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steveparry

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  1. The bezel on my ten year old yellow Seiko diver (4 O'clock winder) has become stiff. I removed it and cleaned out the expected black gunk from the case and circular spring and _some_ from the indentations in the bezel itself. The circle and springs look fine at an angle of perhaps 30 degrees. On putting the bezel back on it's just as stiff as before... Should I use white spirit to remove the remainder from the indentations? If so is it OK to soak it fro a few minutes? Photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/s5Daof6muxpdxHeT9
  2. The bezel on my ten year old yellow Seiko diver (4 O'clock winder) has become stiff. I removed it and cleaned out the expected black gunk from the case and circular spring and _some_ from the indentations in the bezel itself. The circle and springs look fine at an angle of perhaps 30 degrees. On putting the bezel back on it's just as stiff as before... Should I use white spirit to remove the remainder from the indentations? If so is it OK to soak it fro a few minutes?
  3. Thanks. I ordered the 22mm version and these were a very tight fit between the lugs. Then I tried to remove them... I had to bend them in the middle to remove. So I'll try ordering 20mm versions instead. Unfortunately they are out of 'single flange with extra large pip' versions until December 16th.
  4. I'm thinking these 2mm ones with double shoulder and extra large pip should probably fit most rubber straps? It does state 'ideal for diver's watches'. https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/double-shoulder-0200mm-18mm-to-24mm-extra-large-pip
  5. I'm buying some straps and thought I'd add spring bars to the order from Cousins. These are for my standard Seiko diver 7s26 ie 22mm length. But what diameter? These are for standard rubber straps so the 'fat' ones for bracelets won't fit. Does anyone know?
  6. Difficult to say... I ought form Roy about ten years ago - kept good time for a good five years or so. Then I had new Yobokies hands installed even years ago together with regulating. Hadn't used it for past few years then when I came to try it it loses a lot. I think just regulating would do it. So I guess any watchmaker who does automatics should be able to do it. Just don't know this area well as I last lived here 38 years ago!
  7. I'm living on the Wirral at mo. My Seiko yellow diver needs regulating - its running 5 mins a day slow! Does anyone know of a good watchmaker on the Wirral or Liverpool or North West area to takeout? Thanks, Steve
  8. I'm living on the Wirral at mo. My Seiko yellow diver needs regulating - its running 5 mins a day slow! Does anyone know of a good watchmaker on the Wirral or Liverpool or North West area to takeout? Thanks, Steve
  9. I'm living on the Wirral at mo. My Seiko yellow diver needs regulating - its running 5 mins a day slow! Does anyone know of a good watchmaker on the Wirral or Liverpool or North West area to takeout? Thanks, Steve
  10. Looking at Roy's for sale items - they come in various contrast stitching colours. I have a common Seiko diver 22mm width. But I use the fat Seiko spring bars with all my straps/bracelets. Do these straps accept that size? Does anyone have a photo of their watch on these straps? Steve
  11. My second Z22 in three years has split. Can anyone suggest an alternative rubber type, possibly available in different colours? Steve
  12. I've just received a nice Hirsch Carbon/leather/rubber strap. I have slim wrist and need to put one extra hole in it. What is the best method? I was thinking of starting off with a small awl then widening the hole, if necessary, with a hot pin to melt through. But I don't know how the carbon fibre layer on top would react to this. Steve
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  14. I wonder if Roy's "22mm Heavy Duty Rubber Divers Strap - RD22-1" take fat spring bars? See: http://www.rltwatches.co.uk/acatalog/waterproof_.html Steve
  15. Mr Teatime; that looks exactly as I'd hoped it might! I did a search on TZ but get: "You do not have the required post count to view this forum" - a new policy I believe. So still searching for the mod procedure.
  16. OK - curious and curiouser... I was talking of the bezel not the insert. Does anyone have a link to the modification for an aftermarket Rolly? Steve
  17. Hi Jason That's interesting. I saw the Seadweller and wonder if anyone knows where I might get one of these 'aftermarket' bezels? I think it would give the Seiko diver a unique look. Steve
  18. Sorry the question is to the original poster; eZakalwe. I'd like one of those red second hands for my Seiko 007. Steve Steve Steve
  19. Could I ask where you got those aftermarket hands? Steve
  20. Jezz Many thanks for the hair clipper oil tip. I'll try this out. Steve
  21. My bezel has become a little stiff recently. The watch is the yellow 200m about 5 year's old. I wondered if its OK to use a drop of WD40 to lube it. Or a drop of 3-in-1 instead? Don't want to perish the gasket - if there is one? Steve
  22. I'm sure there are charities that collect old film cameras and send them to projects in developing countries to teach children photography. I saw some amazing photos through their eyes. If I can find the link I'll post it. Steve
  23. I have a Seiko SKXA35 (yellow diver). I thiught Noah Fuller or Yobokies did replacement bezels. But it seems only inserts... I fancied an Omega type sloping bezel for a bit less of an industrial look. Does anyone know of replacement bezels that slope? Steve
  24. Mac No problem - glad you're enjoying it. Steve
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