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    Seiko Automatic Dive Watch - Won't Stay Wound

    I have a Seiko Automatic (self-wind) dive watch that works fine as long as it's on my wrist but simply stops a few hours after I take it off (for the night, say).

    I know that when I first got this watch wearing it all day would insure that it would last through the night, but no more.

    Is it worth getting repaired? Is there some place that can do the repair and insure that the watch will still be as waterproof as it should be?

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    I had an auto dive watch in the late 50's, Bulova Chrono, but was having the same problem you are having, and thought that as long as I wasn't wearing it I really didn't need to know the time anyway, but eventually took it to have it fixed and was something to do with the spring tensioning, and it worked well for a time, then down to do some work at a tad over 100 feet and the watch picked up a little moisture, so by the time I was able to get it back in the shop, salt had ate the guts out of it. Sorry Charlie...

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    Hi tcp.

    If you are in Sydney the best place to get it done is to send it back to SEIKO's warehouse/service centre. They do a complete overhaul for $70.00AU. This includes setting the timing. Best part is you can post it to them as well, I did this even in Sydney to save the trip.

    I have two of these watches. I bought both of them in Sydney (they are cheaper here than in Thailand - at least with the shop I looked at in Pattaya) I paid $90 each for them and think they are the best watches for the money anywhere.

    I bought the first one and after I realised it had no battery to worry about and how good a watch it was I went and bought another just in case something happened to the first one. That was well over 10 years ago. The reason I had it serviced was because of a scratched face which made the complete service with postage more than the price of a new one. So it's a hard call, if you like the watch get it fixed in Sydney if you are there - they do a really good job and it will be completely waterproof again. The seals on these watches perish over time though so eventually to maintain it's waterproofness(?) it will need to be done again....

    but at only $90 for a new one, why bother.

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    I get my Seiko cleaned and serviced at the local watch place and the Thai guy is an expert. He cleans and replaces the seals for less than 100THB.
    No issues with waterproofing if the seals are replaced often.

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    I have found a local Seiko dealer, so I'll take it in and see what they say. I can't afford to dive anymore, anyway, so I guess waterproofing is only fantasy issue anyway.

    Thanks.

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    This is a wind up, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gateway View Post
    Hi tcp.

    At only $90 for a new one, why bother.


    My brilliant Citizen dive watch shit its self on my last dive trip 2 months ago, cant complain as I've had it for 14 years, its been a cracker but it used to cost me $90 to change the batteries and replace the seals.

    This Seiko sounds like its worth a look, any chance of one of you nice fellas giving uncle Terence a model number.?

    cheers.
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    Surely not one of these Seiko's

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    ^ Are these a good watch. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    ^ Are these a good watch. ?

    Sure is and they cost almost as much as a Rolex Dive watch people never believe a Seiko could cost so much.

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    heard that once the case is opened, then never ever same.

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    The King's Anniversary limited edition Seiko.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SomchaiDriver
    Sure is and they cost almost as much as a Rolex Dive watch people never believe a Seiko could cost so much.
    They are no where near the price of a real Rolex Submariner/Sea Dweller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    any chance of one of you nice fellas giving uncle Terence a model number.?
    Seiko SKX007K Automatic 200m Diver (7S26 Automatic Movement)


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    Quote Originally Posted by EmperorTud View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SomchaiDriver
    Sure is and they cost almost as much as a Rolex Dive watch people never believe a Seiko could cost so much.
    They are no where near the price of a real Rolex Submariner/Sea Dweller.
    Yeah you're right . These Seiko's are around $3500. new and the new Stainless Steel Sub's are up around 5k.

    I just flipped my SS Sub. for $3650. as there will be a new updated version out soon like what was done with the GMT model.

    So Tud I guess you are also a bit of a watch collector then ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    any chance of one of you nice fellas giving uncle Terence a model number.?
    Seiko SKX007K Automatic 200m Diver (7S26 Automatic Movement)


    This is a better watch IMO

    http://www.timetechtalk.com/view_top...346&forum_id=4

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomchaiDriver
    This is a better watch IMO
    I wasn't asking if the watch was any good or if there are better ones out there. I was asking if it's worth getting the watch I actually have repaired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SomchaiDriver
    This is a better watch IMO
    I wasn't asking if the watch was any good or if there are better ones out there. I was asking if it's worth getting the watch I actually have repaired.

    You could easily fix it in Thailand for around 200 baht as it probably needs a servicing for the automatic movement and then have the seals replaced.

    The Seiko automatic movements are pretty reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomchaiDriver
    So Tud I guess you are also a bit of a watch collector then ?
    I dabble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    any chance of one of you nice fellas giving uncle Terence a model number.?
    Seiko SKX007K Automatic 200m Diver (7S26 Automatic Movement)






    Are you saying this watch is selling for $ 99. ?

    I need a new water proof watch but i don't need to dive with it and this would do nicely.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    I need a new water proof watch but i don't need to dive with it and this would do nicely.
    To be perfectly honest that watch is a bit heavy for every day use. It's the only watch I've got now, so I'm stuck with it. But, if I were buying for every day use I'd buy something a little less bulky.

    Also, I think the current price for that watch is more like US$200. Might find it for a little less, but not much.

    Good luck.

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    ^

    The deal is i either get my watch fixed or i buy a cheapy for $99 and not dive with it.

    I have a good dive computer so a dive watch ain't important so i just want to buy this cheap watch for $ 99.

    Have you got a piccy of the $99 watch mate as thats what I'm interested in.

    Thats a great lookin watch Tud by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    Are you saying this watch is selling for $ 99. ?
    If you buy it on eBay you might get it cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    Thats a great lookin watch Tud by the way.
    There's one on sale in MBK for 18,000THB. Doubt it will be there for long.

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