So... I've had a bit of fun with this Seiko 5 SNXS that I've been working on for @Scooby
Initially it looked like a fairly standard refurbish and service. However, although the refurbish was relatively straightforward, other than the fitting of a new date window frame, the service of the 7S26 movement was anything but.
I'm not sure who'd been in there before me but it was a mess, a complete mess. There were numerous broken parts and it had been put back together very poorly, possibly by someone who was riding a lion at the same time. Despite repairing or replacing many parts I couldn't get it running very well at all. So... drastic action required.
The solution.. take the 7S26C movement out of my SKX009 as a donor... I know... how good am I? I dropped that in the SNXS and put it all back together. And now it's running like a good 'un.
So what of my SKX? Well I bought an NH36 (hacking, handwinding) movement and have fitted that as a mod/upgrade. It's not a straight swap but it's not difficult to do. It's looking good and running well.
Now.. the keener eyed amongst you (or just those of you who've managed to stay awake this long) will notice the crown is a little ... plastic. I have a new one on order and will fit when it arrives.
So... all told an interesting little refurb that ended up with an upgraded SKX as a by product.
Hopefully, young Scoob will be happy with it... the SNXS that is... I'm not sure he'll be that bothered about my SKX.