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Old 10-05-2012, 04:37 PM   #5116
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New to me. Pretty happy so far:


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Old 10-05-2012, 06:30 PM   #5117
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Nice Breitling!

Sorry about your missing hand, though...

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:09 AM   #5118
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It's not always about accuracy. That's a classic.
Accuracy seems to be an afterthought for many on this thread but, of course, each to their own.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:04 AM   #5119
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In my experience with dozens of Rolex's, if it's keeping good time don't mess with it. My Sea Dweller is starting to pick up time, around 15 seconds a day, and I'm on the fence with sending it it. I've been wearing my 5513 Sub for the past few weeks, and it was last serviced by Rolex in 1998, and it's still within 5 seconds a day.




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I've not serviced my Sub since the day I bought it (2006)

Still runs bang on time. Should I get it serviced as a form of preventative maintenance?
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:28 AM   #5120
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:56 AM   #5121
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Here is my vintage omega after having it restored. Yes I scratched the crystal but oh well it is worn a lot. It was my Dads and has a lot of sentimental value.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:24 AM   #5122
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Took the bracelet off my old mako and replaced it with a Seiko strap.

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:13 PM   #5123
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Here is my vintage omega after having it restored. Yes I scratched the crystal but oh well it is worn a lot. It was my Dads and has a lot of sentimental value.
Plastic crystal? Look for a tube of PolyWatch - I think it sells for around $7 on Amazon. It's designed to take the scratches out of acrylic watches. I have an homage with a plastic crystal and it requires treatment from time to time as I'm a watch-basher.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:10 PM   #5124
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I've used toothpaste on mine, did the job and protects it from cavities.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:16 PM   #5125
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Plastic crystal? Look for a tube of PolyWatch - I think it sells for around $7 on Amazon. It's designed to take the scratches out of acrylic watches. I have an homage with a plastic crystal and it requires treatment from time to time as I'm a watch-basher.
I own a KLR so I'll try the toothpaste first.

If that don't work I'll try the poly watch. Thanks for the tip. Oh and I love the smooth sweeping movement of this watch.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:41 PM   #5126
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My vintage (looking) Bond-ish looking diver.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:00 PM   #5127
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Great... Now I want an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean.

http://youtu.be/vcdqUgf_Lco?hd=1
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:25 PM   #5128
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Great... Now I want an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean.

http://youtu.be/vcdqUgf_Lco?hd=1
mmmm, like the styling.
went past the local Rolex store this morning (to drool) they were closed though, Lucky?

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Old 10-14-2012, 01:24 PM   #5129
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Great... Now I want an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean.

http://youtu.be/vcdqUgf_Lco?hd=1
Seamaster Planet Ocean 2201.50
Black face, black ring, white hands/numbers.
Google shows it from $3290 to $3800, from various sellers.

My daily-wearer is a Seamaster mid-size 300m. Also with a black ring/face.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:04 PM   #5130
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I've used a variety of things for polishing watches a plastic crystals, but I've settled on the Cape Cod Polishing Cloth. It's fantastic for crystals (non-sapphire), gold, and polished stainless. You can find them at most real hardware stores. If you're restoring a watch with any brushed surfaces, like a Rolex Submariner bracelet, you can use a Scotchbrite pad to restore the finish. Just tape off the polished areas and run the pad in the direction of the grain on the brushed surfaces.



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Here is my vintage omega after having it restored. Yes I scratched the crystal but oh well it is worn a lot. It was my Dads and has a lot of sentimental value.
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