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Seiko Kinetic 'BFK' Restoration

Seiko Kinetic 'BFK' Restoration

This week I had the pleasure to help out a valued customer who lives in Portugal & recently damaged his beloved BFK in a motorbike accident.

Here's how it looked on arrival at Watchkings HQ.

Ouch! 

Bezel really chewed up, crystal gone, hands deformed, a damaged coil block & the bracelet literally ripped apart.

So we set to work. 

Firstly, the watch was stripped & the movement serviced to remove any pesky crystal fragments, the damaged coil was replaced with a new one during reassembly & a new capacitor installed for good measure.

The case had some deep gouges were the watch had clearly impacted the tarmac at speed so set about refinishing it as best we could. Some of the marks were just to deep to remove completely but we softened & blended them where possible & the customer & I both agreed that this added to the story of the watch, added character.

The new crystal & bezel were then installed before recessing the freshly serviced movement & resealing.

Then last but not least reattaching the repaired & refinished bracelet.

This watch stands as a testament to the build quality & durability of the humble Seiko BFK!!