Twisting my melon

So here's the latest little Seiko 5 rescued from a life of neglect and hardship. It's found a new home today (courtesy of eBay) and hopefully it will give its new owner many years of pleasure and maybe, just maybe, get a little love back too

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Good job!

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I’ve seen a 3:00 date, 6:00 date, even 4:30 date, but never an 11:45 date!

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What a transformation!  Great work.

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I can’t believe that’s the same watch. Nice work! 

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You've saved a lovely little watch, great job Gareth.

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Nice one! What's your restoration process? I rescued a 1975 Seiko Quartz from facebook marketplace which I've been trying to restore

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Two parts. I service the movement and ensure its working well. You can't see that bit obviously. The case restoration involves a lot of work rubbing/sanding down with various grades of sandpaper (120 - 5000 grit) and brushes and then polishing back with grades of polishing compound. I also had to fit new feet on the dial. If you want to watch someone restore a watch to a VERY high standard I'd recommend my good friend Joe, the Nekkid Watchmaker on YouTube.

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Case in early stages of polishing 

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New dial foot

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Working on this atm. Will post here when complete 

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