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Excited to wear my first ever Seiko Diver again. It was given to me by my father for my High School graduation a decade ago (it stopped running shortly afterward). He got it from a friend while in the Army, however, didn't wear it as he already wore a 6309-7040. My dad wore his own 6309 daily since he got it whether: working on cars, piloting aircraft, doing home improvements, or farming. It got beat up! He decided to retire it recently. This particular 6309 has also seen some heavy use with dings, dents, and wabi but... is surprisingly nice. The local watchmaker couldn't source a flat mineral crystal (was surprised to hear) and buffed the acrylic one on it. He also polished the caseback. Sometime I hope to get it relumed, but for now it's great as is. I think the new leather faux alligator strap compliments it nicely. Just thought I'd share some pictures.








 

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Like it just the way it is there. I have some just like that and won't
do anything to them. They are all working too and I use some on certain
occasions just to keep them up to ...." Tee ".
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I just got gifted one looking just like that yesterday by a elderly Gentleman here.
 

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Way cool. I quite like the domed crystal too. Amazing watches. Mine has had a seriously tough life and I plan on passing it on to my son. Not too soon though...
Also like the strap. Suits it.
 

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Mine Says Aloha

Mine says Aloha ......
I have .." Eleven " , more that look just like this one, and a
little more different.
I hope you enjoy every minute with yours.
 

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Love that lume patina. I've got six 6309s. One still needs a conplete overhaul. It was found on the beach in one of the Carolinas. Hope to get that one done by next year.
 

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If it is running good let it ride out its doings. If it gets issues then you can service it.
( But if you not going to use it then service it then store it. )
But run it occasionally so it stays fit.
Mine above, I got it and serviced it, then Boxed it that was it. I only used it (7 times) since I got it 3 years ago.
I have others to use but I use this a lot for everyday use's. It is a 6309-7290 totally over polished but a strong runner.
The wife calls it ........... " The Chrome Job ".
This one I can dive with too.
 

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That sure is a shiny bauble. Love it. That's what I thought about mine. Going to change the strap out for a Nato one. I like storing away the original straps.

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Aloha , Got this one had terrible cosmetic's. So what I did was buff till all was gone. Left it on the desk. The wife comes in with coffee, she says
.......... " Hey, that looks like a .... " Chrome Shop one ".
The name stuck, great running too use a lot when just doing things.
Run's top notch to, on the money. Has original dial also.
Seiko 6309-7290
Payed ........ ( $30.00 USD ) from Florida, free shipping just about 3 years ago.
I have about (9) like this one very bright and all work just fine, one has A/M Dial.
( Recently removed the Pepsi Insert, for a Black one. )
Like to find one more Bracelet like this one... 7 1/2 - 8 1/2
 

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I took it down with some very fine ( Wet Sandpaper by hand ), got so it wont do anything.
So this is what I used to just let it wear and it came up like this.

I just used a little buffing cotton wheel on a little motor, or you can
use a small Dremel if you have one with fiber cotton disks.
Start of with just the wheel because it is dry and cuts real good .

Then buff, as you go with another wheel buffer, but it takes a little while and some time.
It gets mirror shine and real nice like chrome.
Note: The case was beyond the factory so I just did that.

TR3 is a chrome and scratch polish and shiner.
 

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I took it down with some very fine ( Wet Sandpaper by hand ), got so it wont do anything.
So this is what I used to just let it wear and it came up like this.

I just used a little buffing cotton wheel on a little motor, or you can
use a small Dremel if you have one with fiber cotton disks.
Start of with just the wheel because it is dry and cuts real good .

Then buff, as you go with another wheel buffer, but it takes a little while and some time.
It gets mirror shine and real nice like chrome.
Note: The case was beyond the factory so I just did that.

TR3 is a chrome and scratch polish and shiner.
Nice! Sounds like a labor of love. That might be something for me to consider with one of my scratched and dinged up Pogues. Thanks for the info.

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Can't wait for my 6309. Gonna arrive today!!!

Me: "WRUW while drinking?"
Quotron: "If I do it right.... nothing."
I dont know what happened with FedEx but my watch didn't arrive today. :/

Me: "WRUW while drinking?"
Quotron: "If I do it right.... nothing."
 
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