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    [–] Stan Lee Dead at 95 IMeasure 1 points ago in marvelstudios

    What a sad day. I'm already off to one funeral (wife's 99 year old grandmother). I sure hope they filmed a bunch of cameos for films that are yet to be released.

    [–] [Seiko] 4r35 getting stuck IMeasure 1 points ago in Watches

    Sounds like the hands are hitting something at that time. I would send it back if it has a warranty.

    [–] [Rolex] which tools to buy? IMeasure 2 points ago in Watches

    Rolex uses Loctite 221 and 222 (purple) on their bracelet screws. It is strong enough to hold the screw in place but the bond can also be broken easily enough if you want to unscrew it again at some point.

    Cheers

    Dan

    [–] [patek philippe] 5712r under the sun IMeasure 15 points ago in Watches

    Obviously the plastic helps you sleep.

    [–] [patek philippe] 5712r under the sun IMeasure 13 points ago in Watches

    I can see your reason for it, it's my point 2.

    [–] [patek philippe] 5712r under the sun IMeasure 10 points ago in Watches

    I'm not a hater, I'm just suspicious.

    [–] [patek philippe] 5712r under the sun IMeasure 22 points ago in Watches

    When I see a photo like this with the plastic wrap all I can think is:

    1. Person does not own this watch

    2. Person owns watch but can't really afford watch so goes to ridiculous effort to avoid scratching the watch.

    I might just add that this is the OPs first post. So probably a fake post.

    [–] [Question] Mechanical watch problem IMeasure 8 points ago in Watches

    If it use to wind 10 or so turns and then stop the watch is a. Mechanical Watch (and not a self winding Automatic) . Anyway you have broken a mainspring. Basically the mainspring has a hook in the end of it which catches on the side of the watch barrel. You would wind until you hit maximum tension and it would stop. Now the springs has snapped it keeps winding and slipping. It will also have a much smaller power reserve.

    Going to need a service and a mainspring replacement.

    Cheers

    Dan

    [–] [Tudor] 3 days, 30 waiting lists, 45 phone calls = Black Bay 58 IMeasure 1 points ago in Watches

    Jomashop gives you a 3% discount and no manufacturer warranty. Big nope from me.

    [–] [Identify] This Watch was my grandfathers, think that it’s an omega but not sure if it’s legit or what kind it is. IMeasure 5 points ago in Watches

    I would avoid opening this up unless you have quality tools and experience. Its very easy to scratch up the case back. If I was you I would do the following.....

    Here is a copy and past of one of my posts from a couple of months ago....

    OK, there are two ways of thing about the watch restoration. One school of though is make it like new and the second is to keep it all original as possible and only fix what needs to be fixed.

    Make it look/run like new.

    Personally I would avoid this because it removes all the history and heritage of the watch. All those dings, scratches, aging and crazy dial/hand patina are a connection to your grandfather. But if you go down this path you need to find a watchmaker that specialises in full watch reforestation. They will:

    • Service the movement
    • Install a new mainspring
    • install a new crown
    • replace the caseback gasket
    • Replace the crystal
    • install a nice leather band
    • repaint the dial
    • re-lume the hands
    • polish the case

    So yes it will look like new, cost alot but all the history is gone.

    Service the Movement & Reuild the case

    This is what I would do. I would find a local watchmaker that is able to source original omega parts. So make some calls etc... I would have them do the following:

    • Service the movement
    • Install a new mainspring
    • install a new original omega crown (but keep the old one)
    • replace the caseback gasket
    • Replace the crystal with an original Omega crystal
    • install a nice leather band
    • clean the case (but do not polish it)

    This way you keep all the heritage (scraps, bumps, funky patina etc) that connects the watch to your grandfather but under the hood its running like new.

    Thats just my 2 cents.

    Finally don't send it to Omega as they will do the first option and it will cost a bomb. If you are having trouble finding a watchmaker set up an account at https://omegaforums.net/ and post this in the Vintage Omega Watches Help, Discussion and Advice section, ask what you should do and who can do it.

    Then wear the shit out of that watch and pass it on.

    Good luck!

    Dan

    [–] [Identify] Vintage Automatic Seiko Diver IMeasure 1 points ago in Watches

    Is a real bargain. All original except for the bracelet.

    [–] [Price Check]? Cleaning out a relatives safe and found two Rolex watches. IMeasure 4 points ago in Watches

    Worth taking a trip into rolex AD for a legit check. Both definitely look real enough to make the effort.

    Dan

    [–] [Idebtify] about fell over when I saw the cartier thrifting just now, help me identify these two? IMeasure 1 points ago in Watches

    I'm fairly sure the omgea has been redialed. So that would lower the price quite a bit. I would have to see a photo of the dial to make a better decision.

    [–] [Seiko 35/7] Kia, McDonald’s, and well, you guessed correctly IMeasure 2 points ago in Watches

    Watch aside, when you buy something to eat and the plastic content is 3 times the size of the food you should sit back and ask should I be eating this.

    [–] [Question] Does anyone know of any good, cheap dive watches? IMeasure 5 points ago in Watches

    If you want something a little smaller than a skx013 is the way to go. What's the circumference of your wrist?