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  1. Hi Andy, There are many people who can adjust a Seiko for you but as you are on here why not learn to do it yourself? As it's only a couple of years old you can get away without a full service I'd guess, but it's quite simple to pop the back off and very slightly move the balance rate adjustment arm to improve the time keeping.
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    Welcome from another Phil...! Good place this, with some great contributors. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. That’s superb, well done. I’m still at the kitchen table and clear it all up before I go to bed phase! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Excellent videos JD, thanks for sharing. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Not sure if this will be any help to you or not but interesting none the less.
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    Watch of Today

    I need to start looking at old catalogues but I’m sure my first ever watch was a boys three hander on a black strap in I would guess about 1976. I seem to remember having it in the deep snow and I think that followed the hot summer of ‘76. Would I recognise it if I saw it? Maybe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks John, I’ll have a look. I suppose I could have installed the jewel upside down, I”be done lot so these so could be getting a bit blasé about it which is when mistakes creep in. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. I have a friend who pulled down his SARB065 Cocktail Time and knackered the HS and I suspect damaged the MS too. He made a bit of a mess of the whole thing, it was swimming in oil too. I said I’d look at it for him, and I installed a new “balance complete” but agreed with him not to touch MS for now. I pulled the movement down and cleaned and serviced it. Getting quite good numbers dial down, and ok numbers crown down & crown up, but dial up it goes mental. Dial down: Crown down: Dial up: Can anyone enlighten me? Maybe a pivot issue although they look alright but maybe I need to recheck them? Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Good luck, sounds like a great course. I assume that it’s full time for a year? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. That's a good spot. You're getting good images from your USB mic, what type is it?
  11. Always a good thing but rarely a quick win unless you find a cache of very commonly sought after but quite rare parts. If you can easily afford the initial outlay without having to make some quick sales you are most probably on to a winner; or if there are some parts in the lots that you can sell quickly for a good profit again should be a winner. When considering try and remember that eBay and Paypal are both damned expensive to use, they screw you out of %'s at every turn so make sure you have factored this in. Sounds like an interesting opportunity though. And if there are Seiko parts then we need to talk... ;o)
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    Watch Marker Fell Off

    Hey Zippy, not too much I suspect! Would help to know where in the world you are so somebody local to you could assist. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Seiko 7009 stops

    Sounds like something isn’t seated properly. I’d pop the dial off and refit or it will drive you mad. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Good to hear you have a plan, it’s a journey not a destination as the old saying goes so keep on learning a little bit every day. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. I had a similar brainwave for a different problem. There is a watch called the Seiko UC-3000 which has a battery that is a bit large for the design and is a very tight fit. The temptation to use an little leverage to get it out is great, but it sits in the middle of a large coil. Half the watches in this family that don’t work you can bet someone has damaged the coil trying to change the battery. Little suction cups for 29p iirc from my local shop did the job. Plop one on the battery and you can get enough pull on it to get it out without damaging the coil. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk