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  1. new_heuer

    new_heuer Apr 22, 2016

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    Hi I jumped on an ebay auction for this Seamaster as prices are rising so much that if I don't buy now at the lower end I never will. I appreciate this watch has some issues but it's the best I can afford at the moment. I have spoken to Simon at STS who can replace the crystal and crown only. Would they be recommended? Before I go ahead with the work I would like to confirm the dial and hands are correct. I have tried to do some research but I can't find loads of info. The movement is currently running at -28 seconds but unfortunately the back is on very tight and I don't want to risk scratching it. After the work I should be 5200 dollars in. Is that too much for such a piece? Regards
     
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  2. new_heuer

    new_heuer Apr 22, 2016

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    Hopefully the photos are now showing


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  3. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Apr 22, 2016

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    Hands are correct for a 165.014
     
  4. new_heuer

    new_heuer Apr 22, 2016

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    I can't open the back but I believe 165.014


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  5. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Apr 22, 2016

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    Sorry, early morning coffee hasn't kicked in yet for me to actually read the reference in your title. Dial appears correct also. Bezel is there but worn out. Have it refinished by a bezel guru like Aldo

    Good luck
     
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  6. new_heuer

    new_heuer Apr 22, 2016

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    The bezel is there just doesn't have the black bit. Are STS a good route for the work? Thanks


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  7. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Apr 22, 2016

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    Btw, @aldo is a member and he can also do any service as well as the bezel restoration. Good luck
     
  8. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Apr 22, 2016

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    I've never used STS but I don't believe they can/will restore the bezel
     
  9. watchlovr

    watchlovr Apr 22, 2016

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    Only Aldo for the bezel I'm afraid.
    Be prepared to wait several months, maybe 12 of them!
    Top notch work though.

     
  10. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Apr 22, 2016

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    I've had conversations with Mr Aldo regarding the wait times on bezel restoration. He indicated that they are done in groups of 5 or 6. At times,he is waiting for more pieces to accumulate. I think average time is perhaps 6 -8 months. I have to send him some myself :)
     
  11. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Jun 14, 2016

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    I have 4 with him now...been 10 months and still waiting :(
     
  12. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Jun 14, 2016

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    Thats not good
     
  13. cristos71

    cristos71 Jun 15, 2016

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    Quite incredible really, the work is good, but FFS it would test the patience of a saint alright!
     
  14. Davidt

    Davidt Jun 15, 2016

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    Where's the bloody pictures????
     
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  15. new_heuer

    new_heuer Jun 15, 2016

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    Good question I edited my post and they have disappeared. It's currently in the hands of STS so will post follow up photos when back


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  16. new_heuer

    new_heuer Jan 15, 2017

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    So the Seamaster is back but I'm still undecided on what to do with the bezel. Is there anyone other than Aldo that can do it?
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