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  1. Gstp

    Gstp May 12, 2017

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    Just got an old Seamaster 30 on my table. And it is just like I like to recieve them.

    Untouched by dealers, collectors and morons without proper tools to open it. Straight from a young girls "secondhand"/ "vintage"/"shabby chic" /"import of cheap products from China" shop.

    I has a heavily scratched crystal, replacement crown and way too long winding stem. There is a fair amount of gunk both between the lugs and on the back side of them, and the old "fixo-flex" is absolutely disgusting.

    But the dial is perfect and the case is sharp and unmolested. Will be a nice little project this :)

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  2. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. May 12, 2017

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    Wow!

    Another Fixoflex for your collection! I'm impressed ;).

    And the watch that came with it should clean up a treat, any movement shits?
     
  3. Gstp

    Gstp May 12, 2017

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    Is true,I have quite a eclectic collection of old straps, bands and metal expansion bands. Should be a sub-forum for them ;)

    Haven't opened it yet. It is running, a little fast it seems.....based on 3 hours of observation.
     
  4. Gstp

    Gstp May 13, 2017

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    Cleaned up nicely I think and gave it bit of anti-magnetic treatment which turned down speed to normal pace.

    I think I like it
     
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  5. cell1010

    cell1010 May 13, 2017

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    Looks great. And very nice result of the cleaning.
     
  6. propervinyl

    propervinyl May 14, 2017

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    This is a beautiful SM30. Dial is fantastic!

    Do you mind if I ask what you did to de-magnetize the watch?
     
  7. tdn-dk

    tdn-dk May 14, 2017

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    That is a nice one!

    I have a similar dial but in a center second version.

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  8. Gstp

    Gstp May 14, 2017

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    Just an old demagnetizer I have. Not a thing that is often in use, but in this case it was useful.