Omega 176.0012 'mark 4.5' : a bit of refinishing
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    Omega 176.0012 'mark 4.5' : a bit of refinishing

    Just got this one in the mail yesterday, good condition overall. The case was pretty rough, the sunburn finish was still present but very faint. The lume on the dial had a nice yellow patina to it, but it was peeling off of some of the markers, and was flying around in the case under the crystal. Two things about that: I'm ocd and having the markers half yellow half white, with pieces of old lume on the crystal was bothering me; this pieces of lume could go under the dial and mess up the movement. So, I opened up the watch, removed the old lume and cleaned the inside of the case.

    As for the case itself, I gave it a good cleaning and refinished it the best I could. The sunburn effect is really hard to reproduce by hand, so I'll probably have another go at it later. The movement inside the watch is super clean, and it ticks smoothly. I'll post good pics later, for now here are some iPhone ones!

    Watch out of the box:
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    Case:
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Size:  1.61 MB
    Inner case cleaned:
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    Lume peeled off:
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    outer case refinished:
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    Et voilà!
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    Great watch, perfect size, amazing movement, I'm loving it!
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    Re: Omega 176.0012 'mark 4.5' : a bit of refinishing

    Great stuff! Good ol' Lemania 5100.....

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    Re: Omega 176.0012 'mark 4.5' : a bit of refinishing

    That's a good looking Omega. Looks nice on the wrist.
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    Re: Omega 176.0012 'mark 4.5' : a bit of refinishing

    Love this one. The crystal looks flawless.
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    Re: Omega 176.0012 'mark 4.5' : a bit of refinishing

    Crystal is clean, you'll have to look at it with a magnifier to see hairline scratches, but they are really tiny/minor. The lemania 5100 is amazingly clean, and I love that it uses plastic parts, after 30+ years it still looks new. I will post good pics of the refinish tomorrow.

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    Re: Omega 176.0012 'mark 4.5' : a bit of refinishing

    Here are better pics:

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