A few weeks ago I was able to find an old Seiko 5 Actus from May 1976. In general, buying watches on eBay can be tricky and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone looking for their first watch or just starting with their new collection. However, if you’re patient and know what to look for,… Continue reading Dressy Seiko 5 Actus
I got the Seiko Spirit SCVE005 in September 2017. Now, more than a year later, I’m still not sure how I feel about the purchase. There are a few details about this piece I really love and appreciate, like its Bauhaus design, the dark-blue accent or a beautiful, silver dial. On the other hand, it… Continue reading Seiko Spirit SCVE005
Once I took the watch apart, I couldn’t help myself but to work on the crystal. I did some research and find out that the Seiko branded Hardlex Crystal is somewhere around 7 on the hardness scale from 0 to 10. I also find out that it is possible to remove scratches with a few… Continue reading That crystal had a rough life
I waited a whole five minutes before I decided to open the watch and take a look at the movement. And yeah…I didn’t stop after lifting the back cover. I didn’t have my tool box with me at that time but I still managed to take off the blue outer bezel and remove the crystal.… Continue reading The initial disassembly.
I can’t say it was an impulse buy, but I wasn’t really planning in advance. I sometimes browse eBay for used Seiko 6138 or Seiko 6139 models but didn’t actually think I will find one worth buying. Somehow, this time was different and after a few exchanges with the seller to make sure that the… Continue reading My first eBay watch.