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by ulackfocus
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: who know the this model?
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: who know the this model?

It's a poor redial under a custom crystal. Replacement crown too. Probably a caliber 351 or non-chronometer 354 from the early to mid 50's.
by ulackfocus
Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do You Do It?
Replies: 36
Views: 5293

Re: How Do You Do It?

If more than one trained watchmaker could not make the watch work properly, that makes Stan at least as good as those trained watchmakers. :D First, they said it wouldn't be worth the money to track down the issue after trying the normal fixes. Second, Stan replaced the first movement with this one...
by ulackfocus
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do You Do It?
Replies: 36
Views: 5293

Re: How Do You Do It?

I'm going to sit right in the middle of Stan and Adam. While Adam was harsh, he did have a point - Stan is not a trained watchmaker. I like Stan a lot and his knowledge is a boon to any forum he posts on, but I have a Waltham that I bought off him two-ish years ago that still doesn't work despite re...
by ulackfocus
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Franken or For Real
Replies: 12
Views: 3070

Re: Franken or For Real

Watch companies that made many similar sized cases, movements, and dials left quite a lot of room for frankening, didn't they?
by ulackfocus
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Modern Watch Forum
Topic: Circa Timepieces (homage watches)
Replies: 7
Views: 4116

Re: Circa Timepieces (homage watches)

adam78 wrote: For Dad, I chose this one inspired by late '40s design. I think Bulova and LeCoultre produced similar models.
That was a generic design frequently called a "knotted lug" case by eBay sellers. I've also seen them housing Gruen, Longines, and several other brands' dials / movements.
by ulackfocus
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: Weekday WRUW: 6/24-6/28/13
Replies: 18
Views: 3229

Re: Weekday WRUW: 6/24-6/28/13

Going with the new Centenaire today.

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by ulackfocus
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Help with Waltham parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Re: Help with Waltham parts

Still need some help guys and gals! Any luck?
by ulackfocus
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: To Redial or Not to Redial... that is the question.
Replies: 5
Views: 4126

Re: To Redial or Not to Redial... that is the question.

Dan, there's a redialer who does that wide S font of Seamaster very well - I just don't know who it is. If/when I find out, I'll be sure to let you know. ps - this is the reason I'm so slow to add watches to my collection. Some very good ones are out there, but I want as close to perfect dials as I ...
by ulackfocus
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Help with Waltham parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Help with Waltham parts

Hi guys and gals. I have a Waltham movement in needs of a couple parts - specifically balance wheel screws / weights. http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr303/ulackfocus2/IMG_5967-1.jpg http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr303/ulackfocus2/15ba4afa-aa29-4448-a57c-13d4b165bba7_zps4b878996.jpg I'm not ...
by ulackfocus
Tue May 21, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: Seamaster Cosmic 2000
Replies: 4
Views: 13814

Re: Seamaster Cosmic 2000

Hi Steve. That watch was introduced in 1972 or 1973 and I could tell you more if I could see the serial number on the movement (also called a caliber). It's most likely model number 166.0128 with a caliber 1012. Can't help you any further though.