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About rovert

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    17 Jewel

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    Sydney , Australia
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    watches, clocks,golf,classic cars,rugby league,
  1. Hello Watch Aficionados

    Hello & welcome ! Rovert.
  2. Movement Transplant For Seiko Diver 7002

    Thanks wook. I'm keeping an eye out for a 7002 & looking forward to he job. Thanks Rovert.
  3. Movement Transplant For Seiko Diver 7002

    Thanks for your help Wook, much appreciated. I'll start looking for 7009. As a matter of interest I wonder if there is another movement that is a straight fit (that isn't from a diver.) Rovert.
  4. Hi, Not sure if this item should be here or in Tinkerers Corner. I have a 7002-7001 Diver (March '91) & the movement is kaput. I've looked for a donor watch / movement but the ones that are available are too expensive. So now looking at what other movements will fit. The 7S26 & similar won't fit . Does anyone know what would be a straight fit i.e. mounting ring , stem position ,dial feet etc .etc. I think that the 7009 (from Seiko 5) may fit & the existing dial would cover the day indicator ??? Your comments / advice would be much appreciated. Cheers, Rovert.
  5. Hi I Am New Here

    Welcome Joe, There is a wealth of good info & advice on this site. Cheers, Rovert.
  6. Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso

    I bought one new in the late nineties. Single sided stainless steel with bracelet & manual movement. Beautiful watch ! Size was Ok on my smallish wrist too. Didn't wear it all that regularly as it really was a dress watch. I sold it about 5 years ago to fund another purchase & regret it ! Wish I still had it ! Rovert.
  7. A Nos Arrival For Me - Tissot Seastar

    Very nice looking watch & the mesh bracelet really suits it. Cheers Rovert.
  8. How Are New Watches Packaged

    I agree. Definitely sounds like a display model & you did right in refusing it if it shows signs of being previously worn.
  9. Seiko 66 Questions

    Had another look at the watch today. Movement was being held in by a very deteriorated case back seal. Movement & crystal now out & case cleaned. Would still appreciate any advice /tips on stiff winding mechanism. Cheers, Rovert.
  10. Ian, Hi & a belated welcome. Sounds like you have a nice start to your collection. I joined the forum mid last year & have had a great deal of help & advice since . Theres also a lot of useful info in the old posts if you have time to browse. Rovert,
  11. My next project is the repair & refurbishing of a nice Seiko 66-8050 from 1963. The crystal needs replacement , the manual movement needs cleaning & the stiff winding mechanism rectified. This is a gold filled unit with white face. First : How do I remove the movement ? I have removed the movement holding screws but the movement won't come out. Does it come out of the front ? How do I remove the crystal ? do I need a crystal lifter ? The crystal has quite high shoulders & there is a gold coloured metal retaining or compression ring between the glass & dial. I have downloaded the info available but this only consists of a parts list.... no case or movement assembly details are available. Cousins have the crystal but only with a silver ring. Crystals with gold rings are available on the Bay but are significantly more expensive. Can I reuse the existing ring ? Any tips on freeing up the stiff winding mechanism / mainspring drum would be appreciated. My tinkering experience to date has mainly been on Seiko autos.... the only manuals have been a Waltham pocket watch & a Tissot visodate auto/manual: both of which had good winding systems. Cheers Rovert.
  12. Spit On Those Dials, Makes Them Like New!

    Recently our local watch guy in Sydney posted on his site how he cleaned up an old Omega dial. He used distilled water & a small paint brush. Came up a treat. I tried it on an old Tissot dial ..... no luck .... but no damage either.
  13. Sunday Oldies (Pre-1980)

    The old Seamaster looks great - lovely condition.
  14. Thomasr you were spot on. Thanks for your advice. It's working ok now.
  15. Hi, Today I got back for repair today a small Omega Seamaster Quartz which I had given as a present in the late eighties. The caseback is marked with the number 1430 & the movement has the number 1430 on the metal bridge , 6 jewels. The IC has the number M701 8149. I removed the old battery , doesn't appear to have leaked & no corrosion evident on the terminals or elsewhere. I installed a new battery but it won't work. The only sign of life is the second hand is pulsing a little every second but won't move. I have very little experience with quartz movements as my tinkering apprenticeship has been limited to manual & auto mechanicals. This watch has been sitting in a drawer for over 10 years......................................... Any help advice or suggestions would be much appreciated. Cheers, Trevor.

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