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I had a "spongy" pusher on one of my Seiko digital s so i decided to strip the offending pusher and give it a clean, as you do.


Well knowing i hadent any spare "c" clips i was so so so careful when releasing it from the end of the pusher and within a split second, quicker than the blink of a eye it was gone !!! vanished totally and after a hours hunting on my bench it was no were to be found!! any professional magician would have been proud of me LoL

So a new "c" clip needed and thanks to Steve and Dave i found the part # for a new one (81400669) CousinsUK had them in stock but £1.50($2.25) each and thinking ahead i thought well i need at least two so that is £3 ($4.5) plus £2.50 shipping making a total of £5.50($8.25) for the two !!! in the great theme of things not a fortune but.........just went against the grain to pay that much for two of these little buggers but help was at hand DaveS advised me of the size and a link and you can get 24 generic ones for £3.10 now that makes more sense, thanks both for your time and trouble.





 

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No problem John. I've ordered the "selection box" of 120 clips myself. Forewarned is forearmed. ;)
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That's what we all love about the forum. The sharing idea!
Thank you all, John, Steve and Dave.

John, would you mind to post the model code of that digital - I have the search function in mind, ;)

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Axel66 said:
That's what we all love about the forum. The sharing idea!
Thank you all, John, Steve and Dave.

John, would you mind to post the model code of that digital - I have the search function in mind, ;)

Cheers,

Axel
Hi Axel it was a H558 Arnie and the generic "c" clips i ordered from cousins were
Wristwatch Pusher C&E Clips Ø1.5mm (C12026A) x 1 @ £3.10 each (pack of 24).

I am wondering looking at Seiko's part # 81400669 if the "14" in there number refers to the actual size 1.4mm ?
 

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It will be here... under the fridge,
Phenomenon called the "fridge effect" ;)


"Given how much energy is consumed by domestic and industrial refrigeration, that could have a significant environmental payoff. Sandeman describes the work at the Institute of Physics Condensed Matter and Materials Physics conference at the University of Exeter, on Friday 21 April.
The 'magnetic fridge' envisaged by the Cambridge team would use a phenomenon called the magnetocaloric effect (MCE), whereby a magnetic field causes certain materials to get warmer (a positive MCE) or cooler (a negative MCE). Although the effect was discovered more than 120 years ago, it is only recently that magnetocaloric materials have been known with the right properties for use in everyday refrigeration."

All small metal things end up here. :))
 

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Tell a woman during foreplay, that you have the next football match in mind - well that will lead to the fridge effect: she'll be as cold as ice! :))

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So, if I put a fridge into my tiny "spare room cum workshop" all of the bits I've lost will end up there!
Brilliant!
I'll let you know.
;)
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Tiger,


Do you have any tricks that you use when reinstalling the clips?


Thanks,
Myles

Hey John, I'd like to know also, how to get it off and back on please.
I'm kinda going thru a sticky pusher for my chrono, and need advice.
However my c clip looks different, but forgot to take pics. Well its kinda small, not sure if I could take pics.


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Tiger,


Do you have any tricks that you use when reinstalling the clips?


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Myles
Hi Dave,
When putting the "c" clip back on the pusher i place it within 5mm of the pusher end, i then put on a pair of white gloves and after a couple of mins contemplation i utter the word "Abracadabra" three times and guess what ? the "c" clip is still sitting 5 mm from the pusher :'( , seems the magic only works when removing it !! :))
 

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Thing is John at some point you will be working on something else and magically the clip will just reappear.It just happens like that!!!! :)
 

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Selym said:
Tiger,


Do you have any tricks that you use when reinstalling the clips?


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Myles
The good news the "bulk" buy clips from cousins work a treat :)

The method i use for changing these came from DaveS, i remove them with two small screwdrivers taking GREAT care not to lose it :'(
Take out the plunger and clean all the DNA from inside the cover etc, change the gaskets, apply silicone to the gaskets and then re assemble.

I then put a dab of silicone on the end of the pusher so that it holds the "c" clip in place and that way there is less chance of it doing a flyer and then push down on the top of the clip and job done, great improvement and well worth the little time spent doing it IMO.

 

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Have you tried putting the watch inside a large, clear plastic bag when removing the C-clips? That way, if they do fly off (and they will), it should be easier to find them again. Just a thought.
 
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