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    Well after 32 years my Omega quartz cal 1370 is going in for a makeover.
    It hasn't been running all that great lately - gains a bit too much time and the pusher you use to set the hands is sticky. Then the other day I turned it over and the markers started falling off the dial. Not a good sign.
    So I've decided to send it to Al at Archer Watches for a restoration. He thinks he can get a new dial and whatever parts he'll need to get the old Omega back in shape.
    Here's how it looked in the days before the markers came off and hopefully Al can make it look this way again.

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    Best of luck - looking forward to the pictures when it's done.

    Are you going to keep it as original as possible (just touch up mechanicals and reapply markers etc.) or will you have them re-polish the usage marks out etc.?
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    Good one, Ray. I won't send my watches anywhere else. Al really is the best.

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    Re: Omega Resurrection

    Had that watch ever been serviced before?

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    I'd like to see a photo of it at it's worst after the markers fell off and then an after photo once Al is done. Either way, a well deserved makeover after a faithful 32 years!
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    My collection of 12 f300s send their regards. Tell your watch to hang in there-it's going to be OK. Omegas really go the distance. Regards

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    Leaving it up to Al to decide what is best. Can't give you a photo of the dial now as the watch is already on its way to Archer. Maybe Al can provide some photos. He usually does. FYI imagine the photo with no markers at 12, 1 or 2 o'clock and you'll get the idea.
    The watch has had nothing done to it aside from battery changes in 32 years. From our email conversation so far I get the feeling Al is going to restore the 1370 caliber as needed. Although it's out of production he assures me a lot of the parts he'd need are still available - even rebuilt stepper motors and circuit boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald View Post
    Leaving it up to Al to decide what is best. Can't give you a photo of the dial now as the watch is already on its way to Archer. Maybe Al can provide some photos. He usually does. FYI imagine the photo with no markers at 12, 1 or 2 o'clock and you'll get the idea.
    The watch has had nothing done to it aside from battery changes in 32 years. From our email conversation so far I get the feeling Al is going to restore the 1370 caliber as needed. Although it's out of production he assures me a lot of the parts he'd need are still available - even rebuilt stepper motors and circuit boards.
    That's both fantastic and fascinating. I hope your watch runs without issue - or servicing it seems - for another 3 or 5 decades!

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    Awesome! From the picture, the watch doesn't look too bad before the makeover. I can only imagine how great it'll look when the job is done!

    I might have to send a job for Al sometime in the future - i keep hearing how good a watchmaker he is!

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    32 years is one heck of a run... Quartz does have its advantages. It was a nice looking watch, I hope you get it back to full strength soon.
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