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My Poor Soxa

Post by bodypeersur on Mon 22 Nov 2010, 7:41 am

A while back I bought a Seiko Soxa mod from Robert. I love this watch and wore it a lot. Love Well, one day the crown would only grab the tube about a quarter turn. I was very frustrated and afraid I would get moisture inside the watch so I wore it on occasion. Then one day I was adjusting the time, DST, while I was on a Harley ride and....gulp....the watch fell out of my hand on to the PAVEMENT!!!! Censored Needless to say I wasn't very happy. See the following pics of the damage!!! affraid







Anyway, the watch sat in my winder for a few months. The more I looked at it and wanted to wear it the sicker I got. Also, when the watch hit the ground, the crown no longer engaged onto the tube. I decided to send Ron a PM and see if he'd be willing to work on the watch. The plan is to install new crown and tube and blast the hell out of the case. It may take a few weeks to get the parts and repair the watch but I am very happy that Ron was willing to do the work for me and pics will follow upon it's return. cheers I sure miss my Soxa! Crybaby
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Post by porschefan on Mon 22 Nov 2010, 12:03 pm

Ron's willing to do the work because Ron is a good guy. Sorta, kinda like you, Duff. Can't wait to see the results.
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Post by sixtysix on Mon 22 Nov 2010, 4:49 pm

Cool...but I would fix the stem and crown but leave the dents...stories to tell Smile
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Post by bodypeersur on Mon 22 Nov 2010, 5:42 pm

Ron is a good guy Tim.....kinda, sorta, with a BIG STRETCH...like you! LMAO! But really, I've made some great friends on the watch sites since becoming interested in watches. Then there are the ones that don't deserve any further recognition. Ron RULES!!!!

I was thinking of blasting the case anyway SixtySix, this just gave me more motivation to have it done. I doubt he'll be able to get rid of them completely, but the idea is more to camophlage them then erase them. And no one better to do the job than Ron. He's become quite the watch dude!
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Post by andrema on Mon 22 Nov 2010, 10:19 pm

That sucks man!!

It will take a little blending, but I am sure it will come out great!! Ron is good people, like so many of my buds on the boards...except you SUMMABEECH
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Post by bodypeersur on Tue 23 Nov 2010, 12:12 pm

andrema wrote:That sucks man!!

It will take a little blending, but I am sure it will come out great!! Ron is good people, like so many of my buds on the boards...except you SUMMABEECH

That's right Mark aka Andrema aka Yankee aka Mainspring aka SUMMABEECH!!!!! Laughing
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Post by docrwm on Fri 26 Nov 2010, 9:16 pm

Duff,

Been out of pocket for a week. Sorry to hear about the Soxa and the crown tube. Let me know if there's anything I can do or if I should contact Ron?

Ron's a good guy, wish we saw more of him around here.

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Post by bodypeersur on Fri 26 Nov 2010, 10:13 pm

Nothing for you to do Robert, but thanks. Just one of those things. I'm tending to the watch issues I can afford. The Breitling service will have to wait a long while so I figured as long as Ron was willing to work on the Soxa, I really wanted it back on the wrist. I'm sure it will be worth the wait. I LOVE THAT WATCH! LMAO!
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Post by bodypeersur on Sun 28 Nov 2010, 5:23 pm

I am always learning new things about watches. What we thought could be done can't....so off to Plan B.
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Post by porschefan on Sun 28 Nov 2010, 5:59 pm

Plan B... wearing as is and making up stories of how it happened? Wink
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Post by barnbuilder on Mon 29 Nov 2010, 10:55 am

parts are on the way (from HK) Duff, I'll have it back to you in no time
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Post by bodypeersur on Mon 29 Nov 2010, 2:47 pm

Hey Tim, the problem came with the crown/tube not engaging. I had the same problem with my Chase-Durer Falcon Command 2. The crown can be changed easy enough. The issue lies with the tube. That is actually part of the case and cannot be changed requiring a whole new case. Our buddy Ron has found a case and is going to fix up my Seiko. Soon I will have my Soxa back in my possession! Laughing

And thanks for the update Ron! Can't wait to get her back. cheers
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Post by docrwm on Mon 29 Nov 2010, 8:38 pm

Ron is a great guy. I'm glad that its going to be well soon. Thumbs Up

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Post by bodypeersur on Mon 29 Nov 2010, 10:28 pm

That he is Robert. Not only a great guy but talented beyond belief! cheers
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Re: My Poor Soxa

Post by barnbuilder on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 8:02 pm

well, I got the case from Jakeb today and it's a piece of junk. I have no idea why he would send this to me.

Duff, I'll get another and deal with this.

his pm's to me..


From: Jake B
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Posted: Sat 27 Nov 2010 - 16:09
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Hi Ron,

I'm afraid that the tube and the case are one piece, and the tube cannot be replaced. The only way to go with that one is to find another case. It's an unfortunate aspect of the design.

Thanks,

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Posted: Sat 27 Nov 2010 - 17:49
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Hi Ron,

I do have a decent case with a good crown tube if you'd like it...$60 USD shipped.

Thanks,

Jake B



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Posted: Sat 27 Nov 2010 - 19:27
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Sounds good...I don't have a "new" crown, but I do have a crown/stem assembly that's functional and allows a good 3-3.5 turns to close fully. If you want me to add it then $15 will do it. I'll add too, that the click-ball on the case is actually still there and working...something you don't see so often these days.

Thanks again,

Jake B



here is the case, unwrapped it and saw this,



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Re: My Poor Soxa

Post by Northwestguy on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 8:21 pm

Too bad Sad Not what I would have expected.
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Re: My Poor Soxa

Post by porschefan on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 8:38 pm

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Post by docrwm on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 8:49 pm

Shocked

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Post by barnbuilder on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 11:18 pm

after seeing this case so bad I figured I would try to work on it, got out the dremel, fine file and some sandpaper, almost gave up thinking there is no way to fix it, but three hours later I think it turned out excellent.
I couldn't get the really deep nicks out, there would be to much case to remove. I polished the center of the caseback for you Duff. Do you want the bracelet blasted?





















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Re: My Poor Soxa

Post by porschefan on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 11:22 pm

Man, Ron, that bead-blast looks almost like a powder coat. Beyond cool.
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Post by barnbuilder on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 11:26 pm

I like the way these beads are making the cases look, I notice many of the blasted cases I see on the forums are very dull
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Post by docrwm on Fri 10 Dec 2010, 7:27 am

Very nice. I am a BIG fan of leaving the medallion high gloss on a BB'd case myself. I can not believe that is the same case. Congratulations on, another, job well done!

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Post by bodypeersur on Fri 10 Dec 2010, 9:47 am

HOLY CRAP RON! I didn't get a chance to see this thread until this morning. Been sick. Dude! YOU ROCK!!!! That case looks amazing! Use your imagination on the bracelet. I completely trust whatever you decide to do! Thank you so much for turning that into an awesome watch! Oh man I'm so excited! I've missed wearing that watch. One of my favorites!
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Post by docrwm on Fri 10 Dec 2010, 11:55 pm

Glad you like it Duff. Feel better.

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Re: My Poor Soxa

Post by andrema on Sat 11 Dec 2010, 1:07 am

Ron....awesome job! It seems like you can do just about anything with your hands!!

Duff -- That watch is awesome! I can't wait to see the final product!
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Post by Northwestguy on Sat 11 Dec 2010, 9:45 am

Great work Ron! Duff, you are going to be one "happy camper" when this baby gets home!
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