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  1. Aeropagus

    Aeropagus Apr 13, 2019

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    Hi Everyone,

    I recently purchased a Speedmaster referenced 3511.50. I originally had the triple date (as per my profile pic) but found the dial too busy. I decided to sell it and get a cleaner, panda dial in the 3511.50. I really like the look of the watch. It is sort of similar to a Speedy Tuesday. To tip it closer to a traditional Speedmaster or even Speedy Tuesday model, I wanted to do a bezel swap from the stainless steel to the black insert tachy. Does anyone know where to find a bezel of this kind, or what is the best way to approach this? I typically like keeping a watch true to its forum, but considering how varied these models are, I think it could be fun to make a dream piece, as I would love to own a speedy Tuesday but cannot justify the price.

    Here is a picture of the look I'm going for taken off Reddit. A user there did the same build I'm going for.
     
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  2. ext1

    ext1 Apr 13, 2019

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  3. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Apr 13, 2019

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    Is it the same case as a Speedy date? That’s the question. 3513 should be the same case...

    Finding the bezels the easy part.
     
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  4. Aeropagus

    Aeropagus Apr 13, 2019

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    I believe it’s the same case, therefore, I don’t think I need to purchase a different crystal. However, I have no idea where to get a Bezel. It seems like an eBay search and google search does not bring up anything.
     
  5. Aeropagus

    Aeropagus Apr 13, 2019

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    Does anyone know if I need the bezel or just a Bezel insert?
     
  6. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Apr 13, 2019

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    If you read the linked thread it explains the process and Omega does not sell the insert by itself.
     
  7. Aeropagus

    Aeropagus Apr 14, 2019

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    Looks like I need to reach out to an AD to see if they can sell me the bezel.
     
  8. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Apr 14, 2019

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    Replace AD with watchmaker with a parts account with Omega and your on the right track.
     
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  9. Aeropagus

    Aeropagus Apr 14, 2019

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    Thank you. I’ll let you know what happens.
     
  10. ext1

    ext1 Apr 14, 2019

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    This does seem like the right track. :thumbsup: I actually ended up messaging the original seller off reddit (u/ruinlux) and he told me he got it done at his local AD. So, @Aeropagus let us know how it goes :)
     
  11. Aeropagus

    Aeropagus Apr 14, 2019

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    Thank you! I appreciate the information. Hopefully it won’t be too expensive of a modification.
     
  12. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Apr 14, 2019

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    Not exactly mutually exclusive... but not all AD’s have a watchmaker.
     
  13. Aeropagus

    Aeropagus Apr 14, 2019

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    Does anyone know the part number, or perhaps the best way to ask? Since local AD’s are a bit far, I’m most likely going to call in. I also am going to try local watchmakers.
     
  14. ext1

    ext1 Apr 14, 2019

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    Ahh, very true. I will go ask the guy where he got it done.

    @Aeropagus Just have the ref number handy. If the places you ring up have a parts account they should be able to ascertain things from there I think.
     
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    Socrates67 May 25, 2019

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  16. MMariotti

    MMariotti May 26, 2019

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    I didn't know Omega used ETA's. That's a disappointment
     
  17. ext1

    ext1 May 26, 2019

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    What? Why?

    There was a dude that came a few months ago and complained about watch brands using common movements. He got riggedy-riggedy rekt by the members here...
     
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  18. MMariotti

    MMariotti May 26, 2019

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    Because ETAs is what you find on a Tissot, and I was under the impression that they can be considered decent quality movements but more of a budget alternative. I have been interested in watches for a couple of years alone, so I am well aware that I might be speaking out of ignorance and I welcome anyone who "reks" me with some good, solid knowledge
     
  19. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. May 26, 2019

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    Or a Tudor, a Brietling, Paneri, IWC... I can go on and that’s just 7750 movements.
     
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  20. ext1

    ext1 May 26, 2019

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    Exactly. I can't seem to find the thread... there were very good arguments put forth there. I remember he opened the thread with accusing Longines of being cheap, and then it devolved into him praising chinese tourbillons, which elicited a lot of faces on palms.. Wouldn't be surprised if the thread was deleted.

    I mean, to be fair @MMariotti that guy's arguments were very ill put (+ his general attitude) so that's why he got the response he got, but my point was more that there's more than just ETA stuff being 'cheap'. A lot more.