Another Seiko QC problem

Hey guys how are u all doing?

Today, as always, I was appreciating the beauty of my watch but then suddenly I noticed a little black dot in the back.

I thought the back was only a little bit dirty so I tried cleaning it… but after trying for a few moments I noticed it was likely part of the rubber ring that helps with water resistance.

I am very disappointed with Seiko‘s Quality Control… first of all the misaligned bezel and now this… I keep thinking I should have bought a different first watch because of these small problems… but at the end of the day I still love it and I think it’s a gorgeous piece that I want to carry until I grow older to pass to my kids and grand kids.

Do u guys think I would check a watch repairer and fix this or just leave it like that until it goes to maintenance in a few years… I am not really liking the idea of spending more money just because of this problem…

Well I would love to know your opinions both on this and about Seiko QC issues.

Btw I am thinking the watch to commemorate  my 21st anniversary (since my lucky number is 21) despite only being 18 years old  😭😜

Maybe a Tudor 1926? White and blue dial as well👀👀 it surely looks like a great combo but still on the search… or maybe a Frédérique Constant?🙃 

Well I am getting of the topic of this post but I surely like to speak when I have the chance with some of u guys :)

Have a great weekend and may the force be with u :)))

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I think if you take it to any competent watch repair shop they could open up the caseback and reset the gasket for you. Shouldn't be that difficult and I doubt it even costs you anything.

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GoingTopShelf

I think if you take it to any competent watch repair shop they could open up the caseback and reset the gasket for you. Shouldn't be that difficult and I doubt it even costs you anything.

Well if that is the case I will try to find a good watch repair shop near me ;)

Thanks for the comment.

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Yeah recommend taking it in and having someone open up the caseback for you and fix the issue. It should be a quick fix. Also, regarding the Tudor 1926, I just saw it at my AD yesterday, the blue one with white dial. Very beautiful, and very worth the price, I struggled really hard not to purchase it on the spot, but I was actually there ordering a GS haha.

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It’s an easy fix if you’re willing to take it on, but if it is new I’d let the shop repair and get a new o-ring. Any local watch repair should be able to fix in 10 minutes.

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Agree this is a quick fix, but that's a really frustrating thing to have to deal with on a new watch. I've never seen that from the factory before.

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You can pass over a Seiko only to kids, but not grandkids by any means. They made a special line for passing watches to grandkids and called it Grand Seiko. It is also meant to be worn only by grandparents or chess grandmasters. Nobody more.

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Someone opened up your Seiko before you got it. Is your AD on the up and up? 

Because that is just ridiculous that a Seiko will walk out of their QC check, lackadaisical as they are with an O-ring jutting out out like that.

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michaelwatches

Yeah recommend taking it in and having someone open up the caseback for you and fix the issue. It should be a quick fix. Also, regarding the Tudor 1926, I just saw it at my AD yesterday, the blue one with white dial. Very beautiful, and very worth the price, I struggled really hard not to purchase it on the spot, but I was actually there ordering a GS haha.

Yeah I had a similar problem with the Tudor hahah. I was walking past an AD and in the front glass there was a 1926 exposed… I feel in love pretty much immediately🥲😜.

Btw which grand Seiko did u end up buying? 

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AllTheWatches

It’s an easy fix if you’re willing to take it on, but if it is new I’d let the shop repair and get a new o-ring. Any local watch repair should be able to fix in 10 minutes.

Yeah I think I will go any day now but it is still a bit frustrating to go to an AD just because of this…😅

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witcher.watcher

You can pass over a Seiko only to kids, but not grandkids by any means. They made a special line for passing watches to grandkids and called it Grand Seiko. It is also meant to be worn only by grandparents or chess grandmasters. Nobody more.

Well I never said I wanted to pass over the watch running… maybe just as a really fancy paperweight hahah🤣

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TalkingDugong

Someone opened up your Seiko before you got it. Is your AD on the up and up? 

Because that is just ridiculous that a Seiko will walk out of their QC check, lackadaisical as they are with an O-ring jutting out out like that.

For what I know nobody else opened the watch… unless someone in the AD tried fixing anything before that I was not informed but nevertheless I will try to investigate this possibility 

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Worth getting fixed and the AD should know about this. It could affect the water resistance and you might need a new gasket. 

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At the very least treat this as a learning opportunity. Today you've learned to check every inch of your watch before hading over the money. 

That what I did along with taking pictures from all sides before wearing a watch that I buy online. From unboxing, unwrapping, peeling the tape and wearing the watch. Just so no one can wiggle out of any thing before a watch comes into my hand. 

Hope this helps and good luck!

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I would also have it checked for water resistance if you plan on getting it wet. The O ring, if not replaced, might be damaged. At least around here there's a place that does it for free up to 3bars of pressure.

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I'm sorry you got such a raw deal on this watch. The gasket issue is minor and any competent watchmaker will be able to sort it out without needing to go to your AD.

QC issues are apparently common with Seiko. I own about 10 across their range and have had no issues myself.

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AndreSVP

Yeah I had a similar problem with the Tudor hahah. I was walking past an AD and in the front glass there was a 1926 exposed… I feel in love pretty much immediately🥲😜.

Btw which grand Seiko did u end up buying?