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    Restoring old seiko's

    Hi all,


    recently i acquired a few of my great grandfathers old watches - he had a couple of old seikos, a tarramor and a jean piquet - nothing worth any real money but for nostalgia purposes if be looking to have the seikos restored - also have an old Waltham gold pocket watch that I would like fully restored


    anyone have suggestions first for the seikos on where to get them serviced?


    thanks!
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    Re: Restoring old seiko's

    Try the vintage watch forums.

    My only piece of advise is that spend some time in finding a good watchsmith...they are not easy to find.

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    Hello

    It is nice you have grandfathrr watch and to see someone is take care of the watch.

    My advice is find a watchsmith on the internet and contact by telephone not email. Describe about your grandfather watch with a model number. So they can check it on the Internet to give their idea what they dealing with.

    Ask them how much to restore.

    It is that simple.
    My advice- buy a watch that pleases you. Don't let anyone judge or tell you what to wear. Good cheap and expensive watches are no different between them. Both still can tell the time.

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    Re: Restoring old seiko's

    If you can, post a few photos. If the dial is not in bad shape, I would simply get the movement serviced as opposed to getting the watch restored, which might compromise its vintage character.
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    The two seikos are the ones I would be looking to fix up now - they both run, but the day function on the black dial one doesnt work. I was thinking of replacing the crystals, servicing the movements and cleaning up the cases. Then I would get a couple of new leather straps for them.

    The gold Waltham pocket watch is my favorite - eventually i want to have this serviced as well b/c it is not running
    The last two are a "Jean Piquet" and a "Terramar"
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    Re: Restoring old seiko's

    The blue dial seiko is a 6309-8019
    The black dial seiko is a 7009-8029
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    Re: Restoring old seiko's

    Any decent watchmaker should be able to service those. A quick clean of the movement, replace the crystal and a light polish of the case.

    Someone should be able to recommend one in your area.

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    Very cool. Those Seiko's should clean up nicely. Wear them with pride for your Great Grandfather.
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    Re: Restoring old seiko's

    Oh, and get them off those tired old bracelets and onto some decent leather straps.

    Here is an example of a Seiko 5 that belonged to my father. The movement had been seviced recently so I polished the case and repaced the crystal.

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    Thats definitely the plan! once I get them cleaned up and running properly I am going to get some new straps for them as well.
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