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    [–] [Seiko] 6319-6000 Seiko 5 Sports IMeasure 1 points ago in Watches

    Its an all original (including the band) 6119-2023 Resist from Feb 1972. I rebuilt the movement and installed a new crystal. The new crystal really makes the watch pop.

    [–] [Tudor] Vintage watch find at the thrift store IMeasure 17 points ago in Watches

    If you intend to wear this then my only suggestion is have it serviced. Wearing it now will only destroy the movement. If you are not prepared to service it I would suggest selling it.

    [–] [Identify] Omega. Please help identify this Vintage piece! Any info welcome IMeasure 4 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in Watches

    Don't just buy a vintage omega without doing your research. Unless you are happy to potentially throw money down the drain, then go right ahead.

    Also using a potato to take a photo does not help us much in the way of working out what you have. Finally to get any real info on an Omega you need the text on the inside of the caseback and a photo of the movement.

    [–] [Rolex] need to sell...value? IMeasure 3 points ago in Watches

    Not trying to sound rude but basically everything.

    [–] [Seiko] Is this watch legit? I've heard of the roman numerals, but why are they blue? IMeasure 2 points ago in Watches

    This needs both a caseback gasket and crown gasket. Both need to be lubricated with silicone before installing for maximum water resistance.

    [–] [Identify] $60 Vintage Omega IMeasure 3 points ago in Watches

    Actually you need a movement shot thats clear enough to read all the text and a photo of the inside of the caseback that is also clear enough to read all the text.

    [–] [Rolex] need to sell...value? IMeasure 10 points ago in Watches

    Sorry to break the news but it is fake.

    [–] [Seiko] Question about sizing this old Seiko IMeasure 3 points ago in Watches

    That's the wrong one, that pin is often fixed. The spring bar at the other end is the one you adjust. Just press one side in with a pin and push it to the next hole, then flip it over and do the same with the other end.

    Good luck

    Dan

    [–] Latest from Boston Dynamics IMeasure 1 points ago in videos

    Good Boy Robot Doggo

    [–] [Vintage Seiko] World Time IMeasure 19 points ago in Watches

    Here are a couple of my 6117 Variants. Two are on the original bracelet, the third is on a vintage Swiss tropic. https://i.imgur.com/CQkrLfW.jpg

    [–] [Seiko] A gentleman always matches his Tuna. IMeasure 5 points ago in Watches

    Sweet. Here is a snap of my 38 year old TUNA Can 7549-7010. Definitely one of my favourites.

    http://i.imgur.com/4qamThn.jpg

    [–] [SEIKO] Is it possible to fix the metal watch band yourself? IMeasure 1 points ago in Watches

    This needs a pin and not a spring bar. Any watch-shop that does basic repairs should be able to fix this.

    [–] [SEIKO] Is it possible to fix the metal watch band yourself? IMeasure 3 points ago in Watches

    This needs a pin and not a spring bar. Any watch-shop that does basic repairs should be able to fix this.

    [–] [Identify] Vintage Seiko 5 IMeasure 6 points ago in Watches

    Do not buy, this is a Fako. Assembled from several seikos with a fake seiko dial and hands. This was almost certainly made in India.

    [–] [Omega & Seiko] please identify! IMeasure 5 points ago in Watches

    The Seiko is from January 1984.

    [–] [Seiko] I need help identifying this older watch of my dad's. IMeasure 3 points ago in Watches

    The 7009 is the movement calibre and 5019 is the case model. 950504 is the serial number. The first two digits tell the year and month the watch was made. 9 - 1979 and 5 - May (5th month of the year).

    Cheers

    Dan

    [–] [Rolex] After recommendations for service on vintage Rolex in Sydney IMeasure 2 points ago in Watches

    From all accounts Nicholas HACKO is good and will do exactly what you ask for. He is actually setting up a proper watchmaker facility. By proper I mean movement fabrication and not just repair.

    [–] [Identify][Omega] Grandfathers watch I want to get restored/fixed IMeasure 6 points ago in Watches

    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