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  • Seiko Grand Quartz restoration

    Hi all ,

    This week I'm going to restore this nice Seiko Grand Quartz produced in the 1975,

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    The movement it's in working conditions but running slow...very slow! about - 3 hours / day probably caused by sticky old oil.


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    The movement fitted in the GQ is the 484X series it was released in 1975 , same movement fitted in the King Quartz 482X series but fine adjusted, +/- 5 seconds Monthly ,and every single movement was printed whit own serial number:

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    As usual,let's start!

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    ...



    ''Suum cuique tribuere,,

    ''Sic transit gloria mundi,,

  • #2
    you make me feel like its all just meccano, if only that were true.
    I was a one watch guy until I got my first SEIKO

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sarbie View Post
      you make me feel like its all just meccano, if only that were true.
      Sorry Sarbie,I didn't understand the sentence meaning




      //Please consider,my english level wrote and sepeaked is low/intermediate//
      ''Suum cuique tribuere,,

      ''Sic transit gloria mundi,,

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      • #4
        lol - he means that you are pulling them apart, and sticking them back together like a small child might do with a LEGO / MECCANO etc

        (It's a compliment, I think)

        Originally posted by NSR View Post
        Sorry Sarbie,I didn't understand the sentence meaning
        FWIW: these are the types of watches that 1st learned on as well

        7 Jewels + Temperature is fairly spiffing !
        Harlan
        Timekeeper Watch Club
        Auckland, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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        • Sarbie
          Sarbie commented
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          yes H totally a compliment to NSR.

      • #5
        Originally posted by harlansmart View Post
        lol - he means that you are pulling them apart, and sticking them back together like a small child might do with a LEGO / MECCANO etc

        (It's a compliment, I think)


        Thanks


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        Originally posted by [/FONT
        FWIW: these are the types of watches that 1st learned on as well

        7 Jewels + Temperature is fairly spiffing !



        ''Suum cuique tribuere,,

        ''Sic transit gloria mundi,,

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        • #6
          The Meccano factory was in Binns Rd, Wavertree in Liverpool, not far from where I grew up, and close to where my first ever job was after leaving school. Closed in 79.
          If I think of something witty, I'll be sure to write it here.

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          • #7
            the movement parts has been cleaned and properly lubricated, now the second hand click strong


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            the next step will be clean the case/case back and refit in place the glass with fresh glue

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            ''Suum cuique tribuere,,

            ''Sic transit gloria mundi,,

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            • #8
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              glass sit in place

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              ..and all done

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              ''Suum cuique tribuere,,

              ''Sic transit gloria mundi,,

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              • #9
                Very impressed with your skills.
                I started work on a Citizen Homer today.
                First attempt.
                I have a long way to go to reach your standards.
                I hope the click spring is not important.....
                Hopefully the next attempt goes better

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Tempus View Post
                  Very impressed with your skills.
                  I started work on a Citizen Homer today.
                  First attempt.
                  I have a long way to go to reach your standards.
                  I hope the click spring is not important.....
                  Hopefully the next attempt goes better

                  Hi Tempus,

                  Nice to read you have started to work on a watch movement!


                  it's isn't a race but a nice and relaxing learning process I think
                  ,

                  The click spring it's an essential part of the watch movement,stop the mainspring charge through the ratchet wheel allowing the mainspring power release,

                  No worries about the missing,please let me know if your movement is similar o same to this:

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                  If you need help let me know
                  ''Suum cuique tribuere,,

                  ''Sic transit gloria mundi,,

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