sieko 5606 date quickset cam issues

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  1. klokwiz

    klokwiz Registered User
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    Hi,

    this 5606 movement has a plastic cam that engages the date wheel to change date. the plastic cam splits or just slips too much to force date to next day.

    It is my understanding that the factory replacement part to replace the slipping cam assy. is not longer available. has any one found a suitable solution to this? aside from donor movements or high priced sellers on ebay? It also appears to me that there was a cam made with metal cam instead of plastic, but cant find info on this. it appears this part was used in two other calibers, but they used same part number, discontinued.

    Has any one tried to affix the steel gear to the upper plastic cam (gluing it) so it turns fixed to gear ?

    Joe

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    #2 roughbarked, Oct 17, 2019
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    Seiko always had a five year obsolescence plan for parts supply. This caliber was only intended for the Seiko Lord range. I believe that the original grey colour was a nylon part rather than black plastic and it did seem to last longer. Donor movements are possibly out there but they may also have the same problem. You would need to be a trained watchmaker with the correct tools to be enabled to disassemble remake and reassemble this part.

    There are some interesting webpages out there that do concentrate on the day/date complication. Flawed genius: A Seiko Lord Matic 5606-8010

     
  3. klokwiz

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    Thanks for your reply. I have seen these videos. i have the watch apart for servicing. I am thinking of tryng locking the gears to see if this will work.. if someone has experience with having this item made i'd like to hear about it. thanks
     

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