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Everything posted by RoddyJB

  1. Thanks for posting the video Roger. Interesting indeed. What he said makes sense, despite what Seiko Cda told me. I think I'll run the chronos on mine when I use them. Now to work out which category my new (1968) Omega chrono is... Cheers
  2. Hi WRENCH, I decided to take a quick search. I am not a watchmaker but I believe it is a General Watch Co. movement. They later became Helvetia. Hope this helps, Roddy
  3. Your watch looks great Angus. Roger the Dodger, that's interesting to read what you said about keeping the chrono running . I had mine serviced by Seiko Canada once & I remember them saying not to keep it running. (Of course this was the same crowd that returned my watch after their service with the bracelet short a couple links & with a huge aftermarket crown that looks like it belongs on a dive watch. There was nothing wrong with my original crown by the way!) Since then I generally leave all of my chronos stopped at 12, though I do like to to see the sweeps actually sweeping... I suppose now I'll have to reconsider. I'll ask the retired watchmaker I bought my Seamaster off whether he thinks I should or shouldn't leave the chron running...
  4. Omega Bracelet number is 1116 - the end links are 548. I am looking for the complete bracelet or at least the end links.
  5. I am guessing, the same company made mine & the case back on the watch WRENCH found on eBay However the case shape is different and the bezel and the other one I had or have, was or is not a Sous Marine.
  6. There are many vintage dive watches but I have yet to find the same case... The case appears to be new old stock to me The bezel is bi-directional - doesn't seem to have a click... The inside of caseback says 80111 - nothing else Here is the top view... Here is a side view...
  7. I have been Googling and have not found my watch. I searched fleabay just now for yours WRENCH & spotted the white gloves.... Sorry to inform you, but that is not it. It's close but no cigar! The case & bezel are wrong. I guess I am going to have to offer up pics of the case later.
  8. I'm dying to know what make it is now WRENCH, but what's with the white gloves?
  9. Well done WRENCH but how did you get my watch? Now a pic frae the other side...
  10. Ok chaps, here's the thing... I am reasonably sure I used to have a watch with the same back... Hell, the truth be known, I may even still have it! However, I'll be damned if I can remember... The question then becomes... where is it? Scotland or Canada? And then of course which room? Which cabinet? Which drawer? Or which box? Which then of course begets the conundrum... Perhaps I may have too many watches? Ahh, but that little gem is for another day... I know SWAMBO is of the aforementioned train of thought but then SWAMBO thinks I have too many tools as well!!! Can you believe that?
  11. Seamaster Chrono got the nod for today...
  12. Looking a little better today andyclient Davey P Nigelp & scottswatches.... Not an Omega bracelet, the search is on for one, but I think it looks better. The wall doesn't seem to look so pronounced but there you have it....
  13. Thanks Davie, The issue with other bracelets/straps is that they will mostly all sit where this one does and still leave that large flat wall of a gap above.
  14. It wasn't really a "brave buy" at what I got it for, even sans caseback.... Definitely need a different bracelet though, or at least different end-links. This bracelet looks okay straight down but from the side it is clearly wrong...
  15. In answer to your earlier query Nigelp.. this is 100% in no way the original bracelet. I was just looking straight down at it earlier, excited to finally get to wear it. The first time I looked at it from the side I knew immediately it was not.
  16. Yep, agreed! Interesting looking watches. Just pop a grey one & a black one in the post to me. I'll "put em through the ringer" and then give you feedback on functionality, durability etc.
  17. Alas, and so it begins... now i need a bracelet for my 1968 Omega Seamaster Chronograph. Omega case reference is 145.016.68Requires 20mm end linksCase between lugs is slightly curved as you can see.
  18. I'm looking at it & have started thinking this is likely not the original bracelet. The end links are straight across but the case is slightly curved between the lugs. Dang, now a new hunt will have to be started for something more apropos.
  19. I need to find a link for it as well, it's just a tad snug.
  20. That's how I got it from the watchmaker. It had been set aside in his bench for years. I spotted it one day when buying something else and expressed an interest. He finally got around to servicing it about 3-4 months ago and let me know that it was serviced but he couldn't find the back. I decided to buy it anyway and started looking for a back but was sure happy to find the original. I am/was assuming the bracelet to be original but certainly am not certain. I'll ask him the next time I see him.
  21. My recently acquired 1968 Omega Seamaster now happily reunited with it's very own original caseback.
  22. I did buy the watch a few months ago despite it missing the case back. I ended up back at the same retired watchmaker's yesterday, while he was looking at a watch for me, I had a look around. Low & behold, I spotted the case back in a small box with some other parts. My watch is whole now.
  23. Cheers Roger! Haven't decided whether to try and have a go at polishing it myself yet or not.
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