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    What happened to your watch ?

    Hello
    I'm a new watch blogger and lately I?m meeting more and more people who had quite painful experiences with their watches. Indeed in 2 of my articles
    the aficionados broke their watches. One fell from a sink and the other one smashed against a desk. But they were repaired as if nothing ever happened.

    I would be interested to hear more stories about watch lovers who have similar stories of their watches being partly destroyed. pics are of course more than welcome.

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    Tarik
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Size:  53.2 KBI busted this one recently, to replace the crystal was going to cost more than I paid for the watch, so in the trash it went!!

    I bumped it against the granite bathroom sink while washing my hands!! The crystal was supposed to be sapphire!!
    Buy the seller! "Trust but Verify" quote- Ronald Reagan....

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    Re: What happened to your watch ?

    This was a piece of junk when I bought it:

    Project Watch Club: JLC reference 2285

    Now it's a beauty:

    Project Watch Club: JLC reference 2285 "after"

    It's back at Le Sentier now. They're rectifying the two T's the bookend the SWISS MADE since they aren't true to the original dial. JLC is the best manufacturer to deal with. I don't know if any company can do better restorations than they can. They have another watch of mine right now being restored.

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    Re: What happened to your watch ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2BATTRANGER View Post
    The crystal was supposed to be sapphire!!
    Sapphire, due to its hardness, is more prone to cracking than softer crystals such as mineral and acrylic.
    "...[A] watch isn’t about telling the time, it is about your relationship with time. A watch is about style, a story and the history of both your watch and your own life."
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    Re: What happened to your watch ?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewSo View Post
    Sapphire, due to its hardness, is more prone to cracking than softer crystals such as mineral and acrylic.
    I was under the impression that sapphire shattered into little pieces and mineral crystal would crack but NOT shatter??
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    Re: What happened to your watch ?

    apparently granite is harder than sapphire.
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    I bumped it against the granite bathroom sink while washing my hands!! The crystal was supposed to be sapphire!!

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    Re: What happened to your watch ?

    Sorry for late addition to thread - been busy. Survival story with a watch that has more personal meaning than WUS chutztpa. My wife gave me a nice Seiko quartz moon watch 20 years ago. In 2005 I accidentally put it through the laundry - both washer and dryer. Dismayed and amazed, I found it ticking among the dry clothes at the bottom of the dryer, although the second hand had fallen off. Easily re-attached. Seiko fan for life. This warhorse has a place of honor.


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