GasWorks Appreciation Society (NWA)

I am pleased to announce I have acquired a superb 1970 Seiko DX SeaLion from our friend Gareth. I received the watch yesterday and am truly amazed at the restoration. Importantly, it satisfies what I've been looking for in a vintage watch:

  • purchased from a trusted source;

  • excellent condition;

  • birth year timepiece; and

  • a favorite brand

From a thematic perspective, it fits perfectly within my current collecting preference

-- smaller diameter, thin case, and (sort of) minimalist design. Thanks, Gareth!

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Congratulations you lucky duck 馃檪

I'm absolutely thrilled that you're happy with it (and relieved that it's survived it's journey across the pond)

It's a very simple, "clean" case and I tried hard not to over-restore it.

It can be tempting to try and return a case to "new" but if you remove too much material it can destroy the case shape/symmetry... and leave the watch devoid of character.

I've also learned to leave dials alone! 馃槵

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I'm absolutely thrilled that you're happy with it (and relieved that it's survived it's journey across the pond)

It's a very simple, "clean" case and I tried hard not to over-restore it.

It can be tempting to try and return a case to "new" but if you remove too much material it can destroy the case shape/symmetry... and leave the watch devoid of character.

I've also learned to leave dials alone! 馃槵

Thanks, Gareth. The level of craftmanship is off the charts. This one has certainly set off the itch for more.

Stunning! 馃槏

I didn't take many "before" pictures but hopefully it looks better than it did...

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Fantastic!

What a purchase! Beautiful! Congrats!

Blimey! What a gorgeous looking watch. Another satisfied @GasWorks owner. I love everything about it. Perhaps that caseback best of all?

Enjoy!

Congratulations!! 馃帀馃敟馃憦馃憦

Not only a lovely Gasworks Special but a birth year watch too! Brilliant 馃ぉ

I feel confident it will be at least as much of a pleasure to own and wear as mine is for me 馃

Guvnor64

Blimey! What a gorgeous looking watch. Another satisfied @GasWorks owner. I love everything about it. Perhaps that caseback best of all?

Enjoy!

Some more case back action for you...

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I had to leave the deep ding near the S in Seiko as it was deeper than the caseback text. But I do love the Sealion.

I have movement shots too... they're under the counter 馃ぃ