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Old 12-05-2010, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Another casualty to a leaking battery.

I picked this 7548 up of eBay (not cheap)and the seller did say it wasent a runner as it had sat in a drawer for some time but perhaps just needed a battery, but it looked all original with a good dial and i was hoping that it needed just a battery .

When i got it i tried a battery before doing anything else but it was dead :'(

So i stripped it and found signs of battery leakage under the battery well and i followed the leak trail through the movement, through the date wheel and out through the crystal retaining ring !!! it must have been stored on its side and the acid eat its way out of the case !! :'(

A good strip and clean off all the parts and replace the circuit with a spare i had, a new date wheel and try again with power to the movement and away she went !

I also replaced the H/M hands why i clean up the originals and relume and finished it off with one of Harolds flat sapphire crystals, these crystals of his are good, on the wrist it looks as though there is no crystal on it.

Then i mounted it on one of WJeans Shark mesh bracelets and it is wearing and running very nice.

Once again though it reminds us to maintain our old watches with batteries in them.





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Wow! Looks fantastic!! Great work, JB!
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Great save..sorry that you had to put so much work into it, but they are worth it

Great watches, I'm often very surprised how little they go for.

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Unlucky John but great rescue job...when on ebay I always think the line 'might need a battery' could just be a 'double bluff'.
It's a tough one to call , as I have picked up some great, cheap watches that just needed a battery , even an nice auto once!( can you believe that one?!)
But I think I have had a few where the seller knew it was never going to get fired up with a new battery, and they put in the listing 'new batttery might be all it needs?' .
It's a gamble...
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Nice save John. Good for another 30 years.
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IM IN UR WATCH EATIN UR DATE WHEEL




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That acid is BRUTAL! Glad you were able to bring her back! ---A
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