Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. xring04

    xring04 Been here awhile

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    Took the bracelet off my old mako and replaced it with a Seiko strap.

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  2. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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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.
  3. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I've used toothpaste on mine, did the job and protects it from cavities.
  4. Saltbox

    Saltbox WTF is this?

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    I own a KLR so I'll try the toothpaste first.:freaky:lol3

    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.
  5. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    My vintage (looking) Bond-ish looking diver.
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  6. Fredfredburger

    Fredfredburger CTRL ALT DEL

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  7. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    mmmm, like the styling.
    went past the local Rolex store this morning (to drool) they were closed though, Lucky?

    Hay Ewe
  8. bassogap

    bassogap Haulin' the kids around

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    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.
  9. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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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.



  10. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    I knew I shouldn't take my Seiko Bullhead on the bicycle. But I did.


    35 chrono-stopped minutes on the bumpy race bike.

    Now it's dead. :baldy
  11. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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    I ALMOST picked up a Zenith Pilot Big Date Special over the weekend. Saw it at a ridiculously low clearance price at a jeweler, new, and after contemplation and sleep, decided yesterday I'd go back and buy it.

    Not sure if it means I'm unlucky or lucky, but by the time I got there, it had been sold.

    Zenith's 36,000bph El Primero movement is just a thing of breathtaking beauty.

    W.A.
  12. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    anyone know where I can find a new Chrystal for my Zodiac Desert hawk? It is about 16 years old....
  13. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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  14. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    Might try these guys, nothing else they might lead you down the right path
    http://www.ofrei.com/page_157.html


    They have a cool dial
  15. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Here's what i want it to look like again...
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  16. petepuma

    petepuma Been here awhile

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    Picked up another Eco-Drive

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    Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2
  17. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    I waited and waited and waited and waited patiently, even when the on sale date changed three times, but I finally got myself a Maratac Pilot.


    Not my picture.

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    Need to get myself a similar strap.
  18. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Nice watch, I like that style, very similar to my Fortis. A good strap makes a watch. I also have a dirt cheap knock-off, with a really good strap, it lofts the appearance significantly.
  19. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte™

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    They are kewl, aren't they? I just got this one in a trade:

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  20. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte™

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    Mikey likey! That one is on my list.