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  1. Dero13

    Dero13 4 watches. All set to the wrong time. May 13, 2017

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    Hi All,

    Was looking at this 145.022 and noticed the dial looks too small for the case. Is that normal for these/ if not, does it have the wrong dial? Seems to check out from sm101, but gap between dial and case gives me cause to pause.


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  2. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix May 13, 2017

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    Missing tension ring.
     
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  3. Inox

    Inox May 13, 2017

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    The crystal lacks retention ring/rehaut which would cover the gap between dial and case
     
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  4. Dero13

    Dero13 4 watches. All set to the wrong time. May 13, 2017

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    Ah, thanks guys. Appreciate the quick responses!
     
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  5. Kringkily

    Kringkily Omega Collector May 14, 2017

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    Crystal is just asking to fall out...
     
  6. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. May 14, 2017

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    Don't worry, probably glued in.
     
  7. noiseboyuk

    noiseboyuk May 14, 2017

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    Agreed - no tension ring.
    Nonetheless, nice looking watch - plenty of 'character'.
     
  8. Davidt

    Davidt May 14, 2017

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    I'm not sure it matters in this instance, given the state of that dial and horribly over polished case.
     
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  9. Dero13

    Dero13 4 watches. All set to the wrong time. May 14, 2017

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    I'm mostly drawn to the watch for the blueish DON, but is the rest too far gone to not bother?
     
  10. Xeer

    Xeer May 14, 2017

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    Well, might be a good project watch.
     
  11. Davidt

    Davidt May 14, 2017

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    Obviously it's subjective. One mans patina is another mans knackered.

    To me that bezel is just worn, only the seller would say it's blue, the case is poor and the dial looks tired with plots that are dirty/mouldy. Not for me, even as a project. What would you keep - the movement?