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Unearthed a one owner Pre-Moon Speedy today!

  1. ndgal

    ndgal May 12, 2017

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    And when I say "Unearthed" I almost mean it literally... (see pix).
    Let the cleaning fun begin!


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  2. x3no

    x3no May 12, 2017

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    Congrats! That should clean up nicely
     
  3. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass May 12, 2017

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    It is so nasty, grimy, dirty...and beautiful!

    Will be a stunner with some cleaning. Congrats
     
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  4. R3D9

    R3D9 May 12, 2017

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    Looks like a very clean dial underneath. Congrats!
     
  5. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed May 12, 2017

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    Gee. 145.022-69 with a DON bezel. Thought those were extinct. Congrats :)
     
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  6. ndgal

    ndgal May 12, 2017

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    I think these spring bars are toast... ::puke::

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  7. ndgal

    ndgal May 12, 2017

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    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! ::psy:: Dial is perrrrfect! :)

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  8. kkrankall

    kkrankall May 12, 2017

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    wow cleaned up nicely
     
  9. bags1971

    bags1971 May 13, 2017

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    cleaned up a treat l:)
     
  10. marturx

    marturx May 13, 2017

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    Congrats! Those are the best. Seems to have lived its life in dry climate
     
  11. Maganator

    Maganator May 13, 2017

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    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?
     
  12. ndgal

    ndgal May 13, 2017

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    Dish soap with some warm water and a toothbrush... :D
     
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  13. bags1971

    bags1971 May 13, 2017

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    how i allways clean my watches :)
     
  14. Maganator

    Maganator May 13, 2017

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    Well it looks great. Congratulations!
     
  15. Puma

    Puma May 13, 2017

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    Congrats to that nice piece. Now please let us participate on the whole story ::book::::popcorn::
     
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  16. Amaza

    Amaza May 13, 2017

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    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.
     
  17. Davidt

    Davidt May 13, 2017

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    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.
     
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  18. Edward53

    Edward53 May 13, 2017

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    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?
     
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  19. ChicagoFrog

    ChicagoFrog wincer, not a bidder May 13, 2017

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    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!
     
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  20. theflywrist

    theflywrist May 13, 2017

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    That is exceptional!!!!!
    Congrats, and wear in best health.