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Pahawi's Custom Made Speedie Caseback Opener......Highly Recommended

  1. gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed et alia Apr 24, 2016

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    Yesterday, I received @Pahawi 's Speedie Caseback Opener and I am very impressed with it. Solid brass, 6 exact points of contact, 6 oz. in weight. It even has a through hole to insert a screwdriver should you need extra torque.

    Best of all, it not only fits Speedie Moonwatches but lines up with Seamasters as well. SM 300, 2913, 165.024 and even the smaller SM 120, 165.027 all open safely, scratch free, with this tool. Highly recommended! Much better and safer than the cheap, adjustable variety.

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  2. Pahawi Apr 24, 2016

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    Thanks Marc - and thanks for testing it on other watches too....:thumbsup:
     
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  3. themattedial Apr 24, 2016

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    Very cool -- how does one acquire one of these? :)

    M
     
  4. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 24, 2016

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    How much for them too, kinda curious
     
  5. Pahawi Apr 24, 2016

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    You’re welcome to PM me.
     
  6. Pahawi Apr 24, 2016

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    The price is $90 + shipping (I’m located in Denmark), which leaves a $15 profit for my “buy-more-watches” account :) So far I’ve done a total of 8 with one or two at a time – should the demand change, I’ll of course be able to do them at a lower price. With Marc’s discovery that it fits other casebacks too, it might be worth doing them in a larger scale……:)
     
  7. pascs Apr 24, 2016

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    My original Omega one also fits many Seiko's including the larger divers, I would imagine your brass one would fit exactly the same :thumbsup:
     
  8. 2ar2c1 Apr 24, 2016

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    it'd be great if the top were machined to fit the berg wrench key.
     
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  9. Pahawi Apr 24, 2016

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    Maybe someone should check if Seiko, or Omega for that matter, offer a similar Tool cheaper?
     
  10. Pahawi Apr 24, 2016

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    I'm open for a better design, but more milling/handling will not make them cheaper.......
     
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  11. oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Apr 24, 2016

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    +1

    I've got one and they are awesome!

    I guess now I need to find more non-speedmasters to try it on.
     
  12. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Apr 24, 2016

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    @Pahawi

    Please, I implore you ....

    If you have any decency .... do not sell me one at any price.

    I have no business opening up a Speedmaster, or any other watch for that matter. Nothing good will come of it.
     
  13. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 24, 2016

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    From what I understand this is actually a lease arrangement.
    You lease device from @Pahawi for $90. per year + shipping.
    Each time you open your Speedmaster there is an additional lease use fee of $10.00 :D
     
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  14. Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Apr 24, 2016

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    This is the best opener I have ever used.
     
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  15. dialstatic Apr 24, 2016

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    I wonder if these will also open Seamaster 176.007 casebacks. Anyone have any lying around (or can anyone tell me the precise distance between 2 opposing, erm, thingies and the width of said thingies?)
     
  16. Kringkily Omega Collector / Hunter Apr 24, 2016

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    Goodbye hammer and wrench
     
  17. wsfarrell Apr 24, 2016

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    Ditto. Most of my watches are "rubber ball" tight. My Speedies are really tight.
     
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  18. TomGW Apr 25, 2016

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    Someone (I forget who) on TZ-UK produced a batch of these a few years ago, using a hard plastic material (Delrin?). It was taller and double ended. I have one and it's a great job. Just a suggestion; Delrin works fine and may be less expensive and easier to machine. It certainly won't mark a case.
     
  19. MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Apr 25, 2016

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    Maybe you can brand this - Omega Forums Speedy Opener ;)
     
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  20. Pahawi Apr 25, 2016

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    Yes, plastic is an option too and will work on lots of watches, but if a caseback is as stock as one of mine was, the "teeth" on the tool WILL give just a tad and try to climb away from the grooves in the caseback. The milling/handle hassle will be pretty much the same, so why not use the safer brass......
    I do low cost injection moulds for a living, so if I believed on plastic for this, it would be pretty easy for me to do a mould for them, and sell them for cheap, but due to the above mentioned issue, I wont.
     
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