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The individual who figures out how to install/re-fit a new locking pin for the 6105 case will instantly become a very popular person. There are a lot of 6105s out there that lost this function over time (including mine).

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http://web.archive.org/web/20090328103043/http://www.larrybiggs.net/scwf/index.php?mod=103&action=0&id=1014434285/

Unfortunately he says he didn't take pictures but Randall was the first person to do both these fixes I think.

Here is maybe some useful info?

http://www.network54.com/Forum/78440/message/1152570159/Anyone+know+the+diameter+of+the+lock+pin+on+6105-

Tiger have you drilled out the pin? As many threads on this have said in the past, it doesn't really affect anything. If the crown has been resealed then it's best it can be, and rotates just like 6105-8000.
 

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Seiko 6105 crown/locking pin issues

As a collector of Seikos I always wondered about the reason for this pin, even after knowing it was a stop rather than a seal for the crown...Several years ago I was able to get an original 6105 in really great condition to add to my small collection....I loved the look of this classic piece but simply was afraid to wear it in any sort of water situation, so I began a search for another to wear while swimming or diving.
I obtained a case with no crown at a bargain cost. I put in a 6119 hacking movement, put in original hands and then modified an original 6105 dial to cover the 3:00 open window, and after adding an aftermarket TripLock screwdown crown I realized I had the classic dive watch I wanted to wear and use at a "safe" cost ...
The Triplock crown was sealed into the case with JB Weld after I used my replacement process and this watch has been used for well over 15 years when diving, swimming and even steam room use with zero leak issues...I will be putting it up for sale soon since I need to thin out my collection...
Just adding my 2 cents...
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http://web.archive.org/web/20090328103043/http://www.larrybiggs.net/scwf/index.php?mod=103&action=0&id=1014434285/

Unfortunately he says he didn't take pictures but Randall was the first person to do both these fixes I think.

Here is maybe some useful info?

http://www.network54.com/Forum/78440/message/1152570159/Anyone+know+the+diameter+of+the+lock+pin+on+6105-

Tiger have you drilled out the pin? As many threads on this have said in the past, it doesn't really affect anything. If the crown has been resealed then it's best it can be, and rotates just like 6105-8000.

I did do one ages ago Guy, worked ok.
 

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Every thing is a lot easier when you do it for ones self because if anything goes wrong only yourself is pissed but if you do it for another then he is pissed and one feels awful :)
Screw it! Give mine a try, What's the worst it can happen, it doesn't lock anyway.
What if another pin was to be inserted on another spot and just flush grind the existing one out of the way, would that be easier?
 

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Screw it! Give mine a try, What's the worst it can happen, it doesn't lock anyway.
What if another pin was to be inserted on another spot and just flush grind the existing one out of the way, would that be easier?


I'd leave it as it is :)
Don't play around with it

Just think - it looks like a diver but isn't capable.
 
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