Seiko H127-5000A
Posted: 17 December 2010 01:21 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I have just joined this excellent site and have a question about this Seiko recently purchased on Ebay. This is different from the H127-5000 and the 5000A for which there are photos in the Digital Watch Library. My watch has a “semi skeleton” look to the analogue display with a visible copper coil to one side. The “A” in the 5000A engraved on the back has a square border to it. Has anyone else got this model?

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Posted: 17 December 2010 01:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi Peter welcome to the forum. Have you got the watch yet? It looks like its missing it front plate. I think the crystal carries some of the graphics, certainly the Seiko text. Id be interested in seeing some more pics. I have a couple of models here so should be able to show you some close ups if necessary. The green tinge on your lcd may mean you need to replace the polarizing filter, but with out more close ups its difficult to tell.


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Posted: 17 December 2010 04:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi Adam

I much appreciate your rapid reply. The watch is already here and I will try to get a better close up photo. There appears to be a transparent sheet behind the hands and this is marked with the minute lines. There is one missing segment from the LCD, the top right of the unit seconds display. I bought the watch for about 17 as spares and repair and found someone had tried to stick an incorrect battery in with blu-tack!  It’s now working perfectly apart from the missing segment so I’m very pleased with it. If there is a front plate missing I don’t really mind as the watch has a nice high-tech look to it! Looking at the two examples on the library the horizontal row of markings (stop -watch etc.)  correspond to the silver/white faced model not to the black one yet the hands are white.I hope to post some better photos soon.
Is is a tricky job to replace the filter? I have downloaded the manual.

Thanks and best wishes, Peter

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Posted: 17 December 2010 04:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hi Adam

Further to my last message here is I hope a better photo.

Peter

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Posted: 19 January 2011 08:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Hi Peter
To answer you question belatedly, yes it is a fiddly job to replace the filter as you have to cut the old one off. Not something I would do on this watch for a first time try. If your stripping it down to try and repair the missing segments(it may just need the zebra strips and contacts cleaning) I might give it a go but be really careful and use a scalpel and gently tease the old polarising filter off. But remember these parts are not available anymore so mess it up and your on the long search for a replacement.


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Posted: 19 January 2011 08:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hi Adam

Many thanks for your reply, while the watch is working well I will probably leave it alone!  I really think the see through look is original.

You may like to see my Seiko collection - sorry not all digital and there is one Citizen.  Most of the all digital ones have had the scratches removed using the method I posted for Ed.

Best wishes, Peter

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Posted: 19 January 2011 08:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Nice collection Peter

I have the A904 silverwave top left btu with a broken glass. Also you have some unusual Ana digis. I think I see the Citizen JG2(bottom left) but not sure about the other ones, Oldest dig there is the 0439 at approx 76-77 I would say. I know Tissot did a see through Two timer but Im pretty sure Seiko didnt do this to their H127(happy to be proved wrong though). It does look cool though. I think someone just removed the white fascia and changed the hands. I have the white here, it really is a smart looking watch and so much rarer than the black.

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Posted: 20 January 2011 05:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Hi Adam

I can’t believe anyone would dismantle the H127 as you suggest and another one would be needed to get the white hands!  Mine has a clear plastic dial behind the hands and your white one does seem also to have a clear dial with a white sheet behind it so I suppose could be possible. We would need to find one like mine in an old Seiko catalog or advert to prove it is original.

The model numbers of my watches from left top are as follows:

A914-5A49 AO
A904-5000 A2
H601-0010 AO
(The sports 100 dual has numbers removed)
7T42-7A2A AO
H601-5430 RO
H127-5000A   974674
H556-5030 AO
CITIZEN 8988 001962Y GN-4-2-12
V657-8060 R1
H601-0010 AO
0439-4009
A914-51A9 AO
7546-703B

I have owned the H557 since new in about 1980, bought duty free in Dublin Airport. It was worn every day for over 25 years including swimming over a mile per week for much of that period.
This made me realise how good these watches are and led to the above collection, mostly purchased recently as badly scratched and/or non runners needing batteries.

Peter

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Posted: 17 February 2011 01:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Great to see another collectors collection Peter,  and a nice case too I see!

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