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Omega Seamaster 300 Big Triangle no date, repolish, new crown, hand properly relumed

  1. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Jan 4, 2018

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    hello friends, a couple of weeks ago I attach the pictures of my omega seamaster 300 big triangle, now it is properly polished, with the candle sticks lumed and with the correct crown, how about that !!!, it is a true blast
     
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  2. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Jan 4, 2018

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  3. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Jan 4, 2018

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    Great looking watch. Enjoy it for many years to come.
     
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  4. EdtheAussie

    EdtheAussie Jan 4, 2018

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    Looks great! I don't know how the case looked before, but personally would have skipped the polish.

    But non the less enjoy it and wear in good health :)
     
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  5. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Jan 4, 2018

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    this is how it look before the polish
     
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  6. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Jan 4, 2018

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    New leather bracelet!!, Hirsch not Omega....
     
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  7. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jan 4, 2018

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    Interesting case back refinish...
     
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  8. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Jan 4, 2018

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    This is how I found it and how it is now
     
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  9. Fost

    Fost Jan 4, 2018

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    God why did you do that?
     
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  10. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jan 4, 2018

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    @Rigoberto: Do not get more watches polished by that man.
     
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  11. Fost

    Fost Jan 4, 2018

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    @Rigoberto someone kill your watch I am sorry...
     
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  12. jaguar11

    jaguar11 Jan 4, 2018

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    Fantastic!!!!!! Wear in good health.
     
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  13. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Jan 4, 2018

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    You are channeling your inner @marturx here! Completely agree...OP would have been better offer using a Brillo pad on his own.

    Not all is lost...send to LAWW and pay to have a professional do the work.
     
  14. jumpingsecond

    jumpingsecond Jan 4, 2018

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    @Rigoberto you have a nice SM300 there- but definitely listen to @ConElPueblo when he says:
    In fact don't get anything polished by anyone. Value decreases to the idiot crowd like me in case you ever want to sell.:thumbsup:
     
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  15. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Jan 4, 2018

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    @Fost @ConElPueblo I dont Know why do you say that, kill its a big word...., I post some pictures here! For sure its better now!
     
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  16. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Jan 4, 2018

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    I found not with the original polish, anyway I dont want to sell it!, In the way I found it you cant even read the seamaster logo and was to shining.
     
  17. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Jan 4, 2018

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    The watch also dont have the original crown, so for a High Collector always will have some request on the tip of the tongue to decrease the value..
     
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  18. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jan 4, 2018

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    If you like how this looks, then great, but there are many who don't want any polishing done to a vintage watch like this, because they prefer it to be as original as possible.

    But that aside, even those who don't mind a refinished watch would not necessarily be happy with the result here. For me the case back work in particular is very poorly done (I can't see the rest well enough to judge it, but worry a little seeing the case back work). It looks like someone was attempting to put a circular grain on it, but somehow ended up with brushing lines in all directions. I'm not sure how the person who did the work accomplished this - although there are many ways to get the proper finish, if the circular grain is what you are after then something like this is needed:

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    The chuck grips the inside of the case back allowing you to refinish all the way to the edge as needed...many abrasives can be used depending on the desired finish and how bad the damage to the case back is (including taking a skim cut with a graver in extreme cases) but this one only required a light touch up:

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    Again if you are happy with the work that's great, but I think most here would hold the watchmaker to a higher standard.

    Cheers, Al
     
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  19. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Jan 4, 2018

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    The real issue is the the brushing is WAY too harsh, a Brillo pad would have been better.

    When it comes to a case polish, only get qualified people to do it...and only do it if you must. A case polish isn't cheap, and a cheap case polish is never good.

    Your watch isn't killed, but man, that guy did a number on it.
     
  20. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Jan 4, 2018

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    That makes sense, I tell you: I bought the watch a month ago, and having already been 51 years old has passed through several owners, the polish with which I found it was not near the original finish, it had already been worked by people with worse technique than the one who worked it last time, I'm going to take it to the omega agency in Guatemala in case they tell me that the finish is shit !, I thank you for the explanation
     
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