I recently acquired a Seiko 7c46-6010 “Ashtray” in overall nice condition EXCEPT that the crown lock is stripped.
-Watch is titanium
-Watch was only made for a short time in the 1980s and is extremely rare. New cases are unobtainable
-Seiko Japan serviced it last year but could not repair the crown lock.
-I know that “a competent watchmaker should be able to drill it out” except that all the ones I’ve asked have declined.
-I realize that “you never had a problem with a screw down crown” but the previous owner of this watch did, and it’s my problem now. It also seems to be a fairly common issue with this watch.
I am looking for someone who has experience fixing this sort of problem and is willing to take it on.