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  1. DonovanMartin

    DonovanMartin Jun 6, 2019

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    i sent my speedy in and the hands are loosing lume. The service person says they won’t guarantee their work using the old hands because it can get in the movement and cause problems. So should I replace them with new service hands or search for old hands not flaking off the lume and hope for the best?
    It is a well known and established company who has done lots of work for me before. I trust them in regards to what they are saying
     
  2. silverbitz

    silverbitz Jun 6, 2019

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    Never. We need photos but don’t mess things. Service hands back in the day may have been acceptable but not today. Leave it as it is and send some pics.
     
  3. DonovanMartin

    DonovanMartin Jun 6, 2019

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  4. DonovanMartin

    DonovanMartin Jun 6, 2019

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    Here is a pic E0CFA4A6-B4BB-4CB3-B27B-C654EF331D32.jpeg
     
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  5. wsfarrell

    wsfarrell Jun 6, 2019

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    It surprises me that a good watchmaker would say this. It's quite easy to stabilize lume so it won't flake off. Here's something that would work.
     
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  6. DonovanMartin

    DonovanMartin Jun 6, 2019

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    so who would you recommend to service a Speedy and do this type work?
     
  7. boogedyboo

    boogedyboo Jun 6, 2019

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    You can get service hands installed but ensure you get the original tritium hands back.
     
  8. ndgal

    ndgal Jun 6, 2019

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    Not the person who stabilized the lume on the dial...

    By the way, chrono hand is also a service part (not correct for the reference and too short).
    Running seconds subdial hand is also a service replacement part. (notice the tip in comparison to the other two).
     
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  9. 321Only

    321Only Jun 7, 2019

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    Don’t go for service parts. The original hands look very nice. As said above, stabilize the lume and keep them on the watch
     
  10. Socks

    Socks Jun 7, 2019

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    You boys are so observant! I would say leave it as it is. Why replace just the one subdial hand?
     
  11. elmar2001

    elmar2001 Jun 8, 2019

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    Interesting link, thanks.
     
  12. Walviskroket

    Walviskroket Jun 8, 2019

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    [​IMG]

    My 69 als has stabilized lume. You wont even notice the difference
     
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  13. loniscup

    loniscup Jun 8, 2019

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    Running seconds subdial hand is also a service replacement part. (notice the tip in comparison to the other two).[/QUOTE]

    You guys have a hawk's eye, unbelievable!!!
     
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  14. Jamesb1974

    Jamesb1974 Jun 8, 2019

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    Please don't agree to a hand change. About 10 years ago, I made the mistake of submitting my Speedmaster Pro to a registered Omega dealer to replace a lost chrono pusher. This was after I'd asked around a few watch shops in the area and all had shown zero interest. Stupidly, I let the dealer talk me into sending the watch for a 'full Omega service'. Prior to my Speedy going in, it had matching lume on the dial batons and hands (with the hands being in a similar condition to yours). The case also had a nice ding in it, on the left-hand side opposite the crown. Basically, it had character and was 'my' watch. It came back from the service with a new case, new hands, a new crown and pushers (both) and a new hesalite. I'd specified that I just wanted the pusher replaced and was assured that the 'service' was internal only. Be warned! I wish I'd know about this site before I'd lost that bloody pusher!

    James
     
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  15. jpjsavage

    jpjsavage Jun 9, 2019

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    Another vote to leave the original hands on the watch. Replacing or restoring them is a big no in my view and will impact on future values.
     
  16. DonovanMartin

    DonovanMartin Jun 14, 2019

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    I'll leave it as is if i can find a good place to have the work done. I have only used one place and they have always done marvelous work but they don't do this type. I'm in Texas. Recommendations?
     
  17. Patrik83

    Patrik83 Jun 16, 2019

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    Would stabilizing also prevent the lume from changing color or just so it does not fall of?
     
  18. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jun 16, 2019

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    Calling @TexOmega @Lonestar
     
  19. emilio

    emilio Jun 16, 2019

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    I would ask james Hyman to relume your original hands.
     
  20. Lonestar

    Lonestar insert Schwartz joke HERE Jun 17, 2019

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    Unfortunately I left the Lone Star State last millennium :( I only have fantastic memories of it though, albeit none nown for great watchmaker back then... Sorry!