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  1. Perhaps this topic would get more replies in the Watches (Non-Rolex) Forum. But to answer your question no I don't know any watchmakers in GA. $400 does sound high; I would definitely shop around. You may even be able to check yelp, or just ask the watchmaker for references. I am not familiar with Waltham, but I can definitely empathize. My grandfather passed on in 2005, actually on May 20 (anniv. is only a few days away), and he left me his South Bend pocket watch. I had it worked on, and had the plastic crystal (?, not sure if this is the correct term, it seems like a bit of an oxymoron) replaced with an original glass one to fully restore it. If the watchmaker didn't consider me family, I think it would have been around $250. I live in cali, so I would expect his overhead to be higher than a watchmaker's in GA. Based on that, and since I know he doesn't cut corners on his work, I can't really see where another $1500 would be going to fix up yours. But who knows, maybe your parts are harder to source, rarer, yadda, yadda... Good luck on your restoration, and I wish you and your family my condolences during this difficult time; may your grandfather rest in peace.
  2. there was a thread just down the list from yours: https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=245211 just search refinishing in the search tool. if these methods don't look heavy duty enough for your "dent" talk to a watchmaker/jeweler in your area.
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    Omega Movements

    Hey all, I just wanted to do a comparison of bph from different Omega Cal.'s and Rolex Cal.'s to cost (purchase and maintenance) over time. When I've gone to Omega's web page, I've seen movements other than the 2500 and 8500, that I'm not familiar with. Omega didn't list each movement's bph that I saw either. Is there a reference that anyone knows of that lists Omega Cal.'s and their respective bph's, service intervals, service costs? TIA
  4. FYI I have never had any business with any of the companies or sellers listed below. They are listed below to give the OP info on where to find what they are seeking and current market prices. http://www.ofrei.com/page1280.html $746.00 http://www.swisswatchery.com/watch-b...spprstbr1.html $575.00 https://www.rolexforums.com/archive/.../t-204816.html sold for $400 on 11/22/11 http://www.ebay.com/itm/OMEGA-1990s-...item5894a218e2 Up for Bid, as of 02:14 PST: $535.55 + $27.50 shipping Here on TRF, Puffy has had Rolex bracelets for sale. You may want to PM him and ask about an Omega 1998/849. Buy the seller...
  5. Perhaps this topic would get more replies in the Watches (Non-Rolex) Forum. But to answer your question no I don't know any watchmakers in GA. $400 does sound high; I would definitely shop around. You may even be able to check yelp, or just ask the watchmaker for references. I am not familiar with Waltham, but I can definitely empathize. My grandfather passed on in 2005, actually on May 20 (anniv. is only a few days away), and he left me his South Bend pocket watch. I had it worked on, and had the plastic crystal (?, not sure if this is the correct term, it seems like a bit of an oxymoron) replaced with an original glass one to fully restore it. If the watchmaker didn't consider me family, I think it would have been around $250. I live in cali, so I would expect his overhead to be higher than a watchmaker's in GA. Based on that, and since I know he doesn't cut corners on his work, I can't really see where another $1500 would be going to fix up yours. But who knows, maybe your parts are harder to source, rarer, yadda, yadda... Good luck on your restoration, and I wish you and your family my condolences during this difficult time; may your grandfather rest in peace.
  6. there was a thread just down the list from yours: https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=245211 just search refinishing in the search tool. if these methods don't look heavy duty enough for your "dent" talk to a watchmaker/jeweler in your area.
  7. Perhaps this topic would get more replies in the Watches (Non-Rolex) Forum. But to answer your question no I don't know any watchmakers in GA. $400 does sound high; I would definitely shop around. You may even be able to check yelp, or just ask the watchmaker for references. I am not familiar with Waltham, but I can definitely empathize. My grandfather passed on in 2005, actually on May 20 (anniv. is only a few days away), and he left me his South Bend pocket watch. I had it worked on, and had the plastic crystal (?, not sure if this is the correct term, it seems like a bit of an oxymoron) replaced with an original glass one to fully restore it. If the watchmaker didn't consider me family, I think it would have been around $250. I live in cali, so I would expect his overhead to be higher than a watchmaker's in GA. Based on that, and since I know he doesn't cut corners on his work, I can't really see where another $1500 would be going to fix up yours. But who knows, maybe your parts are harder to source, rarer, yadda, yadda... Good luck on your restoration, and I wish you and your family my condolences during this difficult time; may your grandfather rest in peace.
  8. there was a thread just down the list from yours: https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=245211 just search refinishing in the search tool. if these methods don't look heavy duty enough for your "dent" talk to a watchmaker/jeweler in your area.
  9. FYI I have never had any business with any of the companies or sellers listed below. They are listed below to give the OP info on where to find what they are seeking and current market prices. http://www.ofrei.com/page1280.html $746.00 http://www.swisswatchery.com/watch-b...spprstbr1.html $575.00 https://www.rolexforums.com/archive/.../t-204816.html sold for $400 on 11/22/11 http://www.ebay.com/itm/OMEGA-1990s-...item5894a218e2 Up for Bid, as of 02:14 PST: $535.55 + $27.50 shipping Here on TRF, Puffy has had Rolex bracelets for sale. You may want to PM him and ask about an Omega 1998/849. Buy the seller...
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