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Old 10-09-2019, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Project Restoration/Build - 1970 Seiko 6139-6010 Proof/Proof Chronograph

I just finished up an overhaul and restoration on this beautiful 70 Seiko 6139-6010 Proof/Proof for a fellow SCWF member. This piece sports its original 2 part sweep hand. H/M hands were re-lumed per the member's request. The first 3 photos are the watch in its original state prior to restoration. Cool piece.
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Beautiful work as usual


I just got a similar 6012 yesterday.


It was pretty yuk


https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Lis...?id=2335949003


Removed the expanding link bracelet, movement out, found the missing small chrono hand, refitted and tested chrono (fine), case apart - buffed and cleaned (need to sand / buff properly), cleaned out pushers (stuck) / crown, straightened crown, found / fitted back seal, ordered glass / AM bracelet (sophon ebay), put back in case, some silicon on the pusher seals to test (ok now) and new springbars.


57 minutes later.



I bagged it and left it aside for when I have time / feel like o/hauling the movement and when the glass/bracelet arrive.
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Looks good John, smart and clean, nice work.
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Beautiful work as usual


I just got a similar 6012 yesterday.


It was pretty yuk


https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Lis...?id=2335949003


Removed the expanding link bracelet, movement out, found the missing small chrono hand, refitted and tested chrono (fine), case apart - buffed and cleaned (need to sand / buff properly), cleaned out pushers (stuck) / crown, straightened crown, found / fitted back seal, ordered glass / AM bracelet (sophon ebay), put back in case, some silicon on the pusher seals to test (ok now) and new springbars.


57 minutes later.



I bagged it and left it aside for when I have time / feel like o/hauling the movement and when the glass/bracelet arrive.
Paul - You gave it a tune up. Nothing wrong with that until you are ready to overhaul it.
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Looks good John, smart and clean, nice work.
Thanks Guy. Means a lot coming from you. I appreciate it.
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Is that the one I think it is?

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Mitchell - Yes, it is the same 6139A Proof/Proof you sent me. Your watch should come out equally as good. The Proof/Proofs are pretty rare so I thought folks might like to see one all done up.
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Mitchell - Yes, it is the same 6139A Proof/Proof you sent me. Your watch should come out equally as good. The Proof/Proofs are pretty rare so I thought folks might like to see one all done up.
Looks good! I was just curious. I know how much work you put into these.

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Looks good! I was just curious. I know how much work you put into these.

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This one was no cake walk either. The entry stone on the pallet fork was slightly chipped so I had to replace the pallet fork.
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I picked up a beautiful blue 6139-6019 a while back that may just need a crystal and service. I am so excited to see what it holds. Beautiful work on yours and thanks for sharing.
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Paul - You gave it a tune up. Nothing wrong with that until you are ready to overhaul it.





I usually make them look great on the outside, list and when sold work like a mad man to do the o/h, time up and test!!


I should have a 6139 (and other models) movement that I've done and ready to go into any of my listed chronos.
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