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Seiko SBDX001

Post by welcomdmat » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:59 am

Hello,

I had a Seiko SBDX017, and I sold it. I regretted it right away.

I have recently purchased an SBDX001. I have discovered that there are honest differences between the two as I prefer the lume of the 001, and I have really enjoyed the unsigned crown.

The one problem that I have is that there is some rock to the bezel of the SBDX001. The bezel movement is very nice. The alignment is visually perfect.

The problem is that I can press on a part of the bezel and get some side to side movement. If I press on the other side (180 degrees away), it will rock back.

Is this an issue with the bezel spring or bezel gasket?

Otherwise, the movement is keeping within 10 sec/ week against the NIST clock.

Any advice is appreciated.

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Re: Seiko SBDX001

Post by matt.wu » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:53 am

Unfortunately, I don't recall any bezel play on any of the MM300s I've owned.
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Re: Seiko SBDX001

Post by Ryeguy » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:59 am

My MM300 bezel is tight as well. No side-to-side movement to speak of.

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Post by 59yukon01 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:06 am

My bezel is fine as well. Sounds like you're getting exceptional timekeeping though.

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Post by welcomdmat » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:26 am

I have timed this watch hoping to find an issue. The time it keeps continues to be top notch against the NIST clock.

I removed the bezel, removed the bezel spring and gasket, and I used what I believe to be the best grease in existence (Phil Wood Waterproof Grease).

My bezel now ratchets very well. There are no degrees that feel tight. I still have that slight rock, but it is modest at best. Much improved compared to before.

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Post by four20 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:44 am

welcomdmat wrote:I have timed this watch hoping to find an issue. The time it keeps continues to be top notch against the NIST clock.

I removed the bezel, removed the bezel spring and gasket, and I used what I believe to be the best grease in existence (Phil Wood Waterproof Grease).

My bezel now ratchets very well. There are no degrees that feel tight. I still have that slight rock, but it is modest at best. Much improved compared to before.
I changed bike shops when they told me Park grease was as good as Phil Wood..

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Post by welcomdmat » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:58 am

I don't see how to "like" a post, but the 3oz tube of Phil Waterproof Grease is worth the price of admission whether you are working on bearings or any other metal to metal situation.

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Post by welcomdmat » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:26 am

Most threads are useless without photos. I thought I'd add one of my SBDX001. I have found the Maratac Mil-Series to be my favorite strap.
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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:26 am

Since everything else works great, I think it’s something I’d live with.
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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:24 pm

I think I have owned 4 of them and I have never had this issue. But I don't really think it is an issue.

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Post by BBK357 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:51 pm

I don’t know Phil’s wood but I’ll buys that mm300 for 900


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Re: Seiko SBDX001

Post by welcomdmat » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:14 am

BBK357 wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:51 pm
I don’t know Phil’s wood but I’ll buys that mm300 for 900


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So would I.

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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:26 am

BBK357 wrote:
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I don’t know Phil’s wood but I’ll buys that mm300 for 900


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Post by deepcdvr » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:46 am

welcomdmat wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:26 am
Most threads are useless without photos. I thought I'd add one of my SBDX001. I have found the Maratac Mil-Series to be my favorite strap.
Nice! Good deal on your bezel issue. I've owned both the 001 and 17 and don't remember 'rocking', but then I don't have watches long enough to notice much anyway...

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Post by jtbenson » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:02 am

four20 wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:44 am
I changed bike shops when they told me Park grease was as good as Phil Wood..

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smart move :thumbsup:

my name is jt (jason) and i had several customers who jokingly called me "phil" due to my ceaseless protestations about the superiority of phil wood products
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Post by gamecock111 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:38 am

welcomdmat wrote:Hello,

I had a Seiko SBDX017, and I sold it. I regretted it right away.

I have recently purchased an SBDX001. I have discovered that there are honest differences between the two as I prefer the lume of the 001, and I have really enjoyed the unsigned crown.

...

Any advice is appreciated.
How does one enjoy an unsigned crown?

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Re: Seiko SBDX001

Post by welcomdmat » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:55 am

There is a class in lack of branding

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Post by hoppyjr » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:51 pm

All this talk about Phil’s wood has me feeling sexually harassed.

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Post by BBK357 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:47 pm

jtbenson wrote:
four20 wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:44 am
I changed bike shops when they told me Park grease was as good as Phil Wood..

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smart move :thumbsup:

my name is jt (jason) and i had several customers who jokingly called me "phil" due to my ceaseless protestations about the superiority of phil wood products


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Post by jtbenson » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:40 pm

it's the best lube. period.
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Post by four20 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:25 pm

jtbenson wrote:it's the best lube. period.
I don't believe it is latex-friendly, tho

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