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  1. I don't think a Seiko 6309-729 or 7049 case would qualify as a "High Grade Movement." But I have to say that I think they are the best to start working on. Their simplicity makes them easy to work on, and their accuracy can be pretty amazing. But you have to kiss a bunch of frogs to find the really great one. The Barrel arbor and the baseplate seem to really get worked over. So I have ended up with 4 or 5 movements to make one really good piece. I want to start working on Eta movements soon. Thanks for all the help. I look forward to signing up for the courses. M
  2. Thank you This will help Sorry about the political stuff. If I had only known....... hahaha M
  3. Hi, I'm a total newbe but i am enjoying this a lot! I am starting my new hobby by working on Seiko 6309 divers. My question is: Seiko calls for 4 kinds of lubricants. Moebius A, Moebius V, Seiko S-2, and Seiko S-6. What are the commonly used lubricants? I have seen synt-a-lube and others in Marks videos. What should I be using as substitutes for the above? Thank you for your help. Mike (newbe)
  4. I have noticed that as well. They do have a tendency to move on quickly.
  5. Today was NWD (New watch day). I received a Seiko Sumo from a friend to live with for a while. What an excellent friend he is too. It's going to be a while before I take this one off. ;-)
  6. Yes I use Kroil. Seems to work well and is easy to clean off when you're done. Thanks again. Mike
  7. As it turns out, you were right on the spot Rogart63. I got a small drill bit and cleaned out the years of gunk that had dried up and hardened in the sleeve. Once I did that the spring appeared still in the sleeve. Took it out, cleaned it up, put it back together with a new ball. It works like a charm now. Thank you! Mike
  8. Thank you Rogart63! That is it. I guess the case must be a 7002 because those are the pieces. Now I just have to figure out how to get the rusted spring out of the sleeve. Thanks! Mike
  9. Thank you so much That is a great help. I'll give it a try. Mike
  10. Hi, I was trying to fit a new click ball and spring today on my beloved 6309-729A. I seemed that something was in the hole blocking the spring from seating all the way down. I ended up removing a sleeve from the holeThe lower end of the sleeve is peened over while the other end is open. But there is something in the sleeve that is keeping the spring from going into the sleeve. Have any of you encountered this? The drawings I have look like the hole in the case should not have anything in it. But the spring I have is too short for it to work that way. Also, should the ball be just loose in the hole? It can fall out quite easily. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated! Mike, a new member
  11. Thank you all so much for the warm welcome. I'm happy to be a part of a friendly forum. I love the fact that other watch folk are out here and trying to help us newbies. This forum is FULL of great posts and info. The expertise of some that I have read are truly amazing. I am trying to learn as much as I can about the old Seiko divers because I just love them. I have worked on three 6309-729A s lately. Im so glad I learned about having a junker to practice on before working on a keeper. I learned a ton from that. Im hoping to enroll in Mark's courses soon. I know I will learn a lot from him. Thanks again for the welcome. Have a great Labor Day Holiday. Mike
  12. Thanks for the warm welcome. I'll read the rules and do as expected. Thanks again for this great forum. Mike
  13. Hi. I have been watching your videos and learning a lot from them. Thank you for posting them. I am a fan of Seiko divers with the 6309 caliber. I have a few I have taken down and put back together again. Mostly junkers for practice. I'm just getting started as a hobby and I love the small work. It has been fun and relaxing. I look forward to learning a whole lot more from you. Thank you again Mike, Docbondo
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