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Offline rainbowfix

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #50 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…..



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

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #51 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?
Personal taste and preferences evolve over years, hopefully not 1 full circle otherwise it means we haven't learnt a single thing.

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #52 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??

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #53 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!


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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2014, 06:31:06 AM »
"Train Yourself To Let Go Of Everything you Fear To Lose"

"The Fear Of Loss Is A Path To The Dark Side"

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #55 on: April 09, 2014, 01:35:09 AM »


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

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #56 on: May 23, 2014, 04:55:23 PM »


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:

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #57 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.

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« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2014, 06:08:43 PM »


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.

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #59 on: July 16, 2014, 06:56:19 PM »


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:.

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« Reply #60 on: July 19, 2014, 09:05:14 AM »

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



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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #61 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!



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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 !

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #62 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: loyswatch[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:
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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #63 on: July 31, 2014, 11:21:40 PM »
thanks for sharing the master from Manila

mine to say hi



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:

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #64 on: August 06, 2014, 03:16:09 PM »
Ok joining in ...

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #65 on: August 07, 2014, 08:20:52 PM »
Ok joining in ...



Nice KS! Didn't know KS has a square case?!  :P mind share how you get it?

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2014, 06:49:46 AM »
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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:




TFL
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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #67 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 !
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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!....

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #68 on: August 09, 2014, 06:45:53 PM »
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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:




TFL

Nice! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #69 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?

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #70 on: August 11, 2014, 06:44:55 AM »
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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?
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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #71 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


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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #72 on: August 27, 2014, 12:35:56 PM »
Both thumbs up for this beauty Ken  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Wear it in good health  :Cheers:



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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #73 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….









wrist shot…now running beautifully…..




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 !

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Re: Any Seiko Vintage lover?
« Reply #74 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.


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!


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