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7C46-7009 Dipped from the Bay with a few problems:


Damaged crown and seal:


Damaged xtal gasket, looks like it was chewed on:


Way over polished xtal:


Well worn rotating ring:


Broken click spring:



Some other issues:
wrong battery, older style crown and male stem, missing gasket for Rotating Ring/Bezel, missing xtal gasket for hold down ring

Some parts help (rotating ring) from Pete in AU and voila:







Jim
WISconsin USA
 

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The Nicest Tuna model Seiko have/had, and you've restored it to a beautiful example, that's great to see O0
As a collector who likes restoring, I often wonder if it's better finding a watch in a great shape and high price,
or a poor maintained one, low priced but needs some new parts?

Anyway, the outcome of your restoration is priceless, bravo!
 

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Jim, I gotta tell you, man.....I love your posts!

Your O-BENTO pics were the ones that got me inspired on collecting tunas, in the first place.
Also, your restoring projects pics are worth a million bucks!

Please, do tell us if you managed to reassemble the watch with the new parts yourself, or you took them to a watchmaker of your own trust? Did you perform a pressure test on the watch?

Congratulations for another salvage! Now you gotta update the O-BENTO pics with the new addition to the box and post the pics for our delight, here. ;)

Regards,
CHRIS
 

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Before/After


Parts needed:
Bezel
Shroud screws 4
Xtal
Xtal hold down ring gasket
Xtal gasket
Movement holder washer
Bezel click spring
Spring washer for crown
Crown
Crown post male
Crown gasket
Battery
Spring bars 2

All parts from stock except Bezel, sourced from Pete K in AU

Pressure test to 5 ATM

All assembly and testing done by myself....

Jim
WISconsin USA
 
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