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I'll admit, I haven't been under the hood of a watch in 6 months...Yeah right ??? But I have been contemplating a build for "Dog Walking" Thanks for that John...So I decided to start with the movement this morning. Train wheel bridge Now fully jeweled...Before and after with Jewels from other Seiko watch parts. Next upper and lower arbor MS.
 

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I add that this project will take some time, There are parts from around the world incoming...Patience !!!
 

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VTA offer these on the bay. I have a number of sets either incoming or they are lost! Posted the 5th April, not moved since the 15th:(
 

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I can confirm the barrel arbor plate side OD is .98.
 

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I believe it is 1mm I have also been following this... Mainspring Arbor Size Ultimately I will jewel everything, No bushings. Install a hacking complication, I was contemplating upgrading to a 7549 hour wheel and day wheel so I could use 7549 hand set I have. Jury is still out. As it grows. The OD is reamed out to 1.6mm for the plate port using VTA jewels.
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^^Correct, 1mm^^
 

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Well, I am still waiting for parts from over the pond, I have everything lined up to complete this project....Waiting !!!
 

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So, This is the watch I'm starting with, It is all seiko except the insert.

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So As I wait for parts.... The watch above has a 7C46 Dial PROFESSIONAL 600M, 6309A movement, Hands are from an Ashtray. I have a TST from John incoming. I am in the middle of fully jeweling a 6309A movement, Adding a 6306 hacking and Golden Tuna handset. Should look good as I am getting the Big Brass Crown on the TST. I'll see how she looks and probably tweek here and there. Been in the works for 2 months now...Waiting on parts. I also have a Black Tuna 1000m Seiko dial I may use and a Black insert ??? With a myriad of Seiko High end Parts and an exquisite TST I should be able to stumble on a keeper :)
 

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OK, The TST arrived today, I put together something like what I want. The movement work will have to wait until parts arrive. The Gold insert was too much and I had an extra Seiko 6309 Full rotating ring :) I think I'll swap out the chapter ring too...Any Thoughts ?

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I'm curious as to the combination of movement and hands you're planning on. As far as I know, the 7c46 hands won't fit either your 6309 movement or one upgraded with 7549 minute and hour wheels.


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I'm curious as to the combination of movement and hands you're planning on. As far as I know, the 7c46 hands won't fit either your 6309 movement or one upgraded with 7549 minute and hour wheels.


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Correct,The Hands on this watch now are Golden ashtray 7C46 -6010 Dial and Hands, That is fitted to my 6309 Movement as pictured. On the Golden Tuna handset I have, The Hour Hand fits, Not the Minute Hand, The Seconds Hand Fits. It looks like the Minute cannon pinion from a 7549 is needed, I'll check. Anyway It is a pure seiko parts/project and I wanted at least 1 TST in the stable. Thanks Again John.

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Slowly...Parts are arriving....:)

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Mainpspring arbor port Reamed....



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OK, On with this...who ever is following...Real Time Posting of Current Project Continued:
These finally arrived today for those in the know...Thank You Stephan and Cousins...I Have everything I need to go ahead with this build. Too much to mention makes me want to have certain parts from certain folks and when it is together, I will have a Watch I will wear everyday.....Yep, It's that Time :)
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