Wristwatch restoration, servicing and repair

Seiko 6106-8030 (Sea Lion M88)…

I recently picked up a couple of these M88 Sealions in reasonable condition, and this is the first, a white dialled model from 1967…

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After spending quite some time getting inside the tricky one piece case, I discovered that the movement, although not running, was in excellent condition., the hands were in great shape and the dial was perfect. A full service, polish and new strap soon followed… it turned out pretty well.

Well worth the effort I think!


3 Responses to “Seiko 6106-8030 (Sea Lion M88)…”

  1. Tim Says:

    I have the very same watch, it has been handed down to me from my great grandfather. I was cleaning out some boxes and found it in an old tobacco tin. The face was all smashed up and the band was an old mans elastic one. I have spent a small fortune but it looks just like yours. I still stop and just watch it tick and listen to the loud movement as it moves.

    I have other watches modern and worth more, but this one is the only one people comment on.

  2. Rich Says:

    Great that you managed to get the watch up and running again Tim! Wear it in good health and thanks for sharing your story.


  3. John Hadley Says:

    I bought this watch in 1967 and it worked until about 2002 an excellent watch, probably needs a service.