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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:44 pm 
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Had an older Seiko automatic serviced somewhere, place was recommended elsewhere and fairly reasonable. If you have no joy and need them can dig the details out.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:55 pm 
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:shock: mines just died... :? going to a local guy today..let you know..

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:02 pm 
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Neil wrote:
gibbleking wrote:
it just died on me......aaararrrrggghhhh

the second hand stops going round after a few minutes.....
first time ive ever had an automatic go wrong .... :(

Orange Monster?

Maybe you could have it serviced - although often the just replace the movement. With some places it's fixed price.

7S26s are normally pretty robust - not necessarily the last word in accuracy, but normally pretty bombproof.


My stainless Seiko 5 seems fine these days; I got it from TH Baker's in Walsall back in 2007, not long after it needed a service as I dropped it on the bathroom floor (numpty!!) which sent it a bit haywire, but other than some Sundays when it doesn't get wound properly 'cause I'm out on the bike all day and wearing a cheapo digital watch instead, it keeps excellent time.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:11 pm 
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gibbleking wrote:
i had another message this morning,,they have offered to do it for 68 spuds all in as a sign of good faith......

Bite their hand off at that price.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:15 pm 
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David B wrote:
Neil wrote:
gibbleking wrote:
it just died on me......aaararrrrggghhhh

the second hand stops going round after a few minutes.....
first time ive ever had an automatic go wrong .... :(

Orange Monster?

Maybe you could have it serviced - although often the just replace the movement. With some places it's fixed price.

7S26s are normally pretty robust - not necessarily the last word in accuracy, but normally pretty bombproof.


My stainless Seiko 5 seems fine these days; I got it from TH Baker's in Walsall back in 2007, not long after it needed a service as I dropped it on the bathroom floor (numpty!!) which sent it a bit haywire, but other than some Sundays when it doesn't get wound properly 'cause I'm out on the bike all day and wearing a cheapo digital watch instead, it keeps excellent time.

David

Some probably are reasonably accurate out of the box - and they can always be adjusted - but I very much suspect that's a dying art, and does need a very steady hand.

If yours keeps good time, you've got a good 'un - I know this thread now had 2 failures - but in general, they're pretty damned robust.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:12 pm 
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i may just put the thing on ebay and get a classic one thats a few years older...i do have this as my emergancy back up watch..


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:26 pm 
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just got mine fixed..this is how the watch tech explained what happened.. ""hairspring got caught on a moving part the moves 6 times a second..you must have banged that watch when the movement was moving out..this gets caught in the spring and stops""..

I have used this guy before..he wouldnt take any money..but i will know where to go for a priced watch repair :wink: :wink:


Ernie 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:57 pm 
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ernie wrote:
just got mine fixed..this is how the watch tech explained what happened.. ""hairspring got caught on a moving part the moves 6 times a second..you must have banged that watch when the movement was moving out..this gets caught in the spring and stops""..

I have used this guy before..he wouldnt take any money..but i will know where to go for a priced watch repair :wink: :wink:

Ernie 8)

Sounds like you've got a good local watch guy who knows his stuff - very handy.

Had that been the usual suspects on the high street, they'd have likely sent it off, for at least the cost of Gibble's "good faith" offer.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:26 pm 
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Surely avoid anything on the High Street.

I've used this guy in the past to service mechanical watches > http://www.rytetimewatchrepairs.co.uk/ . Reasonable price, happy enough with his work.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:37 pm 
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i shall have a look on there in a mo..
ps i just read on one website that putting it in a bag and then leaving in a freezer for a bit helps?


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