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I should add that I am not advocating the "poor" behaviour of some criminals as a justification for wearing/possessing something you enjoy and is expensive.  Just bringing some perspective, not trying be negative to the watches or their wearers.

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Just bought this beauty, look at the enscription on the second picture, chuffed is not the word !!! 

I do like Bremont.  I designed a watchbox for them a while back.

Yes but who wants to walk round with a handbag trust me your better off with the watch and glad to see your still enjoying it I've given my speedmaster to my lad now after fitting a new strap on it an

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Yes your correct like it or not in any society it's never good to have a big difference between the haves and have nots .

I've told my lad to be mindful of when he has the speedmaster on ok it's not bundles £3,k but again not worth becoming a victim 

Usually Crim follows a trend like carjacking when I was a kid nearly everyone had a car stereo nicked now it's trainers 

Anyway back to watches looking at a Patek 5056p only looking but hay that's how it starts 

 

 

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This is my Seiko that has maybe ticked its last tock. I have emailed Seiko Melbourne directly myself to see if I can get any assistance. I think it is about 45 years old.

It has had a hard life really. The screws in the original band used to come out due to vibration and when I first got it, I think I can recall at least 3 times that it fell onto the road when I was riding my pushbike. The stopwatch buttons have both fallen out several times and the glass has been replaced at least twice and is cracked again. The winder shaft is slightly bent and I recall it getting water in it somehow. The fluorescent points on the hour markers and the hands are very dull. The 5 hour marker being the worst which went like that after the watch got water in it. Even though it says Water Resistant on the back, I can't remember ever wearing it in the rain.

I have just had a look at the back and based on the grime that is on the back of it (yes, I'm now a bit embarrassed) I would suggest that the back was not removed to inspect anything.

I would like to know what is wrong with it. No report was returned, just "Sorry. Can't be fixed." Liz really wanted to get it fixed for my birthday.

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I sent my titanium Seko back for a new face. What came back was a new watch of the same model with my old strap fitted. They must have just binned the old one and sent a new one in its place as the serial number was different. Cheaper to replace than repair I guess.

 

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I am not even sure they can get the parts yet. Sigh. 

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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I would advise before you send your watch as to what they are able/going to do as the last thing you want is that to happen and defeat the object and pe presented with a totally different watch and loose the obvious and deserved attachment you have with it 

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On 31/07/2020 at 08:27, ramjet said:

This is my Seiko that has maybe ticked its last tock. I have emailed Seiko Melbourne directly myself to see if I can get any assistance. I think it is about 45 years old.

Can you find a specialist, independent watch repairer to have a look at it? Ideally someone who specialises in Seikos. 

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Not where i am in Geelong. Melbourne maybe. The search has begun. 

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Thanks for that @Bravo73. I’ll contact him tomorrow and ask some questions. 

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Well I tried the link for the guy in Melbourne that @Bravo73 suggested. Never answered the phone. Just ran out all the time. Tried Contact Us. No joy.

Got in touch with a guy in Hong Kong who has sent me the quote form to fill out etc., but since then I have found a guy in NSW that specialises in Seiko (can't get an original band though) and has all the other parts that may be required.

I have been looking at buying myself watch making tools and a timegrapher etc to fix watches myself. Based on the luck I was having with my Seiko. I am still looking as Liz has several watches that have stopped that have been handed down to her and I think it would be a great hobby to do.

I may even sell off all of my synths to do this.

Has anyone on here ventured into this and does anyone have any tool recommendations? And don't say the $20.32, 437 piece toolkit in a zippered pouch  from eBay as an option. Please.

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Well, good news. I have found a repairer in NSW that has all the parts for my model watch so it got boxed up and sent to him on Thursday 27th.

He doesn't have an original bracelet for it unfortunately, so on top of having my brother and sister keeping an eye out in the things from my parents house that they now have, I am trawling through the inter webs to see if I can find one.

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All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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eBay is often the best place to look for things like that. It will be easier if you have the specific model number for the watch or part number for the bracelet itself. Look especially on eBay.co.jp (or the equivalent). 

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