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  1. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Apr 17, 2018

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    Well it could be - the point is without knowing for certain, making a judgement is pretty difficult.
     
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  2. TOTIZ

    TOTIZ Apr 17, 2018

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    Hey ho, back to my military days as a very young soldier - mouth closed, eyes and ears open :whistling:
     
  3. cristos71

    cristos71 Apr 17, 2018

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    Yes it's a 14381 with what should be a cal 551. With a 17.9 million serial that is in good range. The wrong info is on the Somlo service quote, not the Omega service receipt.
     
  4. chronoboy64

    chronoboy64 Apr 17, 2018

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    Shame on Omega for ignoring THE Omegaforums :whipped:
     
  5. nonuffinkbloke

    nonuffinkbloke Apr 17, 2018

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    The guy needs to be sent a link to:
    http://www.simonfreesewatchmakers.com/
     
  6. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Apr 17, 2018

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    The question remains: what was it like before Omega got their hands on it?

    That said, this is some of Southampton’s least sympathetic work. ::facepalm1::

    Also some curious pricing for service - an 861 was considerably less than £800 to service at Omega in 2013, when this work was done.

    Why so much for a three hander?
     
  7. Sharp

    Sharp Apr 17, 2018

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    I will be sure to visit them if I want cases that look as soft as butter :eek:
     
  8. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Apr 17, 2018

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    You’re not allowed to visit Somlo... once you saw what they do to watches, and what they call “mint”... well, let’s just say they’d never find the bodies. ;)
     
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  9. 77deluxe

    77deluxe Apr 17, 2018

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    That’s disappointing to see. Oh well.
     
  10. felsby

    felsby I don't see any option in settings or profile Apr 18, 2018

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    I guess Omega caters to the taste of rich russians who wants shiny things, they do not give purists like us much thought.

    Now I'm at it: what do you think of this? https://www.instagram.com/lapinist_watchrestoration/
     
  11. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Apr 18, 2018

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    They would appear to be several notches above some of the cack-handed, Dremel-wielders that get featured on here. Not everyone goes for the honest wear and tear/aged/characterful look. There is obviously a market for this sort of thing, and (imho) we should give credit to those who carry out this work with skill and care.
     
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  12. alam

    alam Apr 18, 2018

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    ...however, we don’t know how was the condition of the watch before it was serviced... :coffee: