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  1. Watchmaking
    Hi Guys, Could anyone recommend a good dial restoring companies ideally in the UK, preferably with some pictures of previous work they've carried out. I did see in previous posts people have recommended C&F, I managed to contact them, but unfortunately they are no longer operating. I got a...
  2. Public Forum
    Hello! I would to ask you about my caravelle diver devil, I have a copy in good mechanical condition but outside needs renovation. Japan movement. Maybe anyone have bezel or glass to sell? Is the bezel in this copy only pressed or screwed in? looks like it's about to be pressed in. What do...
  3. Public Forum
    Been watching some restoration vids on the YT and came across this video. To say I am awestruck by the end result is an understatement. This fella is genius at his craft. Great video.
  4. Zenith
    Hello Zenith watch enthusiasts. I have a family watch that I believe is a Zenith compax. It works, but runs fast and is in poor condition. Is it possible or costly/feasible to restore it to original condition to pass on to another generation? I am guessing it is from the 1950’s. Thank you.
  5. Zenith
    Hi, new to the forum. Found an family heirloom that belonged to my great-grandfather, born 1904. My grandmother speculated he got it from his uncle who lived in America in the 20's. I'm not sure whether watches like this were available in the US at the time, so not sure if that's the case. Any...
  6. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hi all restoration fans, I recently had this vintage beauty restored, longtime family history so some sentimental value attached. As you can see from the before and after it needed some serious help, the specialist who restored the face left the blistering as it is part of the character i...
  7. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hello everyone, this thread is about my first restoration experience -) One day I understood I bored of new watch purchase. I just didn't want to. So I decided to find a watch and breathe new life for it. Style I chose was Military from 1930-1950 (google request will be "military vintage...
  8. Casio G-Shock
    Hi! I picked up this rare yellow DW-5600 from the 80s. I collect Casios, but have never owned a G-Shock and I'm not sure what to do with it. The resin case has disintegrated and is about to fall off. I think the band might be original (it's Casio signed on the buckle) and might look ok after a...
  9. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hi, folks, introducing myself to this subforum-- I'm usually an Affordables kind of guy, I don't have a lot of posts, but I've been on WUS for years. What got me started with watches was a Seiko 6139 Pogue given to me in '73 or so, and now I need help trying to locate a suitable jeweler who...
  10. Russian watches
    I have started this thread to document the progress of my vintage Vostok restoration, from start to finish! On November 19th, I came across this lovely Vostok Amphibia (I believe it is an Amphibia 2209 Tonneau model) for sale on eBay, from a seller in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine. The crystal and...
  11. Public Forum
    This thread includes the Restoration of a Tag Heuer Blue Formula 1 REF. WAC1112.BA0850 (which you can see in pictures below) Within this thread, I'm going to comprehensively document the process of this self-restoration project. I am experienced so hopefully it should be a smooth process but...
  12. TAG Heuer
    This thread includes the Restoration of a Tag Heuer Blue Formula 1 REF. WAC1112.BA0850 (which you can see in pictures below) Within this thread, I'm going to comprehensively document the process of this self-restoration project. I am experienced so hopefully it should be a smooth process but...
  13. Public Forum
    I often like to buy pre-loved (maybe not loved that much) watches, mainly TAG Heuer, and then restore them back to pristine condition. Unfortunately for many parts you cannot fix them and have to buy replacement ones. My newest resto-project on a TAG Heuer WAC1112.BA0850, which i will be...
  14. Seiko
    I'm new to the forum and would appreciate some guidance. My father just gave me a Seiko Speedtimer that he purchased new in the early 70s. It hasn't run in a few years, and has a scuffed crystal. I took it to a reputable watch service in the Hudson's Bay department store in Vancouver (its an...
  15. Casio G-Shock
    Greetings! My first G-Shock was a DW-9350MSJ that I sparingly wore for 4 years...till the resin deteriorated! I turned it into a desk clock (watch?!) and overlooked G's in favour of stainless cased divers and chronographs. Fast forward to 2017, I stumbled upon steel cased 5600cs and the rarer...
  16. Seiko
    Hi Everyone, I just found an old Seiko 6309-7290 that I thought I lost about 20 years ago. My uncle bought it new and used it pretty extensively for diving in the 80's and early 90's, as such it is relatively beaten up (crystal/bezel insert scratched, loose bezel) as well as running slow )...
  17. Affordable watches
    Greetings WuS! A project I completed a few months ago- a battered Divex 500 that looked like it had been through hell and back! I found it on eBay last December and I dismissed it at first, thinking it was just another "all bark no bite" diver with a dubious 500m rating on the dial. After...
  18. Rolex & Tudor
    This Rolex Air King was purchased on eBay in June of 2016 and it was in pretty rough shape with lots of nicks in the steel and on the crystal. The watch stopped running close to a year after I bought it so I sent it to Rolex Service in Toronto. They informed me that the watch had never been...
  19. Watchmaking
    Hello-- I have a Universal Geneve watch: I want to clean its painted dial while retaining the original paint on it. Can some recommend the best place to have a dial cleaned? Additionally: can some recommend the best place to get a dial restored if cleaning is impossible? I am looking for...
  20. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hi~ I buy and resell used watches on eBay. Many times I come across watches that are in bad shape cosmetically but still function properly internally. Usually the cystals are all scratched up, the steel case and bracelet is heavily scratched and scuffed... In general it is a mess. I would like...
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