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  1. Demagnetize is good practice but wont solve your problem. either you have a positional balance issue, broken or cracked bottom balance pivot jewel, and/or you did a poor job cleaning and servicing the watch particularly on the mainspring and barrel arbor.
  2. def. brass, looks as if it was plated and somebody tried removing it using a chemical process (acids) and tried to dry it with heat and accidentally overheated it, minerals and water can also have the same affect on brass, its highly unlikely but its the first thing that comes to mind due to the purple/blue discoloration, this is a very common problem when people try to clean empty shell casing in order re-case them and make their own ammunition. The brass is treated or heated improperly.
  3. peroxide gotta try that too. yes you def need to be careful with the bleach, if you get a little on the dial just quickly wipe it up or use an air duster to dry it up.....it is somewhat forgiving, but extra care is needed with black dials like the seikos...watches that have lume plots like the 6105 makes it much easier than a lumed matte dial like the 6309.
  4. no it doesnt matter at this point i will take what i can get. i would prefer a new arbor as well. i just like to use oem whenever possible
  5. hello, i need to source a 6105 mainspring, i use to get oem ones from a seller on ebay but he is currently out of stock. I need to know where i kind find a new oem one or maybe is there a part number i can search. I would be open to buying an aftermarket from ofrei or borgel. I just need someone to point me in the right direction as to where i can get one that i know will fit and not give me any issues. I know the part# Seiko 401615 which seems to work with all 61xx seikos, but only few sellers outside US have it and they are like $60....wondering if a GR24571x from cousins would work. I
  6. Hey guys long time just wanted to share some finding with you, I have been searching for a way to clean vintage watch lume, particularly in Seiko's which seems to be one of the top brands where collectors look for clean original lume. Esp when it comes to the 6105's, re-lumes kill the value of these, an old moldy patina lume is better than a re-lume, but is obviously not as good as nice clean white lume. These pull in prices that go for about double the cost of an original moldy lumed one. SO i picked up an all original 72' 6105 very clean, except for dial it wasnt that bad really but on
  7. Took rotor off and it runs put it back on and stopped now the movement is no longer working and rotor bearings are screwed up in a fit of rage i launched it accross the room so its now in my junk bin. Never in my 8 years of experience have i ever had an issue like this come from simply removing then installing a caseback Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I also tried with no gasket and no ring and with gasket but no ring i tried every wich way i could Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I tried it without gasket too and no dice Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I dont see any groova for the stem Or any markings inside of the back that indicate any rubbing of the counter weight. Are used a photo from the auction showing the orientation of the case back and I snapped the back back on in the same exact position. And it still has no effect I cannot understand this at all Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hey guys i just got a cheapo swiss waltham automatic That was surprisingly running pretty accurate. I decided to take the back off just to see what kind of movement was inside andvthats it. Now the issue is when I snap the caseback back on it stops the watch! I do not hear the counterweight spinning. So it’s definitely pressing on top of the movement. I swear I literally did nothing to this watch except open it to see the movement. And FYI this has nothing to do with the gasket or the movement ring. I have tried putting it on 100 million different ways. The movement is in the exact position i
  12. .8 not .08 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. .08 is too high for shimming plus it messes with the height of the hands Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. The 9415 liquifies with friction Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Stem stays in case with a case sleeve. Remove case screws pull crown to set position to allow wiggle room then pop movement out from the front Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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