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Question on seamaster 300 165.024 bezel click components

  1. buddman

    buddman Oct 11, 2015

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    I'm in the process of restoring my 300, with lots of help from forum posts as reference. I need to replace the 3 little ruby rachet bearings and their associated springs for the bezel to click when rotating. I note that these should correspond to Omega parts 085ST0030 for the springs, and 099ST0029 for the ruby bearings.

    The spring part number is not available at Ofrei, but is available at Cousing UK. however their description of the part is that it is a "clasp spring" I've emailed them for clarification but wanted to know if any forum members had ordered this part from Cousins and received the correct springs.

    Also at Cousins, the ruby spheres are listed as "ball bearing", and that description and the relatively low price leads me to think these are metal, not ruby. So, does anyone know if these are now metal? Should I care? I see I can get ruby ones from ebay but they are 3 times the price.

    Thanks

    David
     
  2. the future

    the future Oct 11, 2015

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    I've ordered both. The "ball bearings" that I got were rubies, and the clasp springs were the proper ruby springs.
     
  3. buddman

    buddman Oct 11, 2015

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    Thanks buddy. I've ordered the parts and will reconfirmed on the forum when they arrive.
     
  4. buddman

    buddman Oct 16, 2015

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    I can confirm the parts are correct, and the bearing is a ruby. Cousins restricts the sale to 1 of each item per order. You need 3 of each, so 3 shipping charges
     
  5. Listentoyoureyes

    Listentoyoureyes Nov 11, 2019

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    Hi again, just to be sure, I need 3 x 085ST0030, 3 x 099ST0029 and one retaining spring, right?
     
  6. the future

    the future Nov 11, 2019

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  7. Listentoyoureyes

    Listentoyoureyes Nov 11, 2019

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  8. the future

    the future Nov 11, 2019

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    No sorry I don't have that. I just copied these from my own order.
     
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  9. Listentoyoureyes

    Listentoyoureyes Nov 11, 2019

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    thx, Ive found a schematic from cousins old website but i cant seem to find the parts by the numbers. By the way, could you use generic movement clasps or did you have to order omega specific?
     
  10. the future

    the future Nov 11, 2019

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    I'm not sure what you mean by movement clasps... The clasp springs perhaps?
     
  11. Listentoyoureyes

    Listentoyoureyes Nov 11, 2019

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    Sorry i meant movement clamps :)
     
  12. the future

    the future Nov 11, 2019

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    I see no problem with generic movement clamps. Might have to shape them to fit.
     
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  13. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Nov 11, 2019

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    085ST0097
     
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