Hi, I recently purchased a Seiko GMT Perpetual off eBay. The watch has a 8f56 Movement which is the high accuracy quartz movement.
The watch was purchased with a low battery (indicated by the second hand ticking every 5 seconds).
I've since replaced the battery and reset the perpetual calendar, the watch was working for about 3 hours and then just stopped. I've since tried to reset the perpetual calendar again and it doesn't do anything just completely dead.
I recently went to a local watch repair shop and they said it would need a entirely new movement and would set me back £250 for it. It would however be done by Seiko not themselves.
Any help is much appreciated.
Picked up this Delbana 17 jewel Incabloc recently for next to nothing.
That's not a good sign...
Well, there's your problem...
A donor mainspring and a good bath and now it's keeping good time and awaiting a new crystal and bands. I may have to do some research here on restoring hands as the luminous paint is long gone from these and the second hand was originally bright red.
Ok...here is my blasphemy....the plate is buggered.. it may or may not snap back. It may snap off! It might cause more damage and make the watch inoperable all together. Option one replace the main plate ,this would be preferred..option two..attempt to straighten bend..option three relive the plate of the damaged area..take a file to it.very judiciously file away the distorted area. The balance wheel will turn and the watch should work. This of course should be your last ditch option. The absolute last resort.. but in my opinion if you really want to put that watch back into service ,it is something you may want to consider.
I Think Chopin summed it up perfectly its horses for courses. Watch dials and clock dials differ in so many ways If you are so inclined to clean one always try an inconspicious piece first to guage the reaction.