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I just got one of those Accutron astronauts as well and I love it. It runs a little fast, but I understand that it just means it needs to be adjusted for the higher voltage off modern batteries. Maybe I'll find someone to do that this spring. This is my current daily though:c9b3b9b3529462487ff62df511c1d3d2.jpg

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1 hour ago, qhartman said:

I just got one of those Accutron astronauts as well and I love it. It runs a little fast, but I understand that it just means it needs to be adjusted for the higher voltage off modern batteries. Maybe I'll find someone to do that this spring. This is my current daily though:c9b3b9b3529462487ff62df511c1d3d2.jpg

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Hi , ..Nice Hamilton . Looks like my X-Wind .

As far as the Accutron running  fast , you are talking about phasing the watch to run on higher voltage batteries . At 1.5 instead of 1.3 volts . 

You may want to try an accu-cell made for this . You can try one ,...as they are more expensive , to see the outcome .

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Wearing a Seiko 7546-605A.. It 40 years old but doesn't show it's age.  I'm quite familiar with Seiko watches but I figured it was from 1988 until I checked on the web. 

Pretty accurate like all 75** movements. The dial appears light silver from some angles and a darker shade from another.  Water resistance isnt mentioned anywhere but I figure it's 100m like other non screw-down crown watches from Seiko. 

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interesting you say that because it was the one that took the most work to restore.

I had to swap out the balance as the final step to the movement.  When I had it all ready to get back together I cracked the crystal :(

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2 hours ago, anilv said:

Wearing a Seiko 7546-605A.. It 40 years old but doesn't show it's age.  I'm quite familiar with Seiko watches but I figured it was from 1988 until I checked on the web. 

Pretty accurate like all 75** movements. The dial appears light silver from some angles and a darker shade from another.  Water resistance isnt mentioned anywhere but I figure it's 100m like other non screw-down crown watches from Seiko. 

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Nice and Very Clean looking .   I'm not a big quartz fan , but Seiko did it right with selections of this era . I'll take a Silverwave anytime .

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2 hours ago, noirrac1j said:

Ooh nice @ricardopalamino. I was wearing my Bulova 666 the other day. Today I am wearing Basis Sapphire beach 17 jewel watch with tachymeter markings  on bezel but a plongeur sweep hand --It has a bit of an identity problem!

J

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Nice ,...back at'cha . 

Who cares if you  have an Identity problem , as long as you look good .  Especially with a sexy bracelet .

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I've been trying to get a Speedmaster since last year, but finances haven't been cooperative! I like the Mark II a lot. I am guessing yours has the manual winding cal. 861?  I want one!, but just have to figure out a way to get it!

J

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4 hours ago, noirrac1j said:

I've been trying to get a Speedmaster since last year, but finances haven't been cooperative! I like the Mark II a lot. I am guessing yours has the manual winding cal. 861?  I want one!, but just have to figure out a way to get it!

J

You are correct on the movement .

I installed a new crystal when I first got it . The crystal has a groove on the side where a rubber gasket is fitted .

When I installed it , I didn't know that there is a special compression tool that Omega has to install this crystal ,     so I was sweating bullets until I got it installed ,...since the genuine Omega crystal cost me  $100 .

 

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A very 80s Citizen 21 automatic (August 1982), keeping good company (and so far good time) with my white Seiko 5.
The Citizen is much cleaner and more hygienic than it was this morning, and running quite nicely too after a little TLC and a good polish.

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I resisted the temptation to try to hide the marks on the dial as I am pretty certain I would "fix it worse". I did remove about a metric ton of grime from the thing though. Both are members of the 404 club (see elsewhere for an explanation).

EDIT: I've just noticed I've set the Citizen 5 minutes slow, due to the rather confusing dial markers. :huh:

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Battery arrived, so today is a Citizen day. I'm not sure if this 3801 calibre is from November 1985 or 1995, my gut feeling is 1985, but I'm sure someone with a little more knowledge will put me right.

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(Ignore the arm hair shadows on the glass)

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The rather obvious  "double ding" in the glass shows up rather well either side of the second hand in this picture. There are one or two other battle scars consistent with age. It may be no great looker, but considering it only cost £0.99p plus postage (the battery cost more than the watch), I think its not too bad.

I guess that is more of an indictment of our throwaway society than any failing of the watch. 

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56 minutes ago, AndyHull said:

Battery arrived, so today is a Citizen day. I'm not sure if this 3801 calibre is from November 1985 or 1995, my gut feeling is 1985, but I'm sure someone with a little more knowledge will put me right.

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(Ignore the arm hair shadows on the glass)

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The rather obvious  "double ding" in the glass shows up rather well either side of the second hand in this picture. There are one or two other battle scars consistent with age. It may be no great looker, but considering it only cost £0.99p plus postage (the battery cost more than the watch), I think its not too bad.

I guess that is more of an indictment of our throwaway society than any failing of the watch. 

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It is a nice classic  , clean looking watch .  I agree with your thoughts on becoming a throw away society .

I feel that so many quartz watches that end up in dresser draws are an example and victim of that attitude . 

I vote that you find a new crystal for that puppy .

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