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The watch thread: pocket, wrist, sporty, showy? You name it!

Discussion in 'off topic' started by windhoek, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. John Phillips

    John Phillips pfm Member

    Yes - I have to think Seiko will not - for the price - have the consistency of more expensive movements.

    In particular, looking at my 6R15C balance spring at rest, the coil spacing uniformity looks too far off for the centre of mass to stay in one place - let alone be coincident with the balance staff. Nevertheless, my 6R15C is in a SARB035 too and I still really like it.

    And BTW that 281 degree amplitude on your timing machine is great and more than I have seen reported before for a Seiko movement. By eye mine looks more like 215 degrees dial down.
  2. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Nice looking watch.

    Possibly weird question Baz - don't all the bits go in a tray or something? That would terrify me - one sneeze and it would be game over!
  3. bazza.

    bazza. pfm Member

    I only lay all the parts out for customer as I said I'd take lots of photos for him, the parts stay safe and sound in one of these trays and once the new spring
    turn up I'll wash all the parts ready for reassemble.


    Your right 281 is pretty high but the watch is brand new, I serviced a Seiko 7009A movement at University the other day and that was only around 245 ish but its was an old one
    and not in great shape to be fair
    paulfromcamden likes this.
  4. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Don’t feel too bad, I recently had my Speedmaster Professional serviced by Omega at a cost of £630.00 and 3 months of lost wrist time. It came back in visually immaculate condition and was keeping time to +/- 1s per day, so someone had done a great job of regulating it. I got a load of replaced parts back, including the mainspring, pallet fork, escape wheel,all the hands and some other stuff:

    [​IMG] Unfortunately they must have knocked something else out of kilter because the chronograph kept stopping at 57s.

    Omega said, immediately, very sorry, we’ll sort it. Which is nice, but I’m without my grail watch for at least another 3 months…
    bazza. likes this.
  5. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    @bazza, do you need any spare Omega bits for any projects? I doubt anything in my pic is actually knackered, especially stuff like the pushers or the crown and stem.
    bazza. likes this.
  6. bazza.

    bazza. pfm Member

    Yes please as they are always handy to have Rob
  7. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    If I'd paid £600 and waited 3 months and it still wasn't right I'd be incandescent.
  8. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    All yours mate, I will probably have even more when it comes home again, so I’ll send them off to you then?
  9. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    Have been wearing my orig Seiko Orange Monster last ten days... everyday.
    I still bloody love it - however daft it may be as a thing: it is the watch I put-on to wear, in My Time Off.
    paulfromcamden, seyles and Durmbo like this.
  10. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Yeah, I was, internally, but it was sort of better, apart from the bits that were worse.

    The nice lady in the Omega Boutique was very apologetic and helpful, and I’ve found upsetting nice ladies rarely leads to positive outcomes.
    Whaleblue and MikeMA like this.
  11. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Me too, but I sometimes don't care who I upset and I would be asking for some of my substantial sum of money back. Nice lady or not.
  12. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    I get that, and if it’s still not right when it comes back I’ll be going down that line.
  13. Durmbo

    Durmbo sister

    Mine's in my small rotation of favourites, too. It's an original in a world of its own, & it makes me happy.
    martin clark likes this.
  14. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    It's a design classic for sure, and suitably different from the usual suspects to have its own appeal. I'm resisting buying one.

    I'm currently making a point of wearing each of my working watches. I think today's is going to be a Vostok Amphibian.
  15. Mothman

    Mothman pfm Member

    I have a small collection of watches, nothing of any value and a mixture of automatic, manual, quartz & electronic movements. Currently wearing this Omega Constellation Megaquartz 32khz

    Sadly the Megaquartz are no longer repairable so enjoying it while I can.
    paulfromcamden and narabdela like this.
  16. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    I've replaced the battery in my Megaquartz a couple of times.(None of the usual places wants to touch it).

    It's quite a nerve-wracking experience. One wrong move and the watch is b*ggered.
    Mothman and bazza. like this.
  17. cj66

    cj66 pfm Member

    Calling @bazza. and any other watch-knowledgeable folk.

    I came across a neat little Orient for sale locally but couldn't find any informationon on it using the big G.
    As this is knock off central I'd like to know if it's a genuine model or a copiers special variation.


  18. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    Not true this guy can fix them

    That's Omegas really elegant first integrated bracelet I have 2 Mechanical Automatic Constellations with that case / bracelet, the face above matches the1200? series mechanical movement that I got fixed by Armstrong Watch Repairs
  19. narabdela

    narabdela who?

  20. Mothman

    Mothman pfm Member

    Have used him before but as you say he has now crossed them of his list.

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