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  1. Stretch

    Stretch Sep 19, 2012

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  2. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Sep 19, 2012

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    The watch looks all original to me. I was able to find the crown on the Jules Borel website.

    The part number is ST40423.

    Hope this helps,
    gatorcpa
     
  3. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 19, 2012

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  4. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 19, 2012

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    With one of those NOS dials that would be a very wearable everyday watch. :thumbsup: Just get one that says CALENDAR on it.

    Wonder if the home plate shaped markers from the old dial could be cleaned & installed on the NOS replacement dial? ::confused2::
     
  5. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 19, 2012

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    Great minds think alike, it would facilitate assembly if punched dial holes were standardized.
     
  6. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Sep 19, 2012

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    A Franken-dial... I know many here poo-poo refinished dials, however properly refinishing the original one would be a better option IMHO.

    Unfortunately they aren't, each style marker usually has a different pin spacing and sometimes even markers which appear to be the same have different pin spacing depending on who made the dial.
     
  7. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 19, 2012

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    Thanks for the info. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Stretch

    Stretch Sep 19, 2012

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    I actually really like the aged look of the dial. I purchased another one (you can see below) with an average dial. The photo from the side angle is a good representation of how it looks. The first photo, as i hoped, made it look a hell of a lot worse than what it does. A risk that payed off. Some im sure would say i payed too much for both but once again i do like the aged dials. I may consider a complete new dial, hands and retain the old if i was to sell it on later with a clean up. I'd not franken those dials though. What a shame that would be.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/32097366...WNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_580wt_689
     
  9. Stretch

    Stretch Sep 19, 2012

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    Thanks for that. I'll use this site from now on!
     
  10. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 19, 2012

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    Stretch, make sure you reply after the other member's quote. You need to enter a couple blank lines after the [/quote] at the bottom of the quoted post. This will make it easy to see your reply separate from the other member's post.
     
  11. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Sep 19, 2012

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  12. Stretch

    Stretch Sep 20, 2012

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    at the bottom of the quoted post. This will make it easy to see your reply separate from the other member's post.[/quote]


    Thanks, hopefully I've done it right this time!
     
  13. Stretch

    Stretch Sep 20, 2012

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    Nope!
     
  14. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 20, 2012

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    Thanks, hopefully I've done it right this time![/quote]
    You actually have, but it got tricked up a bit by dennis putting another "/quote" in lol You got it right though
     
  15. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 20, 2012

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    You did it right don't worry, lol Dennis did something that tricked it up by adding the quote tag in his text
     
  16. Stretch

    Stretch Sep 20, 2012

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    You are right. The previous band did some damage alright.
     
  17. Stretch

    Stretch Sep 20, 2012

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    YES!!!