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    Citizen "Windsurfer" restoration

    I'm glad to show you my good old Citizen Windsurfer 42-8035 GN-4-S.
    It's a typical example of 80's quartz lcd japanese watch. I like very much these kind of watches

    The watch opened:



    Gasket washed and lubed in silicone oil (plus an Aqualand Promaster gasket):



    A new battery installed:



    Everything works fine:



    A letter from Philippines that contains a new original Citizen band and some gaskets for Seiko Divers:



    The new band installed:



    A "wrist shot":



    I hope that you like it!

    Now I'm restoring a Casio G-Shock DW-5400 "gold" that I bought in a marketplace here in Rome for 3 Euro ($ 4 USD). I changed the battery and its 240 module works great. I've to buy a new band and a "gold lettering" 5600 bezel - the watch miss the original rounded 5400 bezel and as you know they're very hard and very expensive to find, so a 5600 bezel will do the job.
    I will show you all the job once completed, so stay tuned

    Bye!
    -Gherardo-
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    Re: Citizen "Windsurfer" restoration

    Very nice work Gherardo. Now it's time to take this puppy to the shore and see it work doing what it was designed to do.

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    Re: Citizen "Windsurfer" restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Isthmus View Post
    Very nice work Gherardo. Now it's time to take this puppy to the shore and see it work doing what it was designed to do.
    Thanks Gabriel!
    About your suggest, if only I were able to go on surf...
    Bye!!
    Gherardo

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    Seiko UC-2000 + UC-2100

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    Casio G-SHOCK DW-5400C-9
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    Casio G-SHOCK DW-6500 Skyforce
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    Re: Citizen "Windsurfer" restoration

    Grazie Mille!

    Really nice job and good looking watch! I found your post while looking for a replacement for my own Citizen Windsurfer.

    I was my first "nice" watch. I purchased it in 1986(!) and have had it ever since. The original rubber band cracked and broke and I haven't change the batteries in years.

    I'm going to get a new battery and band and hopefully it will look as nice as yours!

    :thanks again for your post and pics...great job!

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    Re: Citizen "Windsurfer" restoration

    yeah.........
    well done.....
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    Re: Citizen "Windsurfer" restoration

    Wow.. if any one watch is "the 80's" it's that one. Very cool

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    Re: Citizen "Windsurfer" restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by poeta_m1 View Post
    I'm glad to show you my good old Citizen Windsurfer 42-8035 GN-4-S.
    It's a typical example of 80's quartz lcd japanese watch. I like very much these kind of watches

    The watch opened:



    Gasket washed and lubed in silicone oil (plus an Aqualand Promaster gasket):



    A new battery installed:



    Everything works fine:



    A letter from Philippines that contains a new original Citizen band and some gaskets for Seiko Divers:



    The new band installed:



    A "wrist shot":



    I hope that you like it!

    Now I'm restoring a Casio G-Shock DW-5400 "gold" that I bought in a marketplace here in Rome for 3 Euro ($ 4 USD). I changed the battery and its 240 module works great. I've to buy a new band and a "gold lettering" 5600 bezel - the watch miss the original rounded 5400 bezel and as you know they're very hard and very expensive to find, so a 5600 bezel will do the job.
    I will show you all the job once completed, so stay tuned

    Bye!
    -Gherardo-
    Nice restoration. Where can I get setting instructions for this watch?

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    Re: Citizen "Windsurfer" restoration

    COOL!
    How exactly does the wind function work? I'm assuming it does have one, based on the name?
    What are these watches best known by, namewise? I may have to chase after one. Alternately, are there any other watches with windspeed & good WR?

    Motivation for doing so:


    Last edited by xxguitarist; January 10th, 2010 at 06:50.

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    Re: Citizen "Windsurfer" restoration

    xxguitarist, I think the "Windsurfer" name was a marketing ploy. It did have the windspeed/knot legend on the strap but the watch itself did not have any functions directly related to windsurfing.
    I have also had one of these since the 80's and have replaced the bands and batteries many times. Its still one of my favorite watches and I wear it often.
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    Re: Citizen "Windsurfer" restoration

    i ve seen one of these just the other day NOS, but it felt a bit cheap in my hands.
    regards,
    gerry fonklover

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