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Old 05-26-2012, 08:57 AM   #4606
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I thought this vintage Seiko diver would be too big for my wrist, but it turned out to be very wearable. I had to replace the quartz movement, which had corroded badly, but I love it.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:11 AM   #4607
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I had to replace the quartz movement, which had corroded badly, but I love it.

Then why does it say "Automatic"?
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:42 PM   #4608
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Then why does it say "Automatic"?
Cuz I replaced the quartz with an auto 6309 movement.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:15 AM   #4609
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Was this a straight swap with little work required?
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:24 AM   #4610
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This was a straight swap because Seiko made the same case/movt combo. With a few exceptions, Seiko's 70s(ish) divers had a lot of interchangeable parts. At least that's what I'm learning.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:33 PM   #4611
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I dug this out of the back of the safe. It is the time piece that got me into fine time pieces. I had not worn it in ages. A couple of shakes and it is keeping a +2 second a day pace.

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:27 AM   #4612
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I dug this out of the back of the safe. It is the time piece that got me into fine time pieces. I had not worn it in ages. A couple of shakes and it is keeping a +2 second a day pace.

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Old 06-07-2012, 12:26 AM   #4613
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finally got my act together and not only photographed but als able to post them here.....

my 1975 (I think) Seiko that my uncle gave to me. needs a damn good service / overhaul







It had the original rubber strap, but I didnt like that so endedup with a metal one, that turned out to be crappy as well.




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Old 06-07-2012, 12:37 AM   #4614
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Very cool. Be very careful when you think about restoration. It looks great as it is, overpolishing the case and re-luming dial and hands will probably make it lose much of its value.

I'd send it to an independent Seiko specialist for a movement service, case and dial cleaning, crystal polish and a new lume pip.

Search ebay for "6105 bracelet" and you should find many good options.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:30 AM   #4615
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Thanks Flood
I have located a service palce, affiliated with Seiko but still independent I think, should check them out some more.

I agree with the appearance and no, I don't want it all new, but things like the adjuster, it screw to lock, it doesn't. I think it got water in it some time long back and I don't think it got serviced properly when I first got it.

As for the strap assay, I shall follow up on that - just did, that was pretty easy, they look good as well

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Old 06-07-2012, 04:36 AM   #4616
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And don't let anyone buy it cheap. That's a valuable piece of Seiko history. Especially as it appears original.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:07 AM   #4617
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And don't let anyone buy it cheap. That's a valuable piece of Seiko history. Especially as it appears original.
Thanks, i did some quick e-bay searching couple years back and similar were between $800 and $1000.
I wouldn't say its in good condition, the adjuster knob doesn't screw tight, its not original bracelet, but its heavy and automatic

What does the collective wisdom think for a value?

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Old 06-07-2012, 05:47 AM   #4618
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With it cleaned up and an original bracelet, it could be in the 800$ range. But, like Flood said, don't go crazy with the restoration, leave some patina.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:19 AM   #4619
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Post it on thewatchsite.com, you'll get names and good tips on how to proceed with it. And you'll get tons of PMs of people who'll want to buy it
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:55 PM   #4620
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For my sons 21st birthday i gave him a rolex, made in the year of his birth.
A 1989 Submariner.



And i treated myself a while back.
A 1998 seadweller, lug holes and a rare "swiss" only dial.

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