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    Questions/Advice on Seiko Find

    Quite excited to notice this Seiko 6105-8119 in a $25. junk bag. Running nicely so far. The locking crown does still lock properly. Two issues : Scratched hardlex Crystal- would you suggest attempting to polish thes scratches or try to find an original crown? Are NOS ones available? Does it matter for originality and or value? Second: the bezel will not move. Any ideas on how to get it to release? ie lubricants? Muscle?

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    Nice find! I'm assuming you mean crystal and not crown. That crystal looks pretty rough, replacement is best. To do the crystal you'll have to remove the bezel so you can see what's going on with at that point.
    Congrats!
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    Thanks MW. That makes sense dealing with the Crystal and Bezel together.

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    Awesome find for $25 and I see the red/pink sweep second pip hasn't faded to white. Hardlex is very time consuming to polish because of its toughness. There are excellent replacements and you can keep the original.

    Good source here for vintage Seiko crystals..

    https://www.kleinvintagewatchrepair.com/shop

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    Thank you James A. I think that link will be a great help.

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    Great find for $25!
    I suggest to have it serviced, beyond the glass replacement: it is in need of that for sure.
    Congrats ;)
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    Grazie! I plan to do so. There is more wrong with the Bezel than just being stuck. To my watchmaker tomorrow.

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    Nice find

    If you have a watchmaker that is good at polishing, he/she can polish it out and make it look good. My watchmaker could not get a crystal for my Seiko 6139 at the time of service so he polished the original one out and it looks great.

    Take it in for a full service. Those 6105 models command big prices and the original unmolested ones quite a lot so spending a few hundred on servicing it is an investment
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    Re: Questions/Advice on Seiko Find

    Thanks JF, good advice. And I will see if my watchmaker might want to take a shot at polishing the Crystal.

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    Re: Questions/Advice on Seiko Find

    what a find...and good for you...I just got my Dad's back on friday from a watch repair service, via the internet. All I asked was get it running, replace crystal, and free up the bazel. It took 6 months and a return of the first attempt. His web site says business is in "hyatias" and not accepting any more work.
    I got what I paid for and am happy. I wasn't sure I ever see it again...My father beat it up badly as it was an everyday driver, he was a machinist and industrial electrian building size "big" heavy duty test equipment. I wanted to hang on to that memory, therefore no cosmetic work.

    bernie
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