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A fellow SCWF member commissioned me to restore this gorgeous 70 Seiko UFO Yachtsman Proof dial he purchased in a sad state off ebay. Upon inspection the watch was literally coming apart at the seams. Every screw and plate was loose inside the movement almost as if someone had hurriedly taken the watch apart and re-assembled it for a quick sale. the Member provided me with an NOS outer tachymeter bezel to replace the one on the watch. The watch was treated to a full service, new crystal, all new seals throughout, and case and bracelet refinishing. Note the beautiful dial and two part orange sweep hand on this piece. So privileged to be able to work on this piece and bring it back to its former glory. A beautiful outcome. Thanks for looking.

Found issues:
o Two part orange sweep hand bent downward. Straightened
o 1 missing calendar plate screw. Replaced with donor part
o Broken hour flyback lever. Replaced with donor part
o Minute recording wheel gear separated from pinion. Re-staked and repaired
o Chipped upper chrono bridge center jewel. Replaced with donor jewel

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Casework and Bracelet Refinishing:






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Yeah Brian. Rare reverse center link Seiko 5 Sports bracelet. Based on some of the original Seiko sales literature this is a correct bracelet for this model. Funny thing is the center links were pretty stretched out and the member mentioned that someone had put them on backwards but I recall some video references to this bracelet and the center links were designed to present this way.
 

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Another interesting finding. Note how the cannon pinion is slightly off center in the Before picture. This was due to a slightly bent dial foot pushing the dial off to one side. I was able to carefully straighten the foot and get everything back in line again for assembly.


 

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Stunning work again John! I wish you were working on one of my watches. Wait! You are.


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Beautiful Work. Case, movement, and bracelet - stunning transformation. And those timegrapher numbers :)

I better act quickly and get my JPS over to you before you get too busy.
 
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