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    Do you collect spares ?

    Over the years I have enjoyed searching and the chase collecting spares for restoring/repairing my watches and also just for collecting, some NOS spares I just hated using :)

    These are some Seiko 6309 (a few 6105) general spares i've collected over the years, a mixture of used but good spares and NOS plus I have a box of polished (Ben Levy RIP) OEM crystals for these models.

    Plus I have draws full of spares for other Seiko models, its a disease :)






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    Grand Master JasonM's Avatar
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    A wise man once said ‘it’s all about the spares’.
    I have a box of spares, I’ll post a pic later but it’s not as organised as yours!
    Cheers..
    Jase

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    Movements for Gen 1 & 2 RAF Seikos
    Only because I have had them fail in the past and Seiko no longer services the watches.

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    John,

    Have you a 6309 divers crystal retaining ring available?

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    It only seems to be Seikos that people keep parts for as generally Seiko don't want to know once a watch is ten years old or more.
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    And to any other Seiko spares hoarders.

    I would like a 6309/6 insert please...either NOS or a little fade/patina is great too.

    Thanks in advance I await the offers.

    Atb.


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    There's another box since these photos were taken and I will need to add another to my next Cousins order.
    In the Sotadic Zone, apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bry1975 View Post
    John,

    Have you a 6309 divers crystal retaining ring available?
    Fitted three to my spare cases not long back so just the one now I think Bry.

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    It's mainly Seiko Diver parts for me. Inserts, crystals, gaskets, bezels, crowns for the classic models like the 6309's and 7548's. Shrouds for the Tuna's. Things like that.

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    A lot of my stuff is kept in these draws, plus I use some plastic draws for stuff.

    These draws have ten sections each and in each section some have inserts which have four sections so for small stuff there is forty small sections per draw, really good, the draws actually cost me as much as a decent watch :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTigerUK View Post
    A lot of my stuff is kept these draws, plus I use some plastic draws for stuff.

    These draws have ten sections each and in each section some have inserts which have four sections so for small stuff there is forty small sections per draw, really good, the draws actually cost me as much as a decent watch :)


    Apologies here but… ‘draw’??

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmt 16750 View Post
    Apologies here but… ‘draw’??
    Sorry I don't understand your query/question ?

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    Do you collect spares ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheTigerUK View Post
    Sorry I don't understand your query/question ?
    Drawer . He knows what you mean but would rather be a wring peace :)

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    I try to buy a replacement crystal for anything vintage that I buy. I've also bought a few job lots of crystals/stems, and have a stash of handsets/dials for mostly Seikos. I'm also hoarding a couple of 6139A chronograph wheels which should last me the rest of my life (provided I don't buy any more watches that take them)

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    Quote Originally Posted by twhp101 View Post
    I try to buy a replacement crystal for anything vintage that I buy. I've also bought a few job lots of crystals/stems, and have a stash of handsets/dials for mostly Seikos. I'm also hoarding a couple of 6139A chronograph wheels which should last me the rest of my life (provided I don't buy any more watches that take them)
    I doubt there are many of those about these days, I did read somewhere that guys could now repair the wheels (I think), the early two piece sweep hands have become difficult to find as well, some bits out of my 6139 drawer's.




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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTigerUK View Post
    I doubt there are many of those about these days, I did read somewhere that guys could now repair the wheels (I think), the early two piece sweep hands have become difficult to find as well, some bits out of my 6139 drawer's.



    That's a nice stash! You've reminded me I might also have a two piece sweeper, will have to check the box...

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    For me collecting spares was always going to be a natural spin off from watch collecting.



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    Do you collect spares ?

    Apologies for the quality of these reproduced images …. The members who have “ spares etc” , please can you help , this rather aged but lovely piece has a battle worn crystal / glass ( small chips on some of the hexagonal edges ) can anyone suggest where I could source a replacement as Kurfurst are no longer exist .

    I hope this is not seen as hijacking this thread .

    My apologies if it is at a tangent to the main theme , bless you for your understanding & compassion .


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