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ash.bez

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  1. Thanks for the reply. It would probably be best left here if that’s ok as this post has more information.
  2. Hi there, this is my first post and I hope that I can tap some of your vast knowledge to help me with my labour of love project. I was given my grandfathers watch as a keepsake when he passed and although it is worthless in terms of monetary value it obviously has great sentimental value to me. I know many of you may disagree with my plans for the watch (keep the case and back and have replated and the case back ‘blanked’ ready for engraving and replace everything else) but it has just collected dust since I was given it. The case is in bad shape and the gold plating is flaking in numerous areas. The movement has stopped working and the dial has corrosion starting around the edges. My plan is to have the plating done myself and source all the relevant parts ready for a watchmaker to assemble. I have jumped the gun slightly and have started buying parts without advice (may turn out to be a silly move!). The parts I have bought are below; D100 (29.2mm domed crystal) from watch-batteries.com https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/31-5-28-5mm-Bliger-Black-Dial-Ming-zhu-2813-3804-Miyota-82-Series-Movement-P576/262934969958 I was wondering if there are any hand wind movements that would fit the case? If I need to purchase a different face then so be it as I was a little hasty in purchasing this! If there isn’t a mechanical movement that will fit I have been looking at the Ronda quartz movements (6003.D). Would these be compatible? Sorry for the long winded post but I hope you can all help. Many thanks in advance, Ashley.
  3. Thanks again jdm. Unfortunately the gold plating on the case is in bad shape and has flaked off in numerous areas, the dial has corrosion around the edges and the movement has stopped working. I appreciate what you’re saying regarding changing the look of the watch but the watch was given to me to remember my grandfather with and I still feel that having the original case with an inscription on the back will do this plus it will get far more wrist time as it is currently just collecting dust.
  4. I agree with what you are saying completely. I plan to only keep the case and back and replace everything else. I would have loved to put a mechanical movement in the watch but I think it’s too small (33.9mm x 7.1mm). My plan is to have the case and back replated and have the back blanked of its manufacturers engraving so as I can have a blank canvas to have something engraved on it myself. I was hoping to get advice on what movements could be used and buy the parts ready for a watchmaker to assemble as like you said, I don’t want to ruin the watch. I’ve already started sourcing/ordering parts which was a little silly without any advice so I’ll post what I have ordered below (if rules permit me to do so?).
  5. Hi there, I’m new to watch repairs and am currently refurbishing my grandfathers old watch which doesn’t have any value money wise but will be a labour of love. I’ll hopefully be posting asking for all your wealth of knowledge soon. regards Ashley Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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