2 Omega new 6b/159 SS cases needed to be made

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    2 Omega new 6b/159 SS cases needed to be made

    My buddy and I have 2 ex-RAF WWII Omega 6b/159 wristwatches w/ the infamous aluminum case. Both cases have broken lug tips and cannot be repaired.

    We need someone to make 2 new cases out of stainless steel to the exact dimensions of the original ones. We will provide one of the original ones to get the dimensions from.

    If someone wants to take on this task, please PM or email me. My email is wrs111445 at yahoo dot com.

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    Re: 2 Omega new 6b/159 SS cases needed to be made

    See a very good jeweler. They might be able to rebuild the lugs. It is possible, even in Aluminum. (Solid bar might be the best option in this case.) Aluminium cases are rare and valued.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: 2 Omega new 6b/159 SS cases needed to be made

    I agree with what Eeeb said and add: Try to locate a specialist welding service in the aircraft industry. Those guys are usually really good at doing little things with a TIG welder, can probably build up the lugs enough to reshape them. Most airports have small service and repair shops around them. Then a jeweller can do the re-shaping.

    Regards, Rob

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