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Old 03-02-2019, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Still cleaning my nails...
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yep. nothing gets rid of DNA better.
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Jeez, send that to Ancestry.com and see where your watch came from.
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Don't breath the air
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That's gross.
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That's gross.
Sure is, makes me feel sick.
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Good god that is nasty. You need more than an ultrasonic for that bracelet.
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Well, I guess its up to me to say what we are all thinking then.......

Store it in the freezer until technology allows you to clone yourself a personal Seiko 7546 loving army. Sounds like a pretty safe bet to me, and think of the stories you could share !! Please, do ensure you have at least as many watches as you have clones though.
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Don't know why I clicked on this, or why I enlarged the photo, but I reckon I will gain back another belt notch before I eat again. Good luck, amigo.

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Just to clear up any misunderstanding, this is a recent acquisition so not my doing :-)

And the 7546 is all I feel I'm safe dismantling after all the hands fell off dads chronograph again this evening.

Couple of hours in warm soapy water and a scrub with a tooth brush and all is well. Better go, dinners ready!
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there was a thread I think by tiger that had an array of pictures of gunky watches....this one is probably one of the more worrying!
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guess it's not polished. gd for originality.
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I don't use an ultrasonic cleaner.....


As others have said - gag!!



Drop the bracelet in some boiling water with detergent to get rid of most of it. Repeat.
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Ultrasonics are amazing. For bracelets and cases I use warm water a good squeeze of quality dish washing detergent and a lug of cloudy ammonia (also available at the supermarket). That combo does wonders.
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Just to clear up any misunderstanding, this is a recent acquisition so not my doing :-)

And the 7546 is all I feel I'm safe dismantling after all the hands fell off dads chronograph again this evening.

Couple of hours in warm soapy water and a scrub with a tooth brush and all is well. Better go, dinners ready!
Dinner?!!

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That, and a hazmat suit hanging in the closet...
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Still cleaning my nails...
With fire?

I for one would like to see an "after" photo. Maybe in a week or two, so we can make sure you are still OK by then.
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With fire?



I for one would like to see an "after" photo. Maybe in a week or two, so we can make sure you are still OK by then.
Ah thanks for the concern :-)

All a distant memory. My high temperature and coughing is just an allergy. I expect.
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Ultrasonics are amazing. For bracelets and cases I use warm water a good squeeze of quality dish washing detergent and a lug of cloudy ammonia (also available at the supermarket). That combo does wonders.


Any ultrasonic you recommend or are they all the same?


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They are not all the same, but I'd say that all the cheap consumer grade ones are. Between them and the professional grade models there is a fairly big gap in price.

Good thing is that the cheap one does the job just fine, at least in my experience. I got a $100 one last year and works wonders on the gunked up parts and bracelets.
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I used the cheaper, 30, cleaners for my fountain pen interest and they were OK for that. I had 3 in total and all failed eventually.

When I started looking at watch parts I decided to go a little more upmarket (not to much ) and include heating so I bought this. It's OK and you can certainly see the difference in the ultrasonic movement of the medium. The temp is not accurate, +/- 5C I would say but it certainly assists. This model also has a 3 year warranty.

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What I will say is that hot water and a brush will not get to the hidden areas. Ultrasonic will. I bet if you put a hot water and brushed bracelet into one of these you will see plenty more crude removed.

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My ultrasonic cleaner ran for cover when it seen the first pic.........yuk! Looking good now bro
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Nice! That’s why I’ve got an ultrasonic just for bracelets and cases! Some of the Seiko bracelets can be a bugger to clean though. If they’re really old and as dirty as that one the hollow bracelet links will be packed with dirt. You can clean them until they look good but you can find dirt will creep out the links afterwards.
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You need to see the amount of crud that comes out of mesh type bracelets that appeared to be clean.
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Thanks for the tips everyone. I will buy a heated one with some power.

My workbench is slowly coming together. I still waiting on shipping of some equipment before I crack open my first watch.


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