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  1. Sorry I didn't understand you the first time- yes that would be great! I do have the dimensions, I'll post them shortly. I have tried heating it, freezing it, ultrasonicing it, bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, phosphoric acid, super glue, a massager (yes a massager)...
  2. How exactly do I push the pusher out? Bear in mind that I spent 2 weeks trying to get the pusher out by every non-destructive means possible until I decided to sacrifce the pusher by gripping it with a pair of pliers very hard and pulling with almost all my strength while the case was in a vice- and then the part which gave out was the case/tube interface not the tube/pusher interface.
  3. Hi, I'm in the process of restoring a Seiko 6139-6012. Everything has gone well so far (this being my first chronograph) apart from this problem. One of the pushers was stuck in the case. After a couple of weeks of alternating soaking in WD40 and rust remover I went for the brute force approach, and the case tube (pendant tube?) came out with the pusher still stuck inside it. At this point I could see that the pusher itself was beyond saving due to the amount of corrosion, so the aim is to get the pusher out without damaging the case tube. I removed part of the pusher button (with a file) to allow better access to try and scrape away the rust between the pusher and the tube with a pin. But this is only going to get me so far, and I'm worried about damaging the tube. I have searched for a replacement Seiko tube without success, and checked the generic pendant tubes at Cousins but none have the right dimensions. Here's a photo of the pusher stuck in the tube (next to the other, healthy, pusher): and from the service manual: Any advice appreciated.
  4. Hi, I got into watch repairing last summer after finding an old Oris during an attic clear-out. Since then I've completed Mark's video course, got most of the basic tools, and been buying, servicing/repairing, and selling watches to get as much practice and experience as I can. I seem to have found myself concentrating mainly on Seikos from the 60s and 70s, and some of the more affordable Swiss brands from the same era (Oris, Avia, Langendorf, Baumgartner...). Thoroughly enjoying it so far.