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Offline thesheiladivine

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so you want to replate your Sea Wolf?
« on: June 03, 2011, 07:11:27 PM »
Having seen some of the shiny chromed examples of bezel replating since I started getting into Zodiac watches, I was extremely pleased with the results by BWG to replate the bezel on my black Sea Wolf which was almost entirely brass.  They applied a satin finish and polished it to blend better than shiny new finishes.  The result, I think, was very near to the original luster.

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Re: so you want to replate your Sea Wolf?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 08:15:36 PM »
 :o wow--nice! i didnt know BWG could do that--OUTSTANDING! it sure looks as original as it can be. i still cant understand WHY zodiac put a cheap bezel on such a nice watch. surley a stainless bezel would not have added that much to the price!? go figure, one of lifes mysteries that will go unanswered.

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Re: so you want to replate your Sea Wolf?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 01:13:04 AM »
I am impressed !  :o
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Re: so you want to replate your Sea Wolf?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 07:51:41 AM »
Interesting. I was able to put this together from where I had it restored and then you had it replated. I have not had this done by BWG before, though he has offered it.

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Offline thesheiladivine

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Re: so you want to replate your Sea Wolf?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 11:23:49 AM »
The price to do this was extremely reasonable.  When I first compared it to an original bezel, I couldn't tell the difference.  After talking to BWG, he pointed out that the replate was mildly brighter than the original finish.  Upon further scrutiny, I finally noticed that, but I recommend this service to anyone with a beat up bezel. 

The results are super close to the original.  And it may very well be, with a few months of wear, that the luster dulls just enough to match perfectly.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2011, 11:27:26 AM by thesheiladivine »

Offline longview65

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Re: so you want to replate your Sea Wolf?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 04:11:40 PM »
I once took one of my Seawolfs and had it bead blasted! The final result was nothing less then spectauclar!

Offline jon p

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Re: so you want to replate your Sea Wolf?
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2011, 07:11:32 AM »
i like a beadblast finish, bet it does look good.

 

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