El Primero today (needs a new crystal and proper crown.. Anyone able to help out there?)
All blue today:
Got the date set correctly. Just picked this one up today.
Airain up next...
Taddy - a great looking watch, but that needs servicing to flip the dial around to the correct position (and I think a new/replacement date wheel so that it orients correctly).
Sorry to bring that news if you weren't yet aware.
Jean-Luc Miranda (a former curator at the Omega Museum) has gone on record: "Please note that if the crown is on the right side and the red button at 8 o'clock it is a wrong assembly of the case (we have already experienced this type of wrong assembly with some customers). Of course, it can be also useful for the left-handed people but no Seamaster 600 PloProf has been assembled this way before leaving our factory."
The like is for Radar!!!
@cvalue13 .....Curious about this issue and believe you are probably right.....but if so, why does this so-called destro date wheel version even exist if it wasn't made as a factory option?
Christmas!! Love this time of year!
People have come to call a 'destro' either an intentional or unintentional modification of the watch to be flipped 180 degrees. None left the factory that way, though.
The only thing needed for this 'destro' mod is the standard cal.1002 date wheel from other watch models that use the cal.1002 (the ploprof had a special date wheel made to accommodate having the crown at the 9 o'clock rather than 3 o'clock position). Accordingly, if done intentionally, a standard cal.1002 date wheel is obtained, and then the movement flipped. If done unintentionally (e.g., a watchmaker thinks that the watch should be re-assembled with the typical crown-at-3-o'clock arrangement found on other watches), then the person assumes that a 'new' datewheel is needed in order to make the watch work, and gets a standard cal.1002 date wheel to 'fix' the 'problem.'
On the other hand, when a ploprof is missing parts is being cobbled together for sale, it is difficult to find the correct ploprof-specific date wheel, so a regular cal.1002 date wheel is obtained instead, and the movement is flipped around to accommodate it.
Here's a documented account of the watchmaker error: http://www.watchprosite.com/?page=wf.forumpost&fi=677&ti=833683&pi=5637073
And appropriate: he was apparently THE omega (Rev 21.6)
A classic Longines 30L today
Last day of the working week
Same watch as yesterday but with a different strap
1960 Seamaster. Bought for 118$ a few weeks ago. Love it, love the patina.
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