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December 5th, 2008, 2:56 am #1


Just testing the waters and trying out Randall's new forum.

Here's a few that Jack did for me. 100% original 6105's & 6309's.

I love these watches and I for sure wouldn't ever let loose of them.

The 6105, in my opinion, is the most eye catching and comfortable diver made.

I'm no photographer, but believe me, these are perfect examples.

When I say 100% original, I mean all original parts. One of the 6105's

was relumed, and both cases were cleaned up. I was very fortunate to have

perfect dials, hands, inserts, cases and casebacks with no deep scratches.

I did upgrade the crystals to sapphire, but I have original minerals also.

Of course they were serviced and new gaskets installed.

In this picture I have an 8110 and a 8119. The 6309's have not been relumed.

Both the 7040 and 7049 in this picture were serviced and touched up by Jack.

Both these 6309's are perfect. To see four perfect factory bezel inserts

in one picture is kinda rare, unless you're Mike Mounce.

Here's the pics...





Here's a 6105 getting to go for a drive...



Here's a project I never completed.
I sent it to Shane, but it just kinda fizzled out.
I still want to create a "special" leather strap for a 6105.



One of my 6309's up close...



I'm pretty much a purist, but I must confess, I like this mod.
This watch had aftermarket parts when I bought it. The hands have
since been changed to more closely resemble a Doxa. I'll post a pic soon.
Funny story, I own a brand new Doxa that has never been worn or sized.
I'm not as attracted to it as I am this mod. Go figure.
This watch was rebuilt from the ground up by IWW.
I've also installed a new strap since this pic.





New hands...



My Sharkhunter...



I'm not against modding a newer watch at all.
I hope it's okay to show a little knife content.
I'm sure it is, I think Randall collects bayonets...



Here's one of my newer aquisitions.
I hope to someday find a NOS insert.
Yeah right...



Although I did find this NOS 6105 complete bezel a few years back.
It can happen...





And for those that appreciate anything vintage.
How about my 1975 Triumph Trident T-160.
Believe it or not, this was a gift from a friend...



Alright then, I'm sure you've had enough.
Thanks for looking.





RICK
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December 5th, 2008, 6:20 pm #2

Simply Superb. Some realy nice stuff there, specially the Triumph. When I was 18 or 20 or so, I had a Harley Sprint, man, what a bike that was. Even with all its AMF problems, the geometry was to die for, so smooth you could drive without hands @ 100mph.

Nice "Buckmaster" Rick, boy have those gone through the roof, but they are worth it.

My feelings on shooting irons, pig stickers, and all things defensive is best summed up by one of my favorite quotes by this countries First President,

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
George Washington.


Cheers,
Randall

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December 5th, 2008, 8:56 pm #3

Just testing the waters and trying out Randall's new forum.

Here's a few that Jack did for me. 100% original 6105's & 6309's.

I love these watches and I for sure wouldn't ever let loose of them.

The 6105, in my opinion, is the most eye catching and comfortable diver made.

I'm no photographer, but believe me, these are perfect examples.

When I say 100% original, I mean all original parts. One of the 6105's

was relumed, and both cases were cleaned up. I was very fortunate to have

perfect dials, hands, inserts, cases and casebacks with no deep scratches.

I did upgrade the crystals to sapphire, but I have original minerals also.

Of course they were serviced and new gaskets installed.

In this picture I have an 8110 and a 8119. The 6309's have not been relumed.

Both the 7040 and 7049 in this picture were serviced and touched up by Jack.

Both these 6309's are perfect. To see four perfect factory bezel inserts

in one picture is kinda rare, unless you're Mike Mounce.

Here's the pics...





Here's a 6105 getting to go for a drive...



Here's a project I never completed.
I sent it to Shane, but it just kinda fizzled out.
I still want to create a "special" leather strap for a 6105.



One of my 6309's up close...



I'm pretty much a purist, but I must confess, I like this mod.
This watch had aftermarket parts when I bought it. The hands have
since been changed to more closely resemble a Doxa. I'll post a pic soon.
Funny story, I own a brand new Doxa that has never been worn or sized.
I'm not as attracted to it as I am this mod. Go figure.
This watch was rebuilt from the ground up by IWW.
I've also installed a new strap since this pic.





New hands...



My Sharkhunter...



I'm not against modding a newer watch at all.
I hope it's okay to show a little knife content.
I'm sure it is, I think Randall collects bayonets...



Here's one of my newer aquisitions.
I hope to someday find a NOS insert.
Yeah right...



Although I did find this NOS 6105 complete bezel a few years back.
It can happen...





And for those that appreciate anything vintage.
How about my 1975 Triumph Trident T-160.
Believe it or not, this was a gift from a friend...



Alright then, I'm sure you've had enough.
Thanks for looking.





RICK
That is one fine flock of divers!

This is my 6105, seller's pic:



This one was an "eBay special" - vaguely labeled as "Seiko men's watch" & no identifying info in the body of the auction page, just the pic!! So, even for those days it was a good deal w/ very little competition.



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December 6th, 2008, 2:28 pm #4

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December 7th, 2008, 4:25 am #5

where I'm getting my vintage items fixed up @ bargain prices.

They have a clean looking 6309-7290 for P5000, which equates to a little over US$60.

However, I'm almost sure it's got an aftermarket dial [to the right of the code#s @ dial bottom it has a little "oblong diamond shaped" logo of some kind which I've not seen on an authentic '60s/70s Seiko dial - though I'm not expert @ 6309s]. I do see from your 6309 shot [though not a -7290] that "logo" isn't present. I'm also not sure if the bezel insert has been replaced. And the watch tech really doesn't know the answers. I do have the store owners cell#s so I'll probably text him if I'm interested in it.

However, my main priority is getting my "flock" here in perfect running condition. So far I've had:

a. a "rare" 7015-7020 put in running shape
b. a 6139-600x [Gold dial w/ BLACK subdial] get missing parts [transmission wheel & spring for the rotating bezel] restored & the chrono subdial hand reattached & new caseback gasket
c. quickset fixed for a Big/Small Eye [required a new part]
d. quickset fixed & movement lube for a 6119 "SPORT diver"
e. a movement overhaul for an Elgin 'sport diver' type watch w/ ETA 909. Next week they'll put in a new minute wheel [that was damaged in mine]. This was my own watch back in the mid '70s to early '80s before it fell or flew off my wrist when the cheap band malfunctioned - causing the minute wheel damage :>(

Yesterday, Vangie & I spent just about all day in town waiting for 2 of the above watches to be fixed. Service is basically "while you wait". I had the missing parts & the gasket for the 6139 Gold dial installed, and the Elgin overhaul done. They spent a few hours looking thru their stock for a replacement minute wheel as well [but didn't find one]. The total "damage" for the day - P660 - which is about US$13.40!!! So far, that's the most expensive job, typically they run to about US$2-3 unless parts are required, then it's been US$5-7.

It's finally economically viable to get some of my lower end vintage watches fixed up right!

I'm eventually hoping to trade some of my more common items & duplicates for a rarer or hi-end piece here & that's another impetus for me to get these watches fixed up. Many were bargain priced eBay items [due to fuzzy pics, vague description, seller unable to answer questions, etc.] w/ to little/no competition - so I took a chance. In some cases the item was rather nice, just a minor problem I hoped to get fixed @ a low price someday.

BTW - I think you'll see from this description of my watch repair experience here why it is profitable for Philippine & other "developing nation" watchmakers to take in "junkers", fix them, add aftermarket parts to clean them up, and put them up for sale in the international market. If a guy can take in a "junker" for next to nothing, add some hours (or a even couple days) of his labor, and a few $$$ in parts [or maybe he even has the parts already lying around from other "junkers"], then turn around & take in $50 or so from a foreign [developed nation] buyer, he's brought in good money for the week!

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August 11th, 2009, 2:31 am #6

while waiting for my wife to get stuff @ the public market today I brought in that Seiko to our local watch tech who did the other watches mentioned above.

This one is another "freebie" - it was included in the package when the Australian seller of my 6136-8030 shipped out the purchase.

It's a Seiko 5 marked dress-style 6119 (B or C model IIRC) w/ SGP case (w/ moderate brassing) & steel back. It's pretty big for it's day (Fall 1970) - 38mm x 45mm & has a beautiful gold dial & fluted bezel. It had a detached crown/stem & the Hr/Min hands wouldn't advance & day/date wouldn't advance (quickset or manually). But, it's all fixed now - for 100 Pesos (apx. US$2.10 @ today's rate) & has a decent black leather strap + spring bars for P60 more (US1.25). Not bad for US$3.35, huh?

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August 11th, 2009, 6:25 am #7

Just testing the waters and trying out Randall's new forum.

Here's a few that Jack did for me. 100% original 6105's & 6309's.

I love these watches and I for sure wouldn't ever let loose of them.

The 6105, in my opinion, is the most eye catching and comfortable diver made.

I'm no photographer, but believe me, these are perfect examples.

When I say 100% original, I mean all original parts. One of the 6105's

was relumed, and both cases were cleaned up. I was very fortunate to have

perfect dials, hands, inserts, cases and casebacks with no deep scratches.

I did upgrade the crystals to sapphire, but I have original minerals also.

Of course they were serviced and new gaskets installed.

In this picture I have an 8110 and a 8119. The 6309's have not been relumed.

Both the 7040 and 7049 in this picture were serviced and touched up by Jack.

Both these 6309's are perfect. To see four perfect factory bezel inserts

in one picture is kinda rare, unless you're Mike Mounce.

Here's the pics...





Here's a 6105 getting to go for a drive...



Here's a project I never completed.
I sent it to Shane, but it just kinda fizzled out.
I still want to create a "special" leather strap for a 6105.



One of my 6309's up close...



I'm pretty much a purist, but I must confess, I like this mod.
This watch had aftermarket parts when I bought it. The hands have
since been changed to more closely resemble a Doxa. I'll post a pic soon.
Funny story, I own a brand new Doxa that has never been worn or sized.
I'm not as attracted to it as I am this mod. Go figure.
This watch was rebuilt from the ground up by IWW.
I've also installed a new strap since this pic.





New hands...



My Sharkhunter...



I'm not against modding a newer watch at all.
I hope it's okay to show a little knife content.
I'm sure it is, I think Randall collects bayonets...



Here's one of my newer aquisitions.
I hope to someday find a NOS insert.
Yeah right...



Although I did find this NOS 6105 complete bezel a few years back.
It can happen...





And for those that appreciate anything vintage.
How about my 1975 Triumph Trident T-160.
Believe it or not, this was a gift from a friend...



Alright then, I'm sure you've had enough.
Thanks for looking.





RICK
Hi Rick, You mention Mike Mounces collection LOL It makes me Smile from ear to ear,
cause it was From Mikes collection That 10 of my SWEEEEETEST 6105---6309---6306---6217---and
on are from MIKE.
Just like you said---Waite, Waite and the right person will be wanting to down size
and You will have your chance, at some Nice watches. LUCK GRACE Karma it
all just leads to my GRATATUDE
Beautiful watches Rick nice to see ya Slummen Russell seikozen

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August 11th, 2009, 8:41 am #8

while waiting for my wife to get stuff @ the public market today I brought in that Seiko to our local watch tech who did the other watches mentioned above.

This one is another "freebie" - it was included in the package when the Australian seller of my 6136-8030 shipped out the purchase.

It's a Seiko 5 marked dress-style 6119 (B or C model IIRC) w/ SGP case (w/ moderate brassing) & steel back. It's pretty big for it's day (Fall 1970) - 38mm x 45mm & has a beautiful gold dial & fluted bezel. It had a detached crown/stem & the Hr/Min hands wouldn't advance & day/date wouldn't advance (quickset or manually). But, it's all fixed now - for 100 Pesos (apx. US$2.10 @ today's rate) & has a decent black leather strap + spring bars for P60 more (US1.25). Not bad for US$3.35, huh?

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Seiko Matsuda
The Patron Saint of Seiko Collectors
...I recently paid 20GBP (about 33USD) to get a quick set & non-moving day/date wheel sorted out here in the UK, i.e. about 10 times what you paid.....

Regards,
Sweephand

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August 11th, 2009, 7:51 pm #9

and other "developed nations" - which is one reason why watchmakers & other sellers (who hire the watchmaker) can make decent money fixing up even rather low-end watches & selling them on eBay and other places. Of course, "fixing" can sometimes mean "cobbling together" a watch from various parts of different ones

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August 12th, 2009, 12:55 am #10

Just testing the waters and trying out Randall's new forum.

Here's a few that Jack did for me. 100% original 6105's & 6309's.

I love these watches and I for sure wouldn't ever let loose of them.

The 6105, in my opinion, is the most eye catching and comfortable diver made.

I'm no photographer, but believe me, these are perfect examples.

When I say 100% original, I mean all original parts. One of the 6105's

was relumed, and both cases were cleaned up. I was very fortunate to have

perfect dials, hands, inserts, cases and casebacks with no deep scratches.

I did upgrade the crystals to sapphire, but I have original minerals also.

Of course they were serviced and new gaskets installed.

In this picture I have an 8110 and a 8119. The 6309's have not been relumed.

Both the 7040 and 7049 in this picture were serviced and touched up by Jack.

Both these 6309's are perfect. To see four perfect factory bezel inserts

in one picture is kinda rare, unless you're Mike Mounce.

Here's the pics...





Here's a 6105 getting to go for a drive...



Here's a project I never completed.
I sent it to Shane, but it just kinda fizzled out.
I still want to create a "special" leather strap for a 6105.



One of my 6309's up close...



I'm pretty much a purist, but I must confess, I like this mod.
This watch had aftermarket parts when I bought it. The hands have
since been changed to more closely resemble a Doxa. I'll post a pic soon.
Funny story, I own a brand new Doxa that has never been worn or sized.
I'm not as attracted to it as I am this mod. Go figure.
This watch was rebuilt from the ground up by IWW.
I've also installed a new strap since this pic.





New hands...



My Sharkhunter...



I'm not against modding a newer watch at all.
I hope it's okay to show a little knife content.
I'm sure it is, I think Randall collects bayonets...



Here's one of my newer aquisitions.
I hope to someday find a NOS insert.
Yeah right...



Although I did find this NOS 6105 complete bezel a few years back.
It can happen...





And for those that appreciate anything vintage.
How about my 1975 Triumph Trident T-160.
Believe it or not, this was a gift from a friend...



Alright then, I'm sure you've had enough.
Thanks for looking.





RICK
Hi Rick! Glad to see you at the Doctor's house! ^L^ Those are all quite collectable! nt
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