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  • Tell me about the crystal... what have you installed exactly?

    Below, was scratched up OEM was it, and now??

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    Originally posted by mechanalogue View Post
    WooHOOO!
    The crystal while a less mountainous as the original, has actually improved both the look and practicality of the watch. Very happy boy. Click image for larger version

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    • Mate, I'd pretty much given up on getting a replacement crystal, a genuine one at least. But I just googled 6106-7729 crystal and followed my nose until I positively located one at Otto Frei. They were exceptional to deal with considering they didn't realise they were out of stock. They emailed me promptly and gave me the option of a refund or an extra week's wait. They also clarified which mail service Id prefer. A week later I got confirmation that it was in stock and had been dispatched. Three days later it was in my letterbox. $20.00 US plus postage which wasn't much from memory.
      Part Number 300WA2GCOF.
      I like the new crystal because being less prominent means its easier to read the time and less likely to knock it around.
      Craig.

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      • So the replacement from Otto's is another genuine SEIKO part, but less tall... or thinner, and you installed it with the facets going cross ways not long ways, correct?
        Harlan
        Timekeeper Watch Club
        Auckland, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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        • No I don't think it is a genuine Seiko crystal. The pic shows the genuine Seiko package on the right (For my 6119) and the one from Otto is on the left.
          Yes the new crystal is a lot more shallow than the original. The watch maker fitted it cross ways. I was expecting it to be long ways however I think I prefer it cross ways. Easier to read the dial and Ive seen some with what looks like the original crystal mounted crossways.
          At least I think the one on the right is genuine...
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          • Like a real day of new watches coming in. Found a whole pile in box under the stairs today. Including Orient Marcus Gronholm LE, Orient Rally yellow slide rule etc.
            Tony Lewis
            New Zealand

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            • Yup,

              That is what I was searching for... to educate 'people' who might be trying to do the same sort of thing

              Full, originality, is massively (i.e everything) important sometimes... when nothing but that USD600 unusable rubber strap will suffice lol

              Whacky how it was (A) fitted x-ways & (B) how it's a 300 vs. 320 display cover

              All good, as you were, just wanted someone (not me) to be clear.



              Originally posted by mechanalogue View Post
              No I don't think it is a genuine Seiko crystal. The pic shows the genuine Seiko package on the right (For my 6119) and the one from Otto is on the left.
              Yes the new crystal is a lot more shallow than the original. The watch maker fitted it cross ways. I was expecting it to be long ways however I think I prefer it cross ways. Easier to read the dial and Ive seen some with what looks like the original crystal mounted crossways.
              At least I think the one on the right is genuine...

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              Harlan
              Timekeeper Watch Club
              Auckland, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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              • A little boy waits...hopefully it will clean up nicely.
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                  “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.”


                  Despite having the numbers, there is the crazy man in the mountains that none of the tribes will go near!
                  Always aim to be that man.

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                  • for bryn and tony, it is this one...
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                    “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.”


                    Despite having the numbers, there is the crazy man in the mountains that none of the tribes will go near!
                    Always aim to be that man.

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                    • deerworrier
                      deerworrier commented
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                      couldn't quite justify the cost of the watchco version so went homage

                  • Originally posted by deerworrier View Post
                    for bryn and tony, it is this one...
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                    Very nice, John
                    Tony Lewis
                    New Zealand

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                    • Got a domed sapphire on the way for my little SNK807. I polished off the bead blasting last weekend - looks nice in shiny stainless steel (although you can see that Seiko don't do their own polishing before the blasting is applied). Never fitted a crystal before so hope all goes well - if it does, I've got 2 Seikos and an Orient that are going to get new lids So, that's a US$60 watch that usually sports a US$75 strap, with a US$35 crystal and the polishing tool cost me $90!
                      If I think of something witty, I'll be sure to write it here.

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                      • Should never have sold mine in the first place....
                        Offered one and cannot resist....2 weeks and it will be mine.



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                        • taskitan
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                          Colour me jealous!

                      • Back to the Pelly LHD huh?
                        Nice, Dunc.
                        My karma ran over your dogma

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                          This just arrived and after two hours on the wrist it already feels like an old friend. About the nicest thing I can say about a watch!
                          My karma ran over your dogma

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                          • NINCA
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                            just awesome! very nice piece.

                        • Originally posted by jakem View Post
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                          This just arrived and after two hours on the wrist it already feels like an old friend. About the nicest thing I can say about a watch!
                          Nice work Jakem it's I real nice bit of kit IMO. I wasn't 100% sure until I got mine on the wrist but all the component parts work well together I think.
                          'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' - but lets face it some people have better eyesight than others!

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                          • jakem
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                            This is the first time Ive worn a Turtle for any length of time to be honest. I bought a blue one briefly but only as a birthday present for a friend..
                            Super comfortable with the cushion case - no sharp corners. And DLC really suits this watch I think.
                            Interesting to see all the many different Turtles coming out right now - some really cool ones and some absolute stinkers, Seiko just doing their thing as usual ! And some are starting to command a premium - grey Zimbe is now up at the 2k nzd level - ouch..
                            Last edited by jakem; 03-07-18, 20:59.
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