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  1. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Apr 10, 2015

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    Richardew referred me to Manny when I found out you couldn't service my cal.321. I take it that's a good recommendation:)
     
  2. PatrickJ

    PatrickJ Apr 10, 2015

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  3. PatrickJ

    PatrickJ Apr 10, 2015

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    Did Buzz Aldrin have a cal. 861 or 321 when he walked on the moon?
     
  4. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Apr 10, 2015

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    321, a 105.012
     
  5. PatrickJ

    PatrickJ Apr 11, 2015

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    I always though he had a 861 as it changed over to that calibre in 1968. Wow so the cal 321 is in truth the original one that went to the moon.
     
  6. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 11, 2015

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    NASA bought theirs in batches, not just on the month of the mission, so even the last watch on the moon, Gene Cernan's on Apollo 17 was a 105.012-66CB Cal 321
     
  7. PatrickJ

    PatrickJ Apr 11, 2015

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    Yes of course that makes sense, so the 321 is the real deal. By comparison today the dial only remains, the bracket is different and the movement is based on the original movement with differences.
     
  8. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Apr 11, 2015

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    If it is him, my comment had nothing to do with his skills...
     
  9. CowboyMac

    CowboyMac Jun 20, 2015

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    Where could I obtain a display back for a c321 piece?
     
  10. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jun 20, 2015

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  11. KstateSkier

    KstateSkier Mar 21, 2016

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    Just read through this thread as I was further educating myself (through Search of course) on the fundamental differences between the 321 and 861 movements.

    This thread should be sticky'd. Its quite good, thanks to @Archer for his contributions and knowledge.
     
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  12. Jminchoi

    Jminchoi Mar 21, 2016

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    Are the current batch of watches going to outer space such as Scott Kelly's speedmaster using the 1861 movement?
     
  13. Maganator

    Maganator Oct 25, 2016

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    Sorry for the old thread bump - but I am trying to figure out if a 321 dial would fit onto a 861/1861 movement (sacrilege aside) and cant see it covered here.
     
  14. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Oct 25, 2016

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    Not a straight swap - dial feet would have to be modified or removed...
     
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  15. Maganator

    Maganator Oct 25, 2016

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  16. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Oct 25, 2016

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    So you want to create a frankenwatch?
     
  17. Maganator

    Maganator Oct 25, 2016

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    Yes, I suppose that is what it would be.

    I have an 861 in pretty good condition, though the bezel and hands are not correct for the watch. Given that what I have is not original (and I have no desire to search for the correct hands and bezel as I now have an immaculate one from the same period), I was just assessing my options. Sell it on or franken it into something else. It wouldn't be done to deceive anyone or anything. I just loved the raised Omega symbols on the 321 dials.
     
  18. fskywalker

    fskywalker Oct 25, 2016

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    If that's what you like why not? Go for it!
     
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