Another 6309 Rescue

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Another 6309 Rescue

Post by seiko_shepherd » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:18 am

My 6309-7040 ca. 1980

It finally arrived on my doorstep Saturday...Getting my hands on this example was exciting to say the least.

The movement is running but, hasn’t been tested for accuracy. Crown feels good and screws down properly. The Dial, Hands and Lume all look to be in good original shape. Crystal has a couple minor scratches along with the case/back to be expected. Rotation of Bezel feels a little rough IMO.

I’m sending this one off to a trusted colleague, Tom (SeikoPyscho) so he can take out his golden screwdriver and get it Tip Top. Additionally, will have him add one of the Uncle Seiko straps he currently has available for purchase.


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Re: Another 6309 Rescue

Post by seiko_shepherd » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:28 am

Under the hood...

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Another 6309 Rescue

Post by seiko_shepherd » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:28 am

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Lume Shot

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Re: Another 6309 Rescue

Post by gonzomantis » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:24 pm

Nice! The dial and hands appear to be exceptionally clean, especially compared to the moldy look some get. Congrats!

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Re: Another 6309 Rescue

Post by dnslater » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:12 pm

Looks like this one sat in a drawer for 30 years. Nice!

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Another 6309 Rescue

Post by seiko_shepherd » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:04 pm

gonzomantis wrote:Nice! The dial and hands appear to be exceptionally clean, especially compared to the moldy look some get. Congrats!
Thank you! The Lume is superb on this example. Water ingress usually creates “Lume rot” you refer to.
dnslater wrote:Looks like this one sat in a drawer for 30 years. Nice!
It sure does. Every now and then the universe throws me a bone. Appreciate it!

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Re: Another 6309 Rescue

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:48 am

It looks great!

Is Tom still doing work? I thought he told me he was only doing his stuff.

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Re: Another 6309 Rescue

Post by seiko_shepherd » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:41 am

toxicavenger wrote:It looks great!

Is Tom still doing work? I thought he told me he was only doing his stuff.
Thank you! Yes. Tom is doing the work.

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looks NOS :-)

Post by diver » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:24 am

great save

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Re: Another 6309 Rescue

Post by seiko_shepherd » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:53 pm

Tom just hit me up this evening and it’s back on it’s way home to me. Cleaned. Regulated. New Gaskets and Crystal.

I’m pumped.


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Re: Another 6309 Rescue

Post by seiko_shepherd » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:15 pm

And...

She’s back!

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