And when I say "Unearthed" I almost mean it literally... (see pix).
Let the cleaning fun begin!
Congrats! That should clean up nicely
It is so nasty, grimy, dirty...and beautiful!
Will be a stunner with some cleaning. Congrats
Looks like a very clean dial underneath. Congrats!
Gee. 145.022-69 with a DON bezel. Thought those were extinct. Congrats
I think these spring bars are toast...
Here are some preliminary results.
It would definitely need a new crystal as there are some gauges too deep for Polywatch to handle, an ultrasonic bath, and service.
But overall I am pretty happy with this little score! Dial is perrrrfect!
wow cleaned up nicely
cleaned up a treat l
Congrats! Those are the best. Seems to have lived its life in dry climate
How did you go about removing the grime?
Is there a specific solution you use or is it just a bit of water on a cloth?
Dish soap with some warm water and a toothbrush...
how i allways clean my watches
Well it looks great. Congratulations!
Congrats to that nice piece. Now please let us participate on the whole story
Nice score! Did you have to pay particular attention in cleaning it? I was thinking that drops of water or humidity may filter inside not being the watch waterproof-sealed, especially the cristal.
Great catch. These are the watches I like to find. Covered with years of grime and with decades old spring bars, acting like a seal, proving no one has messed with it in the last few years.
The crystal is not that bad. Why not keep it 100% original? It's not as if it's ever going to look new and anyway why would you want it to?
Exactly. I think half of my watches are covered in grime and hidden behind beat up crystals, partially because it's one of the few ways these days to ensure that it was never "prepared."
Amazing catch, @ndgal! Now share the full story!
That is exceptional!!!!!
Congrats, and wear in best health.
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