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'm not familiar with the tool you are using, but it looks like it is giving good results.
Screwdrivers are more forgiving than knives with shapening, to sharpen my screwdreivers I purchased a 240 grit and 400 grit diamond sharpening plate off ebay for just $3 or $4 each and have one an A&F spring loaded screwdriver holder for sharpening and find that gives me pretty good results.
The most important thing is using your Loupe to check you have inserted the screwdriver correctly before sharpening.
Also if you are removing a chip on the blade you will normally have to hold the blade at 90 degrees to the diamond plate and take a small amount off the end so they screwdriver blade once sharpened to ensure it doesn't bottom out in the screw.
Did you remove the cap stones on the balance and fully clean out the old oil?
If not the old oil could be gumming up the new oil.
Have you checked the pivots of the balance for wear?
Checked the jewels for any cracks?
Does the anchor snap cleanly from side to side if you nudge it with an oiler with the balance removed?
I realize its an old thread but deserves a bump, its pure gold! Thank u all for all informatin. I myself have a Elma super Elite and ive been struggling with the cleaning result. I think i just expect too much out of it