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[vintage] Is it important to get a new glass on my inexpensive vintage watch as part of a cleaning service? by gassyboi in Watches

[–]IMeasure 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's up to you, but I always install a new crystal if it's a simple flat, round mineral glass, which yours probably is. A new crystal will make the watch dial pop.

[Identify][Omega] Dad passed down his Speedmaster to me. Need more info on it. by dj_advantage in Watches

[–]IMeasure 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Depending on where you live and the brand of watch a factory service can often result in the watch looking like new. For some watches getting back to new finish is important but for yours you want to keep all the age and charm that has come from your dad wearing it. If it was mine I would have the following done:

  • Full movement service and repair
  • Full case rebuild - So a case and bracelet clean, all new gaskets and if possible a pressure test.
  • Don't polish the case, just keep it as it is.
  • Have the crystal polished. You can do an OK job yourself with Polywatch, but might as well let them do this too while the case has been stripped.

If there are any cracks in the crystal, just have it replaced with an original Omega crystal.

[Rolex] Thoughts on the ‘rumoured’ Rolex x Supreme collaboration for 2018 by [deleted] in Watches

[–]IMeasure 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If I had to guess I would say they are buying up stock and then modifying them for sale.

[Identify][Omega] Dad passed down his Speedmaster to me. Need more info on it. by dj_advantage in Watches

[–]IMeasure 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You should head over to https://omegaforums.net/ set up an account and post it in Vintage Omega Watches, Help, Discussion and Advice. The guys will sort you out with the ID and they can make recommendations regarding service options. I would only send it back to Omega as a last resort.

Dan

[Seiko] A Souvenir from Tokyo (and my first mechanical watch!) by Sarzy100 in Watches

[–]IMeasure 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are over polished and priced about 5 to 7 times their value. Often the movements are not serviced. For any even remotely interested in seiko collecting, they are to be avoided.

[Discussion] How do you maintain your multiple automatic watches? by stargazer63 in Watches

[–]IMeasure 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's very simple. If your watch is correctly lubricated and running as it should a winder is not going to hurt it. But if the lubrication has dried up or migrated from where it was supposed to be, a winder is going to damage your watch.

[Seiko] A Souvenir from Tokyo (and my first mechanical watch!) by Sarzy100 in Watches

[–]IMeasure 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can find them all over the place, just ebay seiko Sportsman. Just avoid the supper polished versions for crazy money.

[Identify] Is there anyway to tell when this was made? More pictures in comments. by rub312 in Watches

[–]IMeasure 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These are from around 1990. There is also a square variant. What did you end up paying?

[Identify] Have always wondered which year my Omega Seamaster 600 is from? by LuKayne in Watches

[–]IMeasure 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you don't know what you are doing or have quality tools its best not to do this. A slip will result in instant scratch marks. As u/75footubi said get your watchmaker to do this.

[Appraisal] Need help to appraise a unique timepiece by lordpanda in Watches

[–]IMeasure 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That price seems way too high. Patek Philippe mechanical wristwatch in 18k-gold with an 18k-gold mesh bracelet retailed for just under $4,000 in the mid 70s. Unless it was some very unique watch with some amazing complications. Looking forward to some photos....

[Omega] 1964 Omega Seamaster Deville with an adjusted (2 positions) cal. 560 movement. by fanman888 in Watches

[–]IMeasure 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you shoot me the case reference number on the inside of the case back I should be able to chase up the crystal.

[Seiko 6105-8000] My father's old, beat up Seiko, the hacking model by TheNaaier in Watches

[–]IMeasure 8 points9 points  (0 children)

These are highly sough after, its one if the best wearing vintage Seiko divers. Obviously the better the condition the higher its value. As it is you could flip it on ebay for around $800 USD. If you are going to wear it then definitely have it rebuilt by someone like Adrian at Vintage Time Australia. If you don't want to wear or keep it I would sell it as it is.

[Seiko SKX007] I went to the local watchmaker cause of Bezel troubles. They said they might not be able to get new parts, if needed, because they don't make them anymore. That ain't true, right? by SurrealCefake in Watches

[–]IMeasure 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Parts are available. Watchmaker needs to remove the bezel and clean it and the case the bezel replace the o-ring. That should do the trick. Will be surprised if anything other than the o-ring needs replacing.

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Australia! by IMeasure in australia

[–]IMeasure[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I was wondering how long I was going to wait for a c-bomb ;)

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Australia! by IMeasure in australia

[–]IMeasure[S] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

There is so much joy in the House of Representatives at the moment!

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Australia! by IMeasure in australia

[–]IMeasure[S] 140 points141 points  (0 children)

Feels like an eternity but its finally done.

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Australia! by IMeasure in australia

[–]IMeasure[S] 407 points408 points  (0 children)

They are tying up the formalities now. Great stuff.