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Seiko"s spot on the "other watch brand" section, because it deserves it.

  1. Jerseyhammer

    Jerseyhammer May 30, 2019

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    Likewise
     
  2. Jerseyhammer

    Jerseyhammer May 31, 2019

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    Opps Bellmatic I meant ⚒⚒
     
  3. Lupo

    Lupo Jun 3, 2019

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    My 007, from the sea to the snow

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  4. Steve88M3

    Steve88M3 Jun 4, 2019

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    Does anyone know of a master Seiko watchmaker? Klein doesn’t seem to be taking any new work.

    I’d like to get a couple of mine serviced and have the cases refinished (seriously).
     
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  5. michael22

    michael22 Jun 6, 2019

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    Just picked up this SRPB31. I shall ditch the rubber & use black mesh, I think. Here is a family shot
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    The lume looks yellow in this pic, but is a more attractive orange IRL.
     
  6. Professor

    Professor Jun 6, 2019

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    I'd also like to know of Seiko service sources and pricing, especially the resealing of serviced divers watches to factory water resistant specifications.

    The only local watch maker has a contract with a local Diamond company and can only take watches for repair and servicing if you go through the company. He no longer does person to person work.
    His prices were very reasonable but going through the company greatly increases the charges.
    It might be worth it anyway since there would be no shipping or insurance charges for local business.
     
  7. michael22

    michael22 Jun 6, 2019

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    I live in Australia, & sent mine to Seiko Australia. They were great. That was a modern watch, probably different with vintage.
     
  8. omegaswisst

    omegaswisst Jun 6, 2019

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    I've read quite a few people use Vintage Time Australia for vintage Seiko and Citizen servicing and repairs.

    https://www.vintagetimeaustralia.com/VTA/
     
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  9. Lotus_Eater8815

    Lotus_Eater8815 Jun 6, 2019

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    +1 for a Seiko section for sharing knowledge on vintage pieces and providing a safe hunting ground as more fakes and frankens flood the market.
     
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  10. timestamp

    timestamp Jun 6, 2019

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    Unfortunately yes. Seiko does not seem to keep significant stores of spare parts for old models, and for most vintage models, they will simply decline service.

    Also, a classic service as in mid to higher range swiss watches seems not to be something they often do for their sub-1k models... a movement swap is what happens regularly.
     
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  11. 3nicewatches

    3nicewatches Jun 11, 2019

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  12. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jun 11, 2019

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    I like them. But you run into 2 dilemmas, the high end Seiko, and the Spring drive.

    Wonderful pieces no question... but they have perceived emotional draw backs.
     
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  13. michael22

    michael22 Jun 11, 2019

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    Finally, I can agree with Hodinkee. An artistic design where the focus is on the inspiration, rather than the names involved.
    The design story is very Japanese, & I wonder why they are USA only. Anyway, they look interesting.
     
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  14. Professor

    Professor Jun 11, 2019

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    The Spring Drive "Snowflake" is a masterpiece.
     
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  15. omegastarter

    omegastarter Jun 14, 2019

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  16. CPRwatch

    CPRwatch Jun 14, 2019

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    This little beauty has just arrived manual wind , this will be a birthday gift to my oldest daughter . Just needs some tlc & away we go image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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  17. Flatfoot

    Flatfoot Jun 15, 2019

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    7002 SuperMod on PVD mesh today.
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  18. CPRwatch

    CPRwatch Jun 20, 2019

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    Because of the Alpinist , one of Seikos greatest . image.jpeg
     
  19. sdre

    sdre Jun 20, 2019

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    Another variant of the silverwave
     
  20. michael22

    michael22 Jun 21, 2019

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    Put my SRPB on black mesh. 20190621_221528.jpg
    I've had trouble noticing any glow of the lume, so tonight I did the job properly. It seems my living room lights aren't strong enough to light it up, so I gave it a flashlight up close. Can't take a good lume pic, though it looks good in reality.
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