Resurrecting the Irishstar

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    Picture Resurrecting the Irishstar

    After I returned the SUB 1000T I had on loan for the review, the Irishstar sat in a drawer as I had no doner case for it. Recently I bought a fairly beat up 300T Reissue. I set about restoring it. Usual stuff. Clean up the case and bracelet, removing a considerable amount of scores and scratches. Repolishing the center links and rebrushing the sides. Same for the case and the polished lug pieces. Polished the bezel and repainted it. Movement was shot. Actually someone had opened it and pressed the crown release button too far. Watch will not wind or reset correctly. I'll pull it apart at some time and fix it. They scored the caseback too but I have most of that gone now.

    I put in the Irishstar. It is using a replica Rolex ETA movement but the date wheel is wrong. I have a new movement so I'll do a heart transplant at some stage.

    The watch is looking great and almost unrecognizable from when I got it. It just brought back to me just what a watch the 300T reissue is. It's the watch that put Doxa back on the map. It is now 6 years old and an icon. The case and bracelet were novel at the time and sure got people talking. I had 2 at one time but sold them both as I considered them too big. Strangely enough, I don't feel that is the case now and as I'm off to Ireland shortly for a while, guess what watch I'll be wearing?

    Pete


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    Re: Resurrecting the Irishstar

    Well done Pete!! Did you consider doing the bezel in green to match the theme, or were you aiming for the contrast??


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    Re: Resurrecting the Irishstar

    I could have done the numbers in green, David, but to be a true Irishstar there has to be Green, White and Orange in it somewhere.

    Pete

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    Re: Resurrecting the Irishstar

    ^^^

    Aha of course

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    Re: Resurrecting the Irishstar

    Pete, I have to say that I really like it in the 300T reissue case. LOOKS GREAT!!!
    Best Regards,
    Jason




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    Re: Resurrecting the Irishstar

    I've never seen an Irishstar before but that looks brilliant.

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    Re: Resurrecting the Irishstar

    Quote Originally Posted by soleeman View Post
    I've never seen an Irishstar before but that looks brilliant.
    I bet you'll never see another one either.

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    Re: Resurrecting the Irishstar

    Quote Originally Posted by SMSgt Bo View Post
    I bet you'll never see another one either.
    Bo, I think I can safely say this is the only one in the world.... hmmmmmmm, that sounds nice

    Pete

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    Re: Resurrecting the Irishstar

    Doc,
    You like your Irishstar are definetly one of a kind. Randy
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    Re: Resurrecting the Irishstar

    That looks AWESOME!!!


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