Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Postby bobbee » November 5th 2017, 5:35am

Continuing my earlier theme of posting Watches bought back to life with this 1940's Bentima, a brand made by Oris for the UK.
It was filthy inside and out, cleaned movement and oiled and now running well. Case cleaned, crystal sanded and brassoed, Cape Cod cloth brought the plating back to life and hid the rub marks seen on the before pic.


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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Postby foghorn » November 5th 2017, 5:41am

Awesome find and job on a hard to get Bentima.
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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Postby bobbee » November 5th 2017, 5:51am

Thanks foggy, it was fun turning this one around. Got a nice wartime Technos next.
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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Postby Wasp » November 5th 2017, 6:21am

Nice work on that piece.

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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Postby Mortuus » November 5th 2017, 6:25am

When a vintage restoration turns out so damned beautifully, one hesitates to use the dry, even parched technical terminology of vintage horology-speak to express the myriad levels of appreciation one has for such a project outcome, but there's simply no other way to adequately go about such a task; you must use such a wizened watch lexicon because nothing else can so adequately get your point across for you. So, with all of that gobbledygook being said, it is thereby that you have now been warned, so here goes (cue the Cyndy Lauper music!): That fucking watch is the absolute, penultimate SHA-LIZZLE in the minizzle!! Yo-YO-YO!! Jeebus-Jazzanka-LEEBUS! :shock:

And to everyone else? Well, might I suggest you heed Cory Hart's modus operandi and wear your sunglasses at night!! Yup...and, um, Yo, too... :???: 8-) 8-) 8-) :scratch: 8-)

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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Postby AJC » November 5th 2017, 6:29am

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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Postby Mortuus » November 5th 2017, 6:39am

No sooner do I put the finishing touches on my MMMM SOTVC presentation and post it, when I find this lovely little vintage Seiko, as "borrowed" by my missus, who is genetically incapable of (a) returning a borrowed watch to its appropriate storage receptacle, and; (b) returning a "borrowed" tool from my workshop and, in particular, returning it to its properly-marked and designated spot...Oh, NO, that's too much like work, and keeping my workshop in order is not her @$#%ing job!

Ahem, where was I? Oh, yeah, this lovely little vintage Seiko...


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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Postby biglove » November 5th 2017, 7:43am

Still...

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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Postby bobbee » November 5th 2017, 7:47am

Thanks all for the comments! Mort, that Seiko is a very cool watch, and a really cool blue dial.
Maybe your missus would like this one, yet another from my recent batch of non workers.
A 1920's unnamed Swiss, cleaned as much as I could get at without doing more than remove the balance cock, and oiled with a sliver of pegwood. Up and running, nothing more to do except time it.




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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » November 5th 2017, 8:24am

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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Postby Rusty » November 5th 2017, 9:48am

11/5-Red Hair Day too.

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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Postby foghorn » November 5th 2017, 10:53am

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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Postby TemerityB » November 5th 2017, 2:16pm

We surely have some talented WIS at this joint.

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Re: Remember, remember the fifth of November 2017!

Postby nimbleboy » November 5th 2017, 3:49pm

Eden Prairie (yes, that one) School of Rock. Plus my newest watch. (Still waiting for a different strap.) Next to the purifying waters of Lake Minnetonka. Thanks for the most recent tip, TemerityB...
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