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Old 7 December 2018, 02:00 AM   #1
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Stainless steel repairs Uk

not Rolex stainless repair however this seemed the likeliest of palaces to post the question ,

I may be looking to have a Stainless Steel watch case repaired, and the back tidied up are there any recommendations of reputable repairers based in the uk? also what price would this work cost me (ball park)

Ive attached photos see what you think, all the best "H"
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Old 7 December 2018, 03:10 AM   #2
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Try Swiss Times Services. They do laser welding and work on other watches than Omega via SwissTec. The owner Tony Coe is very decent guy
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Old 7 December 2018, 08:42 PM   #3
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Cheers Fella.

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Try Swiss Times Services. They do laser welding and work on other watches than Omega via SwissTec. The owner Tony Coe is very decent guy
Many thanks Gabriel, I've forwarded the photo's onto them, once again many thanks "H"
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You will be in safe hands. They fixed a nasty dent on my Megaquartz above the crown. Impossible to tell where it was
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Old 8 December 2018, 03:35 AM   #5
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Old 9 December 2018, 04:08 AM   #6
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You will be in safe hands. They fixed a nasty dent on my Megaquartz above the crown. Impossible to tell where it was
Hello, interesting looking omega and quite right I cant see any signs of repair work, do you recall how much the work cost? cheers "H"
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That is an Omega Megaquartz 1510. It was and may still be the most accurate autonomous quartz watch. Good for a second a month or better. The laser repair was part of a larger service so don't know the price just for that.

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That is an Omega Megaquartz 1510. It was and may still be the most accurate autonomous quartz watch. Good for a second a month or better. The laser repair was part of a larger service so don't know the price just for that.

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Hi Gabriel, following on from your last post I went off for a read up,

The MegaQuartz, the most precise wristwatch ever... was created by Omega as a marine chronometer. A 1500 prototype was shown at 1970 Basel Fair but the final 1510/11 movement was launched to market in 1974. Somehow most MQ's indicate 1972/73 serial numbers!? Two versions were made - 1511 marine chronometer individually certified for professionals (all steel, gold bezel, black dial) and this rather commercial 1510 all steel version with different dials. This sparkling one-off "Stardust" dial is the most collectable and legend has it that only 100 were made in a total of 1000 MQ 1510 calibres (incl.limited gold edition). Each (unlike) dial was made manually by applying a thin glistening layer of natural Aventurine crystal dust onto a thin baseplate of metal and fibreglass - hence extreme care must be taken in servicing a Stardust.

And I'm still reading more, .....
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It represented fantastic technology in the early '70s and the stardust dial is amazing. Photos don't really do it justice. They are still out there and not for crazy money.

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Hi Gabriel, following on from your last post I went off for a read up,

The MegaQuartz, the most precise wristwatch ever... was created by Omega as a marine chronometer. A 1500 prototype was shown at 1970 Basel Fair but the final 1510/11 movement was launched to market in 1974. Somehow most MQ's indicate 1972/73 serial numbers!? Two versions were made - 1511 marine chronometer individually certified for professionals (all steel, gold bezel, black dial) and this rather commercial 1510 all steel version with different dials. This sparkling one-off "Stardust" dial is the most collectable and legend has it that only 100 were made in a total of 1000 MQ 1510 calibres (incl.limited gold edition). Each (unlike) dial was made manually by applying a thin glistening layer of natural Aventurine crystal dust onto a thin baseplate of metal and fibreglass - hence extreme care must be taken in servicing a Stardust.

And I'm still reading more, .....
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