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    WUS Life Hacks

    By now we should all know that putting a wooden spoon on a pot of boiling water will stop it from boiling over and you can use dental floss to cut soft cheese or butter. Life Hack lists and videos are everywhere. But no one has explored the world of WUS Life hacks. Lets share them here.

    Show us your watch related life hacks. Please include pictures or videos if possible.

    I've got a couple but I'll wait if no one else posts em.
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    Re: WUS Life Hacks

    I got nada..but interested to know


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    Re: WUS Life Hacks

    Use wooden toothpicks for that date adjusting buttons or moon phase buttons. does not make any scratches on the case. It works for older style Rolex bracelet clasp adjustment as well. Use 2 to adjust wonderful IWC bracelets.

    I HEARD that one can use dental floss to take the spring bar out. I have not tried it.

    Scotch brite to re-brush the bracelets (brushed finish) to get rid of desk diver marks.

    If someone jammed in a spring bar that is too long and if you don't mind ruining the strap a bit, then use a tin snip with sharp end to just cut the spring bar off rather than ruin the whole lug/case trying to get it out. You can try to use needle nose pliers to bend the spring bar if you really want to save the strap..

    Open screwed case back using ball of duct tape. (make the ball with sticky side OUT) I sometimes just stick the duct tape at the end of a pill bottle with sticky side out for better grip.
    Chronic flipper...


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    Re: WUS Life Hacks

    Cant think of any.

    The closest thing to a WUS hack I can think of is to invest in a watch winder so you don't need to set your watch after days of not wearing.
    Present: ROLEX Hulk Submariner, Pepsi GMT 16750 & 2T Datejust 1601 * PANERAI Radiomir PAM183 * IWC Ingenieur Mission Earth * BREITLING Navitimer Olympus * SEIKO Orange Monster * TISSOT PRC200 * SWATCH '86 Lancelot

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    AP RO 15400

    The Grail (Someday): Patek Philippe Aquanaut

    Time is too precious to measure with a cheap watch * The greatest luxury in life is time. Savour every second.


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    Re: WUS Life Hacks

    If you don't have any Polywatch, a quick rub over with a soft cloth and some toothpaste has polished out scratches on my Rolex acrylic crystal. And it's minty fresh! No good for Sapphire though....
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    Re: WUS Life Hacks

    Attach you mechanicals to your dogs collar when you go to work instead of having to buy a watch winder, well i dont know if this works as i just made it up, but it might work if you had an active dog that didnt run away.....

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    Re: WUS Life Hacks

    Stick this below the glass on your display case then leave it out for the wife to see

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    Re: WUS Life Hacks

    Dial Protector -- when you need to work on it: changing hands, etc.

    Use the "wax paper" that comes with Sticky back labels.
    Cut em into whatever shape / size you need, and cut a slit to the center.
    The "wax" is super smooth and dust does not cling.

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    Re: WUS Life Hacks

    how to use an analogue watch as a compass:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIwIC2fqgYU

    Last edited by drickster; July 31st, 2014 at 17:32.
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    Re: WUS Life Hacks

    My other one...kind of obvious...change straps to revive a tired watch....

    alternatively, make a paracord watch strap for only a couple of $$.

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