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Offline YuriyV

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My recent restoration project. BEFORE and AFTER.
« on: May 05, 2016, 03:46:13 pm »
SW 72B completely restored.
Runs +/-2 sec a day.
Now on my wrist. :-)
« Last Edit: May 05, 2016, 03:47:04 pm by YuriyV »

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Re: My recent restoration project. BEFORE and AFTER.
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2016, 12:55:18 pm »
 :sm3

Wow! Amazing difference.

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Re: My recent restoration project. BEFORE and AFTER.
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2016, 12:59:35 pm »
Was all that crap on the crystal and not the dial? Nice job on the bezel.
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Offline YuriyV

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Re: My recent restoration project. BEFORE and AFTER.
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2016, 02:20:10 pm »
Yes, the crystal was all scratched and heavily covered by deteriorated gum or some sort of resin.
In addition it was cracked. So I just replaced it.

Offline incountry

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Re: My recent restoration project. BEFORE and AFTER.
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2016, 09:02:40 pm »
You got to be proud when you're sporting that watch!  Nice restoration.   :twothumbsup 

Offline Green1414

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Re: My recent restoration project. BEFORE and AFTER.
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2016, 12:57:31 pm »
Fantastic job. Looks great.

Offline YuriyV

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Re: My recent restoration project. BEFORE and AFTER.
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2016, 02:32:35 pm »
Yes, it looks fantastic.
You got to be proud when you're sporting that watch!  Nice restoration.   :twothumbsup

Offline Blubarb

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Re: My recent restoration project. BEFORE and AFTER.
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2016, 12:53:26 am »
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What a superb job!

Offline YuriyV

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Re: My recent restoration project. BEFORE and AFTER.
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2016, 05:05:16 pm »
Wow! I wear this watch about two weeks. Amazed how accurate it is! One second a week!!! It is a chronometer!

Offline hayday

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Re: My recent restoration project. BEFORE and AFTER.
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2016, 09:37:41 pm »
HOW did you do that?  Was the work done by you or do you know a guy?  My jaw would have hit the floor if not for the laws of physics.  That is simply amazing, especially the bezel.  I have an older Sea Wolf with the bakelite bezel and I keep toying with having it restored; it currently looks like it's been through a war.

Your watch is simply amazing.

-hayday

Offline YuriyV

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Re: My recent restoration project. BEFORE and AFTER.
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2016, 09:17:57 am »
I do it myself as hobby.
Actually nothing special. Replaced the crystal and crown with NOS parts.
Gave a good cleaning for bezel and case. Did not buff. New gaskets.
Movement completely overhauled.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2016, 09:23:30 am by YuriyV »

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Re: My recent restoration project. BEFORE and AFTER.
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2016, 12:46:51 pm »
That is some spectacular resto wrk :coolsmiley2
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