Service: Seiko Sportsman calibre 175

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I’m travelling to Japan tomorrow and will be away the next 11days. Maja my partner took a fancy to the Seiko Crown I did last week and I needed to service another one of my Japanese classics. This super cool Sportsman has a futuristic space-age dial from the early 60’s.   

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Performing like a wet cat, no doubt it needs  service.

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Movement looks to be in great condition.

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Here you can see the setting/winding mechanism.

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There is some goo under all the bridges, I suspect someone has cleaned the movement without taking it apart and this is the leftover cleaning fluid which has turned funny.

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Movement almost taken apart.

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Old mainspring is covered in the same goo. 

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Movement cleaned and ready to be put back together.

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Clean mainspring in the barrel.

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Clean and nice gear train coming together.

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Movement almost back together.

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Oh snap, the setting lever spring screw broke in half while securing it in place. Luckily I managed to wiggle it out.

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New screw fitted. Underneath the goo you can see the effects of finger prints left on a movement for several decades. It has etched marks into the finishes.

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Movement back together ticking well. I like the functional and robust design of this movement.

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Performs great as well!

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Movement ready for the dial and hands. 

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Some marks on the dial, but it still has a nice shine to it and the design is just awesome! 

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Movement in the case looking good! 

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The future is here! 

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Next stop Tokyo!

I will not be available between 04.05.2017-15.05.2017

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