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PostSubject: Seiko Bellmatic   Seiko Bellmatic Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 10:58 pm

My first Bellmatic; great looking series of watches especially the cushion case ones. A tad small, actually way small, but I think I'm over the steroid watch phase so I can deal with it. Needs a bit of cleaning and a new crystal. I tried polishing it but still some deep scratches.

Very cool watch overall; as all Bellmatics it has a "cricket" alarm, powered by a winding spring. Rotate the inner chapter ring to the time you want and when it's time you get a cool little buzzing. No digital beeps here! The dial on this is deep sapphire blue and in great shape. Case is in good shape too, just some brushing up; think I'll get one of those Bergeon pen thingies and try that. Came on a crappy black IP Seiko SQ band, obviously not original. I swapped it for a fishbone bracelet (also not original for the Bellmatic, but period correct, so it works.) Had to Dremel it to fit but it works. Runs perfectly, alarm working fine. Overall a good Ebay snag for 87 bucks shipped.
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PostSubject: Re: Seiko Bellmatic   Seiko Bellmatic Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 11:24 pm

I'd say it's a GREAT snag Chris ! Seiko Bellmatic Icon_cheers The size looks just fine if you ask me sir.
Just perfect ! Also that dial is REALLY nice, what a deep blue. I also like the blue
around the bezel area and the greenish ring on the dial as well. That red part over
near the 9 o'clock position is intriguing too ! NICE pick-up..ENJOY !


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PostSubject: Re: Seiko Bellmatic   Seiko Bellmatic Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 11:26 pm

That is a wild case design, great price on your pickup!
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PostSubject: Re: Seiko Bellmatic   Seiko Bellmatic Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 11:30 pm

I am vary partial to these!! Nice pick up, just the right size in my opinion....send it off to Bob Thayer for a new crystal and a service! Enjoy!

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PostSubject: Re: Seiko Bellmatic   Seiko Bellmatic Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 11:50 pm

super cool seiko man!! i am really likimg those
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PostSubject: Re: Seiko Bellmatic   Seiko Bellmatic Icon_minitimeSat Feb 06, 2010 12:01 am

andrema wrote:
super cool seiko man!! i am really likimg those

My new favorite vintage Seiko; lots of cool color combos if u can find them and don't mind the size < 40mm. Bracelets (like almost all vintage Seikos) are usually crappy, unless you get a cool coffin link one.
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PostSubject: Re: Seiko Bellmatic   Seiko Bellmatic Icon_minitimeSat Feb 06, 2010 12:08 am

Very nice find. Like the colors on that one. Sorry about the crystal. The only other thing you could try is Polywash before you send it out for replacement.
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PostSubject: Re: Seiko Bellmatic   Seiko Bellmatic Icon_minitimeSat Feb 06, 2010 4:36 am

very nice Chris! I'm enjoying a few of my older smaller watches too. cool dial color.
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PostSubject: Re: Seiko Bellmatic   Seiko Bellmatic Icon_minitimeSat Feb 06, 2010 8:51 am

Very cool Chris, great colors on the dial!

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PostSubject: great pickup ! I have   Seiko Bellmatic Icon_minitimeFri Feb 12, 2010 6:44 pm

just two Belles in the herd. The 7001 was only $45 for head only but the day wheel need fixing so off it went to the UK for repair. My Sienna dial 6039 was a gift from a great guy in MD, USA! I do have the coffin bracelet for the Sienna model but it is rather flimsy though period correct...

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PostSubject: Re: Seiko Bellmatic   Seiko Bellmatic Icon_minitimeFri Feb 12, 2010 7:12 pm

thianwong wrote:
just two Belles in the herd. The 7001 was only $45 for head only but the day wheel need fixing so off it went to the UK for repair. My Sienna dial 6039 was a gift from a great guy in MD, USA! I do have the coffin bracelet for the Sienna model but it is rather flimsy though period correct...

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Great pic! Seiko really did have some cool bracelets, just so damn flimsy. The coffin link is definitely cool. I've seen aftermarket copies that are cheezy looking.
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PostSubject: yeah for sure.....my pal in the UK   Seiko Bellmatic Icon_minitimeFri Feb 12, 2010 7:26 pm

who is a collector and repair guy gave me his coffin oem but well used (he had aonther) to match the 8039....I installed it but it left me cold ahahaha! so I took it off...

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