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  1. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 4, 2013

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    Welcome Al, great to have you here :)
     
  2. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Jan 4, 2013

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    Welcome Al,
    I've seen few of your videos......trust your expertise will enhance quality of this forum......
     
  3. MKelley

    MKelley Jan 4, 2013

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    Hi Al. Welcome, it's good to have you join us. :)
     
  4. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 5, 2013

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    Ah, good to know, any pics of finished 321 jobs?
     
  5. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 5, 2013

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  6. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jan 5, 2013

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    Yes, that's me. Thanks for the warm welcome guys. If you have any specific watchmaking questions (not just Omega) please let me know and I'll do my best to answer as time permits.

    On the Cal. 321, yes I do service quite a few of these - have 2 in the shop right now actually...

    Let me know what sort of photos you would like to see, and I can post some for you.

    Cheers, Al
     
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  7. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 5, 2013

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    I guess the earliest Speedmaster you've restored would be a cool start!
     
  8. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jan 6, 2013

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    Hmmm....okay I don't normally track how old the movements are that I service....but looking at the lowest serial number from those I've serviced this year, it's this one...

    Serial number is 2400XXXX....

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    Here it is disassembled:

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    Here you can see a flat spot on the cam for the hour recorder:

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    Seeing quite of few of these worn, and fortnately this part is still available for the Cal. 321, as the same part is used in the Cal. 861 and 1861 series.

    Shot of a worn one on the left, and a new one on the right:

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    My guess (SWAG) is that these are worn due to hour counter creep that has not been fixed, and the owners are resetting the hour counter often to zero it out. I say this because the cams on the chronograph runner for seconds and minutes don't have the same wear.

    Still working on this one...

    Cheers, Al
     
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  9. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 6, 2013

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    Super knowledge base piece Al :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
  10. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Jan 7, 2013

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    Welcome to the forum, Al. I remember your posts from WuS. Glad to have you here. :thumbsup:

    Cheers
     
  11. NT931

    NT931 Jan 10, 2013

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    Hi everyone,
    I've been on WUS since last year, but only joined this forum recently. I've learned a lot about vintage and modern watches at various forums, and I hope to continue to do so here.

    The range of topics is amazing, and so are the watches being offered for sale (the pie-pan Connie currently being sold is an excellent example!)

    I have 4 Omegas - a midsize AT8500, a 'Great White' and 2 vintage Omegas (a T17 Art Deco, and a Geneve cal 601). Here are 2 pictures of my oldest and my youngest. Looking forward to more Omega enlightment from everyone!:D
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  12. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 10, 2013

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    Welcome NT, nice looking Tank you've got there :thumbsup:
     
  13. ottoman

    ottoman Jan 10, 2013

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    I joined the forum a few months ago and I love it! I find myself looking at what watches people wear all the time now! I never used to.

    My names Dan I am an Aircraft Engineer and I own just the one Omega speedmaster professional. My hobbies are cars, bikes, drumming, astronomy and anything space related.

    I would love to own a phantom Aventurine Speedmaster one day but I need more monies!

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    My bike

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    My drums

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    Telescope

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    Work!

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  14. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 10, 2013

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    One is all you need Dan. You do realize you'll eventually break down and buy more, right? :p
     
  15. ottoman

    ottoman Jan 10, 2013

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    Yeh I just know I'm going to cave in and get another one, but that's a while away yet!
     
  16. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 10, 2013

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    Nice cheater pedal set up.
     
  17. Emeister

    Emeister Donut-eatin desk-divin wannabe-astronaut fat dude Jan 11, 2013

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    G'day fellas,

    I'm Ian. Living in Brisbane, Australia but born and raised in England.
    I've been collecting watches for just over three years now. I've mainly been hanging out on TZ-UK but have dabbled a little with WUS.
    Forum claim to fame: I started the thread on WUS that ended up being quoted in 'that' Plaisted Speedmaster eBay listing. Impressed???

    I met Jon Wallis, down in Sydney, last year at Nick Hacko's place. Recognise a few other 'faces'; Neil (Flame) and Tom (Dickstar) and hoping to get to know a lot more of you. Maybe even catch up with some of the (growing) Brisbane mob?
    Joined up as I'm focussing mainly on late 60's/early 70's Omega chronographs and also to take advantage of the seemingly considerable Aussie contingents local knowledge.

    My Omega collection stands at:
    Seamaster Cosmic (front loader), '69 gold capped C case Constellation, Ladies Seamaster 120, flightmaster 911
    and the Speedmasters:
    105.003 (still in the UK), 2x 105.012-65 (only had the second one a week!), '68 Transitional, '69 (wearing today, so will try to add my first picture below), MKII exotic/racing, 3x 'project' MKIII's

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    I also have a very little Seamaster 2828-5 with cal 470 that I'll be asking for info on as soon as I've taken some pictures. I think cicindela has one and had another but can't find much other information.

    Other watches include Seiko 6105-8000, 6105-8110, Doxa Sub 300T's, Wittnauer Electro-Chron and a few others.

    Thanks for having me.

    Ian
     
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  18. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 11, 2013

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    Well after that résumé I can only add, about damn time :D
    Thanks for coming Ian. Looking forward to more Speedy action.
     
  19. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 11, 2013

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    Welcome Ian, there's about 5-6 other Brisbane guys and a few more Gold Coast as well now, good to have you!
     
  20. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 11, 2013

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    Hi Ian. Nice avatar. I like Bruce Willis - we go to the same barber. :p
     
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