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As we're now posting restorations I thought that I'd add a couple(which some of you have seen already).​
This counts as one of my best ever grabs from the bay, arriving like this for a vary reasonable price:​
The watch dates from December 1971, it wasn't running and had obviously seen a fair bit of use, but tightening a few screws had the movement running perfectly. I refinished the case, replaced the crystal with a NOS one from Jonathan Koch (which sits ever so slightly lower than the original) and added a NOS cursor ring from Rob in the Netherlands. For the time being I decided not to replace the original bezel and I've put it on a Seiko bracelet of the same age. Here's the finished result:​
 

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MartinCRC said:
Alex, you seem to have developed a super technique for refinishing your cases. Can you tell us how you do it?
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Thanks for the kind words Martin,

I've posted just such a thing on my website: http://axbwatches.comoj.com/watchpages/technique01.html and in the how to section: http://www.thewatchsite.com/index.php/topic,488.0.html in preparation for just such a question...

My technique is tailored for those with minimal equipment levels...I hope it's helpful.

Alex
 

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MartinCRC said:
Thanks Alex - that's very interesting. I was not aware of these MAXX tools before. They look like just the thing I have been looking for.
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I found them in my local model making shop when I went to buy some Tamiya spray and thought "Just the thing...", you can buy a pack of mixed grade sanding belts for them - and/or make your own from wet and dry with judicious use of tape and staples! They've been really good for case refinishing.
 
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