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Hi all, I have a stopped 3802-7031 Quartz QT (pre-cursor to the Superior) from 1975. I paid $150 for it on YJ, and now I'll probably spend more to have it repaired. It's not worth that much, but I can't bear to have such a landmark piece lost for eternity. Does anyone else do this? Am I the only one who gets into projects because I just can't let them vanish forever.
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Very much like the date only window. Very cool watch and even if it's not worth a fortune, if you like it, that's all that's important. Money comes and goes but cool stuff its satisfying. Generally, all Seiko's are not worth as much as they should be but maybe that's why we like them.
 

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I have done it several times - most of the time my motives are less about saving a watch and (selfishly) more about a watch that I'd love to be wearing.

Here are a couple of examples:

3823
6139 - part I
6139 - part II
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Anyway, if you're into vintage Seiko (or vintage any watch), chances are that you are going to run into a watch that you love that may cost more than it is worth to fix...but you may never run into that watch again so sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do!

PS - great watch, love the dial!

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Watches, cars, houses, etc. the latest project is here which is for my oldest granddaughter.



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It's been said MANY TIMES -
When I die I hope my wife doesn't sell my watches for what I said I paid for them.
 

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oh, everyday. It’s the cost of having things that are accelerating towards extinction.

On another note, I’ve picked up many KQ and GQ that were not running and just needed a service. The case rings on those old quartz rust and the stator motor is very magnetic so they jam up. That and the board. otherwise they’re quite reliable.

Out of curiosity and as Im also eyeing the early quartz 3000s, it looks like Cousins to has boards for the 3000 series quartz but I'm not 100% about your particular movement. They're not cheap, about 40 british pounds. Same goes for coils which I see on ebay are around 30-40 usd.
 

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Don’t we all? It’s all part of this hobby, in my mind.

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Yes, but the difference is, most of you are saying you buy a project watch to restore because it's a watch you want, regardless of the questionable economics. I'm saying, have you bought one for the sake of the watch, because if you don't rescue it, no one else will, and it will be lost forever.
 

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Yes, but the difference is, most of you are saying you buy a project watch to restore because it's a watch you want, regardless of the questionable economics. I'm saying, have you bought one for the sake of the watch, because if you don't rescue it, no one else will, and it will be lost forever.
well, if it is in my hands, then yes. I won't make a purchase just for the sake of making a purchase to "fix" a watch; so, I'm sure many a watch are lost forever on my watch (no pun intended!). LOL.

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Yes, but the difference is, most of you are saying you buy a project watch to restore because it's a watch you want, regardless of the questionable economics. I'm saying, have you bought one for the sake of the watch, because if you don't rescue it, no one else will, and it will be lost forever.
Yes, definitely. My 6139 blue dial PROOF is an example.


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Yes, but the difference is, most of you are saying you buy a project watch to restore because it's a watch you want, regardless of the questionable economics. I'm saying, have you bought one for the sake of the watch, because if you don't rescue it, no one else will, and it will be lost forever.
Why would I buy a watch I didn’t want, especially if it’s in bad shape? It’s a unique collector who would do that, just to “rescue” a watch. Perhaps a person who sees value, in such a piece, would buy, restore, and then resell it.


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Why would I buy a watch I didn’t want, especially if it’s in bad shape? It’s a unique collector who would do that, just to “rescue” a watch. Perhaps a person who sees value, in such a piece, would buy, restore, and then resell it.


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Exactly! It makes no sense. But I did it. This is a $150 watch, mind you, in good cosmetic shape. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't lost forever. That would be sad.
 
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