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Thread: Omega Speedmaster Professional 186.0004 Quartz LCD Cal 1620

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post
    I suppose the Apollo program was over by the time Omega built the Alaska LCDs so they were presumably destined for the shuttle?
    My understanding is that Omega developed them specifically for the shuttle programme and NASA certified them for space flight in order to evaluate them on initial missions. I think that they flew, however NASA decided not to proceed, not sure why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post
    The manual is original, but since the manual doesn't fit in the box I'm guessing the box isn't original?
    Maybe they had an outer box that the manual fitted in? My old Seamaster has a larger wallet with card and the inner box & wallet both fit in the outer box. So could still be original.

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    Also, thinking about your inaccuracy issue. Is there not a way to regulate the timing? I've never seen one but assume it's a well made module. Some digitals can be adjusted, although it's quite a discrepancy you have. Might be worth just getting someone to fit a new quartz crystal to the module, shame to spoil your new acquisition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jameswrx View Post
    Also, thinking about your inaccuracy issue. Is there not a way to regulate the timing? I've never seen one but assume it's a well made module. Some digitals can be adjusted, although it's quite a discrepancy you have. Might be worth just getting someone to fit a new quartz crystal to the module, shame to spoil your new acquisition.
    There is a trimmer on the module, but not anywhere enough to correct the inaccuracy. A new quartz crystal might have done the trick but I don't know anyone who can do such work.

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    There was a chap on eBay who was advertising quartz repair for Omega. Granted it was for analogue quartz but I contacted him about repair in an old Seamaster and he said he can fix anything wrong with them. I'd imagine he could swap a crystal easy enough.

    I can't find him now but he does an auction for his service and it normally ends at around £60. Sure someone on here will have seen him.

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    Am i the only one who doesnt get the love for this.

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    Yes .

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    If anyone is looking for one of these then this gentleman based in Germany has one for sale. He sent me this PM on WUS.

    I don't know him but can put you in touch if interested.

    Quote Originally Posted by siguzzi
    Hello,
    i´ve got a 186.004 to sell.
    The watch got a service from a Omega watchmaker last Dezember (i´ve got a receipt therefore).
    The LCD mask, glas, pushers and gaskets where replaced. The case got a very soft refinish.
    On both sides there are some dings (see picutres). The watch is waterproof again.
    The watch comes head only.
    If you are interested i can sent you pictures.
    I´m located in germany.
    Best regards
    Sigi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nansbread1 View Post
    Am i the only one who doesnt get the love for this.
    No.

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    siguzzi thats me

    hi guys,
    siguzzi on wus is me.
    I´m a german watch collector and mainly acitve in the german uhrforum.
    I thought about selling my 186.004 so the notice from velorum came to this forum.
    Actuall i decidet not to sell.
    In my opinion the LCD is actuall getting popular becuase of Omega putting it on it´s homepage and on the 60´speedmaster poster wich is available in the omega shops.
    Here´s a link to the Alaska 186.004
    https://www.omegawatches.com/de/plan...alaska-iv-1979
    if you scroll up you´ll find some nice pictures and information on that watch

    This one is mine


    Someone aksed about a watchmaker specialised on quarz and lcd watches.
    I can recommend Peter Wenzig. He´s an expert for those watches and able to repair them
    www.digitalwatches.de

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    Quote Originally Posted by siguzzi View Post
    Someone aksed about a watchmaker specialised on quarz and lcd watches.
    I can recommend Peter Wenzig. He´s an expert for those watches and able to repair them
    www.digitalwatches.de
    Welcome to the forum . That's a very useful link, thank you; I'm sure it would be of value for anybody contemplating a Heuer Chronosplit project, for example.
    Last edited by Carlton-Browne; 23rd May 2017 at 11:48. Reason: excess r

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    Welcome to the forum!

    That's a splendid example you have there - pleased to hear that you decided to keep it.

    Thanks for the link too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    If anyone is looking for one of these then this gentleman based in Germany has one for sale. He sent me this PM on WUS.

    I don't know him but can put you in touch if interested.
    Yes please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by siguzzi View Post
    hi guys,
    siguzzi on wus is me.
    I´m a german watch collector and mainly acitve in the german uhrforum.
    I thought about selling my 186.004 so the notice from velorum came to this forum.
    Actuall i decidet not to sell.
    In my opinion the LCD is actuall getting popular becuase of Omega putting it on it´s homepage and on the 60´speedmaster poster wich is available in the omega shops.
    Here´s a link to the Alaska 186.004
    https://www.omegawatches.com/de/plan...alaska-iv-1979
    if you scroll up you´ll find some nice pictures and information on that watch

    This one is mine


    Someone aksed about a watchmaker specialised on quarz and lcd watches.
    I can recommend Peter Wenzig. He´s an expert for those watches and able to repair them
    www.digitalwatches.de
    Hello Siggy,

    If you change your mind, don't look too far! I am in Luxembourg and would like to buy your Speedy Quartz!

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    Heres a good example spotted by seabiscuit (Sean)

    http://chronomatic.com/speedq.html

    Prices continue to rise!

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    Cool

    Gosh that's dear.Mines due back from STS very soon and has to and would be happy with £1100 so that price seems
    quite dear.

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    The LCD seems to become famous
    There´s been a speedmaster meeting in Vienna. In the Omega boutique there seems to be a small Omega Museum.
    Here´s the link to a review of the meeting and some nice pictures including the 186.0004
    http://www.moonwatchonly.com/omega-s...eeting-vienna/

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    Quote Originally Posted by siguzzi View Post
    The LCD seems to become famous
    There´s been a speedmaster meeting in Vienna. In the Omega boutique there seems to be a small Omega Museum.
    Here´s the link to a review of the meeting and some nice pictures including the 186.0004
    http://www.moonwatchonly.com/omega-s...eeting-vienna/
    Thanks for that link, now we know what the original box looks like.

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    Great link.

    Just a case of keeping an eye on eBay for a good example now then!

    I quite like that one on the vintage leather strap.

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    That really is in exceptional condition!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.f View Post

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    And here is mine

    Omega Speedmaster Professional LCD in Gold plated
    Last edited by AndreasSwiss; 18th February 2018 at 16:40.

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    Speedmaster Professional LCD Gold Plated


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    Apologies for the revival of such an old thread but would someone (any owners such as the OP) still have a copy of the owner's manual)? I'd love to get a copy of it or a direction as to where I may find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurmot View Post
    That's where I downloaded mine from - after printing I managed to fabricate a passable facsimile of the original booklet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    That's where I downloaded mine from - after printing I managed to fabricate a passable facsimile of the original booklet
    I think I have an original.. Will check to see if I can make some copies.

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    This has me feeling rather nostalgic in relation to my old one. I would have loved to have kept it but at the end of the day couldn't justify having so much money tied up in a piece that I only wore occasionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    This has me feeling rather nostalgic in relation to my old one. I would have loved to have kept it but at the end of the day couldn't justify having so much money tied up in a piece that I only wore occasionally.
    I’ve got money tied up in watches I rarely wear but the Beauty of having money tied up in something like this is it’s better than money in the bank so not really that hard to justify for me.

    My Mrs might say something about the amount of watches I have sat there but when I go through them and say what they owe me and what they’re now worth she soon sees I’m not that barmy with a load of old watches I’ve had for years ‘sat there doing nothing’

    I do get the odd “well why don’t you sell them?” (Same as for my car which has more than doubled in value in last 6 years) but my answer to that is... if you had your money in the bank and were getting huge interest on it would you take it out to sit under the mattress and earn nothing?

    I then like to ask about her shoe collection as a financial investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurmot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    That's where I downloaded mine from - after printing I managed to fabricate a passable facsimile of the original booklet
    Many thanks - exactly what I was looking for :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    That's where I downloaded mine from - after printing I managed to fabricate a passable facsimile of the original booklet
    Hi, very new to this. Do you know of anyone selling an 186.0004? I saw a photo of one last week and have fallen in love.

    Thanks I’m advance
    Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maydew85 View Post
    Hi, very new to this. Do you know of anyone selling an 186.0004? I saw a photo of one last week and have fallen in love.

    Thanks I’m advance
    Lee
    I may be selling mine shortly. If you pm me your email address I will send over some info.

    Simon

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    I was just about to post up my TZ/Reddit/WUS ad for mine too - haha two buses come at once then - I've sent you a PM @Maydew - using funds for my own microbrand of a micro-rotor watch :D

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