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    before and after shots

    thought id share some of the before and afters.
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    Re: before and after shots

    Great work cleaning the dial: was the blemishes on the dial surface dirt?

    The watch does not look terribly old though, but I feel it was sold by the Colibri Group who also constructed the Golden Gun in the James Bond movie.

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    Re: before and after shots

    good clean up on the dial, but must be hard to tell time with those small hands lol

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    Re: before and after shots

    the hands are the next thing to deal with lol. i think its harder finding hands than gears. especialy when trying to keep it original looking.

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    Re: before and after shots

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    Re: before and after shots

    Superb work. Care to share your technique/workflow?

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    Re: before and after shots

    Is that strictly cleaning, or do you restore the finish also?
    Tick Talk says, "A watch in the hand is worth two on the wrist"

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    Re: before and after shots

    i try many different things. as a coin collector i know cleaning can damage or remove layers. i dont want to use a hard acid based cleaner. so just like coins i try different things. for the hard build ups i use olive oil soak for a week to a few months. the oil allows for the hard dried stuff to become soft and not harden so easier to remove just what is wanted later. other times for just a film build up on dial i will use E-Z-EST coin cleaner diluted 50% with water. when using things like E-Z-EST and other acid based cleaners you dont want the stuff on the item being cleaned long at all. q tip dipped in the diluted cleaner soft wipes with no presure to speak of, you dont want to scrub just to slowly take little by little off till you get to the original surface. clean distilled water needs to be ready in a jar or something to get any remnance off. so there is a lil info on ways im trying. :)

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    Re: before and after shots

    Quote Originally Posted by AntBoss View Post
    i try many different things. as a coin collector i know cleaning can damage or remove layers. i dont want to use a hard acid based cleaner. so just like coins i try different things. for the hard build ups i use olive oil soak for a week to a few months. the oil allows for the hard dried stuff to become soft and not harden so easier to remove just what is wanted later. other times for just a film build up on dial i will use E-Z-EST coin cleaner diluted 50% with water. when using things like E-Z-EST and other acid based cleaners you dont want the stuff on the item being cleaned long at all. q tip dipped in the diluted cleaner soft wipes with no presure to speak of, you dont want to scrub just to slowly take little by little off till you get to the original surface. clean distilled water needs to be ready in a jar or something to get any remnance off. so there is a lil info on ways im trying. :)
    Thanks for that write-up.

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    Re: before and after shots

    Yes, thanks The olive oil tip sounds interesting.
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