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Thread: Reviving an SKX013 for nickyboyo

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    Reviving an SKX013 for nickyboyo

    So, having previously helped out berty234 with his Dadís old SKX, Nick got in touch about his Seiko. Seems something had gone wrong with the 7S26, the hands dislodged and the movement was behaving erratically.
    These SKXís are such a joy to work on, I was delighted to help out.
    Nick kindly offered me his old timegrapher as a trade for the repair and in exchange we agreed to swap out the movement for an NH36.

    So here goes....

    Watch as it arrived:



    Worn and loved - as a watch should be!

    Back off:


    And then movement and dial out and hands off:


    Swap the day and day wheels over from the NH36 (which is a crown at 3 movement):



    Swap the movement ring as well.

    Now putting the hands back on making sure the date changeover starts about 11:30:


    Rest of the hands back on:


    And an NH36 in place in the case:


    Ok, letís get the new crown and stem cut to the correct size and assembled with loctite:


    And grease the seals:


    Exciting times - letís try the timegrapher and get the movement honed:



    Thatís running very nicely indeed so off to Nick it goes!

    Big thanks to Nick for the deal and trusting me with his Seiko, a very enjoyable mod!


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    Last edited by TheGent; 2nd October 2020 at 21:27.

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    Looks like another good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berty234 View Post
    Looks like another good job!
    Cheers Rob!


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    Excellent work there. The SARB059 crown and stem is a straight swap when putting an NH36 into a SKX007/9. Don't know if same for the 13.

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    Reviving an SKX013 for nickyboyo

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaffe View Post
    Excellent work there. The SARB059 crown and stem is a straight swap when putting an NH36 into a SKX007/9. Don't know if same for the 13.
    Thank you!

    No itís a slightly smaller (in diameter) crown on the SKX013.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Thank you!

    No itís a slightly smaller (in diameter) crown on the SKX013.


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    Ah! That's good info. Thanks.

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    Good work, the SKX seems a solidly made watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reiver View Post
    Good work, the SKX seems a solidly made watch
    Cheers.

    Yes they are very nicely put together and easy to work on/mod.


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    Only the day wheel needs to be swapped between the 7S26 and NH36 when upgrading, the date will line up. Makes for a much easier conversion.

    Nice work, and that's a good trade...I need to find someone with an old timegrapher and a busted SKX...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirchyGirchy View Post
    Only the day wheel needs to be swapped between the 7S26 and NH36 when upgrading, the date will line up. Makes for a much easier conversion.

    Nice work, and that's a good trade...I need to find someone with an old timegrapher and a busted SKX...
    Thatís true, I only do that to keep the original wheels, especially if the white has faded a little.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Thatís true, I only do that to keep the original wheels, especially if the white has faded a little.
    Gotcha, that makes sense - the shiny new date wheel would look out of place here! I felt I'd point it out for reference, in case anyone's using this as a guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirchyGirchy View Post
    Gotcha, that makes sense - the shiny new date wheel would look out of place here! I felt I'd point it out for reference, in case anyone's using this as a guide.
    Yes - good shout, cheers !


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