started the Dial Restoration topic but will now continue with the whole watch renovation here.

The dial in close up and yes, it's shagged.

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First impressions of the remaining parts.

The movement, though probably recoverable to look OK I will probably replace with a period one in better physical condition.

The movement retaining ring plus spring is missing but I have a new spare.

The bracelet it an original railroad with both end links but missing a few links. This together with my other one which is missing one end link will be paired to make one good original...Oh and the clasp is engraved with a name which was not mentioned in the description.

Otherwise a nice project to keep an eye on.
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To say this watch his a challenge is an understatement. Looking forward to seeing you work and the outcome.
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's all very intriguing and viewers might like to suggest what and why it has suffered so.

My thoughts are heat rather than a liquid. Considering the day numerals transferred to the rear dial.

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Ahhhh a good bit, the hairspring seems to have survived.

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My thoughts were to scrub the dial and have it painted or embossed with something Seiko but unusual. BUT having studied the dial closely, my heart of hearts says leave it as it is and fit another dial even though it might not be a match (yet). The old dial, when held in certain light, still contains the full text and it would be wrong to just rub it away.
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Maybe someone thought heating it to dry was a good idea? I saw Citizen 9119 in another forum that had a cooked dial (which is plastic on that model) and what looked like fine sand inside the movement.
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Yes, I am going with that because there's a little rust which indicates water ingress. Well they left it too long on the stove.
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Yes, I am going with that because there's a little rust which indicates water ingress. Well they left it too long on the stove.

I also feel that someone has had it apart because all the frame screws were not tight and the movement ring is missing. How on earth one can forget to reinstall the latter though is beyond me.

The missing dial paint appears to have been scratched off so whoever might have considered a repaint and then said naaaa I'll let someone else have a go.
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Been tnkering on this for a week or so now. Managed to find a few spares, date dial, movement ring/spring, movement holder etc from my spares box.

New bezel, rotor, crown stem and caseback gaskets fitted. Smoothed off any burrs on screw heads.

Polished the crystal while I await new stock at Cousins.

I really wanted to use the existing movement parts which most probably have been with it from new. The barrel arbor was cutting into the main frame a bit so I made up a ptfe shim which seems to be successful.

The dial is now my main target task.

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Looks good Don. Get a dial sorted and it will be a sweet looking watch.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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few more pics,

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Coming along nicely Don. Always impressed with your casework.
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Just one phone pic for now as my bb is down. It’s temporarily fitted with a 6119 dial until a correct one appears. I think it’s a reasonable fix for now, a 6105-8000 look. I may get an AM set of 62MAS hands to enhance it more.
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Great job.
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