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This Ricoh just came in but not in one piece :'(
Wanted to restore this one but now there is a big scratch on the dial due to the loose second hand.
On the sellers pics the second hand was still on it.
Finding another dial would be impossible. :(
Bad things can happen to a :wisb:
If someone has a solution with this ,please let me know!

 

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Solution #-1 put her in a Draw and wait till you get older and Vision


is less then SHARP ::) You will never see the Dial Scratch lol


Trust me it's Trues w/o Glasses anyway :-[


Maybe a good Watchmaker or Tinklier can
help make the Scratch less noticeable to those that can Still see :57:


No matter what she is a FINE Looking Vintage Quality Diver


GOOD LUCK
Russell
 

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To be honest - if you bought it as per the original (hands on)pictures, and you received it with loose hand/damaged dial, I'd be tempted to return it and cut your losses. What a shame - nice watch.
techca said:
This Ricoh just came in but not in one piece :'(
Wanted to restore this one but now there is a big scratch on the dial due to the loose second hand.
On the sellers pics the second hand was still on it.
Finding another dial would be impossible. :(
Bad things can happen to a :wisb:
If someone has a solution with this ,please let me know!

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Seikozen said:
Great Looking Watch
Solution #-1 put her in a Draw and wait till you get older and Vision


is less then SHARP ::) You will never see the Dial Scratch lol


Trust me it's Trues w/o Glasses anyway :-[


Maybe a good Watchmaker or Tinklier can
help make the Scratch less noticeable to those that can Still see :57:


No matter what she is a FINE Looking Vintage Quality Diver


GOOD LUCK
Russell
That must be the best solution there is :))

Now let the wait begin,let's say 20 years i'll be 57 then :)
 

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I feel for you, that is quite a bummer. If you are not going to return it de-case the movement and look at the damage under a loupe as it may be possible to lessen the effect of the scratch if it is just on the surface of the dial.


That must be some weighty sweep hand to scratch the dial or a very fragile dial finish.
 

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pollyc said:
I feel for you, that is quite a bummer. If you are not going to return it de-case the movement and look at the damage under a loupe as it may be possible to lessen the effect of the scratch if it is just on the surface of the dial.


That must be some weighty sweep hand to scratch the dial or a very fragile dial finish.
The scratch is so deep that you can see the base plate of the dial.

The dial has a special effect on it at different angles it changes color,so a bit of black paint would not work.

Gonna keep it anyway,imo it's not the sellers foult .

Thanks anyway.
 

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techca said:
Now let the wait begin,let's say 20 years i'll be 57 then :)
Don't worry, the good news is that close vision drops off pretty quickly from 40 onwards :)

Expected focal distance is about 1/(18.5 - 0.3*age) so, by the time you're 45 expect to be looking at that scratch from 20cm away instead of the 13 - 14cm you can manage now ;)
 

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That sucks. I'm 42 and even with some far-sightedness I can still see the scratches on the dial of the watch I got today in the mail. So I feel for you.
 
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