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I finally got a 6159 and it needs a bit of restoration (refinish shroud, hands, dial) and replace or polish crystal. Any recommendation on someone who can do the work without requiring parts or who has access to the parts would be greatly appreciated.


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TIA for your suggestions
 

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Thanks for the suggestions folks.


I've used Ken (satisfactorily) and was looking at Jack and Randall. Although I know all of them can do the hands, dial, and crystal the thing I'm trying to figure out is anyone setup to do the shroud, or am I going to have to find a NOS shroud?


Anyone know from experience?
 

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Since you got replies about the people that are able to work on the watch - the watchmakers, that is - I will help you out with the other part of your question: the spare parts or NOS ones, for that matter.

The go-to-person in order to source spare parts for tunas is LUKA-SAN. He's a member of this forum, and I have personal experience buying from him. Excelent guy to deal with. Look no further for tuna parts...Luka is your guy. 8)
 

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Chris said:
Since you got replies about the people that are able to work on the watch - the watchmakers, that is - I will help you out with the other part of your question: the spare parts or NOS ones, for that matter.

The go-to-person in order to source spare parts for tunas is LUKA-SAN. He's a member of this forum, and I have personal experience buying from him. Excelent guy to deal with. Look no further for tuna parts...Luka is your guy. 8)

Thanks for lead Chris.


Queried Jack and found out he won't restore 6159 shrouds, since they are powder coated not PVD finished.


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Sharkman: Let it go, will you? Whatever negative experience you had with Ken is in the past, and the positive experiences of many, many members over almost ten years of the original SCWF far outweigh the bad. Ken has done an outstanding job on all (but one, which I've never had serviced) of my vintage Seikos, the first one back in 2005. Put it behind you.

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Does restoring a watch i.e. refinishing shrouds, hands etc. reduce its value?


To a collector? Yes.

To someone looking to buy a turnkey watch? Probably not, but why risk it? Besides, the costs to restore a watch will usually exceed the difference in sale price.


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