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Post21 Oct 2008, 12:32

I restored many watches in my collection and here is the pictures of one restoration...
this is meister anker automatic 25j watch, dont have pictures of cleaning movement and polish plexi glass.

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Post21 Oct 2008, 12:40

and after assembling its look that

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Post21 Oct 2008, 16:36

Excellent!!! Thank you for taking the time to show your work(and your hands at work :-) ) . Glad you showed up!
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Post21 Oct 2008, 18:04

Looks really excellent what you did with it!

But I wouldn't call this a "restoration" because the watch looks significantly different now (shape of case changed).
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Post21 Oct 2008, 18:43

Well spotted Rewolf - I didn't even notice on first viewing. I just thought it looked nice and fresh.
How did he manage to fill in the ruts to change the shape of the case?
I take it the later pictures are part of the chrome plating process.
Very impressive stuff all the same!!!!
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Post21 Oct 2008, 19:24

bucko170 wrote:...How did he manage to fill in the ruts to change the shape of the case?....
Not fill in, but grind away, pictures 2..6.
But it looks much better without the ruts.
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Post22 Oct 2008, 00:27

Very impressive work!
I agree - the 'new' case looks better.
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Post22 Oct 2008, 09:04

thanks all!!! :-D

Thank you for taking the time to show your work(and your hands at work Smile ) .

This is not a my hand ,its the worker who chrome for me cases, its the very easy job, the hard job is prepare case for chrome plated and its a my job.

I decide to change shape of the case because I find its prettier like this.
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Post22 Oct 2008, 17:11

I think Iggy has formed the basis for a new forum topic under mechanicals:
"Pimp My Ticker"
People have been customizing mechanicals for as long as they've been made; although, reshaping the case is a bit extreme. But the logical choice if you wanted to make a different watch and didn't want to have to make the case, fit stems/buttons. I was so busy watching the finish and amused by the "hands on" shot that I didn't even process the line disappearing(brain fart). :lol: Good catch ReWolf.....that highly lauded German "eye for detail". :-)
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Post22 Oct 2008, 21:34

retroleds wrote:I think Iggy has formed the basis for a new forum topic under mechanicals:
"Pimp My Ticker"

And in addition, he made the very first (non-admin) posting here.
retroleds wrote:...and amused by the "hands on" shot...
You were amused by the yellow spot on his right middle finger, true? ;-)
retroleds wrote:that highly lauded German "eye for detail". :-)
At this very moment (21:30) I see it rather as a curse than a virtue, as it makes me do a design review of an electronic device comprised of about 1000 parts (including three 32-bit microprocessors, Ethernet controller, 800x600 TFT, etc.) and almost every schematic sheet (of 35) is covered with red ink... The colleague who thought the design was finished will feel a bit disappointed tomorrow morning. I hate being a pedant ;-)
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Post23 Oct 2008, 11:44

:-D Im glad you like how I pimp my mecha-digi watch, but i dont like to change shape, only if I think the new shape is better than previous, exactly this is the first watch in my collection with changed shape (I have 84 watches)
In future I pictured every restoration (pimp) and share with you. 8-)
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Post02 May 2009, 16:26

nice to see that there's another digi watch nut in the Eastern Block :)
one note from a purist ;) I would improve the parallel satining strokes on the case.
I have improved my restoration process in the last few years by introducing some devices for example an engine driven abrasive belt just like the ones used in factories. parallel strokes in a blitz.
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