BOR Bracelet Repaired! 600T Whole Again!
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    Months back the rice bead bracelet on my 600T Spirotechnique broke . I had a fairly difficult time tracking someone down that had the laser welding machine to mend the damage. I did get a quote for $195 who referred to the repair as a broken clasp....and that troubled me .

    I figured I would wear it on a Tropic rubber strap, and put the repair on the back burner. Patience can/does pay off! I went to the repair guy my mother has gone to for years, talked shop with him, his name is David, and showed him the bracelet. Keep in mind, I just moved back to SD in December. Apparently, he remembers and loves the US Divers Subs, and has a friend that has the laser welder...hit two birdies with one stone !

    It took a week, and $36 later.....yes $36.....the bracelet is properly mended .

    San Diego guys, or anybody for that matter, if you have vintage rice bead bracelets that need welding, I would be happy to drop any repairs off for you. King Jeweler's is in my neck of the woods, Chula Vista.

    They did a really nice job, the weld is clean and not terribly noticeable - check out pic no.4, you can see the weld. Looks good, and feels even better to wear it with it's original bracelet.


    Omar Montaño


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    Re: BOR Bracelet Repaired! 600T Whole Again!

    Congratulation!, I myself is hunting down for a sub 300t case, don't suppose anyone has got a spare

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    BOR Bracelet Repaired! 600T Whole Again!

    NICE man.... that case and BOR combo is amazing. Beautiful piece.

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    Re: BOR Bracelet Repaired! 600T Whole Again!

    Nice repair.
    The condition of the whole watch is fantastic.


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    Re: BOR Bracelet Repaired! 600T Whole Again!

    I put a lot of time and energy into this watch's restoration. Right before I mated the mended bracelet back to the head, I gave them both a refinish with my matting wheels by hand.

    Thanks for the comments! Much appreciated!
    Omar Montaño


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    Re: BOR Bracelet Repaired! 600T Whole Again!

    I have seen Omar's watch a new bracelet in person and I can say it looks outstanding!!

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