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  1. The obligatory wrist shot..............................
  2. I bought my SM300 at the end of 2011 after doing the research which resulted in my post.................. http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...litary-watches Although I have the original 1039/516 bracelet I have never used it as I am not a fan of the older Omega bracelets - too flimsy and the end pieces never seem to fit tightly. I have always worn my SM300 on a black leather Omega strap but recently fancied a change. I do have an Omega bracelet which I like - a NOS Omega 1181/215 bracelet which has been sitting in my parts box for around 10 years. Problem was that I didn't know if 633 end pieces would fit and also the last link width is 23mm whilst the SM300 is 20mm. Google images of 1181/215 bracelets........... https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=om...FYnbGgod6QsKvA I decided to buy a new 1171 with 633 end links and if the end links did not fit the 1181/215 would give the 1171 a go. The thinking was that a new end link would give a better fit than a used and bent one. When the 1171 arrived I soon established that the 633 end link would be a perfect fit. I removed of the wider links from the 1181/215 until the end links matched the width of the 633 end piece. This is the end result.......... I think the bracelet suits the SM300 and it is comfortable too. If you are tempted to have a go consider the following........................ One of the problems with removing the wider links is that the bracelet becomes much shorter. This was fine in my case as I have smallish wrists but could be a problem for a larger wrist. Another potential problem is that due to the Oyster style links being quite long it may be difficult to get the clasp centred on your wrist - luckily it worked out OK for me. The 1171 bracelet remained unused and still in its sealed pack - currently listed in Sales Corner Check listing: http://www.thewatchforum.co.uk/index.php?/topic/96999-newunused-omega-1171-bracelet-in-sealed-pack-for-speedmaster-or-seamaster/ but could end up in my spares box for another project if no interest.
  3. I recently had a couple of SM300s built for me by STS - http://www.thewatchf...showtopic=75481 At my request they changed the large screw down crown to a flat non screw crown similar to the original 1960s SM300. I have been asked by a forum member what is involved in the crown change so following is my layman's non technical description. First job is to remove the existing crown tube in the case which I believe has to be drilled out ! Not something I would like to do on a brand new case and I believe the 'boss' at STS is the only one there who does this. Next a new case tube is fitted which I understand is an interference fit so must need a press or similar to install. When STS built the first one (non date) they used the Omega recommended case tube for a SM300 case but on the date version used a tube from another Omega model as this was a better/easier fit. Sorry I don't have any part numbers but I'm sure some of the SM300 experts on the forum will know what they are.
  4. Snap ........wore exactly the same model but on a mesh in 1973 and still have it.
  5. It does Jack I've seen a few Manhattans that have been restored and converted to use DKNY modules. I don't know how easy it is though or if any alterations are needed. Cheers, Gary Thanks Gary but the DKNY 'Manhattan' copies seem to have vanished completely - cannot find any reference to them at all and certainly none on ebay - strange. Regards, Jack
  6. I have just remembered that DKNY did a copy of this watch in around 2007/2008 but cannot find anything on line. Just a long shot but maybe their module will fit.
  7. I have the chance of buying a 1978 Heuer Manhattan Chronosplit GMT in NOS condition. Now I have had a few of these over the years and it is always the LCD display that fails which is what has happened to the one I have been offered. A few years back I sold one to a collector in Germany who managed to get the LCD display repaired within a few days. As it is few years since I had my last Manhattan and things have moved on in the LCD collecting world I am wondering if any of you guys know if/where these can be repaired? Thanks, Jack
  8. Ventura Sparc currently for sale - for full information and more pics click on link: http://www.thewatchforum.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=70558
  9. As requested some shots of my SM120 now on its way to a new owner.
  10. Just to add to this discussion.............I have seen a watch which was introduced by Omega in 1970 but had a 1969 serial no. on the movement. Watch could have been made in 1969 in advance of the launch but would not have appeared in any catalogues or literature until 1970. Is this watch a 1969 or 1970 and how should it be viewed by anyone looking for birth year watch? Jack
  11. Roger The Omega movement serial number reflects the year(s) the movement was made. I was interested in whether the movement was made the same year as the watch was sold. If you have it serviced sometime, have them record the SN for you. :) Later, William Hello William, I also have a 920 Chronostop on a mesh which I bought new in 1971. The serial number on my movement is for 1969. Regards, Jack
  12. "hi looks very well made all the best woody77". Hello woody77 - yes build quality is the tops - see full details in Sales Corner. Regards, Jack
  13. Great topic guys. Please have a look at my Braun LCD watch website - www.braunlcdwatches.com
  14. My Ventura Sparc WX12L - this watch will be going onto sales corner later today.
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