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Title: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on December 31, 2013, 02:03:05 PM
Just want to share my newly collected Seikomatic vintage guess around 60's. 14K gold fill looks good. Just that the screw is too small hard to adjust the time. Would like to hear more Seiko vintage story here. Happy New Year!!

(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/5770/jyf8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/jyf8.jpg/)

Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on December 31, 2013, 02:21:13 PM
more pics

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5152/1wjz.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/89/1wjz.jpg/)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2374/aagh.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/14/aagh.jpg/)

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3001/mhz9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/mhz9.jpg/)

Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: chrisyen on December 31, 2013, 08:34:45 PM
Such a beauty...

Can share some history bout this watch?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on January 08, 2014, 10:40:41 AM
i dont know any history of this watch. Bought from japan through a vintage watch agent.
Just like the clean and simple look, and the dial case is consider big case at that time.
Seiko made a lot of watch focus on salary man market. Some of the model like Business-A, Seiko Crown, King Seiko, Lordmatic, are some very age model and is in my collect list.   

 
Such a beauty...

Can share some history bout this watch?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: chrisyen on January 08, 2014, 08:25:48 PM
u listed all the great stuff... but good condition one is hard to come by...

i dont know any history of this watch. Bought from japan through a vintage watch agent.
Just like the clean and simple look, and the dial case is consider big case at that time.
Seiko made a lot of watch focus on salary man market. Some of the model like Business-A, Seiko Crown, King Seiko, Lordmatic, are some very age model and is in my collect list.   

 
Such a beauty...

Can share some history bout this watch?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on January 09, 2014, 05:54:01 AM
Hi Chris, you are right. But according to some watch sifu, japan parts is still easy to get while swiss parts is very difficult. Like Rolex Omega, manufacturer stop providing parts to individual watch shop. All have to send back to maker to repair. Thats why keeping japan vintage has less worry on maintenance and repair. How do you think?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: harkensng on January 09, 2014, 06:23:07 AM
Hi Chris, you are right. But according to some watch sifu, japan parts is still easy to get while swiss parts is very difficult. Like Rolex Omega, manufacturer stop providing parts to individual watch shop. All have to send back to maker to repair. Thats why keeping japan vintage has less worry on maintenance and repair. How do you think?

From my experience the difficulty to service vintage japan watch anf vintage swiss watches are about the same.

Many seikos parts are inter changeable among different models but many parts are not. Seiko bellmatic parts are especially tough to come by.... :Mad:
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on January 09, 2014, 07:19:46 AM
Hi Chris, you are right. But according to some watch sifu, japan parts is still easy to get while swiss parts is very difficult. Like Rolex Omega, manufacturer stop providing parts to individual watch shop. All have to send back to maker to repair. Thats why keeping japan vintage has less worry on maintenance and repair. How do you think?

From my experience the difficulty to service vintage japan watch anf vintage swiss watches are about the same.

Many seikos parts are inter changeable among different models but many parts are not. Seiko bellmatic parts are especially tough to come by.... :Mad:

hi harkensng, thanks for the info! Between do you collect any seiko vintage? Mind show any?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: [email protected] on January 09, 2014, 07:40:06 AM
Gd Morning Superken182...very nice looking watch...just came across a similar one at flea market yesterday but stainless steel...care to PM me the price so that i can compare...tq
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on January 09, 2014, 08:07:55 AM
Gd Morning Superken182...very nice looking watch...just came across a similar one at flea market yesterday but stainless steel...care to PM me the price so that i can compare...tq

Hi TET, pm sent. How is the condition u found from flea market? leather strap or bracelet?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: [email protected] on January 09, 2014, 09:31:14 AM
Hi Ken182...the SS Seiko comes with normal leather strap only and the crystal need to change also...will keep you posted if found any :Cheers:
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on January 09, 2014, 09:49:57 AM
Hi Ken182...the SS Seiko comes with normal leather strap only and the crystal need to change also...will keep you posted if found any :Cheers:

Alright, looking for your good news  :Cheers:
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: paijo on January 09, 2014, 10:32:04 AM
not a lover, but I wear bullhead at least once a week
really like the color and the design
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac19/paijogbc/666254_20131223062507.jpg)
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on January 09, 2014, 01:42:39 PM
not a lover, but I wear bullhead at least once a week
really like the color and the design

Wow! I would prefer the citizen bullhead very much! this was nearly bidded...unfortunately no enough armour  :Confused:

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8152/nar9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/nar9.jpg/)

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Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: Won Bin on January 19, 2014, 06:36:19 AM
Yes, i own a seiko lord matic and wear it with my nato strap.

Quite impress as for the watch age, time still so accurate and power reserve at least 20 hour.

Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: chrisyen on January 19, 2014, 07:49:37 AM
not a lover, but I wear bullhead at least once a week
really like the color and the design

Wow! I would prefer the citizen bullhead very much! this was nearly bidded...unfortunately no enough armour  :Confused:

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8152/nar9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/nar9.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

U shd start a vintage citizen lover thread n start posting UR collection
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on January 20, 2014, 01:42:40 PM
Yes, i own a seiko lord matic and wear it with my nato strap.

Quite impress as for the watch age, time still so accurate and power reserve at least 20 hour.

Mind show show your seiko? plzzzzz ;D
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on January 20, 2014, 01:44:27 PM
not a lover, but I wear bullhead at least once a week
really like the color and the design

Wow! I would prefer the citizen bullhead very much! this was nearly bidded...unfortunately no enough armour  :Confused:


Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

U shd start a vintage citizen lover thread n start posting UR collection

Haha, thx. i got 1 Citizen Crystal Seven coming soon. Will post out once in hand  ;)
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: ti64 on January 28, 2014, 06:50:31 AM
Would Like to show off my king seiko and a bellmatic here
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: meoramri on January 28, 2014, 07:31:48 AM
(http://distilleryimage6.s3.amazonaws.com/56624b0c7eb911e3849f0a3c3a25f78e_8.jpg)

Vintage Seiko 5 6309
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: ti64 on January 29, 2014, 10:32:28 AM
(http://i1363.photobucket.com/albums/r709/scott60am/Mobile%20Uploads/C077BD02-B45D-443A-9B1A-35AF8EBAE589_zpsdvq9lj2c.jpg) (http://s1363.photobucket.com/user/scott60am/media/Mobile%20Uploads/C077BD02-B45D-443A-9B1A-35AF8EBAE589_zpsdvq9lj2c.jpg.html)

Manual wind ks 45-7001

I have oso a bellmatic

And vintage divers
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: chrisyen on January 29, 2014, 12:52:08 PM
(http://i1363.photobucket.com/albums/r709/scott60am/Mobile%20Uploads/C077BD02-B45D-443A-9B1A-35AF8EBAE589_zpsdvq9lj2c.jpg) (http://s1363.photobucket.com/user/scott60am/media/Mobile%20Uploads/C077BD02-B45D-443A-9B1A-35AF8EBAE589_zpsdvq9lj2c.jpg.html)

Manual wind ks 45-7001

I have oso a bellmatic

And vintage divers

seems ur ks in superb condition, your photograph if sharper i believe the watch will look greater...

share more of your vintage divers.... pls
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: ti64 on January 29, 2014, 05:25:20 PM
Chrisyen, thanks... yes very good condition for its age and its keeping time really well too.

Unfortunately i am not a photographer. I used my iphone to take this photo. I will try to improve the next time tho

Stay tune for my 6306 photos  ;)
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: ti64 on January 30, 2014, 07:39:23 AM
(http://i1363.photobucket.com/albums/r709/scott60am/957318DF-DC1E-4FB1-AFF9-F6CAD2F4D76A_zpsnnnv143z.jpg) (http://s1363.photobucket.com/user/scott60am/media/957318DF-DC1E-4FB1-AFF9-F6CAD2F4D76A_zpsnnnv143z.jpg.html)

6309
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on February 09, 2014, 01:05:35 PM
(http://i1363.photobucket.com/albums/r709/scott60am/Mobile%20Uploads/C077BD02-B45D-443A-9B1A-35AF8EBAE589_zpsdvq9lj2c.jpg) (http://s1363.photobucket.com/user/scott60am/media/Mobile%20Uploads/C077BD02-B45D-443A-9B1A-35AF8EBAE589_zpsdvq9lj2c.jpg.html)

Manual wind ks 45-7001

I have oso a bellmatic

And vintage divers

hi ti64, do you mind post your king seiko again? i cannot see the pic. thanks
Is a first generation or 2nd generation? Is is a chronometer?

Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: ti64 on February 09, 2014, 01:49:40 PM
Here you go guys. Sorry about the link

(http://i1363.photobucket.com/albums/r709/scott60am/C077BD02-B45D-443A-9B1A-35AF8EBAE589_zpsdvq9lj2c.jpg) (http://s1363.photobucket.com/user/scott60am/media/C077BD02-B45D-443A-9B1A-35AF8EBAE589_zpsdvq9lj2c.jpg.html)

(http://i1363.photobucket.com/albums/r709/scott60am/Mobile%20Uploads/C077BD02-B45D-443A-9B1A-35AF8EBAE589_zpsdvq9lj2c.jpg) (http://s1363.photobucket.com/user/scott60am/media/Mobile%20Uploads/C077BD02-B45D-443A-9B1A-35AF8EBAE589_zpsdvq9lj2c.jpg.html)

Manual wind ks 45-7001

I have oso a bellmatic

And vintage divers

hi ti64, do you mind post your king seiko again? i cannot see the pic. thanks
Is a first generation or 2nd generation? Is is a chronometer?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: ti64 on February 09, 2014, 01:53:40 PM


hi ti64, do you mind post your king seiko again? i cannot see the pic. thanks
Is a first generation or 2nd generation? Is is a chronometer?

Superken Its not a chronometer for sure but i m not sure its 1st or 2nd gen. Would you help me how i can id its gen?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: rainbowfix on February 09, 2014, 02:53:59 PM
Hi, my first vintage GS. So I guess I have to make it a 'special' one. This is model 6155-8000. The dail just fascinates me.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a633/rainbowfix/Mobile%20Uploads/20140209_172209_zps1f1fd73d.jpg)
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: JOS2012 on February 09, 2014, 05:40:39 PM
Nice…v v nice :thumbsup:
Care to pm me where n how much you got it for? Thanks

Hi, my first vintage GS. So I guess I have to make it a 'special' one. This is model 6155-8000. The dail just fascinates me.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a633/rainbowfix/Mobile%20Uploads/20140209_172209_zps1f1fd73d.jpg)


another v nice piece.. :thumbsup:
can u pm me where and how much you got it for
Thanks
Here you go guys. Sorry about the link

(http://i1363.photobucket.com/albums/r709/scott60am/C077BD02-B45D-443A-9B1A-35AF8EBAE589_zpsdvq9lj2c.jpg) (http://s1363.photobucket.com/user/scott60am/media/C077BD02-B45D-443A-9B1A-35AF8EBAE589_zpsdvq9lj2c.jpg.html)

(http://i1363.photobucket.com/albums/r709/scott60am/Mobile%20Uploads/C077BD02-B45D-443A-9B1A-35AF8EBAE589_zpsdvq9lj2c.jpg) (http://s1363.photobucket.com/user/scott60am/media/Mobile%20Uploads/C077BD02-B45D-443A-9B1A-35AF8EBAE589_zpsdvq9lj2c.jpg.html)

Manual wind ks 45-7001

I have oso a bellmatic

And vintage divers

hi ti64, do you mind post your king seiko again? i cannot see the pic. thanks
Is a first generation or 2nd generation? Is is a chronometer?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: sniperontheroof on February 10, 2014, 11:21:50 AM
My humble 17 jewel collection

6309-7040 turtle

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/badkarma/IMAG1669_zps4adb79e0.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/badkarma/media/IMAG1669_zps4adb79e0.jpg.html)

6309-8010 from the 70's
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/badkarma/DSC07449_zps3a98912f.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/badkarma/media/DSC07449_zps3a98912f.jpg.html)

Mid 60's 7625-8030 Sportsmatic

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/badkarma/IMAG1396_zps0c1428ab.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/badkarma/media/IMAG1396_zps0c1428ab.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: JOS2012 on February 10, 2014, 11:39:32 AM
Love your 6309-8010.. :thumbsup:

BTW if you ever decide to sell the Sportsmatic, do let me know.
It was one of my dad's watches but its gone missing through the years...it'll be nice to have a replacement... :)

My humble 17 jewel collection

6309-7040 turtle

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/badkarma/IMAG1669_zps4adb79e0.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/badkarma/media/IMAG1669_zps4adb79e0.jpg.html)

6309-8010 from the 70's
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/badkarma/DSC07449_zps3a98912f.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/badkarma/media/DSC07449_zps3a98912f.jpg.html)

Mid 60's 7625-8030 Sportsmatic

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/badkarma/IMAG1396_zps0c1428ab.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/badkarma/media/IMAG1396_zps0c1428ab.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: sniperontheroof on February 10, 2014, 12:24:49 PM
Love your 6309-8010.. :thumbsup:

BTW if you ever decide to sell the Sportsmatic, do let me know.
It was one of my dad's watches but its gone missing through the years...it'll be nice to have a replacement... :)


Thanks but I don't think I'll ever part with it. Its also my dad's watch with my birthdate as service marking inside the caseback (mom in labor and dad goes to service his watch)  :Laughing_on_floor:
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: ti64 on February 10, 2014, 04:33:23 PM
Beautiful watches... Loves the patina

Love your 6309-8010.. :thumbsup:

BTW if you ever decide to sell the Sportsmatic, do let me know.
It was one of my dad's watches but its gone missing through the years...it'll be nice to have a replacement... :)


Thanks but I don't think I'll ever part with it. Its also my dad's watch with my birthdate as service marking inside the caseback (mom in labor and dad goes to service his watch)  :Laughing_on_floor:
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: Enkidu on February 10, 2014, 06:54:52 PM
Mid 60's 7625-8030 Sportsmatic

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/badkarma/IMAG1396_zps0c1428ab.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/badkarma/media/IMAG1396_zps0c1428ab.jpg.html)

That sportsmatic looks pristine!!!  :thumbsup: Wear in good health...
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: JeepWH on February 19, 2014, 06:09:57 PM
Love seiko vintages, have one vintage automatic chrono.
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: 1to12 on February 23, 2014, 10:36:21 AM
Sunday morning breakfast with a champion...

(http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o706/1to12/IMG_5917_zpse1bd4c66.jpg) (http://s1339.photobucket.com/user/1to12/media/IMG_5917_zpse1bd4c66.jpg.html)

Good day to all!
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: JOS2012 on February 23, 2014, 10:41:50 AM
lovely and in excellent condition too…35-36mm?

care to share where you bought it from and an indicative cost?
thanks...
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: 1to12 on February 23, 2014, 11:22:56 AM
lovely and in excellent condition too…35-36mm?

care to share where you bought it from and an indicative cost?
thanks...

Thanks mate. Yes, it's 36 x 42.5 mm excl. crown. From ard 1960s with a manual winding movement that beats at 18k vph.

Bought it from a nice individual merchant in Spore. Will PM you the indicative cost.

 :Cheers:
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: JeepWH on February 23, 2014, 04:48:46 PM
lovely and in excellent condition too…35-36mm?

care to share where you bought it from and an indicative cost?
thanks...

Thanks mate. Yes, it's 36 x 42.5 mm excl. crown. From ard 1960s with a manual winding movement that beats at 18k vph.

Bought it from a nice individual merchant in Spore. Will PM you the indicative cost.

 :Cheers:

Can PM me the name of the merchant in Spore, I go over frequently. Thanks
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: 1to12 on March 01, 2014, 06:55:21 AM
lovely and in excellent condition too…35-36mm?

care to share where you bought it from and an indicative cost?
thanks...

Thanks mate. Yes, it's 36 x 42.5 mm excl. crown. From ard 1960s with a manual winding movement that beats at 18k vph.

Bought it from a nice individual merchant in Spore. Will PM you the indicative cost.

 :Cheers:

Can PM me the name of the merchant in Spore, I go over frequently. Thanks

PM sent. Happy Hunting!
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: JeepWH on March 01, 2014, 07:48:32 AM
lovely and in excellent condition too…35-36mm?

care to share where you bought it from and an indicative cost?
thanks...

Thanks mate. Yes, it's 36 x 42.5 mm excl. crown. From ard 1960s with a manual winding movement that beats at 18k vph.

Bought it from a nice individual merchant in Spore. Will PM you the indicative cost.

 :Cheers:

Can PM me the name of the merchant in Spore, I go over frequently. Thanks

PM sent. Happy Hunting!

PM received, thanks.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: Enkidu on March 10, 2014, 10:56:48 AM
Good bye, Mr Poque....

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6739884&rid=2#msg_6739884 :-[
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: Yoda on March 10, 2014, 01:24:56 PM
Good bye, Mr Poque....

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6739884&rid=2#msg_6739884 :-[

Yes good bye Mr Poque.

I have one Blue Poque will remember him when wear it.
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: JeepWH on March 10, 2014, 03:15:35 PM
Good bye, Mr Poque....

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6739884&rid=2#msg_6739884 :-[

Yes good bye Mr Poque.

I have one Blue Poque will remember him when wear it.

RIP and good bye Mr Poque.   :Praying:
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on March 30, 2014, 11:53:46 AM


hi ti64, do you mind post your king seiko again? i cannot see the pic. thanks
Is a first generation or 2nd generation? Is is a chronometer?

Superken Its not a chronometer for sure but i m not sure its 1st or 2nd gen. Would you help me how i can id its gen?

Hi ti64, nice piece of KS HI-beat! wear in good health.  :Cheers:
between try google of KS 1st generation, an example as below. U can see that the name "King Seiko" is printed on the dial directly. Late KS is in emblem form. Enjoy !

(http://i61.tinypic.com/6o1z43.jpg)

this one indeed a perfect condition of 14K Gold-filled back case
 
(http://i59.tinypic.com/11imtcn.jpg)
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on March 30, 2014, 11:56:27 AM
Good bye, Mr Poque....

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6739884&rid=2#msg_6739884 :-[

Yes good bye Mr Poque.

I have one Blue Poque will remember him when wear it.

RIP and good bye Mr Poque.   :Praying:

Now i learn one more story about Seiko, thx for sharing the info! RIP and good bye Mr Poque.   :Praying:
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on March 30, 2014, 11:59:22 AM
My humble 17 jewel collection

6309-7040 turtle

6309-8010 from the 70's
Mid 60's 7625-8030 Sportsmatic


Amazing collection! i love so much the Sportsmatic as well! what a clean and gentleman look!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on March 30, 2014, 12:23:36 PM
One of my lately collection!

Seiko LM with movement 5606-7000. Enjoy!

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2vsrmfb.jpg)

(http://i58.tinypic.com/k3pr13.jpg)

catch from the internet info...
// Lord Matic was a mid range Seiko that boasted the fact that the watch was an automatic that was thinner than all other auto’s of the time. In the beginning the watches were one piece design that you could only remove the movement from the front. Had the 5606 movement that was the base for the King Seiko’s of the time. And KS was a high grade watch that was second to the Grand Seiko as the most top of the line Seiko during the 1960’s and 70’s. //




Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: ti64 on April 05, 2014, 01:23:55 PM
Mine certainly is not the first then and the condition is not really perfect, there are tiny scratches on the case and a small tiny chip on the glass. Nothin major tho, case is unpolished and the gold emblem is in good condition. The watch runs very accurate to 1 second more a day or 2, i didnt really measure and the PR is about 38 to 42 hours on fullwind.

I have had this watch for many years, i think more than 10 hmmm i dont even remember where i got it. A gift from my late grandfather? He gave me a few watches i dont remember which is which anymore.



hi ti64, do you mind post your king seiko again? i cannot see the pic. thanks
Is a first generation or 2nd generation? Is is a chronometer?

Superken Its not a chronometer for sure but i m not sure its 1st or 2nd gen. Would you help me how i can id its gen?

Hi ti64, nice piece of KS HI-beat! wear in good health.  :Cheers:
between try google of KS 1st generation, an example as below. U can see that the name "King Seiko" is printed on the dial directly. Late KS is in emblem form. Enjoy !

(http://i61.tinypic.com/6o1z43.jpg)

this one indeed a perfect condition of 14K Gold-filled back case
 
(http://i59.tinypic.com/11imtcn.jpg)
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: JOS2012 on April 05, 2014, 06:16:40 PM
Recently got a vintage 1970's King Seiko Chronometer hi-beat from the MWF shop.
It had quite a bit of dust and marks on the dial as well as on top and under the acrylic crystal, the crown tube had lots of gunk inside, the case back was poorly screwed on and it was running slow….

So I opened it up and cleaned up the acrylic crystal both under and on top, cleared out the accumulated gunk in the tube stem, cleaned up  the gaskets on the crown and case back gently, spent an hour slowly cleaning up the dial and markers..
Unfortunately I have no skills to take the movement apart….which fortunately was running well apart from losing time….

and here it is before being put back together and regulated….

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m235/JoeyJLC/_AXE0999.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/JoeyJLC/media/_AXE0999.jpg.html)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m235/JoeyJLC/_AXE0991.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/JoeyJLC/media/_AXE0991.jpg.html)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m235/JoeyJLC/photo1.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/JoeyJLC/media/photo1.jpg.html)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m235/JoeyJLC/photo2.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/JoeyJLC/media/photo2.jpg.html)

wrist shot…now running beautifully…..

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m235/JoeyJLC/photo-11.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/JoeyJLC/media/photo-11.jpg.html)


some links:

http://www.pmwf.com/Phorum/read.php?10,495022,495022

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f366/my-1973-king-seiko-5626-7041-a-983693.html

Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: rainbowfix on April 05, 2014, 07:11:59 PM
Recently got a King Seiko Chronometer hi-beat from the MWF shop.
It had quite a bit of dust and marks on the dial as well as on top and under the acrylic crystal, the crown tube had lots of gunk inside, the case back was poorly screwed on and it was running slow….

So I opened it up and cleaned up the acrylic crystal both under and on top, cleared out the accumulated gunk in the tube stem, cleaned up  the gaskets on the crown and case back gently, spent an hour slowly cleaning up the dial and markers..
Unfortunately I have no skills to take the movement apart….which fortunately was running well apart from losing time….

and here it is before being put back together and regulated….




wrist shot…now running beautifully…..

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m235/JoeyJLC/photo-11.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/JoeyJLC/media/photo-11.jpg.html)

Nice!...you did that all by yourself?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: JOS2012 on April 05, 2014, 07:29:16 PM
Yup…its not difficult at all.
Just need to be slow and very careful…


Nice!...you did that all by yourself?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on April 07, 2014, 06:17:49 AM
Yup…its not difficult at all.
Just need to be slow and very careful…


Nice!...you did that all by yourself?

That's really awsome! My eyes is BIG :Confused:  How you learn it? From Sifu??
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on April 07, 2014, 06:23:44 AM
I would only risk this on my own watches which are not high value pieces as I'm no certified technician, only a DIY guy from trial and error.

Maybe you can send to JOS2012 to do some clean up as well ...LOL  :Laughing_on_floor:
Anyway, in-perfect made perfect to the vintage. Those scars, corrossion marks etc sometimes add a lot of vintage aroma and these are the marks of nature. No one can create. And this is something you cannot get in new watch. Lets wear in proud and good health!


Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: Yoda on April 07, 2014, 06:31:06 AM
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a585/leong33/Seiko%20Divers/61051_zpsfd06b1e6.jpg)
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on April 09, 2014, 01:35:09 AM
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a585/leong33/Seiko%20Divers/61051_zpsfd06b1e6.jpg)

Nice diver! What's the story behind? How you got it?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: Yoda on May 23, 2014, 04:55:23 PM
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a585/leong33/Seiko%20Divers/61051_zpsfd06b1e6.jpg)

Nice diver! What's the story behind? How you got it?

Got it from _bay from this so claimed master Loyswatch he is one of those better craftsman

If you have the patience try get those junk type from _ahoo Japan, then refurbish it in Malaysia (You must engage a good sifu though)

That's a very interesting hobby (different area of WIS , salvaging junk and turn it into a beauty)

 :Cheers:

Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: ExplorerII on July 11, 2014, 09:34:23 PM
Apologize if this is out of topic. I have a vintage 7016-5000 Seiko Monaco that needs servicing. Can anyone rec in penang ? The watch repairers I have been to don't want to take it on. Thanks.
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: ExplorerII on July 16, 2014, 06:08:43 PM
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y468/explorer1974/DSC_0144_zpsc315b089.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/explorer1974/media/DSC_0144_zpsc315b089.jpg.html)

Bought this NOS from a watch dealer in Komtar (out of biz now). Incredibly it keeps perfect time. Only the chrono buttons are a little sticky.
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: Enkidu on July 16, 2014, 06:56:19 PM
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y468/explorer1974/DSC_0144_zpsc315b089.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/explorer1974/media/DSC_0144_zpsc315b089.jpg.html)

Bought this NOS from a watch dealer in Komtar (out of biz now). Incredibly it keeps perfect time. Only the chrono buttons are a little sticky.

That seiko daini 7016 looks cool. More pics please.. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: ExplorerII on July 19, 2014, 09:05:14 AM

That seiko daini 7016 looks cool. More pics please.. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:.
[/quote]

Here are some more shots.  A little about the movement. It has day date and chrono FYLBACK function. Seiko should have made these in bigger cases!

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y468/explorer1974/DSC_0148_zps3bc676fe.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/explorer1974/media/DSC_0148_zps3bc676fe.jpg.html)
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y468/explorer1974/DSC_0147_zps98cca5d1.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/explorer1974/media/DSC_0147_zps98cca5d1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: chrisyen on July 24, 2014, 04:26:07 PM

That seiko daini 7016 looks cool. More pics please.. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:.

Here are some more shots.  A little about the movement. It has day date and chrono FYLBACK function. Seiko should have made these in bigger cases!

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y468/explorer1974/DSC_0148_zps3bc676fe.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/explorer1974/media/DSC_0148_zps3bc676fe.jpg.html)
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y468/explorer1974/DSC_0147_zps98cca5d1.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/explorer1974/media/DSC_0147_zps98cca5d1.jpg.html)
[/quote]

you are damn lucky to hv this NOS 7016 aka seiko monaco....

but i hv not known this dial version, does it come with original strap / bracelet?

i hv seen the dark blue/green and a blue yellow dial version....

also the orange chrono counter hand at six look striking !!!

this is 70s watch, to hv an auto chrono at this size (small) with both chrono counter at 6
its an big engineering break through !
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: dankhar on July 31, 2014, 07:31:24 AM
A little story about Loyswatch:
He is based in Manila specializing in Seiko Divers.
Does a lot of mods even designs his own dials and sells them over the bay.
He has very good reputation among the Philippines Watch Club members (of which I'm a member too)
I've not met him personally yet but one of these days i might need to contact him when i need to service my Seiko Diver.

Loy Albelda aka Mang Loy
2nd floor, Guadalupe Commercial Center along EDSA, right beside the department store
Email: [email protected]
Servicing and repairing of watches. Can be commissioned to build/assemble watches. Adjusting of movements. Has worked on mods.

Hope this sheds some light to this watch repair sifu.


Got it from _bay from this so claimed master Loyswatch he is one of those better craftsman

If you have the patience try get those junk type from _ahoo Japan, then refurbish it in Malaysia (You must engage a good sifu though)

That's a very interesting hobby (different area of WIS , salvaging junk and turn it into a beauty)

 :Cheers:
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: chrisyen on July 31, 2014, 11:21:40 PM
thanks for sharing the master from Manila

mine to say hi

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o210/yenfoolun/seiko%207016-5001/seiko7016-5001front.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/yenfoolun/media/seiko%207016-5001/seiko7016-5001front.jpg.html)

A little story about Loyswatch:
He is based in Manila specializing in Seiko Divers.
Does a lot of mods even designs his own dials and sells them over the bay.
He has very good reputation among the Philippines Watch Club members (of which I'm a member too)
I've not met him personally yet but one of these days i might need to contact him when i need to service my Seiko Diver.

Loy Albelda aka Mang Loy
2nd floor, Guadalupe Commercial Center along EDSA, right beside the department store
Email: [email protected]
Servicing and repairing of watches. Can be commissioned to build/assemble watches. Adjusting of movements. Has worked on mods.

Hope this sheds some light to this watch repair sifu.


Got it from _bay from this so claimed master Loyswatch he is one of those better craftsman

If you have the patience try get those junk type from _ahoo Japan, then refurbish it in Malaysia (You must engage a good sifu though)

That's a very interesting hobby (different area of WIS , salvaging junk and turn it into a beauty)

 :Cheers:
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: dankhar on August 06, 2014, 03:16:09 PM
Ok joining in ...

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/dankhar/DSCN0347.jpg)
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on August 07, 2014, 08:20:52 PM
Ok joining in ...

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/dankhar/DSCN0347.jpg)

Nice KS! Didn't know KS has a square case?!  :P mind share how you get it?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: dankhar on August 08, 2014, 06:49:46 AM
^
Ken, if I'm not mistaken it's a 1973 model based on the serial number at the caseback.
Purchased it via bidding in EBay.
More pictures below:
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/dankhar/_579.jpg)
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/dankhar/_575.jpg)
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/dankhar/_5710.jpg)

TFL
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: ExplorerII on August 09, 2014, 10:27:58 AM

[/quote]

you are damn lucky to hv this NOS 7016 aka seiko monaco....

but i hv not known this dial version, does it come with original strap / bracelet?

i hv seen the dark blue/green and a blue yellow dial version....

also the orange chrono counter hand at six look striking !!!

this is 70s watch, to hv an auto chrono at this size (small) with both chrono counter at 6
its an big engineering break through !
[/quote]

Yes, it did come with the original metal bracelet. Unfortunately, the bracelet has started to rust so I switched it out to leather.  Problem is now I can't seem to find a strap/bracelet that completes the vintage look for this watch as well as the original bracelet. So the Seiko is seeing less and less wrist time now!....
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: rainbowfix on August 09, 2014, 06:45:53 PM
^
Ken, if I'm not mistaken it's a 1973 model based on the serial number at the caseback.
Purchased it via bidding in EBay.
More pictures below:
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/dankhar/_579.jpg)
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/dankhar/_575.jpg)
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/dankhar/_5710.jpg)

TFL

Nice! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: ExplorerII on August 10, 2014, 05:46:39 PM
Apologize if this is out of topic. I have a vintage 7016-5000 Seiko Monaco that needs servicing. Can anyone rec in penang ? The watch repairers I have been to don't want to take it on. Thanks.

Are there really no good watch repairers in Penang?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: dankhar on August 11, 2014, 06:44:55 AM
^

I've not come across any good watch repairer while i was in Penang many years ago.
There was one at the junction of Penang Road / Chulia Street and he butchered my case back when he tried to open the watch and I never went back to him again.
Probably some kind souls in this forum can share info for the benefit of fellow watch enthusiast?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on August 20, 2014, 11:32:13 AM

Seiko Skyliner, love the second hand which is curve at the edge point.
Some GS maintain that characteristic of second hand.
Guess is around 60s or 70s. Skyliner is one class lower than Liner.
Big face slim and sharp hands with SGP isn't it a perfect dress watch? ;D

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1500x1000q90/661/JVzTbm.jpg) (http://imageshack.com/f/idJVzTbmj)
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: dankhar on August 27, 2014, 12:35:56 PM
Both thumbs up for this beauty Ken  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Wear it in good health  :Cheers:


(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1500x1000q90/661/JVzTbm.jpg) (http://imageshack.com/f/idJVzTbmj)
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: Lazarus7247 on August 27, 2014, 11:17:20 PM
Recently got a vintage 1970's King Seiko Chronometer hi-beat from the MWF shop.
It had quite a bit of dust and marks on the dial as well as on top and under the acrylic crystal, the crown tube had lots of gunk inside, the case back was poorly screwed on and it was running slow….

So I opened it up and cleaned up the acrylic crystal both under and on top, cleared out the accumulated gunk in the tube stem, cleaned up  the gaskets on the crown and case back gently, spent an hour slowly cleaning up the dial and markers..
Unfortunately I have no skills to take the movement apart….which fortunately was running well apart from losing time….

and here it is before being put back together and regulated….

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m235/JoeyJLC/_AXE0999.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/JoeyJLC/media/_AXE0999.jpg.html)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m235/JoeyJLC/_AXE0991.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/JoeyJLC/media/_AXE0991.jpg.html)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m235/JoeyJLC/photo1.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/JoeyJLC/media/photo1.jpg.html)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m235/JoeyJLC/photo2.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/JoeyJLC/media/photo2.jpg.html)

wrist shot…now running beautifully…..

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m235/JoeyJLC/photo-11.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/JoeyJLC/media/photo-11.jpg.html)


some links:

http://www.pmwf.com/Phorum/read.php?10,495022,495022

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f366/my-1973-king-seiko-5626-7041-a-983693.html

This is a very nice watch ! Great buy !
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: Centromt on September 09, 2014, 08:37:03 PM
Hi Everyone,

I have 2 Seikos from the late 80s to early 90s (not exactly vintage) which is in need of repair. Thong Sia has claim that they don't have the parts so I was wondering if anyone can provide good recommendation to repair these watches. They are quartz. They belong to my folks who prefers quartz (easy maintainence!)

Just sharing further details below

Men's watch
Seiko SQ 5Y23-6120.
From the serial number, I would put this as from 1990-1992
The watch is not working at all.
(http://s30.postimg.org/f8joypmy5/IMG_20140904_211813.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f8joypmy5/)

Ladies watch
I need to relook at the model number. Misplaced the note I wrote it on. Will update once I have it.
The watch is working but the crown has come loose and can't seem to be able to put it back in place. Changing the time is now a very careful task!
(http://s30.postimg.org/rlwj5mcml/IMG_20140904_212110.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rlwj5mcml/)

Appreciate the help and I appreciate any inputs from Seiko WIS here. THanks

Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: mradult on September 15, 2014, 02:50:33 PM
Greetings everyone!

I've just got a vintage Seiko Sportsmatic and would like to refurbish it. As you can see from the photo, the condition is really bad:

(http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s579/yh910409/photo1_zps599f087d.jpg)

Can someone recommend me a good watch sifu that can help me to refurbish the lovely watch?

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: superken182 on September 25, 2014, 09:51:24 AM
Greetings everyone!

I've just got a vintage Seiko Sportsmatic and would like to refurbish it. As you can see from the photo, the condition is really bad:


Can someone recommend me a good watch sifu that can help me to refurbish the lovely watch?

Thanks :)

Where is your location bro?
Title: Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
Post by: treasureplanetmy on May 06, 2022, 06:40:14 PM
Here's mine! I absolutely love Seiko. Bang for buck watches.

 (https://i.ibb.co/TYVcZrX/75-CE3733-BC96-480-B-BAA5-A5-E89-C82-A84-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/q7tBzxG)