Category Archives: Projects
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
I purchased this Seiko 4205 with aftermarket dial, hands, glass, and bezel from a Seiko flipper on eBay. My expectations were pretty low but had a need for spare parts and a little practice working on a smaller movement so … Continue reading
My last post about the light restoration of the Seiko 7019-7070 seemed to have a bit of interest so I thought I’d do this again with my next project, a Seiko 7019-7060 from September 1976.
This is an adaptation of a Reddit post covering the first watch project that I sort of documented as a test to gauge interest in this subject. Due to the way this post ended up on the blog, its format … Continue reading