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    Re: Before & After ✨

    So I backtracked my posts, and one of my first restorations was inspired by comrades mariomart and mroatman. This watch was the reason I finally registered in this forum after a long time just peaking in it.
    I started with this:
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    and got to the one on the left. The one on the right was the model that originally started it all, and I bought it months later.
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    Re: Before & After ✨

    And it went on...
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    Re: Before & After ✨

    ...and on...
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    Re: Before & After ✨

    and on ...
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    and on...
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    and it's been a process of learning and great satisfaction.
    It's also a pleasure sharing it with you. I don't really have anyone else to share it with :)
    Ivan

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    Re: Before & After ✨

    I got my "3 more" identical Komandirskies. The best running was, of course in the worst shape. Scratch and dent all the way.

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    So after a little polywatch it looked a lot better.

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    But the nicest watch, with a pristine face and perfect case, had a gasket that had turned to goop and movement that had no lube remaining.

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    So I decided to switch the good movement into the best looking case. After prying out the movement spacer I took 90 minutes to carefully clean the gooped-gasket goop from the movement holder, case back and threads in the case with acetone; successfully avoiding getting acetone on the crystal.

    Now I have a new blue Komandirskie again!

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    And a couple others I'll slowly get working for my 2 boys when they get older. And my 3rd original (where I scratched the dial) so I'll franken-Vostok that one. All of them have the same blue-to-grey fading dial.
    Or maybe I'll move them on. Don't know yet.

    Thanks for reading! AlaskaJohnboy
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    And the collection, (Ok She's right- that's a lot of watches. *put eye-roll here*)
    -1971 Timex Marlin, green dial (reborn!), 1970's Timex Auto, 1974 Hamilton Accumatic ORANGE DIAL!
    -Dad's 1953 Bulova President, 1963 gold Accutron, and Grandpa's 1970 Caravelle machinist's watch
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    --E-One Bradley, --Evant Tropic Diver, bronze & green, --Urban Chronograph, —Seiko SNK's green & red,—Seiko Alpinist, —Bertucci A-2T (white), —Certina C-Sport Chrono, orange , —Timex 2002 Reefgear, —Omega Dynamic III (circa 2001), —Hamilton Pan Europe, blue, -- Monta Triumph, green dial.

    -1972 Hamilton Pan Europe, -1971 Accutron 219,—Seiko H557 square digital-analog (mine, new in 1984),
    -80's Seiko 6F22 Moonphase, - -70's Timex Electric, —Vostok Signal watch (w/ alarm), -80's Komandirskie (Type 33) -1990 Komandirskie (Type 34) (4 of same!), -Victorinox 1980, —HMT Janata, -1912 Concord Travel Clock/watch (w/engraved dial)


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    Re: Before & After ✨

    I resisted posting this when the thread was started because the "restoration" was never completed but since it has been revived perhaps there's some interest in a restoration featuring re-plating with nickel:

    Before, bought on etsy for $10/delvd:

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    Re: Before & After ✨

    Quote Originally Posted by schnurrp View Post
    ... a restoration featuring re-plating ...
    Very cool, schnurrp! Re-plating has been in my wish list for a while. So far only considered buying a gold plating kit, as a fairly easy thing to do.
    Ivan

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    Re: Before & After ✨

    Quote Originally Posted by Kamburov View Post
    and on ...
    and it's been a process of learning and great satisfaction.
    It's also a pleasure sharing it with you. I don't really have anyone else to share it with :)
    Ivan
    Well done! I am pleased you have shared your accomplishment with us all. Keep up the good work!

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    Re: Before & After ✨

    Quote Originally Posted by schnurrp View Post
    ....featuring re-plating with nickel:
    WOW! That is impressive. Great work!
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    And the collection, (Ok She's right- that's a lot of watches. *put eye-roll here*)
    -1971 Timex Marlin, green dial (reborn!), 1970's Timex Auto, 1974 Hamilton Accumatic ORANGE DIAL!
    -Dad's 1953 Bulova President, 1963 gold Accutron, and Grandpa's 1970 Caravelle machinist's watch
    .

    --E-One Bradley, --Evant Tropic Diver, bronze & green, --Urban Chronograph, —Seiko SNK's green & red,—Seiko Alpinist, —Bertucci A-2T (white), —Certina C-Sport Chrono, orange , —Timex 2002 Reefgear, —Omega Dynamic III (circa 2001), —Hamilton Pan Europe, blue, -- Monta Triumph, green dial.

    -1972 Hamilton Pan Europe, -1971 Accutron 219,—Seiko H557 square digital-analog (mine, new in 1984),
    -80's Seiko 6F22 Moonphase, - -70's Timex Electric, —Vostok Signal watch (w/ alarm), -80's Komandirskie (Type 33) -1990 Komandirskie (Type 34) (4 of same!), -Victorinox 1980, —HMT Janata, -1912 Concord Travel Clock/watch (w/engraved dial)


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    Re: Before & After ✨

    Quote Originally Posted by Kamburov View Post
    Very cool, schnurrp! Re-plating has been in my wish list for a while. So far only considered buying a gold plating kit, as a fairly easy thing to do.
    Ivan
    Thanks, comrade. Nothing could be easier than nickel-plating on brass. I looked at gold-plating, too, but the downside is that the solution is hard to find in small quantities and, if found, is still quite expensive.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/i-t...it-813682.html

    https://photos.app......../cHhRh02QnFuRhzAI2

    Good luck if you decide to try.

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