Last edited by AaParker; September 5th, 2019 at 21:28.
And then I decided to put it together before painting, just to give myself more time to think. I liked the polished version so much, I'm going to keep it that way for a while, just so I can enjoy it.
You would need to lacquer the casing if you are going to keep the polished look.
You see, I knew you really wanted to have a go at one of these!
I will put some coating eventually, but I was impressed by the solid steel frame of this little watch. It could take some serious buffing! Also impressed by the construction, it's like five easy steps to dissassemble and put back together! Almost like AK-47.
With the reluming I took an easy short cut. There's a pic
It's actually an idea you gave me some time ago. Instead of "base" laquer layer I tried a transparent sticky tape, that I cut with the scalpel. The hands are big enough to take it, and the bed is solid enough to take some filling. I left it there, as I was afraid if I pull it out I'll pull the filling with it.
I think I could reproduce the original filling (there were small pieces left on the hands), but opted for something different, when I realised I can't restore the original look.
It's a national holiday in Bugaria today, so I had the time on my hands. It's good that my wife has hobbies too, so there's no conflict there
Just cleaned outside and polished a bit. Cleaned and oiled inside as well. I have posted this watch before as a strange one. The crystal is an experimental one or someone’s creativity. What I can say, based on the dirt/stains inside and outside of the crystal that I can see in the microscope, the crystal was set in place decades ago. I keep this one just as an odd ball 🙂 even used it for a day once...
I remeber your post, and that is one crazy (deffinately unique) dial
It's worth keeping.
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