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Need help and advice saving a cal 520 Seamaster

  1. morghen

    morghen Oct 16, 2018

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    Hello,

    I bought a running omega 520 movement and dial with the idea being to find the right case and strap for it and make it a complete watch again.
    I'm by far no expert but the mechanism looks in good shape and it seems to keep time decently well.
    The dial could use some cleaning and the lume is clearly dead but it is surely the original dial of this movement.
    I dont know about the hands, i havent really seen the exact same hands on any Seamasters on the internet so they either are non original, or they are the absolute originals.

    As far as i could dig out the correct case reference for this movement is 2964 or 2970.
    But until now i could not find such a case for sale.
    I'm looking for advice on where to look for the case, opinions on the piece, and maybe a link to where to find the right case and strap.
    I'm excited to wear this watch as until now i have only been wearing big watches like the modern Terra Cielo Mare Orienteering and a vintage ARSA Precision cronograph, both over 40mm in diameter and both a bit on the heavy side.

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  2. Rochete

    Rochete Oct 16, 2018

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    That dial is not supposed to have lume, I think. Does the minute hand extends beyond minute markers or is it an optical effect due the photo angle?
     
  3. tamura

    tamura Oct 16, 2018

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  4. morghen

    morghen Oct 16, 2018

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    I have seen that one but i dont see a picture with the reference stamped, further more the case cap is not the correct one, it looks like a modern laser engraved cap...so i dont know if that is the correct case or not.

    Its an optical effect, i will get better pictures of the dial and movement tomorrow.
     
  5. morghen

    morghen Oct 16, 2018

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    bump!
    any more leads on the elusive case?
    thanks in advance.
     
  6. pippy

    pippy Oct 16, 2018

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    Patience. Some of us have been looking for parts as long as we have been collecting.
     
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  7. Davidt

    Davidt Oct 16, 2018

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    You don't need to bump a thread after 9 hours!

    Have a free one on me but you need to appreciate this will be much more time consuming and more costly than if you had simply bought a complete watch.
     
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  8. morghen

    morghen Oct 17, 2018

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    Young and excited :D
    Thank you.
     
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  9. morghen

    morghen Oct 17, 2018

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    Looking again at this case, its the right one with the right cap.
    Overpriced compared to other similar cases but it comes with the correct crown and acrylic so the right stuff for my movement.
    I'll take it if they agree for a lower price. Thanks for the link. Cant wait to make it a watch again :)
     
  10. morghen

    morghen Oct 17, 2018

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    I have learned something from a generous watch maker today, i need a gold case for this dial.
    For the chap asking above: the seconds and minutes hands are exactly the same length to cover the minute markers.

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  11. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Oct 17, 2018

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    Not necessarily true, many steel cased watches have dials with gold figures.
     
  12. Rochete

    Rochete Oct 17, 2018

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    Thank you. Good luck finding a case, which not necessarily must be gold.
     
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  13. Davidt

    Davidt Oct 17, 2018

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    Makes sense though. Someone probably melted down the case and flogged the leftovers.
     
  14. morghen

    morghen Dec 7, 2018

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  15. morghen

    morghen Jan 4, 2019

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    Its on my wrist. I love it.
    Thank you for the help.
     
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  16. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Jan 4, 2019

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    Nice, congrats on finishing your project! Looks good!
     
  17. morghen

    morghen Jan 4, 2019

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    Hands could use a polish and new lume should be applied but all in due time :)
    For now i enjoy an amazing jewelry.