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    Gift My 1st love is back!!!

    My Ball EM2 Worldtime is back with me! After leaving it with my local watchmaker for an overhual on 1/06/2014, it is finally on my wrist. Sorry Omega PO, you are going back to the watch box for the next couple days. I opted for only a movement service, so no polishing was done on the watch case.

    It has been too long, my heart actually raced up when watchmaker presented the watch to me. The only other time my heart raced was when Rob handed me the GO Panomaticlunar to try it on.

    Here are some photos I took of my 1st love. Enjoy. :)

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    Re: My 1st love is back!!!

    Happy Reunion.
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    Re: My 1st love is back!!!

    I'm happy for you my ball world timer chrono is getting repaired and I sure miss the watch also I have other watches but also miss the lume


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    Re: My 1st love is back!!!

    This was my first Ball, still my favorite in my collection. Lots small details in this watch.


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    Re: My 1st love is back!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by clarken View Post
    I'm happy for you my ball world timer chrono is getting repaired and I sure miss the watch also I have other watches but also miss the lume


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    Did you sent it to Ball SC?


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    Re: My 1st love is back!!!

    Very nice. I can see why you are happy to have this one back on your wrist. Enjoy!
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    My AD sent it to ball sc


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    Re: My 1st love is back!!!

    So it cost me $575.53 to get the Worldtime overhauled by my local watchmaker, Kroman Watchworks. I took the watch in for services on 1/07 as the rotor was spinning in full rotations, not just slight swinging as I wind the watch with the crown. And the winding was met with increasing resistant in the couple month I had the watch. It was purchased pre-own, original purchase date was 2009.

    These are the parts that was replaced:
    - Gasket, caseback
    - Gasket, crystal
    - Gasket, crown x2
    - Mainspring
    - Reversing wheel

    Reversing wheel was damaged, most likely by the previous owner.

    Post overhaul, the winding is buttery smooth, the date changes over at almost exact midnight. So far so good, I'm happy with the service performed, I know Kroman not the cheapest, but for me it was worth trying it out to find a local watchmaker that could be my go to source for maintaining my watches. Since I wear this watch in rotation with others, it should be good for another 5+yrs before another service. :)
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    Re: My 1st love is back!!!

    So. I'm taking the WorldTime back to Kroman tomorrow. The world time disk moves when adjusting time, but it doesn't move when the crown is in. :(
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    Re: My 1st love is back!!!

    Looks great on that strap.
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