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Nigelp

incoming Seiko Weekdater 1967 sportsmatic dial

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It won't be the last will it? But i wanted a classic 60's auto sports weekdater with the prominent dial ring 60 tract...i think i got it? More when it arrives..,.

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Yes im very pleased its 37mm diameter and classic 60s chequer tract with champagne dial. It was gaining time. So ive regulated it. It was well on the + side and so ive moved it to - and ill check it over the next 24hrs. It still retains its brushing on the case too most have been polished. 

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Pleased to say after regulation this is still spot on. 

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Lost 5 mins over night to ive gone forward a tad...look how delicate it looks next to the turtle and UFO Sport.

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Ive measured it at 37mm...amazing that the ufo is only 6mm larger, but the weekdater wears so much smaller. 

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it looks to be keeping time now, the nudge must have corrected the 5 minute defecit over 24 hours...if its within a few minutes that will do me over 24hrs, there must be a fair bit of stretch in the spring as its well over to minus, could well be original. 

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The brushing on the case sides was light but home done i had thought it could be original but on looking at the seiko catalgues these were polished. The brushing was quiet crude under closer examination so ive carefully removed it. 

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A lovely vintage Seiko with Diashock a high quality piece of kit. The cloverleaf type retainer is the give away. It is equivalent to the  Kif system on high end Swiss watches. 

Cheers Martin 

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31 minutes ago, martinzx said:

A lovely vintage Seiko with Diashock a high quality piece of kit. The cloverleaf type retainer is the give away. It is equivalent to the  Kif system on high end Swiss watches. 

Cheers Martin 

thats bril i didnt know thanks martin. :thumbsup:

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now ive got this how i want it ie telling the time...i know its a keeper...as ive wanted an early classic weekdater, i had the later dial badged 5, but sold it to look for the 60s original, as this is about as good as one gets for reasonable money...ive completed it now and bought it a curved end link 19mm stelux hybrid expandable 

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original 1960's nos

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from a good well known ebay source...i think that end link will look super against the classic 60's sports dial. 

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it looks like part of a victorian operating theatre but im a man i can take it...

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Nigel the E on your watch dial appears to have collapsed in on itself a little, if that makes sense, when compared to the watch on the stelux above - what's the story there?

Is the second image the same watch with some correction as the same characteristic doesn't seem to appear?

Nice looking watch :thumbsup:

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4 hours ago, wrenny1969 said:

Nigel the E on your watch dial appears to have collapsed in on itself a little, if that makes sense, when compared to the watch on the stelux above - what's the story there?

Is the second image the same watch with some correction as the same characteristic doesn't seem to appear?

Nice looking watch :thumbsup:

i dont know david, just a couple of images off the web, yes the top of the e for some reason has bent down, no idea why? I can only think heat at some time? Or over the last 53 years it got a bit sleepy like we do :biggrin:

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Me to then i just noticed i had an inner rotating bezel...all soted now. I'll bet you were a hard boss to work for. Does the inner bezel look to line up now mate?

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Each plot has a slightly thicker mark and it was spinning must not have been seated. 

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Tons better just wants the stelux now....

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Thanks david... @wrenny1969 for shaming me into doing the work. 

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On 24/01/2020 at 15:07, lovingtheclock said:

that's a beaut! 

Thanks rog i sold her tonight im shallow theres one prettier incoming though onwards and upwards eh. 

A weeks commitment for me. 

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