Good news! I just got mine back from the local dealer and it is working again. I really have been lost without it. The really good news is that for some reason Seiko didn't charge. So I have pressure certs and everything. So thanks for the kind offer Fudd, but hopefully it'll be ok for a while.
Glad to hear that Seiko sorted your watch. They have a great rep for no quibbles warranty work, unlike some of the major Swiss names...
You really know your way around these things! How do you do your first one? It must be a leap of faith? Are these watches available in smaller ladies' form?
I started off by buying a cheap watchmakers tool kit to change batteries a few years ago and it has progressed from there... It was pretty daunting pulling my first movement apart but it was followed by immense satisfaction once I'd put it back together and it started ticking again
. The Seiko divers do come in ladies sizes but I'm not familiar with the model numbers. This is a good site for Seiko info - http://www.thewatchsite.com/index.php
Fudd do you work on old Heuers?
By the way next time you drop something small on the floor, put a stocking or tights over the nozzle of a hoover (secure with a rubber band) and vacuum the floor...it will be caught in the stocking.
Tag Heuer and Seiko are the two main brands I concentrate on. Send me a pm with details if you need any help
Good tip that about the hoover. I normally use a large magnet but the hoover trick could still come in useful. Cheers