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Hello,
Today I received my new Seiko ...
This watch is the worst condition watch I have ever seen :mad:
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...and the watch:







Ooo - when I saw this, I felt sick ??? ;D
..but, now case is clean, and the watch is waiting for some SPA :D by my watchmaker.
 

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Some times when you take a chance on poor auction photos, it pays off, sometimes you get a science experiment like you got. I have also been on both sides of that gamble.
 

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yes, most of poor photos win in a real, this time not :)
 

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This is what was under a 6105-8110 i have just removed (it is my day off today so some "Time on my Hands" ;D bezel would not rotate or budge for a while, underneath was solid with something like thick yellow mud, some times though strangely enough i think a load of gunge can protect as well and often under the gunge it is pristine.
 

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Where's the vomit smiley when I need it?? ;D

Good luck cleaning it up. I'm sure it will look completely different.
 

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eye_lip said:
Hello,
Today I received my new Seiko ...
This watch is the worst condition watch I have ever seen :mad:
Photos from auction:





...and the watch:







Ooo - when I saw this, I felt sick ??? ;D
..but, now case is clean, and the watch is waiting for some SPA :D by my watchmaker.
I feel your pain! I think this happens to all of us from time to time. At least you should have a sweet piece when it's done.

Cheers!
Mike
 

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I have a feeling that when your watch is done, it will be gleaming! A high polish will take time, but should be of only moderate difficulty. It's about the journey, not the destination though, isn't it? BTW, I dig the black day/date wheels!
 

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That thing looks like it spend some time at the bottom of a river. Dang that's a lot of mud.
That's not mud. The previous owner was Dr. Harry Fingerman, Cow proctologist
 

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That looks more like FUR between the crevices of that chrono,

The previous may have been a cat person or a CAT !! LoL !!!

I bet it will look a world of difference after a clean up! Show us the after pictures !

Cheers!!

Jim
 

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Thats one of the worst ive seen im afraid.TLC in big doses may bring it back to life.Good luck mate.Hope it turns out ok for you.
 

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At the moment I am refreshing case .. I have to find new crystal, send watch to the watchmaker and I hope chrono will be ready soon !




 
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