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Offline ddnnbl2

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Seiko Bellmatic repairs, worth reparing?
« on: September 25, 2018, 06:45:29 PM »
I have one, but running slow few minutes per day. Is it easy & affordable to repair?

Offline flyingtoast

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Re: Seiko Bellmatic repairs, worth reparing?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 08:31:45 AM »
However much it’s worth is up to you for interpretation. Send it for a checkup and see how much they’re gonna charge you for service/repair and see if you’re willing to pay for it? The very first watch I bought myself is a Seiko 5 and I’d go out of my way to fix it as it holds that much of sentimental value to me.


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Offline takezhiro

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Re: Seiko Bellmatic repairs, worth reparing?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 08:06:03 PM »
just asking, why do you want to repair it? any special memory with that?

Offline ver1600d

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Re: Seiko Bellmatic repairs, worth reparing?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 10:17:58 PM »
If the Bell-Matic is out by only a few minutes (less than 8 minutes maybe) you could try borrowing a case opener to open the back. Then very gently adjust the regulator slightly with a fine tool or toothpick. That’s the +/- thingy on top of the balance spring. If you don’t have the courage, send it to the repair shop  :)

Offline ddnnbl2

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Re: Seiko Bellmatic repairs, worth reparing?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 06:16:58 AM »
takezhiro, not really any special memory to it. just wanted to see if should fix it. :D

Offline ddnnbl2

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Re: Seiko Bellmatic repairs, worth reparing?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2018, 06:18:15 AM »
ver1600d, i'll try the +/- thingy. it's worth a try! thanks for the tip!

Offline ddnnbl2

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Re: Seiko Bellmatic repairs, worth reparing?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2018, 06:19:49 AM »
flyingtoast, probably next trip to amcorp mall - will get a quote for it. seiko 5 or bellmatic, all these watches need some TLC!:D

Offline ver1600d

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Re: Seiko Bellmatic repairs, worth reparing?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2018, 06:26:27 AM »
You are welcome, I have a seiko bellmatic from 1979 myself. Doesn't get much wrist time though, although I hope to wear it more in the evenings.
ver1600d, i'll try the +/- thingy. it's worth a try! thanks for the tip!

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