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  1. That's incredible. I'm very pleasantly surprised by the difference. It shows what could be achieved by these movements.
  2. I've put a 6r15/Ne15 in my SKX. Just because I could. Swapped the stem and crown to have access to the hacking and handwinding capabilities of the movement. There's a few other little parts you need to take off a 7s26 to convert a 6r15/ne15 to run a day wheel. It's a little easier to regulate to a more stable positional variance and has a longer power reserve. But I still don't know how to fully strip down, clean, oil and reassemble. I know my limitations and It's something I'd love to find the time to do but I know I can't commit the hours at present. I think crystaltimes has a display
  3. I've had one that lasted 2 years but I did notice that the cable had gotten tangled with one of the arms which kind of knackered the gearing. I now have a 2nd one and have tidied the cable. Mistake learned.
  4. Got My Calipso Tester about a week ago and have read Mark's comments above - I just want to check I'm doing it right. I'm pretty happy with it - seems a good quality piece of kit and have got the gist of how it works. Just want to check a couple of things. Q) When you pressure up the machine with the watch in the top section, if the watch seals aren't good, it forces air into the watch case. Should you wait a set period of time to allow this to happen - or do you move to the next stage (i.e immersion in the water) straight away? Q) If after immersion - on slowly
  5. Aha. Yes it does. I'm a bit of a newbie but I've never seen a dial spacer in a Seiko watch. Having said that, I suppose that SII movements go in all sorts of non-seiko branded watches like Invicta etc.
  6. I've just received this new NE15 and they (cousins) have included this ring 2 screws and 2 little tabs. Are these parts a kind of movement spacer? I already have the correct plastic movement spacer for the case I am fitting this movement into. So I suppose these extra parts are superfluous. Just wondered if anyone has seen or used this type of fitting before. (assuming that's what it is for) Just asking out of curiosity Thanks, Jason
  7. It's a cool watch. There's lots of models with PADI on now, but I only have and want this one. Sent from my GT-I8190N using Tapatalk
  8. So, a lot of the guys on this forum really know their stuff and are heavily involved in servicing and the like. Some of the other forums have groups of 'fanboys' (I suppose they might be called) who will defend their brand of choice to the death. I got into horology through Seiko because of their low entry point (for mechanicals). To use an analogy, I'm probably still using stabilisers when it comes to knowledge. What I'm getting at in a roundabout way is....Should I be surprised that so many people on this forum love their Seikos so much? N.b. I've got several Seiko watches,
  9. Nice acquisition. I have had quite a few watches with new 7s26 and more recently some with 4r36. My experience is that the 4r36 seem to be more accurate out of the box but they're basically the same as the 7s26 apart from maybe an extra 3 jewels. I don't know if it's because they're being regulated better at the factory or whether the extra jewels have an influence. Current 4R36 include a SRPA21, SRP777 and a modified SRP275
  10. Padi Turtle finally arrived. Yup it's a big watch. I'm migrating towards smaller vintage watches but I just had to get this one. Very weighty. I'm very impressed with the standard bracelet with solid end links and the little diver's extension but I had to remove 5 links to get it on my 6.5" wrist.
  11. Here's a few pics of a Seiko 5 SNZH59. Quite a nice watch as standard (top left) and after I modified one for someone to resemble a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Dark Knight. It's a nice size and has TiCN coated stainless steel case. Also the standard domed hardlex crystal adds a cool vintage look. A popular base for a few modded watches.
  12. Guys, wow. Didn't expect so many responses so quickly. Thanks. This must have hit a nerve. It seems there may be no perfect case vice. However I'm quite keen to explore the options suggested. Typical application is for a Seiko diver type case so height of case up to about 15mm. I haven't got a bench vice yet, just one in the garage. I think I may have unknowingly knackered it when trying to get the case back off a Bulova Deep Sea (pics enclosed) where the rather large caseback gasket had turned into tar (apparently it's a known thing with these watches and the gasket must have been made w
  13. I'm asking because I have just destroyed another case vice The one on the right came apart last time I used it at the part where you screw it in. Basically, I do stuff with dive watches and wanted taller pins to hold the case secure as the screw down case backs can sometimes be very tight. The one on the right seemed the best bet at the time because it has a sturdy metal body, chunky screw thread and big pins. The weak point however is the plastic knob which comes off the shaft. The small one on the left is really cheap and did the job, but isn't really man enough and the pins are t
  14. Here's the finished watch I have done an awful lot to this watch. Far beyond the original cost but it was a fun journey. And, it still looks like an OEM Seiko (nearly)
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