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  1. I'll give that a shot. Thanks for your help. I didn't want to goof it up and have to keep redoing it. Thanks again
  2. Hello, I'm really new at this so please forgive any mistakes I make in terminology or otherwise. I have an Invicta with an ISA8172/220 movement that my wife gave me as a birthday present a few years ago. Not a real expensive watch but I really like it and would like to save it. I have the new movement and have watched the video by Mark Lovick on "How to fit a quartz watch movement. Watch repair techniques. ETA 251.262 chronograph". My watch has a "day of the week" dial at the 6:00 position and a "minute totalizer" dial at the 10:00 position(picture included). I know from the video how to correctly turn the watch to midnight changeover position for the hour, minute, second hands and the seconds dial replacement. What I need help with is how do I replace the hands on the "day of the week" dial and the "minute totalizer" dial in the correct position or does it matter? Thanks in advance for your help with this.
  3. Hello, Last entry if anyone is still watching. Thanks to all of you my Seiko kinetic is back in great condition and running perfectly. I ended up having to replace the capacitor too but thanks to a video by Mark Lovick that was an easy task. A special "thank you" to HSL and Stuartbaker104 for your extra effort w/o which I couldn't have done this. All the info you all provided was invaluable to me for this project. I can't thank you all enough.
  4. Hey guys, I'm almost finished with my watch using the info you all have been so kind to provide me with. I solved the band link problem. Discovered by measuring that the new link had smaller holes than the old one on one side of each end of the link. Took a pin vise and drilled out new one and pressed in the pins w/ a pair of smooth jawed parallel pliers. Got tired of waiting on an order so I made a set of hand levers that worked great. During the whole process I discovered the crown had a gasket on the stem section that was deteriorated. I called Cas-Ker and the lady I talked to told me which one to order. Should have paid more attention when the old one came off. It looks like there is room for 3 of the gaskets or she sent one that is a third more narrow than it should be. The next to last picture in HSL's write up(which has been priceless in helping w/ this project) looks like the stem on my watch. It looks to have more than one gasket or a thick one. Just so you don't have to look back it is a Seiko 5M42-0C99. Also the gasket # she gave me is 0Z0060B01 and oddly enough the small package originally contained 3 gaskets and they had marked over it and made a #1. Could someone please help with this? Do I need to order 2 more or did she give me the wrong #. That's the only thing I lack now to have my watch back functioning thanks to all of you who helped me. Thanks in advance.
  5. No problem on translation. Everyone else probably knew right away. Thank you for all the great info. The description was very helpful and that stripdown of the Breitling was amazing to watch. And I thought some firearms were complicated. Even the most complex are simple compared to some of these watches. I think I will order that set of levers on ebay. As I mentioned previously I'm going to try to repair an Invicta quartz that was a gift after I get this Seiko fixed. I think a new movement will be needed but that's another topic. I feel bad asking another question after you've put so much effort into helping me. In my last post responding to you I added a picture of the band and link pin along w/ a description. Do you have any advice re: pressing those particular type pins in? Thanks again for all your help.
  6. Thanks. I found the website. I'll get a catalogue on the way. Really appreciate the advice.
  7. Hey clockboy, Thank you for that. I did purchase a cheap tool very similar to yours for the regular link pins a few years ago. As you said mine works well for those even though some are tight. The pin shown in the bottom picture I posted has a knurled(kind of, the cuts on it are straight and not cross cut like knurling) middle section that is larger than the rest of the pin. It was extremely tight even after soaking in penetrating oil for 3 days. I had a really hard time getting it out using a floor model drill press as a press of sorts. When I tried to put them back I discovered the middle part is actually larger than the holes in the clasp also, not just larger than the hole in the raised section that is part of the band that the clasp end goes on each side of. Not sure how much force to use to press the pins back in. I wasn't able to find those type replacement pins when I found the new clasp. Afraid I'll be "up a creek" if I break the pins. I'm really sorry this is being such a pain to all who are helping me but I sincerely appreciate all the advice everyone has given. Thank you to everyone!
  8. Hey StuartBaker104, Sorry for the delayed response. Our phone and internet service have been down all day until now. That is great advice. I figured you had to have that tool to remove the hands for even pressure. I'll try to find the video you referred to using hand levers(don't know what they are yet but since you say they're pretty easy to make I'll probably go that route). I have lots of tools for gunsmithing. Most are too large but with the knowledge it's ok to improvise I can definitely make do until I can get some other tools. Can you expound on what you are referring to re: the hand pressers? Sorry I don't know what a biro is. I'm assuming a cotton bud is what we call a q-tip. If that's correct ours have a solid hard rolled paper shaft. Could something like a plastic ink pen with the pen part removed work? I have another broken quartz watch that I figured was just gone. I really didn't even think replacing the movement was an option. Tried a new battery that checked good w/ my multi-meter but it still doesn't work. Back to the Seiko at hand. I'm just a little nervous trying things because I'm so uneducated about watches and don't want to ruin this one. My original problem was the clasp was broken. It took me a long time but finally found a replacement. I thought that would be fairly easy but turned out to be worse than I thought. The pins are about .75mm in diameter. I used a small drill bit placed shaft side down in my drill press and pressed them out with difficulty. I don't have any punches smaller than 1/16". The problem now is putting them back. There is a section in the middle of each pin that is larger than the hole in the clasp and is serrated for lack of a better term. I'm not sure if I can press them through the sides of the clasp w/out breaking something. I attached a picture. The middle image is the broken clasp. The bottom image shows the new clasp w/ the pin just started in. The hole in the clasp is .008" smaller than the middle part of the pin. Is it ok to press it through? I hope this makes sense. Would appreciate any feedback from anyone or everyone still watching and helping me. Thanks so much for your reply StuartBaker104. Lots of great advice.
  9. HSL, thank you for the link. That helps a lot. I've looked at some watch tools on Amazon. There may be some good ones among the junk but w/o any experience it's hard to tell even with the reviews. Same w/ gunsmithing tools. Companies recommended by people like you that know the business is a much better way to go for me. Thank you again.
  10. StuartBaker104: I did easily find the Rodico after you told me what it was. I saw someone using it in a video but I guess they assumed everyone watching knew what it was. I didn't. Thank you. I really am floored that you all would take time out of your lives to help me with this. HSL: the pdf is outstanding. Can't believe you took that much time to help me. It answered many questions about tools, how to get the face and hands off, put them back correctly and everything else. btw, I didn't think it was "quick and dirty" at all. Very thorough to me.I didn't want to ruin my watch but couldn't find anyone close by to fix it. I'm limited on my ability to travel far. Now you all have given me an excellent starting point so I don't feel like I'm totally flying blind. I have to acquire a few more tools. Now I'm exited to see if I can find some broken watches to try and fix. Something I can do with all these physical limitations to help feel useful again. If you don't mind another question. Any suggestions on a good source for tools that are not junk but not so expensive they're out of reach? I don't mind paying for a quality tool. Just don't like getting ripped off. You are incredible people. I was raised to put others first as it seems you guys were. I have found how very few friends I really did have when I became unable to do things for them. I can't say "Thank you" enough to everyone that has responded!
  11. Thanks so much for both of the responses. To StuartBaker104: I should have clarified about the borrowed tweezers. They have some example tools the dr.'s look at to order by that they can borrow. These haven't and will never be used in a surgery. That was comical to me. I understood your concern. Sorry about that. I really appreciate the advice. I'll look at the videos of taking the hands off before I attempt. I had no idea they were glued from behind. I've worked on so many things in my life but not the "guts" of a watch. Replaced dials, link pins and other simple things. Even the little things, like suggesting wear cots or gloves(I do have several thicknesses of nitrile gloves), that you all take for granite is a big help to me. If I think tackling taking the hands off is too much I may just put a tiny drop in each hole and go that route. Sorry for another question. If you don't use tweezers or some tool how do you hold something that tiny to get it into place? Thanks again to you both. Every comment anyone makes I learn something.
  12. Thanks again. I really appreciate your help. I have a new profound appreciation for watchmakers, horologists, etc. I thought gun parts were small sometimes. They are huge compared to watch parts. All you guys must have nerves of a surgeon and incredible memories to work on these things. Everything is tiny. Thankfully I do have a good magnifying visor and good lighting. My tools for working on guns are expensive and many kinda small but not near small enough. I do have one quick question if you have time. That Seiko logo I'm still trying to replace has 2 small pins on the back that fit into corresponding holes on the face. Should I just press it in or put a tiny amount of epoxy to ensure it doesn't come out again. I'm waiting until Monday to finish it? My wife is an operating room nurse and is able to borrow a tiny pair of tweezers(they call them forceps) to hold the logo to get it in place. Thanks in advance. You have been so helpful to me.
  13. Hello everyone, I'm so very grateful to all who responded to my post. I had only tried this one other time on another website regarding tractors and no one responded. I didn't have a chance to try any of your suggestions until this afternoon. I learned I need to post pictures next time. Don't want to hurt anyone's feelings who posted but a special "thank you" to TexasDon and HSL. With the link TexasDon posted and the picture and description HSL posted I was able to get the crown out in seconds with no problems. I haven't had time to attached the Seiko logo yet but with the movement out I don't anticipate any more problems. You guys are all awesome. I can't thank you enough for your help. I just read the Welcome email that suggested I introduce myself first. Sorry I didn't to that. I'm a 55 year old ex-electrical engineer and gunsmith. Was diagnosed w/ a crippling joint disease at 42 which ended my engineering career and most of my gunsmithing. Diagnosed with another disease that is destroying the protective sheaths over my nerves about 8 years ago. I really like working w/ my hands but most of my body doesn't work well anymore and is accompanied by constant severe pain. Thank you all again. I may need your assistance again. You are all very kind to take your time to help someone else. It seems rare these days.
  14. Hello everyone, I'm very new to this. Live out in the country, no where near a watchmaker. Tried Youtube videos with no luck. I have a 20 year old Seiko Kinetic(model in Title). It's my favorite watch. The winder weight(please forgive, I don't know proper terminology yet) "spot welds" broke. I found a new part at Cas-Ker and can fix this part. The main problem is the "Seiko" logo broke off and I can't figure out how to get the crown out of this particular movement so I can get it out of the case and reattach the logo. I'm sure if I don't fix this issue it will get jammed up in the hands and possibly destroy the movement. Would really appreciate some advice. Thank you
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