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Well the watch repairer has opened my watch up and taken a couple of phots and sent them to me.

It is a bit of a mess inside as well as a couple of missing C clips. One that is on the main bridge. I wonder where it went?

Anyway, gave them the go ahead to clean it all up, and fix what is needed. Now I just need to see if I can find an original band? I'll be much more careful of it now.

First one is rust. Like I need to tell you guys. Second is a photo of the rotor bearing which is shot as well as an arrow pointing to the missing C clip.

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Got another email from the watchmaker that is servicing my Seiko.

It is keeping pretty good time he said.

When he was going over the case, the start/stop pusher tube into the case has been replaced with something that is not the same as the reset pusher.

Apparently, Seiko never made the tube as a spare part and you had to buy a new case. Seems odd as it would be a separate piece. Why a pusher would not have come with one seems odd. Hey, what do I know?

Anyway, Matt is going to look at making one if he can't get his hands on one. The one on the right of the picture is the dodgy one. The state of the case around it is not lost on me either. Grrr. Looks like it was hammered in from Darwin.

Hopefully, Matt can tidy it up a bit.

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An idea to consider:

Generic pushers. They are made for Rolex/Tudor and may only require taping the case to insert. 
 

I have seen generic for Omega as well, though not replaced them, and those may be press in rather than thread in. 
 

But the Rolex (and later Omega) have the knurled lock ring; early Omega are plain, which yours would have been. Might be worth looking into for a more solid repair. 

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14 hours ago, Michael1962 said:

Apparently, Seiko never made the tube as a spare part and you had to buy a new case. Seems odd as it would be a separate piece. Why a pusher would not have come with one seems odd. Hey, what do I know?

Lots of parts which are in fact separate are not sold individually. Other examples are  the rotating bezel insert, or the mainspring. The latter fact is guaranteed to give an hissy fit to beginners especially. Normally that happens when special techniques or tools are needed, and chances of damage are significant

In the end it simplifies the maker but increases repair cost, unless the repairman is able and willing to go the extra mile.

The practice is not certainly not unique to Seiko, or for that matter, to the watch industry.

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