Restoration of a vintage ww2 military watch

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Restoration of a vintage ww2 military watch

Post by koimaster » September 18th 2020, 12:22pm

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This time I´m restoring an old military watch from the WW2-Era.
It´s a Sanford with an AS 1123 movement.

The watch is in a really bad condition. The chrome-plating of the case is heavy damaged, the glass is scratched the movement is full of dirt and stops repeatedly.

I need to grind off the old chrome. After sanding and polishing the case, it´s ready for a new chrome-plating. But i need to add a layer of nickel before. The glass will be polished and the movement cleaned. Unfortunately the old radium-compound on the hands fell off so i need to re-lume the hands with super-luminova. I will add some coffee to it to make it more "vintage-looking".

After everything is cleaned, polished and re-plated, I can re-assemble the movement with some fresh oil. After that, this watch is in a good beat (+6 seconds per day) again



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