I’ve been very busy lately and apologize for not posting the last few weeks. I recently serviced this Seiko 6138-0030 Kakume chronograph for the original owner who purchased it in the 1970’s. Like many original owners, he told me it was never serviced but clearly had forgotten— it was obvious they gave it to the wrong person somewhere along the line. A botch had death-marched it to the drawer and years later, it landed on my bench to resurrect. Highlights include springs unnecessarily handmade to replace the original Seiko springs lost during servicing— work performed diligently but suboptimally by the previous watchmaker. I show the remade and original springs in one photo. Next, he broke the escape wheel jewel. He then somehow dislodged the minute wheel chronograph counter pivot/shaft from the wheel. I was able to re-stake it. My assumption is this local watchmaker met the price point, convenience, and speed customers were looking for. Unfortunately, he left the watch in ruins. It is now running nicely once again.