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  1. The description of these watches say they have 'refreshed' dials. Now to me that means refinished. I contacted the seller but they declined any information (I'm not surprised)
  2. Hi.. Anyone know of a dial refinisher that can do a job like the photo? I've tried all of the companies in uk advertising on google but no luck.
  3. Movement cost me £100 on the bay. Parts around £80 mainly chronograph parts. Then the dial was £60 and hands £40. So £280 in total. A nice case and bracelet would value it to between £1000-1300 I guess.
  4. Thanks for the kind words. I chose this movement carefully for my first chronograph restoration. As its base calibre is a valjoux 7750 I knew I could get parts cheaply and easily. I cant see omega clamping down on this one. Also hopefully having a good resale value as its a prestigious brand. You don't see many 1164 movements for sale.
  5. Well here we go!! Job done and keeping to 2 seconds a day.
  6. Thanks Maurice.. I think there's some confusion between the model ref number and the case ref number. Model numbers appear to be xxxx.xx.xx and case numbers xxx.xxxx but I may be wrong.
  7. Yay I found it at last.. Had to use old calibre 1154 and case number 178.0514
  8. Found the case number after trawling through the bay and finding matching case and movements. It's 2298.80 but still no joy with cousins. The base calibre is Valjoux 7750 so no good trying that to get omega hands.
  9. Willfly that's my problem.. I use cousins all the time but sometimes there referencing methods are floored. I have found some hands which look correct at cousins but there is no information of the pinion sizes,lengths or calibre. Product code: x28178, omega part number: 065PZ3988.
  10. I've just refurbished a rusty 1164 movement following marks video of the Valjoux 7750. It running like a dream. I have a new seamaster 300m dial for it but now need some genuine omega hands. Anybody know the ref numbers for silver skeleton hands to fit the 1164 please. Also while I'm on the subject does anyone know a site that references omega cases and compatible movements that fit? Thanks all !!
  11. My mks staking set has 4.69/70mm dia stakes. Anybody know compatability to other makes.. Thanks
  12. Nice idea about the lathe collet... Ironically I just sold my boley cus I never used it lol
  13. Clockboy the type of minute hand I mean has no stem just a flat hand with a hole to push onto the minute wheel. So there is nothing to place in the lathe collet. I'm thinking a stake of some shape to to close the gap slightly but not sure which would do it. Maybe a stake used for setting jewel stones would do it but that's something I've not tried either.
  14. Never had a problem with the hour and seconds hands, I just use the same technique as for tightening a cannon pinion. Just drop it down a broach good side up and give the shaft a little squeeze with blunt nail clippers.
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