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Old 11-29-2019, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Project Restoration/Build - 1973 Seiko 7006-7119

Something to start your weekend off with and something a bit different for me at least. I mentioned I was taking possessions of some watches from my late father's estate. Mostly junk but a few vintage Seiko's in the lot. He passed away 3 years ago in August at 89. He loved collecting watches among other things (cars, binoculars, cameras, knives, guns) and was always picking something up at local flea markets or gun shows here in the US. As we are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US and I have a few days off work, I decided to start on this sorry looking piece which came on 70s Speidel flex bracelet. Even though it is a base metal gold case the lines were sharp and the watch ran. Note the radial bushing on the top surfaces of the case and beautiful condition of the dial and hands. Lume is perfect. Acrylic crystal was scratched but could be polished. Having never worked on a 7006 Daini movement before I jumped in. These are pics of the watch prior to tear down. Lots of grunge and DNA here.
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With the casework done, it was time to move onto the movement service. One interesting thing about this watch is the Day/Date feature. Here Seiko designed for a quick set for the date but not the day. The Day wheel is single language English and you must rotate the hands through 12 midnight to effect the day change. Pleased with the final result. Numbers are 12 hours in at steady run rate. I have a Barton brown leather alligator strap in 20mm on order for this piece. Should be a looker when it is complete and on wrist.
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Old 12-01-2019, 10:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Very nice! Love the dial on this one and the acrylic crystal really sets it off.
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Thanks Jay.
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The quickset for the date only is a good idea as if the watch is worn continuously then the day will never need changing but the date will on short months.



Good work and nice it was your dad's too
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Thanks Paul.
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Looks good John. Be good if you didnt use attachments. Why not start an imgur account and organise some albums? Easier to rotate and cropp etc and easier for readers to look at the larger pictures imo.
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Looks good John. Be good if you didnt use attachments. Why not start an imgur account and organise some albums? Easier to rotate and cropp etc and easier for readers to look at the larger pictures imo.
Guy - I will look into this. I am not the most tech savvy dude. Just happy I can get the images out here for folks to view. Thanks.
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It is straightforward, sign up for an account and when uploading just keep an eye out for setting them to private/hidden as opposed to public. The jpg links are all you need to then add them to a post using the little postcard symbol in your reply.
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Just a test.

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A wrist shot and pic of the watch on a new brown 20mm leather alligator from Barton. Sorry folks, need to size these images down a bit. Still learning Imgur. Thanks for looking.



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I hate the look of gold (weirdly we have two light gold cars.....) but you'd made a nice job of it
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Looks good! And imgur working fine. For image size just put the letter h before .jpg
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Thanks Guy and Paul. The watch is keeping amazing time. Really runs well. I am also not a huge fan of gold but gold is coming back into fashion. I plan to gift this piece to a very dear retired neighbor of mine who just turned 77. He and his wife moved to Vermont about a year ago to be closer to their daughter and grandchild. He used to work for National Geographic and worked with underwater ROVs and such. Dove on the Titanic with Ballard. He has a very nice Rolex 5513 Sub he bought back in 64 for a bit over $200US if I am not mistaken. He still wears it daily. He was blown away when I told him what the watch was worth in today's collector market. I hope he will be surprise when the watch arrives.
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Thanks Guy and Paul. The watch is keeping amazing time. Really runs well. I am also not a huge fan of gold but gold is coming back into fashion. I plan to gift this piece to a very dear retired neighbor of mine who just turned 77. He and his wife moved to Vermont about a year ago to be closer to their daughter and grandchild. He use to work for National Geographic and worked with underwater ROVs and such. Dove on the Titanic with Ballard. He has a very nice Rolex 5513 Sub he bought back in 64 for a bit over $200US if I am not mistaken. He still wears it daily. He was blown away when I told him what the watch was worth in today's collector market. I hope he will be surprise when the watch arrives.





Cool gift Good on you.
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