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  1. Thanks, I am not sure why I didn't think of it ! Looked online and indeed Seiko have a guide, for mine says 550 to 800 turns a day which equates to about 40 mins. Thanks for the guidance.
  2. Hi all, I accidentally posted this in the wrong sub forum. I have a mix of automatic and quartz watches. With the automatics when I am not wearing I usually pull out the crown and put it away until I wear again, as this may be some time. I have a new automatic Seiko Alpinist, and although this is not my "daywear" watch, I do plan on wearing it at weekends. I have heard that in the long term its not advisable to manually wind a watch, as pulling the screw in crown in and out often is not great practice. I do have a watch winder I got years ago that I have never used. I was wondering
  3. Hi Herold, welcome and good luck with your search.
  4. Sorry just realised I have posted this in the wrong place !
  5. I have a mix of automatic and quartz watches. With the automatics when I am not wearing I usually pull out the crown and put it away until I wear again, as this may be some time. I have a new automatic Seiko Alpinist, and although this is not my "daywear" watch, I do plan on wearing it at weekends. I have heard that in the long term its not advisable to manually wind a watch, as pulling the screw in crown in and out often is not great practice. I do have a watch winder I got years ago that I have never used. I was wondering how long to use the watch winder. I know with this watch you ca
  6. I took the plunge and bought the Alpinist, I found a 20% off Easter discount and that made my mind up. Thanks for all the advice, already saving for my next watch ! Its is in my album if you want a sneaky peek as wouldn't upload here somehow. Also my first Seiko in there also, bought about 1980, I could help with identification of this watch as I didn't keep the paperwork. Its not working at the moment but looked inside, nothing seems out of order too much.
  7. Really nice field watch, not many with the magnify window for the date.
  8. As just discovering the world of modding, I think why not, its your cash and if you want that certain look then go for it. To a brand purist I assume it is not correct. Personally I like Seiko a lot and would have no problem swapping out the glass for sapphire crystal, and at the moment that would be my extent, purely because I like original or upping the specs a little. Some of those modded watches look fantastic though ! A slippery path perhaps ?
  9. = £549. I'll take the £51 as commission and you get to have £100 to spend on straps and the like. Lots of value to be had second hand on these. Seems like a good deal to me !
  10. My Seamaster 300m quarts that I love
  11. Thanks all, food for thought ! The Alpinist does have the wow factor at the moment, but a decent Seiko divers watch should also be in everyone's Seiko collection too ! Any more suggestions more than welcome and thanks again for your thoughts.
  12. Hi all, As a small time collector, when a sell a watch usually I am planning on buying a new one, and I am in the lucky position to spend £600 to £700 (possible slightly more or less if the watch is just right). As Seiko is my preferred brand on this purchase I am strongly looking at a Seiko Alpinist European Exclusive Emerald Gray SPB197J1, this seems to be available at few sellers. My criteria is that, as you know, sometimes you just don't take to a watch and when this happens I usually sell it on. It is funny, some of my watches have been with me for years and I would never sell, but
  13. Thanks ! Somewhere to start anyway. One day perhaps I may get into the inner workings, but I thought I would start with case and straps etc and see how I get on.
  14. Hi all, I am new to the forum, check my newbie post in newcomers. I am hoping for some general advice on watch refurbishment. After watching many highly skilled people on YouTube bringing vintage Rolex's back to life I realise I do not have the skill, knowledge or equipment ! I will not be going into the workings inside as I have trouble tying my own shoelace, but would love to start by working on the outside case and glass/crystal with cheap but interesting second hand buys from Ebay etc. I have a small budget of £100 or so and I am starting from a complete beginners stance. I a
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