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  1. neilbardsley Thought about a Speedy, got a Speedy Nov 28, 2021

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    My very first vintage watch was a Chronostop. I still have it and enjoy wearing it. I feel out of love with watch collecting during the locks downs.

    I bought this project. Ive broken all my rules. No impulse buys and no projects. My last project was a Heuer Carrera where it took me 2.5 years to find the correct pusher.

    Let's hope this is easier

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OMEGA-CH...p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
     
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  2. nicks Nov 28, 2021

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    Good news for you, friend. I bought a Chronostop last year where the pusher had been replaced by a soldered on crown. It was a mess. The rest of the watch was fine.

    I was able to get the part number and my watchmaker sourced a new replacement pusher with no trouble at all.

    I believe the pusher cost about $60 ($CDN) and it was installed along with a service.
     
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  3. zkramez Nov 29, 2021

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    Those are awesome!
     
  4. neilbardsley Thought about a Speedy, got a Speedy Dec 5, 2021

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    It has arrived. The seller was great and the watch is as described. Given what has been happening in Turkey recently I hope the seller choose the right day to exchange his EUR to TRY. I've put a leather strap on it and will wear for a day before sending to be serviced and cleaned. I need to do some research on the hands IMG_20211205_112234.jpg IMG_20211205_112227.jpg IMG_20211205_112220.jpg
     
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  5. neilbardsley Thought about a Speedy, got a Speedy Dec 5, 2021

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    This is what it should look like. I wonder about getting the second hand recoloured Screenshot_2021-12-05-18-38-51-444_com.chrome.beta.jpg
     
  6. masterandcrown Dec 5, 2021

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    The Chronostop is such a great line. They are very underrated watches in my opinion. Looks like a great buy, and the driver version is such a fun watch to wear.

    Your watchmaker shouldn't have too much trouble sourcing parts for these, parts are still readily available from supply houses.

    Also keep in mind that the white/black and red sweep seconds hands come in different sizes. Double check the size before ordering!
     
  7. Claven2 Dec 5, 2021

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    Not exactly. The OP's watch is the driver model. The non-driver is a different reference number. I forget which, but one is an 009 and the other is a 010. Case back is the same part number either way, and the case back reference number doesn't always match the dial variant.

    Omega still sells NOS seconds hands, so I'd just put a new one on it.
     
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  8. Claven2 Dec 5, 2021

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    The movement is basically a stripped down 861. Shares many of the same parts with the moon watch, so servicing chronostops should be possible for a long time to come.
     
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  9. ApolloXVII Dec 6, 2021

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    This is mine..i think i do not have the correct crown..

    IMG_0021.jpg
     
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  10. masterandcrown Dec 6, 2021

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    Great looking "jumbo" Chronostop. The angle of your photo isn't great but that does not seem like the correct crown. The crown should have knurled edges. Sourcing a new crown shouldn't be difficult.
     
  11. neilbardsley Thought about a Speedy, got a Speedy Dec 6, 2021

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    Thank you for the comments. Watch on it's way to a watchmaker.
     
  12. kev1976t Dec 6, 2021

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    nice, i look forward to seeing how that comes back
     
  13. neilbardsley Thought about a Speedy, got a Speedy Dec 10, 2021

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    Bad news. The dial has been glued to glass and movement. The watchmaker doesn't think it can be removed without damaging the dial. Therefore, no why to work on it. 3 options. Leave it as it is, find a dial or have the dial repaired.

    I couldn't find any dials on eBay. Does anyone know where to find one?
     
  14. masteroftime Dec 11, 2021

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    In my experience, Chronostop dials and hands rarely come up. You might want to consider sending the watch to Omega to see if they can sort it out. If anyone has a dial, it would probably be them.
     
  15. JimInOz іди нахуй Dec 11, 2021

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    ::censored::

    Can't return it?
     
  16. neilbardsley Thought about a Speedy, got a Speedy Dec 11, 2021

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    Let's see what the seller says about returning it. I think I might end up leaving it as it is and wearing it as a lesson!
     
  17. neilbardsley Thought about a Speedy, got a Speedy Dec 14, 2021

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    Ok the seller gave me a partial refund. Im thinking now that either I get the watchmaker to cleanup the best he can now or risk him taking it apart. He is busy until the New Year so we will make the decision then
     
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  18. aleksejeremeev Dec 14, 2021

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    I wonder how much Chronostop costs
     
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  20. neilbardsley Thought about a Speedy, got a Speedy Dec 14, 2021

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    Bought! Thank you
     
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