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  1. jsflog

    jsflog Oct 19, 2017

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    Hi All.
    Just got this lobster speedsonic.
    Unfortunately the dial is in very poor condition.
    I presume finding a correct one will be extremely difficult.
    Any idea who or how to restore it?
    Thanks for any ideas.
    I love the watch.
    Thanks
     
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  2. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Oct 19, 2017

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    Best to leave this one alone and search for a replacement. Any attempt at improving this one will likely not end well.
     
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  3. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Oct 19, 2017

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    Looks kinda cool anyway. :)
     
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  4. jsflog

    jsflog Oct 20, 2017

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    Thanks for the comments
     
  5. mikesspeedy

    mikesspeedy Oct 20, 2017

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    For what its worth, I like the dial as is. Would just get it serviced and get the case and crystal cleaned up. I think your onto a winner.
     
  6. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Oct 20, 2017

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    I definitely think that a replacement dial would improve this (if available). I suspect that whatever the top coating of the dial is, it's started to crack and flake off - see the missing letters in "chronometer" Apart from the fact that it would bug the hell out of me to have that level of dial degradation, bits of debris floating around inside watches are generally not a good thing. If a replacement dial is unavailable, then I'd suggest that whoever you get to do any work on it is asked if they can at least stabilise the dial.
     
  7. Damo

    Damo Oct 20, 2017

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    I'd say leave as is too. It looks ok even for the state it's in. A replacement if you can find one
     
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  8. jsflog

    jsflog Oct 21, 2017

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    Thanks All.
    I will search for a replacement but will wear it as it is until I find one
     
  9. kippyk

    kippyk Oct 21, 2017

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    Embrace the "patina". It's like the wrinkles in Clint Eastwood's grizzled face.
     
  10. ketiljo

    ketiljo Oct 21, 2017

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    Dials pops up on EBay from time to time.
     
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  11. sevenhelmet

    sevenhelmet Oct 21, 2017

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    I've never seen or heard of this model before. "Tuning fork" movement like the early Bulovas? Thanks for the education.
     
  12. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Oct 21, 2017

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    Mmm, shellfish :thumbsup:
     
  13. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Oct 21, 2017

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    You might say exactly like a Bulova... since it was licensed from Bulova.

    Also Bulova existed way before that movement.
     
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  14. Stuie

    Stuie Oct 31, 2017

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  15. Timmert

    Timmert Nov 1, 2017

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    In ten years collectors will be going crazy over these "golden fish scale" dials. ;)
     
  16. bovecHD

    bovecHD Nov 1, 2017

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    Leave dial as is, start the trend. Does look cool. Not dirty or trashed looking so...
    Cool unit.
     
  17. Lexm

    Lexm Nov 1, 2017

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    Indeed lt looks pretty cool. Consider leaving it!!
     
  18. Deafboy

    Deafboy His Holiness Puer Surdus Jan 15, 2018

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    On eBay. It's not exactly the same dial but I wonder if it can nevertheless be substituted.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. qboa

    qboa Jan 15, 2018

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    also think the dial is pretty cool and special
     
  20. omegaswisst

    omegaswisst Jan 15, 2018

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    I'm interested to know what sort of conditions would have produced this effect on the dial?