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    Accutron Astronaut: Before and After

    Last year I asked for advice on this forum about an Accutron Astronaut I had received. I had no idea if the watch could be salvaged.
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    Many forum members responded and Rob Berkavicius's name surfaced. I tried a battery and found the old hummer still hummed, but not a happy tune. What followed was an assessment from Rob and a list of what might be required in order to bring the watch back to life. I made the decision to rely on his judgement and go ahead with the work that would be required. He provided costs and timelines that would be necessary and in the process he was right on.
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    The dial had to be sent away from Rob in order to be redone. Everything else was in his hands and he kept me in the loop so I knew what was happening.
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    I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Rob's expertise is extraordinary, and his ability to communicate effectively with someone who has a lot of questions and few answers surprised me. I want to thank him for his work on this forum, and thank WUS for encouraging me to go ahead with getting this little gem restored.


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    Re: Accutron Astronaut: Before and After

    That watch looks fanfreakingtastic!! What a huge difference.


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    Re: Accutron Astronaut: Before and After

    I have sent him many accutrons for restoration but none quite that bad. Amazing restoration.
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    Re: Accutron Astronaut: Before and After

    When I opened that envelope from Thailand I became a believer: a chunk of coal could be turned into a diamond!

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    Impressive!

    Must feel wonderful to strap that on each day- what a resurrection!
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    Re: Accutron Astronaut: Before and After

    When you get that many recommendations for Rob it's not so much of a "leap of faith" as it is "common sense"...
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    Re: Accutron Astronaut: Before and After

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    When you get that many recommendations for Rob it's not so much of a "leap of faith" as it is "common sense"...
    Yes, that’s so true, but I just didn’t know virtually anything about this restoration business, and this was my first venture into the territory. I gained confidence from the input and I felt I could trust WUS members to share their genuine experiences.

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    Re: Accutron Astronaut: Before and After

    Iím just waiting for my first restoration from Rob. I was the same as you. Did some research and Robs name game-up time and again.

    His regular contact during the whole restoration is really reassuring and he gives excellent, honest advice. He is completely transparent with regards to his fees and there are no surprises once a final tally is made.

    I really canít wait for my Spaceview to return. Iíve already purchased a number of period bracelets ready for its arrival!



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    Wow! That is great work from Rob. I need to contact him about my old Astronaut.
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    Re: Accutron Astronaut: Before and After

    Itís arrived today and I canít begin to say how good the restoration is. Rob really has worked a small miracle.



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