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  1. #1
    RoGuE
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    Default Seiko, Lucien Piccard, Bulova

    (In order from left to right) I have a Seiko Sportsman Diashock, Bulova Sea King, and a Lucien Piccard Seashark. The only watch that works is the Seiko, except everytime I try to turn the crown backward to change the date, it unscrews from the watch.

    As for the Lucien Piccard, I can feel the self winding mechanism moving around, but it doesn't run and the crown has been broken off. The Lucien belongs to my father and I just asked him about it and he said it stopped working long ago. I can't seem to get it open though because the is no back to pop off. I assume it is sealed somehow because it says on the back between the lugs, "Deep Water Pressure Tested".

    The Bulova broke many years ago and I can see why. The spring on that big flywheel looking thing broke.

    Could someone tell me the dates on these and if they are rare or even desired?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    RoGuE
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    Default Seiko, Lucien Piccard, Bulova (RE: RoGuE)

    (In order from left to right) I have a Seiko Sportsman Diashock, Bulova Sea King, and a Lucien Piccard Seashark. The only watch that works is the Seiko, except everytime I try to turn the crown backward to change the date, it unscrews from the watch.

    As for the Lucien Piccard, I can feel the self winding mechanism moving around, but it doesn't run and the crown has been broken off. The Lucien belongs to my father and I just asked him about it and he said it stopped working long ago. I can't seem to get it open though because the is no back to pop off. I assume it is sealed somehow because it says on the back between the lugs, "Deep Water Pressure Tested".

    The Bulova broke many years ago and I can see why. The spring on that big flywheel looking thing broke.

    Could someone tell me the dates on these and if they are rare or even desired?

    Thanks

  3. #3

    Default Seiko, Lucien Piccard, Bulova (RE: RoGuE)

    None are extremely rare, although all three are collectible. I especially like the Bulova. All three would probably be worth getting repaired.

    Respectfully,
    Fifty Fathoms

  4. #4
    RoGuE
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    Default Seiko, Lucien Piccard, Bulova (RE: RoGuE)

    I had my scanner out again for something else so I figured I would scan the movements. The first is the Seiko. It has a very modern look inside that watch. I still don't don't know how to get the Lucien Piccard open other than I guess you take out the glass? Second is the Bulova. The red line I drew is parrelel to a thin stip of metal held down my one screw and it sits elevate. What is it? When I opened the back I noticed it was all bent out of shape. And the yellow is obviously where the broken spring is.

    Seiko


    Bulova

  5. #5
    RoGuE
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    Default Seiko, Lucien Piccard, Bulova (RE: RoGuE)

    Anyone know how much it would cost to replace the spring in the Bulova?

  6. #6
    AnthonyR
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    Default Seiko, Lucien Piccard, Bulova (RE: RoGuE)

    The part parallel to the red line is part 11BLC#93 - "Friction spring for sweep second pinion", it should be applying a certain amount of preasure to the end of the sweep second pinion that protrudes from the center of the ruby near the top of your red line.

    The "broken spring" is the hair spring, are you sure it's broken?

  7. #7
    RoGuE
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    Default Seiko, Lucien Piccard, Bulova (RE: RoGuE)

    So that strip of metal should be touching that pinion? Is that why the second hand moves so easily when you touch it? It is nowhere near touching it it is so bent.

    The hair spring is definitely broken. I saw a piece of it sticking up.

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