Another one....

Discussion in 'Omega Watches' started by Archer, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Archer

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    Seem to be getting a few watches that have gone into the water when they should not have. This Speedmaster Pro is a tad on the rusty side:

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    And some parts came in for the repair....well lots of parts I guess:

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    Will start putting it together this week. This is a very expensive repair to say the least - mostly parts costs....

    Unlike the last one I had in that was completely rusted (Seamaster automatic chronograph) at least this had not sat for months after being in the salt water, so it wasn't a fused mass like the other one was. Still, plenty of damage done.

    Should be able to bring it all back to life again.

    Cheers, Al
  2. SLRdude

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    Yikes!!!

    I'm ready to see the magic happen.
  3. Cmaster03

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    Took the word(s) right out of my mouth! :shock: :lol:
  4. colemanitis

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    Poor watch! :yikes: :crying: I can't wait to see the transformation! :munchies: :thumbsup:
  5. carbon6

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    Dang! You've got some serious skills, Al. This is an art where it's very satisfying to see the final product.
  6. Vincent65

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    oops...
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    :doh: Will be good as new in awhile.



    John
  8. Archer

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    Thanks guys - this one will be a challenge for sure. I went through all the parts that arrived yesterday, and realized a couple are on back order, so I won't be able to get too far on this one until those parts are in. I won't be short of work though, because in addition to all that I have here in the shop now, I can always pick from the watches that arrived here today for servicing....

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    Busy days!

    Cheers, Al
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    Business is good! :thumbsup:
  10. KZ1000

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    I agree! wow, your great reputation is keeping you busy. Keep us posted on the progress :thumbsup:
  11. pawnshopkiller

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    Nice.
  12. Archer

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    Still waiting for more parts - here's a shot of a few Speedy's in the shop - the far right one (Cal. 321) is done, the others are in the queue, and two are not shown as they are in pieces being worked on....

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    Cheers, Al
  13. Goldbug

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    Nice lineup there!! :drooling: :drooling:


    Put them in a different order and you could have the evolution of a Speedy as it grows up....:banana:



    John
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    Seems like allot of broken SPEEDMASTERS.....
    Made by OMEGA...




    :rolex::breitling:
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    looking forward to see your progress through this thread.
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  17. Archer

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    Well finally time for an update - after waiting for what seemed like forever for the parts, they all came in and I first tackled the base movement - this is basically all the parts just to make it tick:

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    There was a lot of manual cleaning of parts required on this one - compare to what I started with and you see what I mean:

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    Anyway, quick check on the timing machine and the balance amplitude looks good, which is my main concern at this point:

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    Now on to assembling the chronograph parts - many of these required several trips through the cleaning machine, as well as meticulous cleaning by hand to remove the rust:

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    And the dial side:

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    So some testing is still needed on the movement, but so far it's looking quite good. I also need to do some case work, but it's coming along nicely now.

    Cheers, Al
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    Sweet!

    Looks a million times better and I'm glad to see it received a new lease on life.


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  19. Cmaster03

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    My thoughts exactly! Looking good. :thumbsup:
  20. Subfiend

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    I may have to send you my 105-012-66 for servicing. I need someone trustworthy to take care of it.