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  1. cbworks

    cbworks Jul 12, 2015

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    Hi Guys,

    I just found a watch that my Grand Father had in his collection (among other nice vintage Omega's / Rolex).
    I tried to find it on many forums but I can't get the exact same reference

    The case display ref 70517, and on the other side 'GoldPlated20k' (I'm not sure about the letter K)
    Does someone ever heard of this watch / series?

    Thanks for your help
    Charles
     
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  2. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 12, 2015

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    Hi,

    You have a Carrera Reference 3648S. This is a Carrera 45 minute chronograph powered by the Valjoux 92.

    The 20 refers to the amount of Gold plating- 20 microns.

    The number you have given is the watch's serial number rather than the model reference number.

    Your grandfather had great taste!

    dc
     
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  3. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 13, 2015

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    Very nice piece, is it missing the outer bezel ring around the dial?
     
  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 13, 2015

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    Good spot- yes it is. Photo from Heuerville

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  5. cbworks

    cbworks Jul 24, 2015

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    Nice link ! thanks
    I like the way it looks now but I love the render of this watch in original condition.
    Do you have sites where I can find the bezel ring ?
    Thanks

    Charles
     
  6. cbworks

    cbworks Jul 24, 2015

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    for your information, the movement is a Landeron 189
     
  7. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 25, 2015

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    Are you sure? Landeron 189 has a date wheel and is used in this Carrera
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  8. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Jul 26, 2015

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    Must! Have! ...


     
  9. cbworks

    cbworks Jul 27, 2015

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    The specialist told me is it a longeron, think he is wrong ?
     
  10. gophishin

    gophishin Jul 27, 2015

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    It's a valjoux 92. The chapter ring shouldn't be too difficult to find, but a correct, gold, running seconds hand for the 9 o'clock register....
     
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  11. Mr.Heuer

    Mr.Heuer Aug 5, 2015

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    Hi.
    i think the bezel ring is fitted inside the glas for some reason. i am looking for the same bezelring, or a replacement glas which include the bezel.
    have you had any luck?

    Br.
     
  12. Mr.Heuer

    Mr.Heuer Aug 5, 2015

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    i strongly think that it's a Valjoux 92 in this watch. Not a Longeron. if its not been changed during the years?
    the original movement should be a Valjoux 92.
     
  13. Mr.Heuer

    Mr.Heuer Aug 5, 2015

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    Great looking watch. With some love and care this will be a really nice vintage piece.
    And if you can get some of the original parts and the movement is fine, really a thing to take care of.
    Any pictures of the movement.? (i wouldnt recommend open it yourself if you not know what you are doing)
     
  14. cbworks

    cbworks Nov 10, 2015

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    They just sent me a quick footage of the movement, so here is a screenshot.
    It looks great.
    I am now looking at spare parts (like the main crown)
     
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  15. Mr.Heuer

    Mr.Heuer Jun 28, 2016

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    Hi.
    have you had any luck finding the chapter ring? i am still looking and are in desperate need for it :) can you help or have any tip?