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Electric WW Seiko 7009: Conversion Mechanical -> Quartz

boblalux

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Inever could never get to throwing away my old and broken (automaticmovement) and beloved Seiko 7009-3140. Had no problems doing thiswith my much costlier Eternamat Kon-Tiki which1) claimed to be a chronometer, which it wasn't, and 2) finally gaveup the ghost, with a potential of costing a fortune to repair, which I didn't.
Afterdeciding to 'go quartz', I have purchased a Hattori VX43E movement,and wish to fit it into the 'remains' of my Seiko (see attached photo) .
Questions :

  1. Where do the 2 gaskets A and B in the photo go ? Which way up ?
  2. Is it necessary Seiko7009.JPG
  3. to vaseline the rim of the crystal before inserting, and also of the tiny gasket in the screw back ?




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flynwill

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B would have gone between the movement and the dial, A would have been between the movement and the back of the case. Since you are chucking the original movement in favor of a Quartz one I suspect that you may need to modify or fabricate something different for both.
 

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