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Get the glass polished and open a monocoque case of my Seamaster

  1. Omegaman_Deville

    Omegaman_Deville Oct 10, 2019

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    I have a Seamaster 14k that I want to serve for a reasonable price.
    Where/how do I get my glass polished? How much should it cost?
    (I am located in Berlin/Europe.)

    I have this monocoque case from what I understood. Do I need to go to a Omega store to get it opened or could I do it at normal store that serve watches?
    (I would like to make some pictures from inside to be more sure if its solid gold, what year it's from and the Caliber.)
     
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  2. Verdi

    Verdi Oct 10, 2019

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    A good watchmaker can do the job. Im sure you can find one in Berlin.
    No need to go to Omega.
     
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  3. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Oct 10, 2019

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    Whatever you do take that horrible stretch bracelet off before it does any more damage to the lugs.

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  4. aginoz

    aginoz Oct 10, 2019

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    The crystal looks like original - can make out the logo. If you have the time - buy a tube of Polywatch on ebay and the minor scratches can be removed in under 10 careful minutes.
     
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  5. michael22

    michael22 Oct 10, 2019

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    Prioritise having the movement cleaned & oiled by a proper independent watchmaker. Not Omega itself.
    Polishing the crystal can be done yourself, at any time.
     
  6. Edward53

    Edward53 Oct 11, 2019

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    If it says 14K then it should be solid gold unless it also says Gold Filled or Plated. There should be a hallmark, probably inside one of the lugs. Date 1963-65-ish.
     
  7. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Oct 11, 2019

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    The bracelet currently on the watch either never had expanding ends or they were removed, so at least that one, while not the most attractive, likely won't do any damage.

    Tom
     
  8. michael22

    michael22 Oct 11, 2019

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    Steel is harder than gold, so it wears a little with each movement of your arm. Leather is better.
     
  9. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Oct 11, 2019

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    Those nasty things don’t have to be spring loaded to cause that kind of damage.