Good news George...

Good news George...

Joined: June 19th, 2009, 6:51 pm

December 22nd, 2010, 12:33 am #1



It was only a movement holder screw and tab that were loose inside. I put it back and also tightened the other two up as they were loose also.
There is no apparent damage and the movement is a real beauty...


This is a huge, heavy and well made watch. You should enjoy wearing this one

The rotor is noisy and always will be, there is quite a bit of slop in the rotor bearings. You can get it to spin just like in this video...
http://vimeo.com/17596060

Since it winds only in one direction, the rotor free wheels in the other very easily.
Apart from the noise, I don't think there is anything wrong with it.

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Joined: April 8th, 2007, 11:50 pm

December 22nd, 2010, 1:25 am #2

afternoon. Don't think these posties work weekends, but
it made it all the way across Canada in such a short time.
Well, thanks so much for looking inside for me. I was convinced
it was a junker. This is supposed to be a Sea Gull 2530.
Do you think it is a sea gull movement?
Can the rotor be taken off?...and would you do it, or just
leave it as is?
Anyway, thanks again for fixing this up for me.
Feel free to wear this over the holidays. It you think you could use the
strap, take it off and keep it as I won't be using it and I will just
end up giving it away or keeping it in a drawer.
It's a different type of deployment...one I've never come across, and
I couldn't figure it out.
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Joined: April 8th, 2007, 11:50 pm

December 22nd, 2010, 1:34 am #3



It was only a movement holder screw and tab that were loose inside. I put it back and also tightened the other two up as they were loose also.
There is no apparent damage and the movement is a real beauty...


This is a huge, heavy and well made watch. You should enjoy wearing this one

The rotor is noisy and always will be, there is quite a bit of slop in the rotor bearings. You can get it to spin just like in this video...
http://vimeo.com/17596060

Since it winds only in one direction, the rotor free wheels in the other very easily.
Apart from the noise, I don't think there is anything wrong with it.

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here is a pic of the movement of my beloved OS300M.
It is supposed to be a very reliable, shock resistant movement,
but it couldn't look any more basic if it tried.
The plastic insert really bugs me, but it is allegedly a part
of the shock resistance.

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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

December 22nd, 2010, 1:36 am #4



It was only a movement holder screw and tab that were loose inside. I put it back and also tightened the other two up as they were loose also.
There is no apparent damage and the movement is a real beauty...


This is a huge, heavy and well made watch. You should enjoy wearing this one

The rotor is noisy and always will be, there is quite a bit of slop in the rotor bearings. You can get it to spin just like in this video...
http://vimeo.com/17596060

Since it winds only in one direction, the rotor free wheels in the other very easily.
Apart from the noise, I don't think there is anything wrong with it.

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You could pull off a display back with that rotor.
Very nice, clean.
Glad it was an easy fix.
Wear it in good health and enjoyment.
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Joined: June 19th, 2009, 6:51 pm

December 22nd, 2010, 2:10 am #5

afternoon. Don't think these posties work weekends, but
it made it all the way across Canada in such a short time.
Well, thanks so much for looking inside for me. I was convinced
it was a junker. This is supposed to be a Sea Gull 2530.
Do you think it is a sea gull movement?
Can the rotor be taken off?...and would you do it, or just
leave it as is?
Anyway, thanks again for fixing this up for me.
Feel free to wear this over the holidays. It you think you could use the
strap, take it off and keep it as I won't be using it and I will just
end up giving it away or keeping it in a drawer.
It's a different type of deployment...one I've never come across, and
I couldn't figure it out.
As for the rotor; I would leave it on...shouldn't take long before you don't notice it If you don't get used to it, I think the auto wind mechanism could be removed leaving only manual winding.

The strap does have a slightly different deployant clasp. You have to pop the spring bar in the buckle/clasp part to get the 'tangs' to fit into the holes on the strap. Then you just put the spring bar back into the buckle/clasp. Works fine and only takes a second.

Since the width of the strap is 24mm at the lugs; it's not likely I'll ever have a use for it.

You can see this watch literally spills over my wrist...


But the deployant clasp works fine...


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Joined: June 19th, 2009, 6:51 pm

December 22nd, 2010, 2:13 am #6

here is a pic of the movement of my beloved OS300M.
It is supposed to be a very reliable, shock resistant movement,
but it couldn't look any more basic if it tried.
The plastic insert really bugs me, but it is allegedly a part
of the shock resistance.

The movement spacer in the MM is steel; probably because it has to be so big

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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

December 22nd, 2010, 2:17 am #7



It was only a movement holder screw and tab that were loose inside. I put it back and also tightened the other two up as they were loose also.
There is no apparent damage and the movement is a real beauty...


This is a huge, heavy and well made watch. You should enjoy wearing this one

The rotor is noisy and always will be, there is quite a bit of slop in the rotor bearings. You can get it to spin just like in this video...
http://vimeo.com/17596060

Since it winds only in one direction, the rotor free wheels in the other very easily.
Apart from the noise, I don't think there is anything wrong with it.

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Now you have a very nice MMilitaire homage with Seagull 2530 mvt....gives me more confidence to order one too but maybe the pvd version haha! The Casio GA-100 for around the same price might take a back seat to the Chinese watch!
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Joined: November 24th, 2007, 4:36 am

December 22nd, 2010, 3:01 am #8



It was only a movement holder screw and tab that were loose inside. I put it back and also tightened the other two up as they were loose also.
There is no apparent damage and the movement is a real beauty...


This is a huge, heavy and well made watch. You should enjoy wearing this one

The rotor is noisy and always will be, there is quite a bit of slop in the rotor bearings. You can get it to spin just like in this video...
http://vimeo.com/17596060

Since it winds only in one direction, the rotor free wheels in the other very easily.
Apart from the noise, I don't think there is anything wrong with it.

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