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by dnm82
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Problems opening a vintage Rado Captain Cook
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Problems opening a vintage Rado Captain Cook

That’s what it was - a bayonet opening. Jack got it open and is restoring it. Thank you!


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by dnm82
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Problems opening a vintage Rado Captain Cook
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Problems opening a vintage Rado Captain Cook

I’m going to send it to Jack! My guy didn’t want to work on it, and Jack does. Looking forward to working with him.


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by dnm82
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Problems opening a vintage Rado Captain Cook
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Problems opening a vintage Rado Captain Cook

Jack got back to me and suggested heating the watch up, so that a melted, stuck gasket becomes a little loose and then maybe it will open. Anyone tried this?


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by dnm82
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Problems opening a vintage Rado Captain Cook
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Problems opening a vintage Rado Captain Cook

Thanks!


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by dnm82
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Problems opening a vintage Rado Captain Cook
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Problems opening a vintage Rado Captain Cook

Thanks for the feedback. Is Jack at IWW someone you could put me in touch with?


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by dnm82
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Problems opening a vintage Rado Captain Cook
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Problems opening a vintage Rado Captain Cook

I haven’t - but I have not tried anything. The watchmaker has it. Is that an obvious method he would’ve tried?


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by dnm82
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Problems opening a vintage Rado Captain Cook
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Problems opening a vintage Rado Captain Cook

Hi everyone, I was able to pick up a gorgeous Rado Captain Cook some months back. Now, though, my watchmaker can’t get it open. There doesn’t appear to be rust present. He’s a pro, and if he can’t get it open, it must be sealed seriously shut. Could the threads be messed up? Any ideas? He says anyth...
by dnm82
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Questionable Seamaster 300 on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Questionable Seamaster 300 on eBay

Hi all, Is there a Seamaster or Omega expert here who can figure out what’s going on here? Feels off... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Omega-Divers-Watch-Project-Ref-2496-2-with-Military-Provenance/202870262633 Seems like that is the wrong reference number and the wrong movement? Daniel Sent from ...
by dnm82
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Info on a U.S. Divers-branded Fifty Fathoms
Replies: 16
Views: 1566

Re: Info on a U.S. Divers-branded Fifty Fathoms

Thanks all for the kind words on the watch! Now, I just need to find a case for a Breitling Superocean 1004. Any leads are welcome!!


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by dnm82
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Info on a U.S. Divers-branded Fifty Fathoms
Replies: 16
Views: 1566

Info on a U.S. Divers-branded Fifty Fathoms

If you dig up that pdf, let me know!


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by dnm82
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Info on a U.S. Divers-branded Fifty Fathoms
Replies: 16
Views: 1566

Re: Info on a U.S. Divers-branded Fifty Fathoms

Thanks! What’s the MWR forum?


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by dnm82
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Info on a U.S. Divers-branded Fifty Fathoms
Replies: 16
Views: 1566

Info on a U.S. Divers-branded Fifty Fathoms

Hi all! I was lucky enough to recently purchase what I believe is a very rare U.S. Divers-branded Fifty Fathoms watch. I understand Blancpain made these for U.S. Divers in a private label arrangement. I bought it from the friend of a family whose late patriarch used to dive in the 1960s in the lakes...