Vintage Sub Brought Back To Glory

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    Vintage Sub Brought Back To Glory

    Hi Guys,

    I Haven't posted for a while but have been logging in weekly to catch-up on what is new.

    Firstly, sadly I sold my 600T and my 750T to perhaps purchase a 1000T Sharky but not sure yet.
    Secondly, Got Dr Pete's book and think it is absoulutley great.
    Thirdly, Got my Dad his GMT Caribbean, it was great to see him open the package, he was like a kid opening his parcel when it arrived quite a few months ago. He never takes it off and thinks it is "better than my funny lookin orange ones", ha ha ha

    Anyhow my vintage Doxa just came back from my watch guy after he reassembled it. "I think I love this watch the most."
    I have always loved my 300T reissue as it gets most wrist time and the T-Graph only goes out on special occasions. However when the vintage came home and I put it on, I haven't been able to take it off.

    The reassembly was straight forward.
    • The crystal was expensive to re-polish because of a few deep scratches and I opted to stay with the original one.
    • My watch guy only slightly relumed the hands and markers to stay with the original fade so it looks totally original.
    • The movement needed a new main spring and one cog, don't know where he sourced it from though.
    • He pressure tested it and yes it can go back to diving, but it wont if I have anything to do about it. (don't want to risk loosing it)
    • Keeps time amazingly well only looses around +/- 2 to 3 seconds after a couple of days.
    So here are the pic's
    Before





    After












    So there goes, I have actually been thinking of putting the vintage on the DOXA bund strap, I think that will look pretty cool.
    Hope these pic turn out, by the way I am not real flash at taking pic's definatly not my strength.

    Enjoy
    Last edited by Jason71; July 13th, 2007 at 13:33. Reason: There you go Peter!!
    Cheers
    Peter D

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    Re: Vintage Sub Brought Back To Glory

    Sorry to reply to myself,
    but does any one know why the pic's aren't showing up in the post, thats a bit of a bummer.
    Please someone let me know otherwise I will have to attatch them.:thanks
    Cheers
    Peter D

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    SEIKO ORANGE MONSTER
    NITE WATCH MX20
    CITIZEN ECO-DRIVE DEPTH METER CHRONOGRAPH

    CITIZEN PROMASTER AQUALAND II
    CITIZEN PROMASTER AQUALAND II (my first diver)


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    Re: Vintage Sub Brought Back To Glory

    Peter, try posting the IMG link instead of the http link. At least I think that's what the problem is .

    (And that is a sweet watch by the way ).

    Best, Mike W.
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    Re: Vintage Sub Brought Back To Glory

    Beautiful watch!! Great restoration you've improved it cosmetically yet, managed to maintain it's vintage look.

    Joe
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    Re: Vintage Sub Brought Back To Glory

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeW View Post
    Peter, try posting the IMG link instead of the http link. At least I think that's what the problem is .

    (And that is a sweet watch by the way ).

    Best, Mike W.
    Hi Mike,

    Tried posting the IMG link instead of the http and no luck, weird this has never happened to me before.
    Thanks anyway
    Cheers
    Peter D

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    Re: Vintage Sub Brought Back To Glory

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter D View Post
    Hi Mike,

    Tried posting the IMG link instead of the http and no luck, weird this has never happened to me before.
    Thanks anyway
    Started happening to me also a while ago so started typing in
    [img]url name copied from eg photobucket[/img] and has worked perfectly for me since.

    Great restoration - has come up looking fantastic

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    Re: Vintage Sub Brought Back To Glory

    Quote Originally Posted by Alas View Post
    Started happening to me also a while ago so started typing in
    [img]url name copied from eg photobucket[/img] and has worked perfectly for me since.

    Great restoration - has come up looking fantastic
    Hi,
    Thanks for the help but still not working, just comes up with a small white image with a cross in it.
    Cheers
    Peter D

    ORIS DIVER SMALL SECOND S/S
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    SEIKO ORANGE MONSTER
    NITE WATCH MX20
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    Re: Vintage Sub Brought Back To Glory

    Peter, That is one great looking watch!!! I really love it. The way that you didn't go overboard with the lume was great. It still looks totally vintage. Did you have to use some different parts? Or, was that a transition watch with the sailboat caseback and the synchron dial. I am sure it is probably the latter. Anyways, I can see why you love that watch........

    BTW......Fixed your pics
    Last edited by Jason71; July 13th, 2007 at 14:14.
    Best Regards,
    Jason





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    Re: Vintage Sub Brought Back To Glory

    Looks great. Enjoy it.

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    Re: Vintage Sub Brought Back To Glory

    Mind describing the process of your restoration?
    I'm really interested how you've managed to make a old looking watch look as if it was just produced yesterday!

    Great work
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