Need help: replace Andre Mouche watch paint coat and remove rust

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    Question Need help: replace Andre Mouche watch paint coat and remove rust

    Hello,


    My name is Loi, I live in HCM City, Vietnam. Three years ago, I bought an Andre Mouche Florali 151-06071 on trip to Swiss for my wife. It was beautiful watch. She loved it. However, it is now got rust and the painting becomes brown. I think it's coating layer to protect the paint after finish, but I have no ideas about what it is and how to apply a new one. The watch band is plated by Palladium what is now rusted
    Buying a new one is still an option to me, but this contained so much memories of two of us. I gave her this watch on the same day I made a proposal to her. Please help me.


    Thank you so much.



    Please forgive me about my English, if it bothers you.





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    Re: Need help: replace Andre Mouche watch paint coat and remove rust

    Some kind of clear lacquer would be my guess. Imho they are not made to last a lifetime.
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    Re: Need help: replace Andre Mouche watch paint coat and remove rust

    Hello Loi,

    Welcome to watchuseek.

    I agree. This kind of art watch was not designed to endure the rigors
    of daily life. As you see, the problem is moisture. Even if you get a
    local watchmaker to clear coat the dial, more moisture will enter the
    case and degrade the finish and corrode some parts inside. Stainless
    is readily available. So, I am surprised the band is corroded, but the
    band could be replaced.

    I hope you and your bride have some good memories from the time when
    the watch was new. My suggestion is buy her a new one if you can
    bring yourself to do it. Then maybe buy her a new Seiko Lukia from the
    Japan domestic market for everyday wear. Lukia models have been a
    good value. They have good features, careful detailing, and should hold
    up for a long time. The prices have been going up, but you may find a
    more reasonable price from a Japanese online company like Rakuten

    I guess the aging of the watch gives a reminder that three years have
    gone by. In the philosophy of Jimmy Buffet, it was "never meant to last".
    I hope you and your bride notice this and make the most of every day.

    That is my suggestion.


    Thanks,
    rationaltime

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