Today I started servicing an epic 6105-8100. The owner wanted a new crystal,dial, bezelinsert and hands.
I could convince him to keep it original, and only change the old crystal for a new sapphire.
In the hollidays I assembled this one…I kinda like it so I think I will keep this one.
In November I got this watch. There was a challenge !
In this post you will see al the steps I took to make it wareable again
This watch was 20 minutes slow a day. It stopped now and then, so time for a service.
This watch was found in a lot. Movement, crystal and case were damaged.
Nice feature of this watch is its crown on the left side, at 8 o’clock
I have been able to preserve the dial and hands, so they are original. The only thing I had to replace was the bezel-insert.
I put in a ‘pepsi’ (blue/red), because I liked the combo with a red/black Nato strap.
I am working on another CTZ at the moment, in the next posting I will post some pics of the overhaul of the movement.
The state the watch was in when I received it, is comparable with the other watches. I didnt made a picture of it…
The other day I had some spare time left, so I worked on a citizen diver I obtained… The 8200 200 mtrs. Work involved: A complete overhaul, changing bezelinsert, crystal and hands, buffing the case, finding a strap for it. Here some before and after pictures:
The Seiko 6309-704* is a very popular model under collectors. It has a distinctive case shape, known as “Turtle” or “Cushion”.
The best ones are the ones with original dial and hands, but often they come in a very bad state, beyond salvation.
Fortunately there are after market parts for them available, so its possible to resurrect them. Its a pain in the neck for the fanatic collectors, but I think a refurbished watch is better than no watch.
De Seiko 6309-704* is een erg populair model onder verzamelaars. Met een bijzondere kastvorm, de “schildpad” of”kussen” genoemd.
De beste zijn die met een originele wijzerplaat en wijzers, maar meestal zijn die in erg slechte staat.
Gelukkig zijn nieuwe onderdelen verkrijgbaar, dus de mogelijkheid is er om ze weer op te knappen. Hoewel de fanatieke verzamelaar hier pijn in de ogen van krijgt, vind ik een opgeknapt horloge beter dan geen horloge.
I made this one from some bits and pieces I had in the drawer.
Deze heb ik gemaakt van diverse bij elkaar geraapte onderdelen
Betere fotos van de Tudor Black Bay Homage.
The watch is for sale, more info at the ‘For Sale’page.
Dit horloge is te koop. Meer info op de ‘Te Koop’ pagina
Well here it is. The making of. / Daar is hij dan. The making of.
This watch is for sale. for info, email me. / Dit horloge is te koop. voor info, neem contact op via Email
The watch was in similor state as this. I forgot to take its pic. / Het horloge zag er ongeveer zo uit. Ik ben vergeten om die te fotograferen.