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Omega 176.0014/376.0805 restoration project

  1. ortope

    ortope Sep 26, 2019

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    Bought this Omega - TV dial restoration project in very "original" conditions...
    Does someone have a couple of pins that fixes the clasp to the band?
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    Will keep you updated as the restoration will progress.

    Kind regards
     
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  2. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Sep 26, 2019

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    Pins?. I would say you have your priorities a little backwards. Will you be performing the restoration yourself? Best of luck and keep us posted.
     
  3. ortope

    ortope Sep 27, 2019

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    Yes, pins, because the rest of the parts can be "relatively" easy be found.
    The band ref. 1204/212 is rare and spares are almost impossible to find!
    Any idea where to find the round sticker with the serial number?
    Furthermore I have no idea what kind of pushers where used on the ref. 176.0014/376.0805
    The main job would be performed by my watchmaker.
    Thank you for any help.
     
  4. jaguar11

    jaguar11 Sep 27, 2019

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    Can't wait to see the finished result. I have a liking for this model.
     
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  5. ortope

    ortope Oct 1, 2019

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    The watch arrived today and was completely dismantled and the still usable parts were cleaned.
    The spare part list isn' t too long...
    I didn' t find the date disc in German though. Maybe somebody could help.
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    I found also the serial number: 39.xxx.xxx.

    To be continued

    Have a nice day
     
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  6. jove14

    jove14 Oct 1, 2019

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    In need of some TLC me thinks.
    Joe.
     
  7. ortope

    ortope Oct 1, 2019

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    a lot of TLC...
    LOL
     
  8. ortope

    ortope Oct 1, 2019

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    The watch was found by a scuba diver on the bottom of a lake...
    Here a few more pictures: IMG_2650.jpg IMG_2651.jpg IMG_2661.jpg IMG_2667.jpg IMG_2666.jpg IMG_2664.jpg IMG_2662.jpg
    The clasp was linked to the band with the same spring bars that are mounted between the links.
    The have a overall length of 15 mm, the tube has a width of 12 mm and the bar end has a diameter of 0.9 mm.
    Any idea where to find a pair?

    I was lucky to find these spare parts too:

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    Does someone know where to find a crystal gasket for the ref. 176.0014/376:0805 or at least know the gasket's ref. number?

    Thank you for your help
     
  9. vienna

    vienna Oct 1, 2019

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    I kind of like this under water patina:)
    kind regards Max
     
  10. ortope

    ortope Oct 1, 2019

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    I found the ref. of the crystal: It is 063TN5277TA.
    Does anybody know if the gasket for this crystal is still available and its reference number.

    Thank you
     
  11. vienna

    vienna Oct 1, 2019

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    Try to contact Archer, he helped me out on parts numbers a few times.

    kind regards Max
     
  12. ortope

    ortope Oct 2, 2019

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    Thank you Max for the advice!
    The new crystal fortunately arrived with gasket IMG_2673.jpg IMG_2674.jpg
    First little step in the right direction:
     
  13. ortope

    ortope Oct 2, 2019

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    another little step:

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  14. percymon

    percymon Oct 2, 2019

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    I originally thought it’d be nice to keep the original dial with its patina to show its prior history, but the new dial is super crisp in comparison
     
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  15. ortope

    ortope Oct 3, 2019

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    The watch's case after some cleaning:

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  16. ortope

    ortope Oct 4, 2019

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    Removed the crystal, to be honest an easy task:

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  17. ortope

    ortope Oct 4, 2019

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    a few hours later:

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    I don' t know if the gasket would be still available and therefore I regenerated it too
     
  18. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Oct 4, 2019

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    The original dial is in surprisingly good shape for being submerged for what we can assume is at east 30 years. I assume the case leaked,but didn't flood- very cool.

    Enjoying watching the progress on this fun project.
     
  19. ortope

    ortope Oct 4, 2019

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    I found out that the watch was found in the "Lago di Garda" in northern Italy.

    Because with the spare part supply you never know I regenerated the original gasket too.

    This shows the old gasket with the new crystal
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  20. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Oct 4, 2019

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    You need a new gasket for the crystal. These are hard plastic gaskets that are compressed on installation, and once they are distorted once they will never have the same holding power. I've given you the gasket part number, and they are still available from Omega, so if you know someone who has access to parts they may be able to get one for you, or you can use the part number to find a gasket on the open market.

    Not replacing it would put the watch at risk of further water damage.

    Cheers, Al
     
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