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My partner posted some watches off for me yesterday at the local Post Office and got chatting to the woman who owns the place with her husband. She asked how come we post so many packages and my wife told her that I repair watches and post them back to their owners. She said hang on I've got some I don't wear anymore that I was going to take to the charity shop, your partner might find them useful for spares. Off she went and came back with a paper bag full of watches. Lynne bought them home and I had a look, there were about 10 ladies quartz watches of varying makes, and a couple of gents ones. The gents ones happened to be Seiko's and here they are



A V657-0A70 chrono from 1991 or 2001 I'd guess, and a 1984 6309-7049. :)

I posted another package today and went and thanked the postmistress for the watches. I asked if she realised if the Seikos were in the bag with the ladies ones and she said yes, she did, and are they any good to me? Her husband had bought both when new and hadn't worn either for years. I told her the Seikos were quite collectable these days and I really ought to give her something for them, which she refused point blank. We came to a compromise and I gave her a decent cheque for the RNLI which she raises funds for.

Back to the watches, the 6309 started up with a flick of the wrist but was incredibly grungy, plenty of dna on that one!





The chrono was a similar story with the crud, but wasn't running





I tackled the chronograph first, I gave it a good old scrub under the tap and put the bracelet in the ultrasonic bath. When the watch was clean I opened it up, changed the battery and it sprang into life.







So far so good. With the 6309 I stripped the case components and ultrasonically cleaned everything, it was very cheesy!



I put it together today with a new crystal and gaskets and I also stripped, polished and relumed the hands. The seconds hand I had to replace with a genuine used one as it was to far gone to polish up well enough.

The movement is beautifully clean



The caseback unmarked



And this is what it looks like now









Once I've re-brushed the chronos bracelet it will be going back on it, the 6309 will be going on a DAL1BP



Yesterday and today were good days! :)
 

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Nice catch, and nice to see there are still some honest people in this world.
Id award you lots of points if i knew how to :eek:
 

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My partner posted some watches off for me yesterday at the local Post Office and got chatting to the woman who owns the place with her husband. She asked how come we post so many packages and my wife told her that I repair watches and post them back to their owners. She said hang on I've got some I don't wear anymore that I was going to take to the charity shop, your partner might find them useful for spares. Off she went and came back with a paper bag full of watches. Lynne bought them home and I had a look, there were about 10 ladies quartz watches of varying makes, and a couple of gents ones. The gents ones happened to be Seiko's and here they are


Yesterday and today were good days! :)
Duncan , that's how it goes for some, with all you do for others it comes back around as time goes on.
You are one person that really deserves a lot and it now comes up and shows. Having a big Heart Duncan
has its benefits also. and That's who you are to many. You have come far and will go far, but your kindness
will always be beneficial for you, no matter what any would say.
That Women knew who she was talking to, and knew just who you were.
Enjoy those to their fullest and many more that will come your way, you just watch and see.:72:
Aloha Sir LongBike
 

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Nice score.

And I'm sure your donation was a lot more than the charity shop would have gotten selling them so everyone wins :08:
 
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