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    Vintage Divingstar!

    Many of us are familiar with this watch. It was Arthur's at one time and was sold not long ago. It is now up for trade and possibly for sale again.

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    Vintage Divingstar!

    Sweet piece ... if I didn't think the 710 would kill me, I'd jump on it. Alas, I'll have to wait a few months before dropping that kind of $$ again .....

    Thanks for sharing the info ... is anyone here gonna jump on it?
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    Re: Vintage Divingstar!

    That RGM restoration doesn't impress me at all. The lume looks like poorly applied cake icing and the bezel numbers weren't even touched.

    I have an early 300T Sharkie in transit from Jack that looks like new. The lume has a lovely patina and is smooth as budd'ah. The bezel looks like like it just came from the parts bin and the caseback has a perfect swirl brushed finish.

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    Re: Vintage Divingstar!

    This watch is doing some serious airmiles!!

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    Re: Vintage Divingstar!

    I agree that the lume looks very poorly applied. I would be embarrassed if I was the watchmaker that sent that out as a finished product (hope he is not listening). However, I would like to have it though. Course, I would like to have all of them!!
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    Re: Vintage Divingstar!

    Bo -- I once owned a 300T vintage searambler that Jack restored, and the bezel was so worn that there was no "restoring" it, there was little engraving left to any of the numbers to refill with paint... he refilled the two dots on the top, and that was it, but his re-lume was just untouchable in its quality, and he gave it a new crystal, new seals and serviced the movement. Your 300T and Scottie's Divingstar remind me I never should have parted with that watch.

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    Re: Vintage Divingstar!

    Quote Originally Posted by howboutdemRedSox View Post
    Bo -- I once owned a 300T vintage searambler that Jack restored, and the bezel was so worn that there was no "restoring" it, there was little engraving left to any of the numbers to refill with paint... he refilled the two dots on the top, and that was it, but his re-lume was just untouchable in its quality, and he gave it a new crystal, new seals and serviced the movement. Your 300T and Scottie's Divingstar remind me I never should have parted with that watch.
    Jack is an artist and Master Reluminator (feel free to use this Bo-ism in daily conversation) but he can't perform miracles if the case or bezel are missing too much metal. I used to live a little over an hour from IWW and had Jack do a few of my watches in the early days when I could personally drop them off and they'd be done in two weeks. Now I'm halfway around the world and his waiting list is 6-9 months long if he even accepts your project. Even so, his finished product and personalized service is second to none and still very reasonably priced.

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    Re: Vintage Divingstar!

    Between your smilies and your "Bo-isms"
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    Re: Vintage Divingstar!

    That is a very beautiful watchas is that restored Sharkhunter is a very good job
    that divingstar, I think it's overpriced. I noticed it does not have the original crown either. But all in all it is a very beautiful watch Rob

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    Re: Vintage Divingstar!

    Quote Originally Posted by SMSgt Bo View Post
    Jack is an artist and Master Reluminator (feel free to use this Bo-ism in daily conversation) but he can't perform miracles if the case or bezel are missing too much metal. I used to live a little over an hour from IWW and had Jack do a few of my watches in the early days when I could personally drop them off and they'd be done in two weeks. Now I'm halfway around the world and his waiting list is 6-9 months long if he even accepts your project. Even so, his finished product and personalized service is second to none and still very reasonably priced.
    Just curious what a restoration like yours would approx. run?

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