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  1. Walrus May 1, 2021

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    Hello, looking to possibly pick this up. I’ve been trying to steer away from vintage but am always drawn back. After my recent GS mess up I’m a little paranoid anyone notice anything out of sorts
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  2. Walrus May 1, 2021

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    Is it missing some markings on the outer edge there or is that just the photo I guess I gotta drive to see it closer
     
  3. S.H. May 1, 2021

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    Looks OK, but at least make sure that quickset day/date works before committing. A very common failure point in this caliber family, as the small wheel responsible for quick setting is plastic on most of these (I've seen early ones in metal). Use quickset around midnight and it breaks.

    Not a lot of spares available, and changing the mineral crystal is not a 10 bucks job if done properly.
     
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  4. Walrus May 1, 2021

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    Just had that issue with a friends KS. The quickset wasn’t working figured it was broken. Watchmaker stated it was very dry and with lubrications it started working again. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Does that make sense with a plastic part
     
  5. JwRosenthal May 1, 2021

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    I have had that happen with turntables (a much larger clockworks), but the grease used on the plastic changer wheels and cams turn to tar and bind up. Cleaning and lube and they free right up
     
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  6. S.H. May 1, 2021

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    Maybe. Not related to the plastic part itself probably, it is riveted to a moving arm. This arm may have been stuck.
     
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  7. Walrus May 1, 2021

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    Ah makes sense I should have asked for more detail. My watchmaker is a really cool guy but his accent is so thick over the phone I only get 50% of what he says face to face it’s fine. So I usually just wait till he mentions numbers and respond
     
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  8. Dan S May 1, 2021

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    That KS looks really nice.
     
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  9. Dan S May 1, 2021

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    No, you are just seeing reflections in the retaining ring on certain parts of the dial, and not others. It's just the angle of the photo.
     
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  10. Walrus May 1, 2021

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    You get to wondering why seiko made the thing the way they did. If you go on seiko forums or even here you see how common they fail. I see metal replacements are now made but I don’t know if a different one is needed for each movement and how difficult it can be to hunt down. On this one the quickset is working but I hear there or short cuts people take to get them moving to be sold
     
  11. Walrus May 1, 2021

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    Ya thanks that’s what I figured that has happened before via photo and everything turned out to be ok. It’s not like this is even a big money item I just know how creative they have become particularly restoring vintage seikos
     
  12. georgeszaslavsky May 1, 2021

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    this watch is a great value for money but one person warned me about the breaking of the quickset of the plastic part especially with the 5626. People who restore vintage Seikos are not many. I will see how my KS chronometer works and how well it quicksets. But if the watch was well cared , it is generally a movement that is very durable, accurate and reliable. You never quick set a Seiko between 8pm and 2am because this is the "death zone" on a seiko and it is best way to break a mechanism. The only independant certified Seiko masterwatchmaker in Europe which is Edouard the watchmaker told me the following always quickset a seiko at 6h30 am or 6h30 pm. Here is a video explaining the fault with thsi movement
     
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  13. Walrus May 1, 2021

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    Ok thanks for the feedback.
    Yes it was also suggested to me go around 12 until you change the date then go to 6:30 so you know you are out of any danger. Thanks for the quick feed back a deal has been reached and a meet up set. Yes this is a face to face watch deal. Nice doing those again. So hopefully everything comes together and I will have it soon. Funny I used to seek clean dials and day dates annoyed me. Now I have come to rely on them. Or at least the date, 80% of the time I remember what day it is very infrequently can I recall the date.
     
  14. Walrus May 1, 2021

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    Oh here is a strange part of this. I told my wife I was going to meet some friends and play a few songs after which I would stop by the bank and take out money for the watch. She said,”how much i will get it for you.” This is a very unusual response. May need to investigate. Did she get doge coin and not tell me? Something is going on.