I am feeding my latest passion of Seiko watches from the 80’s as much as my bank account allows me, which is very little, to be honest, focusing my attention on 7A38 and 7A34 models, since I like them most. Nevertheless, as soon as I saw this particular watch, which is a Seiko 7T32-6A50, I immediately hit the “buy” button. Price was low, so was the word count on the description, stating only that it was not working.
These are the conditions in which the watch arrived.
After a quick “clean up”, I disassembled the Seiko 7T32-6A50, and these are the various pictures I took of the operation:
The serial number of this watch is 202206, and being a 7T32 series, the useful quide that can be found here: Seiko 7A28 / 7A38 / 7A48 / 7Axx Simple Do-it-Yourself Production Date Calculator, unfortunately cannot be used, since that is only valid for watches produced until 1990.
I did find another link on the internet:
Following the scheme of ideas, and considering that, as stated there, Seiko manufactured the 7T32 series from 1988 to 2002, using the dating system linked before would eventually result in two possible manufacturing dates: October 1992 and October 2002. It can be either month/year combination, but it has to be one of them. But which?
The dirt and the damages to the crystal and to the slug of the case are clearly visible in the pictures. In one of the next posts I will show the result of a perfect clean and the initial fixes I did to the slug.
I did however a small research on the parts I need to replace, and came up with this small list:
The last one, the movement, I am not quite sure if I need to look for a replacement. I will first try to fix everything else, and if nothing works, I will try to buy a new or used working movement from another Seiko 7T32-6A50.
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