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  1. giordi0

    giordi0 Feb 25, 2015

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    Hi all
    I have just joined the forum as I have an original Bullhead which was given to me by my late father 35 years ago on my 18 th birthday.For the past 30 years in has been put away occasionaly getting wound to keep it going the first 5 years it suffered a lost metal wrist band one push rod is missing and the crown that turns the outer dial is also missing apart from that the face colour is excellent and keeps perfect time.
    No this is not a sales pitch I would not ever sell it as it is going to my 25 yrld son.What I would like help with is if anyone knows where I can purchase original parts from I see many ads on EBay but do not want to pay good money for fake parts.
    Rgards
    Giordi0
     
  2. Poday

    Poday Feb 25, 2015

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    One cannot ignore the correlation between number of pictures posted to replies received.

    That being said, Cousins is a great resource if you're in Europe, or Ofrei if in the US
     
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  3. giordi0

    giordi0 Feb 25, 2015

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    Think I need a new crystal as well ....... Have never been one for wearing a watch but my son likes them. One cannot ignore a newbie trying to find his way unassisted.
     
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  4. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Feb 25, 2015

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    A service at a watchmaker with a Omega parts account will do the job you want. Does not have to be sent to Omega (they will charge a lot more and replace a lot more than you would want).

    You are banned from touching the service after your attempt to open the back without the right tools previously :whistling:

    Let us know where abouts in the world you are and the good friends on the forum will point you in the right direction
     
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  5. giordi0

    giordi0 Feb 25, 2015

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    Thanks for that I'm in Victoria Australia and yes did one attempt and decided bad move I was not aware of the bullheads rarity or value until I looked up the watch to see if it was worth restoring. All help much appreciated.
     
  6. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Feb 25, 2015

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    if you need done fairly quickly, send me an email. my omega watchmaker in Sydney will take care of that and I`m sure, all needed parts are in Sydney. you should consider a new crystal as well. a service and one pusher and one crown. easy to do. shipment via postcourier platinum post. A$ 15 each way. kind regards. achim
     
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  7. Northernman

    Northernman Feb 25, 2015

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    Achim is a wise man!
    Do NOT attempt to do this yourself. You are the owner of a very valuable heirloom piece, and I would treat it as such.
    Without being a trained mechanic you would not start replacing parts on your vintage Ferrari either would you?
    I like that watch a lot!!!:thumbsup:
     
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  8. giordi0

    giordi0 Feb 25, 2015

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    Thank you all for the advice and I will deff not attempt DIY repairs
    Regards Giordi0
     
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  9. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Feb 25, 2015

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    Actually, I wouldn't recommend any of us trying to take the back off of a bullhead. When I was admiring @stefan 's beauty, he told me that conventional tools won't work because of the way the case is shaped and the deep recess at the top. He had to take his to his Omega friend to have it opened.

    Armed with that information, I wouldn't even try.
     
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  10. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Feb 25, 2015

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    This is a valuable piece.
     
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  11. giordi0

    giordi0 Feb 25, 2015

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    all good I have contacted reliable omega repairer in Melbourne who trained with omega many moons ago and is well respected as an Omega specialist (although does not work for them) hopefully in the near future it will look good as new again. thanks to all for the help .......
     
  12. Cortezthekiller

    Cortezthekiller Mar 1, 2015

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    That dial is gorgeous. Will love to see once you have new crystal installed.
     
  13. sohail

    sohail Mar 2, 2015

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    It's a keeper wise decision . Get it repaired and post some pictures. Regards