I am trying to find an outfit in the US that can restore my father's vintage Seiko Sport 100 digital/analog watch... I believe it's from the late 70's to early 80's, the square case/square crystal version- that's not it in the pic below, but it looks very similar. It has a ton of sentimental value for him, and I'd love to see it up and running again.
I sent it to Seiko USA, but they returned it saying they did not have the parts for it anymore... Which I found strange, considering they made numerous models utilizing this case and similar parts, and watches of this age probably make up a good portion of those sent in for restoration... It's not like many 10 year old watches need complete overhauls. Weird. Anyway, I've seen quite a few threads concerning restorations of Seikos around this age, so I know somebody does it, even if Seiko doesn't.
Mechanically, the watch is no longer working. Water damage may be an issue, so a whole new movement may be required. Aesthetically, the crystal, case and bracelet are very scratched, and the dial needs repainting/luming.
Anybody have any leads for a place that specializes in this sort of thing? All help greatly appreciated.
(Mods, please don't move this- I posted something similar months ago in the Seiko forum, and despite several bumps got literaly zero replies... I think that pool is just too small for this specific question)