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I have a vintage Seiko 7T42 6A00 which I've had from new (1986). It's been stuck in a drawer for ages so I dusted the old girl off, and replaced the battery. However, there's not a peep out of her, the second hand hasn't budged one single notch. The battery is a brand new LR927 punching out 1.54v, and yes, I've shorted out the AC and +ve side of the battery, all to no avail. The battery contacts are all clean & shiny, and bent in the correct positions. Is there anything else 'simple' I can try as to be honest, I'm at the end of technical knowledge now. Or, has the old girl simply had her time?

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Silly question, are your tweezers definitely conductive?
 

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Silly question, are your tweezers definitely conductive?

Not that silly! LOL Yes, I have both types of tweezers, and the metal ones are definitely conductive...

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Don't give up on her, I have another version of this with the same movement from 1992 and it still runs like a champ. Good luck! 👍

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Got an almost instant response from Seiko UK service department, who advised that obviously as the watch is 30 years old, they may not stock the appropriate parts nay longer, but to post it in to them and they'll assess it for me. So, I'll pop it in the post this afternoon...
 

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A service with Seiko UK could be more than 120 pounds, so check cost first. See if you have a good local shop, sometime is possible to restart quartz watches using a special impulse machine or a drop of oil strategically placed.
 

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I, too, would consult a knowledgeable local watchmaker first. Support your local trade 😉

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In the same drawer as the above watch, I also had another vintage Seiko from the same era, 1986, which to be honest, hasn't been on my wrist for over 20 years. Just took the back off, replaced the battery, shorted out AV & +ve and she fired up instantly! I'm now wearing it today, and goodness, does it bring back some memories!

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Just a quick update. Received the attached letter today from Seiko, I still haven't stopped laughing! :-d Obviously I have phoned them and asked for the watch to be returned to me - it'll go back in a drawer for another while as I have now subsequently purchased a new watch which for now, has quenched my appetite for having something different on my wrist LOL

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