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    Tonight's project!

    Hey Cats,

    Picked this up today on my meanders, major brassing issue. Going to do a blend and lacquer to it, picked it up for the interesting date layout, nothing special with the movement, it's how the dial was cut for the calendar and the print was flipped on the day wheel. Simple tweak to create a dramatic result.



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    Re: Tonight's project!

    Quote Originally Posted by Preston View Post
    Hey Cats,

    Picked this up today on my meanders, major brassing issue. Going to do a blend and lacquer to it, picked it up for the interesting date layout, nothing special with the movement, it's how the dial was cut for the calendar and the print was flipped on the day wheel. Simple tweak to create a dramatic result.



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    Hi Preston,

    Nice catch..

    What do you mean by blend and lacquer as it sounds like something I need to do for some of my watch cases?

    Cheers


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    Looks like fun...This is what my evening looks like (not to hijack your thread)...

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    Re: Tonight's project!

    I polish the case until the brass blends in to reasonably match what's left of the gold plating. This technique works well on higher end watches as they use higher grade materials, watches like these of lesser grade don't blend as well but still look much nicer when treated.

    After the polishing I spray it with a clear high grade spray lacquer used for archiving purposes.

    Stay tuned for after pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleotime View Post
    Looks like fun...This is what my evening looks like (not to hijack your thread)...

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    Nice! Do I see a transplant surgery there? After pics please!

    My Girard Perregaux looks like that right now LOL

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    Re: Tonight's project!

    Do I see a transplant surgery there?
    HaHa...more akin to a triple bypass surgery...New mainspring, some balance work, regulator repair (or replace), and a general COA. I'll post something when it is back together.
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    Re: Tonight's project!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleotime View Post
    Looks like fun...This is what my evening looks like (not to hijack your thread)...

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    It's amazing to me when you see all these parts laid out how each one comes together to make it run. You got to love watches!!!!
    Well done, really looks cool!
    It looks fairly simple.
    I know...getting it all back is the skill.
    One of these days I must attempt this.

    I look forward to seeing it when she's up and running.

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    Re: Tonight's project!

    All finished. I hope the lighting is showing the result adequately.

    These are pre lacquer shots.




    Post with it's new Hirsch strap.




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    That is impressive Preston.
    Good for you.
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    That is impressive Preston.
    Good for you.
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