Here's some photos of a watch I got yesterday. I'd like your expert opinions on whether it's ever been polished and if the bevels are original. Should I just be happy with the battle scars or have it shined up on the polishing wheel? Personally I like the dings as it doesn't matter if it get's a few more:)It's pretty raw at the moment as it was found sitting in a box of junk watches for who knows how many years.
I've really been enjoying it! I agree and will keep it as is except for maybe a light polish of the crystal. I've read on other forums where people have taped certain parts of their watches to keep them scratch free and some have freaked out over that first scratch on their case but this one I don't have to worry about that:) I've just got to remember to quit looking at that glossy dial while driving!
Thank you Philipp! This was my first real purchase of a watch like this and your advice made me more confident to really buy it. I really wouldn't be enjoying this watch today if not for your invaluable help and I can not thank you enough for that! You're a really good friend and thanks for putting up with my countless dumb newbie questions:) Tomorrow I'll polish that crystal a bit and maybe even try on a nato and this weekend I'll see about a movement service and cleaning those radium specks. Who would have thought I'd be so excited about a watch that instead of sleeping I get up to go stare at that dial again at 2am:) Someday I'll be like you Philipp, a bigcrown on one arm and smallcrown on the other;) Thanks again!!!
Philipp (Login philippstahl) VRF Contributing Member 188.8.131.52
There are no dumb questions..look what you found!
August 16 2012, 11:58 AM
As I was watching at one I would like to own myself, the patina on the side of the bezel, the shape lugs,
super rare bezel insert, stunning tropical face due to these radium dust on the dial, it's perfect
Thank you again Philipp! I saw that green funk on the bezel and pointed it out to my sister and she looked at me like I was crazy for being excited about that:P It's got an almost dark brownish color in certain light that you'll someday have to see in person. Not quite as tropical as some 5508's including yours which has that amazing brownish orange which I had complimented you on long ago but this watch will get there as I wear it out in the sunshine! A tropical is exciting as it's always the sign of a well loved watch. Post up a photo of your's Philipp!
Never heard of cape cod cloth but I like it being kind of dull on the sides as the sun really picks up the shine from the bevels and it makes a nice contrast which maybe was the point of bevels to begin with. I'll take your advice and leave it as is.