It has been a little while since I last posted here I know. This intermission has been due to a number of factors, one of which the usual summer hiatus to accommodate some sort of holiday, but life has also had its say in diverting my attention elsewhere. However, normal service looks like it may be in danger of being resumed, and as evidence of that, this short post introduces a moving picture preamble to the next project.
The video linked below presents an overview of a number of high beat 61 series Grand Seiko watches, all of which somehow interconnected in providing context to or ingredients or inspiration for projects past, present and future. You will see that the narrative eventually directs our attention to a Grand Seiko 6146-8000 dating from 1969 and it is this watch that will find itself the subject of an upcoming blog post.
You may notice some sort of advance in production values compared to my last effort but my diversion into augmented video content is still very much a work in progress and so, as with the last, try to overlook obvious areas of clunk!
David higgs said:
Hi…recently i saw a video on youtube by spencer klein describing opening a ” do not open ” main spring barrell from the front on a 6159 movement…maybee this would work for your 6146 gs…dave.
Hi David, I’d not seen Spencer’s video but I had successfully opened a 6145 mainspring barrel when I was working on the 6145-8050 a few years back. It is as easy as Spencer says in his video but I have presumed until now that refitting the lid required re-crimping. The mainspring in that old project was broken and I ended up replacing it with a Generale Ressorts alternate fitted to a 6139 barrel.
I have actually cracked open the barrel on this latest 6146 project and removed the mainspring for cleaning. Given Spencer’s experience working on that 6159, I think I’ll try refitting to its original barrel and we’ll see how straightforward that turns out to be. Many thanks for the tip and referral to Spencer’s really nice video. If you check back here in a week or two, you’ll see how I get on!
Ni problem at all….and i shall look forward to he next post on the gs…dave.