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Seiko A239-502A

Post26 Feb 2015, 19:42

I'm proud to show you my latest acquisition...a very nice used Seiko world time greeny map version from December 1979 in perfect working conditions...It's my first watch "map" :-D
All functions works as they should...fantastic technology for its time :eek:

Wowwww this my 700th post!! :Prost:
Enjoy...

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Re: Seiko A239-502A

Post26 Feb 2015, 20:45

Congratulations on your new purchase and for your 700th post, I hope that there are many more to come. :mega: :-D
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Post27 Feb 2015, 00:52

Great watch...a keeper.

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Re: Seiko A239-502A

Post01 Mar 2015, 00:07

Nice! I'm on the hunt for one myself. Enjoy
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Post01 Mar 2015, 00:30

I just got one too, not in as nice condition as yours.

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Re: Seiko A239-502A

Post01 Mar 2015, 12:39

A video of the A239 features

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Post02 Mar 2015, 04:47

Thanks for the video... Good time as I'm looking for one now and never saw one in the wild yet.
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Post02 Mar 2015, 13:32

Great video... ;-)

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Re: Seiko A239-502A

Post16 Mar 2015, 23:49

Lovely Seiko world timer. Congratulations.
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Re: Seiko A239-502A

Post19 Feb 2019, 20:24

Hey,

I found this model on EBay but there is a spot on the LCD display. What does it mean ?
Can it stay that way or that will kill the LCD display ?

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Re: Seiko A239-502A

Post13 Jun 2019, 17:03

Ops,sorry for the late reply...i think it's a battery leak spot on the reflecting mirror...You can only try to replace it with another one or you can just cut a new one from an old not working watch.


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Pulsar77 wrote:Hey,

I found this model on EBay but there is a spot on the LCD display. What does it mean ?
Can it stay that way or that will kill the LCD display ?

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Re: Seiko A239-502A

Post14 Jun 2019, 04:12

Spot may be one of two things, there are two LCD panels and one reflective silver backing. Battery leakage can affect the silver backing paper causing a spot. That’s an easy fix, I have used Christmas silver reflective wrapping paper.

Leakage on the lcd panels, not so good. Some have success removing the panel and massaging it gently forcing the LCD material back into its etched numeric channels.

There is an ebayer that sells the panels, just search eBay for the A239 LCD panels and replace yours.

I was fortunate enough to find a display model of this watch, absolutely new old stock sitting in a window about 7 years ago. All it needed was a battery.

Cheers, Geoff

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