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    SEAL deconstructed

    Hello - long time since I posted, but a pretty frequent lurker. I saw this pic via Archer Watch blog and thought it was interesting. Apologies if you've seen this already or if it's been posted before. I've always wanted to see inside the SEAL and he has a picture of it deconstructed. If anyone else has pics of the movement, please post them, would love to see it. Here's the link to the post from Archer. Once you click on the link Just hit CTRL-F (if you have a pc) and type in Kobold or scroll down just past the PAM 196 to see the parts in a blue tray. Have a merry Christmas everyone!

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    Very cool. I had never been to that website. Thanks.
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    Re: SEAL deconstructed

    That was my Seal that Al worked on. He did a complete servicing and pressure-test (wet and dry). He was really impressed with the grade of movement used as well as the overall quality of materials and construction that went into the Seal. I'll try to dig up the rest of the pics associated with the servicing.

    As an aside, I highly recommend Archer watches for any and all of your non-warranty servicing. He does amazing work at a very reasonable price.

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    Re: SEAL deconstructed

    You revealed "The secret"...the date wheel...
    Merry Xmas
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    Re: SEAL deconstructed

    Quote Originally Posted by jcfguima View Post
    You revealed "The secret"...the date wheel...
    Merry Xmas
    JC
    Haha....you beat me to to it.
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    Re: SEAL deconstructed

    James
    Thanks for sharing your source. Having the pressure testing equipment is important. On average what are his turn around times on a servicing? Impressive photos


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    Re: SEAL deconstructed

    very nice to see the inside of one of my favorite watches
    thx


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    Re: SEAL deconstructed

    Quote Originally Posted by laughinggull View Post
    James
    Thanks for sharing your source. Having the pressure testing equipment is important. On average what are his turn around times on a servicing? Impressive photos
    Liz,

    It depends on what Al has on the bench at any given time. The thing that I like about dealing with Al is that he'll tell you up front the estimated time of completion and return, before you send him the watch, barring unforeseen delays due to parts. He keeps you updated on your servicing, including photos and narratives and sends you a digital service-report.

    James
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    Re: SEAL deconstructed

    So, here's a few of the pics of the servicing that Al did on my Seal. I highly recommend him without hesitation nor reservation.

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    Re: SEAL deconstructed

    Al has one of my watches at the moment, rebuilding the 616 cortebert/rolex movement. It's been there about 5 months, parts are difficult to source and when you find them and order them and they finally arrive, they may not fit. But Al has been great to work with, no worries about that.
    A note about the intl shipping, Canadian Post seems to be cracking down, that statement "For warranty repair" does not shield the shipment from canadian fees any longer. Just a note of interest.
    DW

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