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Watch help please 5135

Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,984 Aggressive in defence
Watch help please
« on: August 10, 2008, 09:39:43 AM »
A Very good friend of mine has given me a Seiko Watch . He's a bit of a collector and new this would interest me with my nautical lifestyle and I'm really pleased with it . What I'd like is a bit of info about it and some help on why the bezel sticks . I dont know anything about watches beyond the obvious .
 Could you please tell me anything about it ? The markings on the back are  '  A     Stainless steel Seiko 7002-1000 A1 Scuba Diver's 6N0074 '

On the front is  ' Seiko Automatic 150m   Water Resist '

7002 700RR

Here are some pics

Bezel removed , should there be a ball bearing and spring in there ? Looking closely it looks like a ball bearing is stuck in the hole  :(

Whats this ?


Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Watch help please
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008, 11:38:25 AM »
Somehow the watch can be dated from that number. I'll see if I can find out how.

I've watched a couple of those on ebay.  They look real nice.  :drool:

Eddie has one if I remember correctly so hopefully he will know a bit more about it.  :)

I'm back!!
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,975 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Watch help please
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2008, 11:58:47 AM »
Does your friend need another good mate :D

Nice watch mate :drool:

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Jr. Member Posts: 79 ~007 Goodness~
Re: Watch help please
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 11:25:37 PM »
Your friend has good tastes..:)...classic 7002. That ball bearing is there for the bidirectional bezel I believe, so it can rotate both ways and 'click'. *MAKE SURE YOU DON'T LOSE IT!*

A problem with this one was a missing bezel click-ball, a common problem for these watches, as once the bezel is prised off, there is little stopping the ball from falling out if you're not expecting it. Without a click-ball, the bezel just spins freely rather than rotating with a firm click. As for the last pic...I believe that's just a ding. Here's some basic info on the 7002 to keep you busy:

The cal. 7002 movement has 17J and runs at 21,600 bph. It's non-hacking and has a quickset date-only calendar mechanism.

By the late 1980s, Seiko has changed the case design of the divers from the earlier large cushion shape to a slimmed-down case like we see today in the SKX007/173s.

When the 7002 divers replaced the 6309s, they inherited the small case design from the 6309-7290. The 7002s all have rectangular markers.

There are several different variations of the 7002 divers:

    * The 7002-7000 and 7002-7009 seem to be identical, with the difference being only the marketing regional code at the end of the case number (0 and 9). These 2 are both 150m divers. Their inscription says "WATER 150m RESIST" on the dial.

    * The 7002-7001 is almost identical to the 2 above but the dial has the line "17 Jewels" added underneath "WATER 150m RESIST."

    * The 7002-700A is a 150m diver with a blue-and-red bezel. The 7002-700J, according to Shawn Taylor/shawn, is another variant -- "Japan only market version with '17 jewels' on dial, but with red/blue bezel."

    * The 7002-7039 seems to be the first "low-end" diver model that got its water resistance rating promoted to 200m. While the 150m 7002 divers have bi-directional bezels with 60 clicks (the traditional design), the new 200m 7002-7039 has a uni-directional locking bezel with 120 clicks. The dial says "DIVER'S 200m." The new features introduced in this diver (200m water resistance, uni-directional bezel with 120 clicks as well as the dial inscription) will carry on in the 7S26 models that succeed the 7002.!!%2C%2C%2C%2C

It's always possible for you to send it to a watchmaker to have it fully restored/modded. Bill Yao over at MKII or Jak at IWW should be able to help if you want to go this route.


Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,984 Aggressive in defence
Re: Watch help please
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2008, 07:50:09 PM »
Thanks for the info and welcome to the forum  :D

No Life Club Posts: 4,230 I just don't know what went wrong.
Re: Watch help please
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2008, 08:33:21 PM »
Since when did we have a resident Seiko nut? ??? ??? ???

Oh yeah, since yesterday. :D

Got those frog legs.



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