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    Off topic just a couple pics of something Ball HQ in Florida fixed up for me

    A while ago I found 2 watches that were my paternal grandfather's in a ziplock bag in a safety deposit box. He passed away 14 years ago.
    1 was an old timex automatic made in the U.K. ( his beater :) ) and the other was an old Omega DeVille.

    The Omega was missing the crown and stem. the crystal was pretty beat up, the dial and movement were spinning in the case but it started ticking when I gave it a little shake.

    I brought it to Jeff Hess and his great people. I said I wanted the hands and dial untouched unless they found a problem inside with them and I wanted original Omega parts.
    About three months later I got the call it was ready (Of course it was waiting for parts from Omega which I expected to take the most time.)

    It is beautiful, polished and looking like new. There was a slight discoloration on the dial about 11:30 but I wanted to keep it as original as possible.

    I still miss my grandfather. I had nothing physical to remember him with until this watch.

    Thanks everyone at Old NE Jewelers for taking care of this for me.:thanks

    It worked out that I picked this up the day of the GTG in Tampa and wore it there.
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    Take care,
    Seth



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    Re: just a couple pics of something Ball HQ in Florida fixed up for me

    Beautiful work, beautiful watch. A great legacy for you!
    kind regards,

    scott

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    Re: just a couple pics of something Ball HQ in Florida fixed up for me

    Nice story and nice piece. I'm sure your grandfather is proud of you!

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    Re: just a couple pics of something Ball HQ in Florida fixed up for me

    WOW! Looks brand new, CONGRATS!!!
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    Re: just a couple pics of something Ball HQ in Florida fixed up for me

    thanks everyone :)
    Take care,
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    Re: just a couple pics of something Ball HQ in Florida fixed up for me

    Great story, and also great seeing you and that watch in person at the GTG. I can also attest to the wonderful service of Jeff Hess and his staff.

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