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Just back from service. My Dad bought it over 20 years ago, but it sat in a drawer. Upon first glance, it looks like a 1954-55 Airman (The relume job is not correct).



But all is not as it seems. The lack of a hack hole and a red date wheel is correct, but the date window should be square. It is trapezoidal. That didn't happen until 1960. And the later watches had a black date wheel, the red & black wheels do not interchange.
Here's a photo of the caseback & movement:




The provision for the unique hack mechanism is there, but the mechanism is not. It has an AS movement, but should be a Felsa. The watch is 1960-64 era.

The back of the dial has no hack hole (Appears to have been filled in):




The date wheel is 1960-64 era (black), repainted red:




My question is, why would somebody alter a watch to make it look older, then sell it for $200?

Still a cool GMT watch that beat Rolex to the market by several years.



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That is a VERY cool watch!!!
 
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Glycine is one brand I’ve always been quite fond of. I have a few Combat sub divers and a field style watch from the mid 90’s I believe and they have all been exquisite watches, solid, accurate, and very well built.
 
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https://www.woodwelt.com/?gcli...uUfoqa4aAgmJEALw_wcB

Not sure if anyone is interested in these.
 
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Not sure if anyone is interested in these.


You have any experience with this outfit's watches?



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No I do not. I saw it and figured I would pass it on. It looks like they are using movements from Citizen.
 
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I like wood boats but have zero interest in wood watches.
 
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My wife chose this Christopher Ward C60 Sapphire as my gift for our 25th anniversary and it arrived yesterday. It really is just stunning in person and the pictures don't do it justice. The blue sapphire face really looks very different depending on the light and is quite intriguing.



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That’s a nice watch! I’ve come quite close to getting a Christoper Ward C60. Their bronze diver is especially tempting.
 
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About how much money would it cost to get the tools required to assemble and modify my own Seiko watches? I like the idea of building some modded Seiko divers. I figure since I own a few 4R36 and NH35A movement watches it might be more cost effective to buy the tools so I can just replace the movements on my own when they get worn out.

I have a basic watch repair kit that has a case back removal tool, cheap screwdrivers etc.

I figure I’ll need:
-a good set of screw drivers
-a movement holder
-a set of good tweezers
-a better tool to remove bezels
-a tool to remove hands.
-Protective film for the dial when pulling hands (can I just use a sheet of plastic?)
-those finger condom things for assembly

What else am I going to need?
 
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That’s a nice watch! I’ve come quite close to getting a Christoper Ward C60. Their bronze diver is especially tempting.


Thanks Stickman. Here's a shot of my C60 Bronze that I picked up in their 50% off sale in April. It's been running between -1 and -7 seconds per day. I like it a lot better than my Steinhart Ocean 1 bronze. The CW has more of a coppery tone while the Steiny is brassy.

Here's the Christopher Ward:


Here's the Steinhart:


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[QUOTE]Originally posted by stickman428:
About how much money would it cost to get the tools required to assemble and modify my own Seiko watches? I like the idea of building some modded Seiko divers. I figure since I own a few 4R36 and NH35A movement watches it might be more cost effective to buy the tools so I can just replace the movements on my own when they get worn out.



I figure I’ll need:
-a good set of screw drivers - Not so much for swapping movements, but for any other work buy the best you can afford.
-a movement holder Definitely
-a set of good tweezers - Again, buy the best you can afford - Dumont & fils- Swiss
-a better tool to remove bezels Most can be removed with a case knife. Some of the newer Seiko's are unbelievably tight.
-a tool to remove hands. - Hand levers are best
-Protective film for the dial when pulling hands (can I just use a sheet of plastic?) Use a zip lock bag over the dial and hands.
-those finger condom things for assembly Finger cots or gloves.

Rodico - sort of a silly putty for watchmakers.

Peg wood. A wooden stick for cleaning and holding things you don't want to scratch. Tooth picks will work for a while.

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I think there's a lot to it -- to do it right. But how wrong can you go playing on a Seiko. Here's one pointer I saw recently.

 
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