Seiko Sam Watch Repair UK

Hand Repair

This Seiko Samurai was sent to me by a client. The minute hand had detached itself from the pinion after some time on the wrist. The bezel spring had depressed and was no longer really stopping the bezel rotating.

Seiko Samurai

I’m not sure how the hand removed itself from the pinion. It must have worked its way loose over time. This I deduce from the case displaying no signs of a hard knock. The watch is likely ten years old so this is the likely cause.

Seiko Samurai case back removed Exposing Seiko 4R35 Movement - displayed on watchmakers cushion.

The back of the case is removed and the rotor is then detached from the movement.

Seiko 4R35-01V0. AKA The Samurai - The movement has been removed form the case.

The hand in this photo above is resting on the dial. The owner did the right thing in attending to this swiftly. It is possible the hand may have marked the dial and other hands while it swung freely.

Seiko Samurai Waffle Dial, Movement & Hands displayed in a watchmakers movement holder. The watch hands have been repaired and reattached to the pinion of the Seiko 4R36 Movement .

In this case I was able to rescue the hand and dial. As you can see there are no marks on the dial and the hands still look great.

Seiko Samurai Bezel Spring

Seiko Samurai displayed on watchmakers cushionwith bezel removed so the bezel spring can be repaired here at wellingtime

The bezel is removed from the case with a bezel removal vice. This can be done with a bezel opening knife also.

Seiko Bezel Spring repair / replace - A worn spring and a new spring for comparison. wear can be seen on the above (old) spring. The new spring is below.

So, as you can see the bezel click spring was quite worn and depressed (above). This allowed the bezel to rotate freely. It was replaced with a new one and now has a satisfactory click. There shouldn’t be any further problems with unwanted movement in the near future.

Seiko Samurai repair at wellingtime.

For those doing this themselves, you’ll be pleased to hear… The bezel on the Seiko Samurai is nice and robust in comparison to the bezel of the SKX. So if you are limited to a knife type bezel opener/remover you won’t have the worry of warping the bezel insert.

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