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  1. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Feb 18, 2016

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    And another one... this was a barn find, in that it looked to have been dropped in a pile of horse muck, and let to ruminate in the bottom of a barn.

    Case refinished, fully serviced, new crystal/crown/pusher, new/aged lume to match the hands.

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    I know that a lot of people here aren't into refinishing/reluming... but to me this is better than the state it was in, and closer to how it would have left the factory vs. the polished to death "refinishing" that you often see. ;-)
     
  2. smm1208

    smm1208 Feb 18, 2016

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    looks good, have you got any before photos?
     
  3. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Feb 18, 2016

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    Couple of the eBay ones... it's the first watch that I've bought that's smelled "dirty" $_57-8.JPG $_57-9.JPG $_57-10.JPG $_57-11.JPG
     
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  4. smm1208

    smm1208 Feb 18, 2016

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    defiantly an improvement :)
     
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  5. VanDamme

    VanDamme NOT "The Muscles from Brussels" Feb 18, 2016

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    Looks great. Definitely worth the effort. I don't think the restoration of this one takes away from it at all.
     
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  6. Jones in LA

    Jones in LA Mmm... must have shiny things... Feb 18, 2016

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    That's my kind of sparkle. Congrats on getting a spectacular result.
     
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  7. RawArcher

    RawArcher Measures thread drift on the Richter Scale Feb 18, 2016

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    Looks awesome Lizard!
     
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  8. Maganator

    Maganator Feb 18, 2016

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    Looks great - who did the work for you?
     
  9. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Feb 18, 2016

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    Thanks buddy. Swiss Time Services out in Essex - http://www.swisstimeservices.co.uk

    They're an Omega approved service centre, and it came back with 2 year service guarantee on the work done.
     
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  10. Maganator

    Maganator Feb 18, 2016

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    Well they've done an excellent job. I will keep them in mind...

    Enjoy!
     
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  11. Ken G

    Ken G Feb 18, 2016

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    Couldn't agree more. As long as the refinishing is "sympathetic and respectful", I think it's highly desirable.

    I recently had a Cosmic 2000 done by Omega. When I went in they showed me pictures of the original finish of the watch saying that's what they would aim to do and asked if I was happy with that.

    I was delighted with the outcome and I too much prefer my vintage pieces "looking like they did when they were new" (which is not necessarily the same as "looking new"!)...

    Congratulations on this one too!
     
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  12. KstateSkier

    KstateSkier Feb 18, 2016

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    impressive! Tastefully refinishing... Like!
     
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  13. adam78

    adam78 Adam @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 18, 2016

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    I had that happen with a phonograph cabinet I bought (with a Victor V) -- turned out to be likely decades-old rodent urine sediment!
     
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  14. wsfarrell

    wsfarrell Feb 18, 2016

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    Okay, that horn is the most amazing piece of wood I've ever seen.
     
  15. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Feb 18, 2016

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    ::facepalm1::
     
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  16. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Feb 18, 2016

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  17. Slevin kelevra

    Slevin kelevra Feb 18, 2016

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    Looks great. STS are the only place I would ever consider sending my Omegas or any other watch for that matter!
     
  18. webvan

    webvan Feb 19, 2016

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    Nice, had mine done there last year. I wish the sunburst graining was a bit "deeper" but that's probably the way it was originally. I was surprised to hear mine "tic" a bit when shaken but they kindly explained it was the tachy bezel doing that, same on yours?
     
  19. smm1208

    smm1208 Feb 25, 2016

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    dibs ;)
     
  20. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Feb 25, 2016

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    It will probably be going up for sale... I've got another one on it's way back to me... and I probably don't need two of the same watch. ;-)
     
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