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This anadigi belonged to my dad ; it's a cheap watch, purchased from a gizmo store, before the internet age… there's no brand anywhere on/in the watch.

My dad has the most aggressive sweat, and he destroys all his watches :-x


Two weeks ago, I was visiting my parents, and I rummaged through his used (heavily damaged) watches, and stumbled upon this one. I asked him if I could take it, he said yes, and there begins the story :



PART I : INVENTORY

This is how it looked first :


Cristal :-s





:-x





o|







Let's have a look inside : there's some sort of cap on the quartz module :think:



and the biggest battery I've ever seen o_O



Part II -> …
 

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PART II - CLEANING

I used a rather extreme method for this one :
- White Spirit
- Methylated spirits
- Soapy water
- Rincing
- Drying


and this is what we got :






I tried Mirror on the glass…



















There were a few other cleaning operations after those pics :

1 - I polished the glass one more time (with little effect on the deepest scratch)

2 - I used Mirror on the case… but I reckon most of the plating was gone, it had little effect. Oh well.
 
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PART III - RESURRECTION !

The new battery arrived today… the moment of truth : will my efforts be rewarded ?





YES ! :-!









I didn't have the instruction manual, so I had to discover the functions by myself :think:

Upper screen -> Day Month:Date




Chronograph (with LAP times)


Countdown + Timer (two modes)



No idea what this "pace" function is for :think:
It can be set from 30 to 160 :-s



Lower screen : Digital time… I reckon it can be used as a second timezone :think:



There's an alarm, but I couldn't set it properly for now.









CONCLUSION :

I'm pretty pleased with this restoration :-d

It's cool to have brought this family watch to life, even if it's not valuable.

 

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Well done Reno,I think it's a cool watch,and i am glad you brought it back to life. What era?? 80's i suppose.
I wonder about bead blasting,and someone repaint the bezel??
 

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Well done Reno,I think it's a cool watch,and i am glad you brought it back to life. What era?? 80's i suppose.
Thanks Mikey ! :)

Yup, I think so :think:

I wonder about bead blasting,and someone repaint the bezel??
Na. I'm gonna leave it this way… I like it shows its age ;-)
 

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Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed following the progress.
Thanks for watching ;-)

It's was a real pleasure to resurrect this family watch :-!

My parents are visiting us next week ; can't wait to show my dad the result :)
 

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That should put to rest the discussion about the longevity of quartz movements.

Thanks for the post,
heb
 

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Awesomely done Reno, that watch has a lot of character and your dads super sweat made for some interesting patina, I wouldn't think of beadblasting it neither, great job my friend :-!

Earl
 

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amazing a no name watch can look that good |>!
 

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that's the same battery that honda uses for their remote key fob : )

the watch looks like it's been sitting inside of a fish tank for years LOL
 

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Awesomely done Reno, that watch has a lot of character and your dads super sweat made for some interesting patina, I wouldn't think of beadblasting it neither, great job my friend :-!

Earl
Thanks Earl :)

I'm especially happy with it today, because my parents came visiting us on their way back home (we had a marvelous lunch on a fantastic restaurant near a lovely pond) and I could show my father the result. He was pleasantly surprised with what I managed to do with his old watch :-d

Oh, and he brought with him the instruction manual, so I'll have a better understanding of all the functions :-!

amazing a no name watch can look that good |>!
Indeed. I really like it :)

that's the same battery that honda uses for their remote key fob : )

the watch looks like it's been sitting inside of a fish tank for years LOL
:-d

Well, sort of :roll:
 

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Cleaned up well, good job sir.
 

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