Now going to tackle my second Seiko repair after fixing a displaced 7S26-C rotor/bearing (posted in another thread). I'm still a newbie at all of this, but learning by watching, reading and doing. I'm really enjoying the work, I wonder why I did not learn this art years ago.
I was given a Seiko 7009-3040 automatic for free. I took a look at it and saw that is had a bent second hand. Closer inspection showed the little [ S ] emblem has been disconnected from the face and is rolling around between the dial and the face (show here resting next to the 4 o’clock position. It was actually in the day/date window hiding at first. After a bit of tapping it came out.
I was thinking it might be not too hard to fix? Separate the movement from the case of course. Then glue the [ S ] emblem back in place on the dial using a very small amount of super glue. I can see two small holes for mounting. Bend the second hand back to straight.
So the real questions are
is super glue OK for this application, I would assume to let the dial stay out of the case for a day or two to protect the rest from 'glue fogging'.
looking a the second hand, I'm almost sure it just might break if I try to straiten it?
had anyone else seen this happen, the emblem falling off and fouling the hands?
Thank you very much in advance.
I was following this video to pop out the glass on my Geneva watch.
I wanted to pop out the glass to adjust the calendar frame. However, after popping out the glass, the automatic watch stopped working. Could it be possible that the pressure of air from the syringe damage something? I appreciate if anyone can suggest possible problems. Below is my watch.
Thank you in advance.
I found this site because I decided to revisit my old watch collection. I have watches from the 70’s that I wanted to try to repair myself. I am hoping you guys can help because I am very new at maintaining watches.