1920 Angelus 15jewel, 4 adust alarm rescue

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    Picture 1920 Angelus 15jewel, 4 adust alarm rescue

    Some before and after pictures of an Angelus alarm watch in gun steel case. I will post pictures of the movment next and intend to polish the case, remove the scratches and gouges, then re-blue the case with heat.
    1. The hands were removed, cleaned, sanded with 2000 grit, polished to white steel then blued with heat.
    2. The dial was removed, cleaned ultrasonically, then dried.
    3. Found a bow and crown/stem for the case and crystal so case was cleaned, plan on polishing and re-blueing the case while the movement is being serviced.
    4. Mixed up white water based Bergeon Luminous paste with a dab of water based orange acrylic paint. Just enough paint to give it an aged luminous look.
    5. Hand apply the luminous paste mixture to the dial and hands. Allow to dry on the dial then with loupe fix up the edges of the numbers where needed.
    Here is the dial restoration along with hands:

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    The lume and acrylic paint:



    Close up of applicator, home made of course:



    Had two dials so took the best to lume:



    Before of case, dial and hands:



    After of case, dial and hands:



    Side by side comparison of before and after:


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    Re: 1920 Angelus 15jewel, 4 adust alarm rescue

    Hi -

    Very, very nice restoration job. You've given me some ideas...

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    Re: 1920 Angelus 15jewel, 4 adust alarm rescue

    Simply stunning.
    Thanks.

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    Re: 1920 Angelus 15jewel, 4 adust alarm rescue

    Great job- I can't belive it's home made restauration!

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    Re: 1920 Angelus 15jewel, 4 adust alarm rescue

    Ffffffffffffffantastic !!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations.
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    Re: 1920 Angelus 15jewel, 4 adust alarm rescue

    Any updates on this?

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    Re: 1920 Angelus 15jewel, 4 adust alarm rescue

    Hello Daba,

    Thanks for your interest in the project. The before and after picture was posted in the initial listing and I have reproduced it here. I knitted the two pictures together with adobe photoshop to give you a side by side comparison.

    This is the same watch.

    Cheers, Geoff




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    Re: 1920 Angelus 15jewel, 4 adust alarm rescue

    Hi Geof,
    I found your Angelus Alarm rescue online was blown away. I have a similar watch ser# 110440 that needs hands and a quality crystal, but I don't know squat. It belonged to my stepsons grandfather and it winds, ticks, the alarm still works and the stub minute and hour hands still turn. That's it. Any advice or direction would be appreciated.
    pdr1950

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    Re: 1920 Angelus 15jewel, 4 adust alarm rescue

    thats just amazing, how did u mend the cracks on the dial?

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    Re: 1920 Angelus 15jewel, 4 adust alarm rescue

    Very impressiive! Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing. Love the watch she is a beauty.

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