Internet Horology Club 185
July 23, 2018, 19:23Dave Turner
Got a question for the Seiko experts. Did this watch come with this band originally?
July 23, 2018, 19:24Dave Turner
July 23, 2018, 19:25Dave Turner
And one more
July 23, 2018, 19:33Peter Kaszubski
Most Seiko came with metal, divers with rubber strap not all but most
that looks original to me (beads of rice) bracelet
July 23, 2018, 20:55Mike Benda
Beads of rice so cool.
Can I throw in a jomashop seiko 5 got last week.
Green fun , this is a great cheap one.
Another hairy wrist.
July 24, 2018, 08:52Dave Turner
Nice watch Mike. I've looked at those too.
I thought my bracelet was original, that's mainly why I bought this one. Unfortunately it won't keep running. Sets fine, calendar and hands move easy, but it won't keep running.
Next step, who to send it to?
July 24, 2018, 12:17Peter Kaszubski
Dave new seiko NH35 movement cost only $35 buy new movement replace with old hands and dial and you good for 10 years.IMHO COA will cost you more
July 24, 2018, 13:24Dave Turner
Wow, That's awesome.. I didn't even consider that, let alone think a replacement might be available.
So far, I can't even get the back off. But, I have a nice local jeweler who will do that for me.
The watch wouldn't be original, but so what. This is an old 7005, run of the mill.
July 24, 2018, 16:48Dave Turner
Update on the old 7005. Got the back off and discovered the automatic winder is not engaging.
Wonder if that's just dirt.
July 24, 2018, 18:11Peter Kaszubski
Dave with screwdriver try to wind it on the screw with the arrow I made on picture
July 25, 2018, 07:53Dave Turner
Thanks Peter, I already did that. It's been running great for nearly a day now.
So, If I can figure out what's wrong with the push pull palls or the wheel it winds, or whatever else it is, I think it will be a good old watch.
I'm going to open her up and take a hard look at that part again. Might be dirt?
July 27, 2018, 13:14Dave Turner
Peter, et al,
The Seiko runs steady for two days or so on a full wind.
Think I've narrowed down the problem to loose bearings in the rotor. And I can see telltale signs of wear against the outer bridge plates.
So, what is the cure? I guess mainly, where can I get parts? Or is the rotor repairable?
July 27, 2018, 15:34Peter Kaszubski
I would buy movement/parts from ebay and replace worn down parts/rotor to keep it original
July 27, 2018, 16:35Dave Turner
Sounds like a plan!