Seiko SII VD57 question

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    Seiko SII VD57 question

    Hi all,

    I have a D&G quite smart chronograph with the sub dials at 12, 9 and 6 and the date at the 4 mark, it is marked SII O VD57B but all I seem to find online is VD57C's which have the same arrangement of sub dials. Will a C fit in the B case? I can get a Chinese one for ten pounds delivered which for a named brand like D&G isn't unreasonable, I do have a VD53B with sub dials at 9, 6 and 3 and a 54B again with the same arrangement as the 53.

    The movement works fine for a few seconds but also the stem pulls out which suggests to me the stem release is perhaps damaged? I am wondering if they are universal stems but it seems not as I put a Triwa's VD54B into my Sekonda VD53B which is now jammed and won't release the stem whatsoever and its permanently stopped too.

    I would prefer to try and fix the stem maybe with a new one if the current 57B one is damaged, it seems OK but all it takes is a little bit shaved off these weak bits of metal and its toast. I suspect the stem release on these are a little dickywampus but no amount of pokery is releasing the little tang inside the "push" hole which is what I think the D&G one has wrong.

    Any advice appreciated, this will be my first chrono attempt lol

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    Re: Seiko SII VD57 question

    The C is just the revision level of the same movement. It should swap in fine.
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    Re: Seiko SII VD57 question

    Cool have ordered one from all parts far east :) I did find out the stems for the 57 were the same as the 53 but not the 54 hence why the 54's one has now jammed in the 53 but I can disassemble it down to release the stem and then use the spare one from the one I just ordered to fit into the 53 meaning I will have two good working Sii chrono movements for spare, the 54 is a slightly different dimension to the 53 and 57 it seems and I know the Triwa's 54 is working perfectly so may punt that on ebay as it has all the rose gold hands and fingers intact. I've got the case for the 53'd Sekonda but not the back. I couldn't believe the retail price for the Triwa when new, 80 odd for a plastic strap and plastic bodied watch albeit it does have ultra thin rose gold plating on the hands, give me a solid lump o' metal every time for my timekeeping hehe

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