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  1. Wow that dial is pristine. Mine had a rust hole and I got it refinished (badly) still has a dent in the bottom near the sub dial. Any ideas where I could source a dial? I missed one in Belgium on ebay for $150 earlier because I thought mine was salvageable. Let me know if you find out where you sourced it. Great to finally have a photo though!!!!! Cheers
  2. Alternatively I'll stop being silly and buy a generic gold seconds hand with a 1.8mm height from cousins. But it won't be omega. sigh.....
  3. Hi everyone, I'm restoring an Omega Moonphase Cosmic with subseconds hand (Cal 381). It was missing the seconds hand when I got it (Pic of example watch) I've put a pic of the 4th wheel. My seconds hand that I sourced from Blake at Scotchwatch is too short in the shaft (hahaha!). It fits the wheel perfect, but unfortunately due to thickness of dial, etc. It doesn't reach the pivot. Can I easily extend this? Replacement parts are unavailable. I was thinking of buying 0.2mm inner diameter brass pipe (if something as thin as a gnats $#%) exists! and soldering it on/epoxying to the shaft. The hole in dial is large so I basically want the seconds hand to fit well and function - I don't care about the appearance underneath. How do I go about this? Anyone able to turn a brass sleeve/collar to fit. I could post the hand to the right hobbyist and see if you can fix it? Cheers Alex
  4. Details about NOS Vintage Seiko6119-6023 Inner Rotating Bezel P/N 86029861 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NOS-Vintage-Seiko6119-6023-Inner-Rotating-Bezel-P-N-86029861/183452051154?hash=item2ab69826d2:g:LiYAAOSwPQ9bqQ21
  5. Hi Guys, I've been rebuilding a 1611 Omega Chrono Quartz watch, I've finally gotten it working. Now there is a curious flaw, and it persists even after two total strip down inspections and ultrasonic/one dip/oiling. At 8pm every night, just after 8:45pm, hour hand stops moving at the halfway point, the minute hand keeps going, and then the watch loses an hour the next morning. This is an omega which has the jump hours setting (you pull crown and the hours jump when you turn the crown). There is a thread on another forum where the hour wheel has failed on a GMT model. My 3 possible differential diagnoses are: - Magnetized parts somewhere upsetting the gear train -Weak magnets on the minute wheel needing replacement (most likely because if you look at the design, there must be some resistance in the geartrain that occurs at 8:45pm). -Wear or cracks somewhere that I cannot identify, or potential freeplay on the hour wheel Any thoughts? The craziness is that I just sold a NOS 1320 movement on ebay because I thought I had sorted this bugger!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. I don't have a lathe sadly. The barrel cover appears flat as I ordered a replacement which was either NOS or very good condition. The original was flimsy and buggered. It had been worked on by Indonesian watchmakers who are not to a very high standard. The watchmaker who sold the watch is based next to a rice filled. He did bizarelly have a Jean Claude Dato Compax rolex in pieces on his bench!!!!!!!!! Is a broken barrel tooth something that can be repaired? should I write off the barrel. Will it just slip past that tooth if I file it down?
  7. Hi All Recently acquired a Rolex 6303 with a Cal 645. The barrel cover was loose from poor workmanship. I bought a similar Cal 600 cover which looks correct but still doesnt hold. Is there a way to stake a barrel closed? I tried tapping the rim in a little but may have damaged a tooth. Please help!!!!!!! If anyone has a source on Cal 645 parts I would be indebted. Willing to pay good money for a part to get this flipping watch back together (3 months on my bench so far). Alex
  8. Hi everyone, I have recently worked on 4 different Seiko 8229-602a watches and they all had buggered movements. I found a few donor movements and serviced them. Now some of them fit perfectly whilst 2 of them have had the problem of a misaligned date disc. It seems that due to the offset crown the date wheel only lines up at midnight correctly (see pic attached). One of them was fine but not running, I cleaned and serviced and re-assembled and the wheel is suddenly misaligned. The donors that came from offset crown cases seem to have more success than others. Am I tripping out? Does Seiko use different date wheels for offset crown watches? Or geometrically they are the same and I have done something wrong? All the action is smooth, I am just wondering whats going on. I don't really want to open my diver back up as last time I scratched the dial, but want it so it looks perfect. I love the 8229 as It is robust and easier to work on than the 7546/8. Often you can make a great profit buying a rusty 8229 and flipping it on ebay after a quick service (netting me a good $30-40 per hr for labour). Alex
  9. Hi Andy, The 8 pin IC must be heat damaged. Ive tested the integrity of all the traces, the diode is fine, the variable trimmer is fine. Quartz has been swapped out just to be sure. Unless I can find an 8 pin IC, im outa luck!
  10. Hi everyone, Recently I fixed my 1337 cal Seamaster with gold rotating bezel. I had to use a 1332 donor off the web which set me back $270. The donor has a perfect coil and movement but a buggered circuit board (swapped from my diver). Is there a quartz movement in size 12 ligne???? I can't see one in a parts house. The Size 11.5 ETA 255.111 is a tad too small. Cheers Alexei
  11. Thanks Old Hippy! I will grab a selection! Cheers
  12. Waiting on my parts to come up to my new location. I have recently moved to a remote Aboriginal community in the north of Australia.
  13. Hiya, I recently picked up an Omega Calypso Diver on my travels, and it is missed a rivetted pin in the bracelet near the clasp. Whilst I am a seasoned tinkerer, I havent repaired bracelets in this fashion before. I am just wondering if there is any advice on inserting/making a new one? It is in similar place to photo I attached. It is the one between the clasp and other side of the strap. Was thinking of stainless steel nail, turned down on grinder and then gently peen it with a hammer? New strap is unobtainable. Any ideas let me know, cheers! Alexei
  14. Will do, I've ordered a donor 1320 movement. I managed to clean all the old parts except the minute wheel which is a tad rusty (but may work). The calendar date ring is garbage, as is the calendar retainer plate. although could be used in a pinch. If the part was extremely rare, I would have sent the date ring to a dial specialist to reprint - hopefully the 1320 ring matches. The stem was broken so thats no good. The crown yoke is de-chromed - so will need replacement. A lot of the parts suprisingly survived. The base plate is really all I need to survive. Will post pics soonish. Waiting on a soldering iron to touch up the circuit board.
  15. I would remove the silver bolts holding the circuit cover, then remove the circuit board. Leave the bridge over the gears and the coil cover. Then clean gently with some tissues with water - so you can see the extent of damage to the gold plated bit. There are spares on ebay if you look up Omega 1332 or Omega 1337 on ebay - but they require a fine soldering iron (dont ask me how I know) If there is no obvious corossion, it could be cleaned with some steel wool, aluminium foil, or similar. However often the acid fumes get to the gears of the movement and then it requires a stripdown, clean and oil - which is beyond basics stuff for a beginner. I recently serviced the same movement. At the end of the day you have nothing to lose as its a throwaway if its not working - average value on these in scrap state is $250. If its solid gold, then $1500 possibly for gold value.
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