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    Zenith - Vintage Restoration

    For those interested, I sent my vintage Zenith to the manufacture for a complete movement restoration and moderate external restoration. If you're interested in the cost, send me a PM and I'll email my invoice to you for reference.

    Overall, very happy with the work....before and after pictures below

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    Re: Zenith - Vintage Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by SWIMTEXAN View Post
    For those interested, I sent my vintage Zenith to the manufacture for a complete movement restoration and moderate external restoration. If you're interested in the cost, send me a PM and I'll email my invoice to you for reference.

    Overall, very happy with the work....before and after pictures below
    Most important - you're happy with what you have paid for. Looks like "the manufacture" changed or re-plated/re-lumed all hands. It's difficult to ascertain as the second image was obviously taken under a different lighting conditions. Plexi/crown look new from that one side shot photo as well but the bezel insert appears untouched. Good looking vintage watch.
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    Re: Zenith - Vintage Restoration

    I just wonder... is that a screw where normally a lume dot is? In the bezel?

    It is, BTW a nice vintage watch...
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    Re: Zenith - Vintage Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by pmwas View Post
    I just wonder... is that a screw where normally a lume dot is? In the bezel?

    It is, BTW a nice vintage watch...
    Thats what I was wondering. Missing pip, so just use a screw!

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    Re: Zenith - Vintage Restoration

    Well, when you keep that bezel dot up at 12 o'clock, then it's a screw up!

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    Did you use filters on the second photo? To be honest, I like it better as it was, before the restoration (unless the filters make it look worse than it is).
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    Re: Zenith - Vintage Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by upupa epops View Post
    Did you use filters on the second photo?
    Dont know if he used filters, but the colour tone / white balance is much different - I liked the orignal better too.

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    Re: Zenith - Vintage Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Hessu View Post
    Well, when you keep that bezel dot up at 12 o'clock, then it's a screw up!
    I think that has to be the worst pun we have had on this forum for a long time!! (*BARFING SMILEY!*)

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    Re: Zenith - Vintage Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Hessu View Post
    Well, when you keep that bezel dot up at 12 o'clock, then it's a screw up!
    And when it's at 6 o'clock, it's the world's first screw-down bezel...
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    I like the watch. I don't know if because the second pic is soo much larger than the first that I see any difference in the two besides the hands looking better.
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