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    New Look for my Bedat No.8 888

    I got this beautiful watch in a trade and it was a little rough to put it mildly but after hours of polishing and a new mesh its as good as new. This is a 40mm with an rare ETA Big date 2896 movement.It wears more like a 42mm round watch with excellent fit and finish.I now have the options of a black OEM braided Gator ,strap Ostrich in light brown and a mesh. Now I am loving the mesh.
    Here is the before

    I do like both but the mesh is a great look too.


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    Re: New Look for my Bedat No.8 888

    I'm a big fan of Bedat.

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    Re: New Look for my Bedat No.8 888

    Nice! The case is shaped a little like the Vacheron Constantin quai de l'ile (without the double-stepped and more intricate lug shape ... also, Panerai?).
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    Re: New Look for my Bedat No.8 888

    Very nice. Would also look great on a Toshi or similar handmade strap.

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    Re: New Look for my Bedat No.8 888

    Very stylish
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    I have the same watch. It's my favorite. So elegant, unusual, and beautifully balanced. I love the sound if makes, and the way the date numbers move independently and in opposite directions.

    I actually love that ostrich. Where did you get it? The lugs are a weird 23mm as I recall.

    Congrats. I consider mine a keeper.

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    Re: New Look for my Bedat No.8 888

    Beautiful watch, wear it in the best of health with any strap or bracelet.
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    Re: New Look for my Bedat No.8 888

    Very nice job! Did you just use a Cape Cod Cloth and a rag, and polish it by hand, or did you use a tool like a Dremel, with a polishing attachment? Any more "before" photos? Maybe some detail shots of before and after? I love seeing pieces being brought back to like-new condition. Cool watch, too. Looks great on ostrich strap and bracelet.
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    Re: New Look for my Bedat No.8 888

    bedats are very lovely pieces.
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    Re: New Look for my Bedat No.8 888

    Quote Originally Posted by Dixan View Post
    Very nice job! Did you just use a Cape Cod Cloth and a rag, and polish it by hand, or did you use a tool like a Dremel, with a polishing attachment? Any more "before" photos? Maybe some detail shots of before and after? I love seeing pieces being brought back to like-new condition. Cool watch, too. Looks great on ostrich strap and bracelet.
    Thanks to all for the great replies. I used a Cape Cod with a lot of man hours to completely remove the finish. The Ostrich strap came from World of Watches.I have also found a bracelet from Strapcode that will work perfectly on it.
    Last edited by Reliefcp; December 21st, 2011 at 00:30.
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