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  1. Tiger8888

    Tiger8888 Mar 16, 2017

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    I love hummers and think the tuning fork genre is incredibly interesting....from the technical advance at the time to the sweep of that second hand.
    To that end, I have aquired an Omega f300 and an Accutron RR 218 and delighted with both.
    I am sorely tempted to aquire another Omega f300 which has been serviced and looks great. However, this one is pricey, perhaps reflecting the service, new battery and crystal.
    Is there anything I should be checking/concerned about...oiling, copper plates, friction wheel lubrucation or anything else?
    Any knowlesable member's thoughts would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. tdn-dk

    tdn-dk Mar 16, 2017

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  3. Tiger8888

    Tiger8888 Mar 16, 2017

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  4. lillatroll

    lillatroll Mar 16, 2017

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    What model is it? I have a few f300. The speedsonic ones are more expensive than a constellation or Geneva but much more desirable for a lot of collectors.
     
  5. padders

    padders Mar 16, 2017

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    I have 9 hummers, 5 Omega and 4 Accutron so I have certainly got the bug too. If you are in the UK servicing is cheap and easy, if you are elsewhere it may be more troublesome though it is a doddle to send to the UK from Europe (at least for now). These are never going to be worth silly money like some purely mechanical Omegas, though the Speedsonics are rising in value pretty well. The flip side of this is that working examples of these can be purchased for as little as £250 if you are lucky though some of the more niche ones now command double or triple that. Here are some of mine.:
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  6. Omega1

    Omega1 Mar 16, 2017

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    WOW some really great looking hummers... I love these watches too..
     
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  7. Omega1

    Omega1 Mar 16, 2017

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    Electric watches.co.uk is the place to send for servicing Paul is a great guy and is very knowledge when it comes the these types of watches ..
     
  8. ahartfie

    ahartfie The black sheep in the Spee-ee-eee-eedmaster flock Mar 16, 2017

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    I need to expand my f300 collection. That last Seamaster with the 3D dial.......... is it actually two planes or is it artfully painted?
     
  9. padders

    padders Mar 16, 2017

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    It is actually a combination of matt and shiny paint which gives the kind of pie pan look, it is in reality flat.
     
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  10. Tiger8888

    Tiger8888 Mar 16, 2017

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    Thanks
     
  11. Tiger8888

    Tiger8888 Mar 16, 2017

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    Much thanks and what a wonderful collection.
    I have two, with possibly a third on the way...photos attached.

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  12. Tiger8888

    Tiger8888 Mar 16, 2017

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    It's a 1250 chrono date ESA 9162
     
  13. padders

    padders Mar 16, 2017

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    Very nice. I really like the Railroad dial Accutron, much rarer than some others. I am less keen on TV dial watches in general but that is a nicely finished f300Hz all right. Looking at your backdrop, I think you and I share a map table cloth! See:

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  14. Tiger8888

    Tiger8888 Mar 16, 2017

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    Yes, same and old, supposedly to show the kids what's where!
    I do like that O dynamic chrono....think it's 38mm? Have been trying to find a reasonably priced one , but scarce. I tend to prefer smaller chronos and have the O Prestige Chrono from 1996 with an 861.
     
  15. padders

    padders Mar 16, 2017

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    Yes 38mm. That one has sadly now moved on to a new home since I am trying to make room and raise cash for my Speedy Tuesday incoming. Don't take a chance on a cheap one with issues, they can be tricky and expensive to fix if they have issues as a consequence of the compound/piggyback modular movement construction. Either spend the cash on a serviced one or buy a really, really cheap one and spend an arm and a leg getting it serviced! I think in the long term, there is no such thing as a cheap Omega Dynamic Chronograph!
     
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    tdn-dk Mar 16, 2017

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  18. maecenas

    maecenas Mar 17, 2017

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    Crazy that a month ago, I didn't know what an F300 was, then a few days ago I see this thread, then today this shows up:
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    maecenas Mar 17, 2017

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    I should also say, I'm immediately sending it to be serviced, it seems to run ok, but there's something a bit wrong with the day/date discs/gears (why it's not set correctly in those pics)
     
  20. Omega1

    Omega1 Mar 17, 2017

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    IMG_7778.JPG Here's one of my hummers ...
     
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