Author Archives: WatchDog

Project: 1947 Hamilton Gilman 982M

Lately I’ve had old Hamiltons on my mind so I made my next project a 1947 Hamilton Gilman with a 982M.  It has a larger bezel than most Hamiltons of this era which I thought was a bit unique.

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Project: 1970 Omega Geneve 135.070 Cal. 601

I picked up a 1970 Omega Geneve 135.070 Cal. 601 that I thought looked pretty nice.  It was advertised as working perfectly, as vintage watches always are, but when I wound it up it would randomly stop running; hardly a … Continue reading

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Project: 1974 Seiko Advan 7019-7320

I found this 1974 Seiko Advan 7019-7320 recently and thought it had some potential.  The glass is a unique faceted cut and in half decent shape.  The paint that fills in the minute hand is missing but I’ll replace it … Continue reading

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Project: 1991 Seiko 7002-7009

I was working on some backlogged projects and got around to this Seiko 7002-7009 diver watch that did not run.  It looked pretty decent and and all original so I figured it would be a simple enough watch to clean … Continue reading

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Project: 1969 Omega Seamaster 166.032 Cal. 752

A while back I purchased a 1969 Omega Seamaster 166.032 along with an extra movement for a new project.  I wore this watch occasionally for several months and it kept surprisingly good time but the rotor was obviously loose inside … Continue reading

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Bench Note: Cannon Pinion and Back-hacking

I was looking over a couple of Seiko 7002 movements that I recently brought back to life and noticed one of them was able to back-hack and thought it would make a good subject for a bench note. What is … Continue reading

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Project: 1978 Seiko Actus 7019-7060 Service

I like the silver dialed 7019-7060 that I cleaned up so much that I decided to pick up another one.  Here is a before[left] and after[right] photo to start things out.  The glass has a chip in it at about 12:20 … Continue reading

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How To: Mainspring and Barrel Service

This post documents how to prepare a mainspring and barrel while servicing a watch. To begin, make sure you have secured all your watch parts just in case the mainspring accidentally shoots across your workbench.  Parts will be strewn all … Continue reading

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Bench Note: Amplitude and Rate Varies Once Per Minute

I noticed my beater watch was running a bit erratically so I put it away to await repair.  I finally got some time to take a look at it today and its cause and solution were very simple and I … Continue reading

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Project: 1975 Seiko Actus 7019-7350

I decided that I wanted a blue watch and found this 1975 Seiko Actus 7019-7350.  I thought it was a unique looking watch but the glass was in bad shape.  With that being a major feature I decided to source … Continue reading

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