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I sent it in to Omega for service and they quickly sent it back, saying they don’t carry parts for them anymore.


I ran into a similar issue with my 1965 Constellation PiePan (ST168-004). When I had the Cal 561 serviced a few years back, I was advised that the crown with stem's integral O-ring (which provides a dust seal and 3 BAR water resistance) had disintegrated. No original replacements with the Omega ῼ logo on the crown existed anymore.

So I had a choice to keep it original without a functional seal or use an aftermarket crown/stem that had no Omega ῼ. I opted to keep this dress watch original.


Esslinger carries marked Omega crowns.





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I sent it in to Omega for service and they quickly sent it back, saying they don’t carry parts for them anymore.


I ran into a similar issue with my 1965 Constellation PiePan (ST168-004). When I had the Cal 561 serviced a few years back, I was advised that the crown with stem's integral O-ring (which provides a dust seal and 3 BAR water resistance) had disintegrated. No original replacements with the Omega ῼ logo on the crown existed anymore.

So I had a choice to keep it original without a functional seal or use an aftermarket crown/stem that had no Omega ῼ. I opted to keep this dress watch original.


Esslinger carries marked Omega crowns.


Not to fit my watch.



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Well. Somewhere down the modding rabbit hole, I discovered lumed sapphire bezel inserts, and wouldn't you know it, they make one for my Glycine....


https://lcbistore.com/products...e-bezel-insert-black

Speaking of modding, where should I look for 28.5mm dials? I'd prefer no date, but as long as I'm getting rid of that cyclops, I could live with a date window. I've checked out Yobokies, and his prices are high and I've seen people complain that they're not lumed very well. Raffels has Tudor dials, but they all have a day window, so that's not going to work and besides, I'm not trying to pull off a fake Tudor, just cop the look. Dagaz has a nice set of gold snowflake hands, but I'm not seeing a dial that really calls to me. I'd like to pull off something like this, if possible:



Or this:


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I just happened to notice that this thread has more than 1,300,000 views! I think the only other thread with more (x3) is Para's "You Will Buy a Glock". Pretty amazing... jhe888, you deserve the credit Smile.

Enough of the cat pictures got 'em both beat!

Cat pictures


Well, mea culpa, I didn't think to look in the 'What's Your Deal' section. I also noticed the 'Fun Pictures/Memes...' is more than 2.44 Million. 1.5M is still a lot! Cool



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Something awesome is on its way.

Helson had 15% off this week, so I hoisted the Jolly Roger!



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Speaking of modding, where should I look for 28.5mm dials?


I have yet to find an aftermarket dial with good lume. I've used Yobokies, Dagaz, and several others and they all skimp on lume. Good Luck.

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Or this:

This is just outrageously beautiful.



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Speaking of modding, where should I look for 28.5mm dials?


I have yet to find an aftermarket dial with good lume. I've used Yobokies, Dagaz, and several others and they all skimp on lume. Good Luck.

RMD


Thanks. I guess I’ll look into whether it would be possible the de-brand the dial without totally destroying it. If the applied logo is pinned through, I bet I could solder a tiny bead onto the hole that wouldn’t look too horrendously out of place. If the indices have a bowl shape to them, I bet I could probably use some lacquer thinner to remove the garbage “lume” and apply new stuff. Either way, it will be a learning experience and that’s what I was after in the first place. If I wind up with a decent looking watch at the end of it, I’ll consider it a bonus.


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My fathers watch, mom bought it for him in 1974.


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^^^ That looks like 1974. Very nice!




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My fathers watch, mom bought it for him in 1974.


Delightful! I love it!!!!!
 
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That Omega is gorgeous!!!! I love it! I’ve never seen one like it before. It sort of reminds me of the 1970’s Tissot Seastar chronographs from that era. Very cool.


I decided to try something completely different. So far it’s been fun to learn the OS and various functions though sadly its OS isn’t nearly as intuitive as my Suunto core & Seiko Digi Tuna though to be fair this watch has way more functions and capability so it’s going to be more of a difficult user interface.



This is what it looks like until you smack it to wake it up. (The wrist flick to turn on feature runs the battery down).



Until some genius figures out how to make one of these smart watches solar powered, kinetic powered or nuclear powered I don’t see it replacing my beloved automatics but it is going to be my new workout/biking watch.

Yeah, I had to put it on a mesh bracelet because they are the best. Big Grin Big Grin
 
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Stick, I'm glad you bought one of those. Big Grin

I just about had myself convinced to buy one last week, and talked myself out of it (again). I'll be looking forward to your reviews.




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How I felt when I discovered the new Citizen smart watch’s “rotating diver style” bezel doesn’t in fact rotate at all. Big Grin

 
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So apparently some of these smart watch apps will let me design my own watch dial. Interesting. I’m trying to find a free app for the Citizen CZ Smart that won’t set me up for some automatic billing subscription crap. It would be awesome if I could design a chronograph dial with 3 subdials (seconds, minutes and hours) a day date and have the pushers actually activate the chronograph. There is a chronograph function that uses the pushers but you have to access/activate it.

So far the new Citizen is pretty neat. I like that it has different settings to manage the battery life. It was neat to see the sleep sensor confirm that I am not getting nearly enough sleep. Big Grin I also like that the watch allows you to turn off all the smart features. Apparently doing this allows for a few weeks of battery life on a single charge.

It’s a neat watch and I’m enjoying it so far but I don’t see it replacing any of my automatic watches.

What will truly change the watch world forever? When battery technology, processors and solar energy all improve to the point that someone can make a smart eco drive watch. I think we will eventually get there.
 
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^^I saw that Helson sale and came very close to ordering one of their brass 42mm Shark Divers, mainly as I don't have any brass watches. But I've already got a couple nice auto's that scratch that itch.

Something else, pretty much at the opposite end of the spectrum caught my eye...in the mail now, should be here in a few days (don't want to jinx it too much until I have it in hand).

It's not quite as bad as boats or horses, but you can certainly jump feet first into the watch addition rabbit hole. The other day, a fellow noticed my Deep Blue Sea Ram and we chatted about watches for a minute.

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I had my eye on a Hamilton field watch until I found the Glycine Combat SUB 42 Full-Black.


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The Glycine Combat Auto Sub is fantastic. I especially like the sandy dial 3,6,9 dial version.

 
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glycine by Kent Matthew, on Flickr

This is the one that caught my eye. Not really thrilled about the band, but I have a black NATO that didn't work on my Citizen Pro Master that will fill in nicely. There are a couple on Jomashop's site that are not the exact thing, but I probably could be talked into one.


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I’ve had a few watches with carbon fiber weave looking bands.

My Glycine came with a PVD bracelet but I of course swapped it out for a PVD two tone mesh style bracelet. This mesh feels way better than the original bracelet but it also matches the watch case perfectly.
 
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