Hi, so I recently got a seiko 5 snk809 and it was working fine, I then decided to regulate it as it was losing about 1 minute a day. After I regulated it it was working fine then stopped so I shook it to wind it up and then it started working. After 5 minutes it stopped again so I wound it up and it would work but then stop after a couple of minutes. I checked to see if the watch was being winded and it was, so the watch had power but just wouldn't move, I dont know why this is, the watch has power but will only run for a minute or two when I shake it, this hasn't happened before to this watch, so if anyone could help that would be great.
I have a seiko 7548-700f that I bought at a flea market for 15 dollars. Very beat up. Heavy scratches on the back near the lugs. Looks like the previous owner didn't know how to take a case back off properly. Last year during a battery change the screwdriver slipped and i hit the coil block. I managed to replace it without trouble. Starting a couple of months ago it started losing time. LOTS of time. I would take it off overnight and in the morning it would be 5 hours behind the correct time. Happens no matter what position the watch is in. I suspect that this is because the hole for the center wheel is not circular anymore. I know this means I need a service but I can not afford one. I am in highschool with no job. I have posted similar threads to this on several different sites, but no one is helpful. They tell me to get a job or to just pay to service it. What should I do? Should I learn to service it myself or is it even worth it?
I'm about to start working on a Seiko 6602 and would like to be able to put it on the timegrapher before and after and see how well it works but i'm struggling to identify the correct lift angle for it. It seems to be missing from all the general lift angle lists I've come across. I've read in other posts that most Seiko's are either 52 / 54.5 but which is it for this movement, can anyone help please?
I'm a fellow watch enthusiast from the North-East of England. I hope everyone is keeping well.
I recently bought myself a cheap watch repair kit, dusted off the old watch storage box and started to giving my watches the attention they required, it's been going quite well so far but do need some guidance with the correct steps of putting the workings and the case back on for my Accurist GMT Grand Complication, hopefully I will do a separate post on this with pics.
Anyway hope everyone is having a decent Friday night.
I just received my Seiko 7006A that I bought off ebay. The watch appeared quite nice in the photos, but alas it wasn't in real life.
The rotor had a "clunking" sound, as describe by the seller. Should be fixable....
When I opened it up, I couldn't get the movement out from the back. Was it a front loader? The crystal didn't look like it would come off with a crystal lift. After careful examination and prodding around. I managed to pry the movement ring off. Someone had glued the crystal on with so much glue that it seeped under the movement ring.
When the movement came out, my heart sank. Someone had pried the dial off with so much force that it wrinkled the dial!
He even broke 1 dial foot and bent the other.
But the last straw was when I discovered the mainspring barrel had been damaged!
I've searched cousins and ebay for a replacement and even a donor movement to no avail.
Does anyone know if the barrels from other Seiko models will fit a 7006A? Like maybe a 7S26?
Hello and welcome to the forum. All is not lost with the watch post some pictures of the movement with the back off Screws and battery clamps can be bought. so like Lazarus we MAY be able to raise the dead .
Steel is what you want. Preferably stainless. Get a magnet- good quality 304, 306, 316 stainless alloy will be non magnetic. Try ofrei and kas-ker. otherwise vintage NOS is always good but like we talked about-can get spendy.
Otherwise some can be cheap tin or aluminium. Even plastic.