This is one of my latest finds (which was free, since I am a ‘good’ customer) is a Seiko Quartz watch from 1990. It was in pretty sorry shape when I got it:
Pretty sad looking for a watch which probably cost about $100 new, just 20 years ago! Well, here is where Brasso and some hard work come into play!
After about 10 minutes of polishing and cleaning, then 5 minutes on the polishing wheel, this is the result. The watch almost looks brand new now. It also has a stainless steel case, so it is a perfect replacement for my base metal Timex beater. The case is all stainless steel with a flat crystal.
It will be a beater, but what a beater. Super clean design for the face and hands, with Day and Date, and best of all, it is a Seiko. I put it on a Timex expedition, leather band.
Case: 39mm, stainless steel, water resistant.
Back: Stainless Steel, screw on, Seiko serial number made August, 1990.
Crystal: Acrylic, flat.
Movement: Battery operated quartz, SQ series 5Y23, made in Japan, Seiko in house movement.
Complications: Day and Date.
Other: Leather band, aftermarket. 18mm lugs.
Its very cool that im finding others who love well made timepeaces. I my self have over 2000 of them most are worthless however im proud of my winders and autos .! I only wish the ladys cocktails were worth more
Fyi i have lots of parts for the nicer watch brands and am willing to part with them . in my collecting iv gotten so many quarts watches, which id like to sell in mass for 1doller each!! Oh and iv gotten cases bands glass pins in which i havent a clue what to do with, any ldeas?