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  1. Silicone seal is a glue type product and dries tack free, i dont think it would work. The same material though is used on disposable medical sticky pads for ecg’s etc... And also cheap pads for Tens Units (ebay), would be easy enough to cut with wet scissors.
  2. Monastic, would that be the pump bottle gel type? I'm surprised that would have enough solvent to dissolve the rubber goo but I love learning something new like this. Please share what type you used. Come to think of it, some of those products do have alcohol in them, maybe that was the ticket...
  3. That is certainly a plastic crystal and can be polished perfectly as a matter of general maintenance, if it's original it would be a travesty to change it out. Gorgeous watch and yes some models were luminous and some were yellow painted. Don't change it, they're different models and all original configurations are relatively rare. I'd rather have that one with a nicely polished orig crystal than with an nos crystal that's two weeks away from looking like the one you just polished anyway. :)
  4. I have watched many a infomercial satellite feed in the 90's when they were selling these watches. Exuberantly hyped and sold with all the discounting and bundling techniques. I always felt they were pitched to those who didn't know better and at the time I think they were regarded as lower quality "pretty" watches. That said, I always was tempted to buy one but never did as I'd rather spend the money on a quality vintage watch.
  5. Very cool, I don't recall ever seeing that on a watch before. Thanks.
  6. Wed 3? What is three? I'm sure I'm about to look like an idiot... 3rd month maybe? 3rd day of the week? IDK...
  7. That's a cool watch! I wouldnt mail it back to the "Product Services Division" as stated in the warranty Love that the box is with it. Keeper
  8. What is the window to the left under "Seiko"? I'm confused
  9. Is there another screw hole around the other side? Is there not a screw in it either? Take a few pics around the edge of the movement, that may not be the dial screw hole.
  10. Do not assume anything when troubleshooting. Just because a part was just replaced, cleaned, or "it can't be that because..." this will stop a proper diagnosis and put you into a vicious circle. My rule number 1 for any kind of service work.
  11. I often use it without the base, sometimes it doesn't allow enough crystal protruding.
  12. Galvanic corrosion from dissimilar metals, aluminum is bad about that. Not much can be done here short of a redial and in that case I'd look for another dial made of brass.
  13. Well stated MT, When working on any vintage equipment with two wire power cords, I always change them out for a three wire grounded cord that is grounded to the chassis. In the US grounds are all connected together and to earth ground. Any leak from load side AC to ground will trip a circuit breaker. Btw, gfi's are code required near a water source.
  14. Make SURE you put a three wire, grounded plug and cord on. It could save your life.
  15. That base actually holds the crystal in place and the metal sides space the compressor up slightly to leave enough plastic at the bottom of the crystal to insert into a case. Am I correct?
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