Post by yorkiesknob on Feb 11, 2020 1:16:08 GMT -8
Hi all, just in the process of resurrecting a few forgotten watches that have being hidden away these last few years. So today it was the Kakume 's turn to see daylight. I had forgotten what was the problem with it and did the movement even work. . Picked up the movement and the balance sprung to life, good sign. So what was in the little plastic bag I wondered, 2 pushers 1 spring, 4 hands out of 5 and the stem and crown. Also present bezel, caseback crystal retaining ring and movement holder . No crystal or gasket. But I have a spare crystal on hand. Putting it together just to see whats what, ended up with a result in a way. Movement is working fine , pushers are do what their suppose to do. Hands and dial in a poor condition. So just chatted to Kwan (Kue) who is really being helping me along with his knowledge these last few weeks. Straight away he put me right on my doubts about the hands. he tells me they are from a bullhead. Well that works in fine because the caseback is also from a bullhead , which I didn't switch onto at first. The dial is original with the correct marks JDM speedtimer .So is the bezel insert I believe as its consistent with the rest of the watch. I have the bracelet with it which I think is kosher too
So bottom line at this time is a new set of baton hands(AM) I'm afraid. See how the dial goes with them. New crystal gasket and a movement service down the track. I have 4 more 6139s waiting for their day on the stage. I cant remember what the issues was with them too. Thanks for looking Tony.
Post by seikojoe156 on Feb 13, 2020 8:54:42 GMT -8
I've really been into the 6139's and 6138's lately and have stockpiled a nice sampling of each. Much to the detriment of my credit card;) I'm going to attempt to right a few minor wrongs but its becoming apparent that I MAY have gotten in over my head. I'll post some pics later.
(BTW should this be a separate thread? I'm not claim jumping here, am I?)