SNXS rescued

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Cool!! That’s awesome! I hope I don’t have to send you my watch to actually fix 😂 

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If you want a job done right trust a Welshman. I still can't get over how well that clasp has cleaned up. You've done a right good job there mate thank you

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Scooby

If you want a job done right trust a Welshman. I still can't get over how well that clasp has cleaned up. You've done a right good job there mate thank you

Cheers fella. Not sure us Welsh deserve the unilateral trustworthy status mind. 🤣

This cracked me up:-

"I still can't get over how well that clasp has cleaned up."

Never mind all that crap about the movement... look at that clasp 🤣

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Great work on both and nice upgrade on the SKX

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Great job boy-yo, your work is outstanding 💯

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TonyXXX

Great job boy-yo, your work is outstanding 💯

Hi Tony how’s the weather over the ditch I hope your not flooded out stay dry over in the big land. Your Wallabies did win 👍

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Thanks mate 🙏 

It would take a miracle to flood where I'am in the mountains but I appreciate your concern and well wishes.

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KiwiSeiko

Hi Tony how’s the weather over the ditch I hope your not flooded out stay dry over in the big land. Your Wallabies did win 👍

Nice to see 14 Wallabies do a job on England. We won't mention the South Africa vs Wales game. #SnatchedDefeat

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Gorgeous! Stay out of St. Ann's with that though @Scooby , looks a bit TOO nice for some bits of Nottingham 😆

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Deeperblue

Gorgeous! Stay out of St. Ann's with that though @Scooby , looks a bit TOO nice for some bits of Nottingham 😆

Darlin', a bleeding F91w is too nice for St Ann's 🤣

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Gasworks

Nice to see 14 Wallabies do a job on England. We won't mention the South Africa vs Wales game. #SnatchedDefeat

Wales look good should be a good series bit unlucky in that 1st game loss. Wallabies should take the series v England

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Scooby

If you want a job done right trust a Welshman. I still can't get over how well that clasp has cleaned up. You've done a right good job there mate thank you

I'm with @Scooby on this one. The bracelet of a watch is just so so important. @Gasworks How long did you spend on the bracelet for my Seiko 5 in the end?? 🤔

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Deeperblue

I'm with @Scooby on this one. The bracelet of a watch is just so so important. @Gasworks How long did you spend on the bracelet for my Seiko 5 in the end?? 🤔

If it had one I'd have restored it. I can't restore what isn't there. I'm not that good.

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Gasworks

If it had one I'd have restored it. I can't restore what isn't there. I'm not that good.

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You just wanted to keep the shiny shiny all for yourself didn't you? DIDNT YOU?!