I first introduced my two 6105-8110's in the first day or two of the new forum.
Finally I've managed to put aside some money for a service on the first one. Picked her up on Friday (3 week service time) and made the pain of forking out for repairing an incontinent cooling system on my car half an hour earlier a distant memory.
Here are a selection of pics mostly taken over the last couple of days.
As originally posted last month, shortly after purchase, with younger version on the Waffle.
Prior to going in for the service
As received back on Friday. New crystal from jmk500 on the bay, service by Official Seiko centre for Queensland, Time Factors Nato strap
Wrist shot Saturday morning, after timekeeping my Daughter's hockey matches
(Failed) Attempt at avoiding reflections of my camera (in the plastic storage box)
The original crystal. Impossible to capture the scratches now but clearly visible in earlier picture. Maybe I should stick it on the front of my camera as it seems to bring things into focus
Today's pics as I had the camera recharged at 10 past 10.
Service cost AUS $220 - service, seals (advised not water resitant though), case ring, 2x barrel jewels +$20 to fit the crystal and NATO strap I supplied.
This was the one previously owned by a Search & Rescue, US Navy Aircrewman so I will recontact him and show him the pics and hopefully get a few tales of its previous exploits.
The service does seem expensive to me, but was the official Seiko list price. I was hoping the watchmaker may have come out for a bit of a chat when I picked it up but he only yelled out to the young lad behind the counter who was trying to find my watch.
I have been advised of a cheaper watchmaker a couple of hours drive up the coast (I've dropped an Omega in to him to see how things go).
I already know that many of you will be dissapointed by the lack of any water resistance. How many watchmakers offer full water resistance and what $ would I be looking at?