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Bought a watch from Peru, my fault already, but it did come to me quite cheaply (I love the exchange rate). Got it this evening, faults so far:- Filthy under bezel, no bezel ball, oil oozing out of crown, day doesn't work. Instant strip, did not want that oil hitting the the face, found two case back gaskets, ruined crown gasket and full of crud, no crown spring washer, and day date 'C' clip half way up stem, oh and the dial locating lip bent as the movement was forced in due to chapter ring not aligned. Working now!!

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Had to google that one. You like the dive watches aye! Good for getting it kicked into life. Feels good huh (he says having killed 2 watches so far)...
 

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well, they once had high hopes about a Japanese president in Peru, but that didn't quite work out either : the Japan-Peru connection is probably not your best bet:mad: ...but bravo if you got the whole watch safely back on track!
 

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always great to see another one saved and back up and working...great find..
 

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Sounds like your sweat equity made for one great deal and a great watch to boot. Congrats.

Remember the old adage 'buy the seller, not the watch'.
May I invent this one: "buy the country it ships from" - harsh, but I live by it.
 

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hey how about some pics
 

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Sorry, been bogged down by work, it was a matter of life or death for the watch, the amount of oil seeping out of it. So few pictures I'm afraid. The day problem was caused by the dial having so much oil on the back, it caused sufficient drag to stop it completing it's journey, unbelievable, made me think about oil in a different light. All other "niggles" sorted, either by spares en route or lightly adjusting bits. I messaged the seller asking him/her to get a new watch maker :) , with no reply so far.
I love my divers, apart from the 7002-700* , my dad gave me one and it's the crystal sealing ring I don't like, for all the reasons people start threads on this forum.
I've seen paint on coils before, so I'm not particularly bothered by it, and it looks old, not new, so it looks like it was put there during manufacture or very close to it.
Here are a couple of pics I managed to take





Here's the sellers pic

You can see the chapter ring misaligned, another fault to look for on my long ever increasing list. The hands are ok, but the seconds one was bent ever so slightly, so opted for SKX007 hand replacements. I'm not worried about originality this time, sorry.

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Great save! To be fair, the sellers pic looks pretty good, the insert looks in great shape...

PS ... Fancy selling me the old hands ;-) Lol...
 

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I keep all parts for the watch, it's an anal thing of mine, and in case I need to put them back on. Got the hands today, so they will be fitted soon. Another 7548 is in the post as well, with a day movement problem, be interesting. The crown spring was knackered, eaten with rust, so I'm on the hunt at the moment, as I stole the replacement off a bad 6309, which has a case coming for it and a nice dial (hopefully not AM, but I pulled the trigger on it as the seller took an age to reply, and he wasn't "sure" either. So keep your eyes peeled for more instalments.

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hey looks great so far...thanks for pics...
 

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I keep all parts for the watch, it's an anal thing of mine, and in case I need to put them back on. Got the hands today, so they will be fitted soon. Another 7548 is in the post as well, with a day movement problem, be interesting. The crown spring was knackered, eaten with rust, so I'm on the hunt at the moment, as I stole the replacement off a bad 6309, which has a case coming for it and a nice dial (hopefully not AM, but I pulled the trigger on it as the seller took an age to reply, and he wasn't "sure" either. So keep your eyes peeled for more instalments.

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Do you own a ultrasonic cleaner? If not your more than welcome to use mine and my watch cleaning solutions seeing we are not a million miles apart (KT4 8LX postcode).

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Do you own a ultrasonic cleaner? If not your more than welcome to use mine and my watch cleaning solutions seeing we are not a million miles apart (KT4 8LX postcode).

Tone

Thank you very much for the offer! I'll hold you to that! Be prepared, every case I've got are coming with :) . I'm in CM7 3RT post code, so not close, but a visit isn't out of the question. I could do with some pointers as well, watch hands are not my friends, and never want to fit for me.


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Thank you very much for the offer! I'll hold you to that! Be prepared, every case I've got are coming with :) . I'm in CM7 3RT post code, so not close, but a visit isn't out of the question. I could do with some pointers as well, watch hands are not my friends, and never want to fit for me.


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I work from home so your more than welcome any day or evening or wot not. This is my workshop out back which also has polishing equipement and such for refinishing crystals and cases ;)

http://s30.photobucket.com/user/Tony_Goodman/library/Workshop
 

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Well all faults sorted now (I think). Thinking of a leather NATO strap for this one, it came with a "leather" strap, and like it, if it wasn't built for a child's wrist :) . SKX007 hands fitted, I'll get a lume pic later, this job isn't my favourite at all, always seem to get them bent, skew whiff, every problem imaginable.


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I'm the same David. Hands are my nemisis. I've got better now and it's all down to being gental with them. I'd like a dive watch as I am a dive instructor and use my G-Shock on dives but I've been looking at those early watches and think I'm going to hang out for a 62mas :)
 

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Your kidding me? Have you been reading my Christmas wish list? Diving lessons and a 62mas (that will never happen, hence the 7548 :) ). What tool(s) do you use? I'm gentle as I can be, and everything is fine until trying to fit them to the stem.

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