To continue down the Timex Quartz rabbit hole, I just acquired 2 more vintage models. The black dial one is nearly identical to one that @JohnD has. This one came up at a reasonable price, so I jumped. The white dial watch has similar styling to the black one and naturally caught my eye. It's very clean and is swiftly headed my way.
This watch is not gold toned, it's just the potato camera again! It's actually 2 toned.
The cleanliness of this watch is promising.
Thanks. I'm also seeing a no lubrication symbol for the corrector wheel. I see in mark's video that he lubricated the elongated hole for this wheel. Does lubrication go there? Or is there absolutely no lubrication for this component. Another question regarding reversing wheels. On a diagram I see in another thread it also shows no lubrication to be applied on the teeth or pawls whereas in mark's video he applies lubrication on the teeth. Is his procedure incorrect? What is the purpose of requiring epilame on these if no lube is applied here? Also the diagram does not show lubricating the date jumper on the part that indexes the date wheel. Should this area be lubricated like many other manufacturers do? Or is this not necessary?
I have replaced the capacitor in this JDM Seiko AGS Spirit Titanium (5M22 movement). This is a one piece case, so the bezel has to come off to get to the movement. The bezel gasket was a bit hard to get back in (ordered two new ones and ruined one), but it all went in on the second attempt (using a drill press. Yes, I am a newb and do not own a crystal press. But I have other tools and am resourceful). Here it is. I really like this watch. It's very well made, the titanium case and band make super-light and very comfortable watch. The crystal is most likely sapphire, though it does not say so on the back. I did look up the Seiko catalog and it calls for sapphire replacement part. Also, for a watch this old (from the early-mid 90's) the crystal is literally pristine. No scuffs or scratches. Very high quality piece that I am really enjoying right now. The new style capacitors (LiOn batteries, really) allow about a 4 month reserve on these. I am very happy with the purchase and the "service" I gave it.
Watches of this vintage could be of either 2209 or 2409 variety. The 24 series is still being produced and new parts are still available from meranom in Russia. The 22 series is archaic .parts must be cannibalized from other movements. These can be purchased by the bushel online. CHEAP.