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Old 02-06-2016, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone... so normally I'm a dedicated Seiko man - however I just picked up a real bargain. I got a 1969 Omega Seamaster Cosmic with a two tone dial for 170 (pictured below)

I'd really like to fit a stainless steel bracelet which I have purchased, however the end links are a mile off and need re-shaping. Can anyone do this? Or point me in the right direction on how to do it myself? I'm relatively new to watch maintenance, but have really enjoyed the tinkering I've done so far.

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No one?
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A packet of needle files, some type of Dremel, various pliers and leather/plastic to preserve the surface/ wrap around the tools, emery cloth and a lot of patience. A vernier caliper might also be useful. A forum search is also a great thing http://www.network54.com/Forum/78440...t=match&page=2
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It is one of those things which you just have to think the methodology through and get stuck in but first you need to make sure the endpieces are suitable to be formed and ground into the desired shape ie the side profile. The process will require patience and care. Applying a small bend or a little grinding and fitting to the head to check on progress. It is too easy to mark the metal if you are not careful, especially when bending to shape.

It is not easy to do or to explain, that is probably why you have not been inundated with replies.
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Thank you - gonna go buy myself some files and a dremel and see how I get on!
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