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Hi all, I have recently acquired a Seiko M354-5010 watch. It was among a job lot of very well used watches and shows real signs of wear, although it seems to work perfectly after fitting a new battery.

Am I right in thinking that this is known as the Moonraker watch, so called for its affiliation with the 1978 film of the same name? 

Here are some pictures of the watch, hopefully somebody can shed some light on this for me.

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This guy thinks it is:  

https://youtu.be/Jx5fWMSwDCY

Heavier than the 1981 version I bought new.  Don't spray any type of electronics cleaner in the case!  It clouded the lettering on my bezel! 

Also, the crystal is hard to press out.  I'll leave that to someone who knows for certain as I trashed mine.  Found a new glass, but still looking for the dial bezel.

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