I need to source a "Date Indicator Maintaining Plate" #0808-300 for a 7S26 "C" movement. I'm building a franken movement out of an "A" and "C" model and Seiko changed this plate. Any ideas as to sources?
Hello dear watchmakers.
Last week, I was lucky enough to get my self a beautiful vintage Seiko chronograph watch with 7015 movement.
The overall condition looked great so I did not expect any problem with the watch.
However, over the last few days, I noticed that this watch stops around 1~2am when the day disk moves to the next day.
At first, I thought there was no residual power in the mainspring but the watch won't start after being shaken for some time.
It runs well and keeps good timing after I move the day disk manually by adjusting hands by crown till the next night around 1 am.
Could you please give me any ideas on this issue?? I really love this watch and want to make this watch perfectly functional. Thank you.
I put some photo of the watch and what timegrapher tells
I'm new to the forum and watch repair. It's great to have a resource like this when things aren't working as they should!
I recently bought a 6119-6400 with a couple of known issues that I'd appreciate some assistance with.
Firstly, the internal bezel is very stiff, it turns but with quite a bit of effort. Secondly, the quickset date works, but the crown sticks once pushed in and the day won't change when the crown is pushed. It does advance when changing the time between 9pm and 1am though.
Lastly, I confess I'm not much of a fan of the hardlex crystal and would love to try a slightly domed sapphire (it's a UFO, right?). How do I find something to fit, any suggestions? I have the sense that trying any old 33mm crystal is unlikely to work.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
I have a seiko 6139-7100 chrono, the watch was serviced twice in the past three months by two different watchmakers and both can't seem to figure out the problem, the watch itself keeps excellent time, but the chronograph is 2-3 seconds fast a MINUTE, which is crazy, any ideas on what is the cause? how can the time telling function of the watch be keeping accurate time while the chrono is not?aren't they both supposed to be depending on the same 4th wheel?
Its a bit of a disappointing book actually it's mainly just a list of old lathes from various manufacturers and their specifications, but doesn't explain much in the way of using a lathe any other De Carle book I would rate but not that one, there's is plenty on youtube to watch about watchmakers lathes.
Sorry for the delayed response everyone! Thanks so much for all the information!! Haha yankeedog and andyhull, I will do my best to resist the urge to lick the dial. I have made it habit to use finger cots at all times when taking down or assembling a watch. I will maybe add a mask when dealing with potential radium dials to be on the safe side. So as far as cleaning the movement, is there any precautions needed there as far as pre cleaning any potential radium dust from the dial, I don’t really want anything like that in my cleaning solutions, or am I being to paranoid?
I wonder if you have everything back as it should? You pull the stem out to set time. Then wind it until it shift date. Put the hour hand at 12 a clock . Wind it one more time 24 hours and see that it shift right. With the hour hand at 12 set the minute hand over the hour hand. Then it should work. If not there is something wrong.