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I have not had a 6309 cushion case diver for a long time...always regretted letting my last one go :'(
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Finally, got another :))
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I really like the toning of the Indices on this one....just wish the Hands (Seller informed me that they are original) had similar toning as well.
Crystal is pretty scratched up, but not enough to make me want to replace it immediately.




I do have one question for the 6309 experts out there O:)

You'll see from the picture below that the Minute Chapter Ring and Bezel are "slightly" off (they don't line up with the Indices on the Dial) :eek:

Is this a difficult fix ?

Once I've savoured the watch enough, I'll be sending it off to one of the "Watch-Fix-It-Gurus". I plan to leave the watch in as original a condition as possible, so I'll probably get a full service done (with new gaskets) and get the Crystal replaced. Everything else will be left alone.

I kind of like the light marks on the Bezel Insert and Case, they give the watch some nice character :)

Thanks for looking.

MANoj

 

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That looks pretty good, nice original dial and for me not being a expert it is always hard to tell if the hands are original or not with how good the correct after market ones are, you can normally tell with the lume as they tend to age together. A new or polished crystal will make a massive difference to the look of that.

The chapter ring being out of position is not a big problem at all, it just needs the movement dropping out and realigning with the dial tab.
 

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Great, thanks :)

Good to know the "offset" Minute Chapter Ring and Bezel are a relatively easy fix :D

Now, I just have to decide if I should get the hands relumed to match the toning of the indices, when I do send the watch off for a full service :eek:

MANoj

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That looks pretty good, nice original dial and for me not being a expert it is always hard to tell if the hands are original or not with how good the correct after market ones are, you can normally tell with the lume as they tend to age together. A new or polished crystal will make a massive difference to the look of that.

The chapter ring being out of position is not a big problem at all, it just needs the movement dropping out and realigning with the dial tab.
 

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Hi Manoj ^-^

Congrats on the beautifully wabied 6309! I like the shade of the indices as well. Too bad the hands dont match even though they look original.
I agree with keeping the original character of the watch. However reluming the hands will give rise to another problem - the hands will glow but the markers will not. maybe you can find replacement hands which are slightly wabied?

BTW, i think our wives know each other right? :eek: :-[
 

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Congrats on your 6309. Thats an unusual aging color on one of those, maybe they were a heavy smoker :) I like it though, but I think getting the hands to match could be some fun.. Normally these go a greyish color. Wonder why the hands didn't age the same way ???
 

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Hi Badern ^-^

Thanks, still enjoying the 6309 :) It's been my daily wear watch ever since I received it.....

Don't even notice the "offset" Minute Chapter Ring and Bezel.....well, almost ;)

Still considering if I should relume the Hands when I get the watch serviced.....Highly likely I'll just leave it as is and just get the Crystal replaced during the service.

Yes, my wife did mention that her colleague's hubby was a "Seiko Man". Took awhile to work out you were that "Seiko Man" :D It sure is a small world.

MANoj

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Hi Manoj ^-^

Congrats on the beautifully wabied 6309! I like the shade of the indices as well. Too bad the hands dont match even though they look original.
I agree with keeping the original character of the watch. However reluming the hands will give rise to another problem - the hands will glow but the markers will not. maybe you can find replacement hands which are slightly wabied?

BTW, i think our wives know each other right? :eek: :-[
 

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Yup, a change in the Crystal is definitely on my "must do" List.

I might just leave the bezel Insert as is though....It's not badly scratched up, I kinda like the "marks of character" on it :)

MANoj

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a change in xtal and insert would revitalize it as new
 

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Thanks Technoman.

The toning is not as intense as it appears on the pics...The flash on my Camera made it look darker than it actually is.

Coming across totally original 6309s is getting harder these days....so I'm still considering if I should "mess" with the Hands, which I believe are original. Decisions....Decisions.... :-[

MANoj

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Congrats on your 6309. Thats an unusual aging color on one of those, maybe they were a heavy smoker :) I like it though, but I think getting the hands to match could be some fun.. Normally these go a greyish color. Wonder why the hands didn't age the same way ???
 

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I'd probably even leave the crystal as it is, and just have the chapter ring aligned and a waterproof check done. Maybe a movement service if it needs one.
 

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Hiya Marin

Yeah, to be honest..that's the direction I'll most likely be taking as well.

I'm hoping to keep the watch as "original" as possible.... As you suggested, I'll most likely just get the Chapter Ring and Bezel correctly aligned. If the Watchmaker I send it to decides the Crystal needs to be repaced in order to safely do a pressure test, than I'll reluctantly get that done ::)

Cheers

MANoj

marin said:
I'd probably even leave the crystal as it is, and just have the chapter ring aligned and a waterproof check done. Maybe a movement service if it needs one.
 
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