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New project!

Post by PGERRITY » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:01 pm

Just picked this one up locally from a very close friend.. she wore it with the crown open in a fresh water hole in Vermont 12 years ago. For some reason it stopped working :lol. Sat in a safe since. She saw my Instagram page and said “oh I think I have a Rolex, a Submariner maybe? I asked her to send me a picture and she sent this:
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It’s her husbands graduation present from 1984. A Sub 16800 with box and papers.
So I made an offer, and the next day sent it in to be repaired. Good news is that the damage is not enough to need a new movement! Also, the dial, bezel are staying and the hands are probably salvageable! Full bracelet , no dings, gouges or anything. Some swirls from light wear. I cannot wait to see the result of this repair. :rock:
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Re: New project!

Post by kfalk » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:08 pm

Love it. I’ll be watching...
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Re: New project!

Post by streetracer101 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:11 pm

Great score. I wish something like this would fall into my lap.

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Re: New project!

Post by Chocodove » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:12 pm

Looks like a nice fat case. Looking forward to final results as well.
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Re: New project!

Post by 1954Selmer » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:21 pm

That is a big f8cking fish. I can't wait to see for the final show. Fantastic

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Re: New project!

Post by Nellipj » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:22 pm

streetracer101 wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:11 pm
Great score. I wish something like this would fall into my lap.
No kidding. Can’t wait to see the finished product :thumbsup:

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Re: New project!

Post by hoppyjr » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:23 pm

I need a friend with an old Rolex.

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Re: New project!

Post by Rob.B » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:25 pm

Very nice...


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Re: New project!

Post by PGERRITY » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:26 pm

She “has a gold one too, somewhere”. :think: ....


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Re: New project!

Post by RALAustin » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:27 pm

Love it, cannot wait to see the results!

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Re: New project!

Post by PGERRITY » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:46 pm

She “has a gold one too, somewhere”. :think: ....


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Re: New project!

Post by TSD » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:12 pm

So good, Pat. Can’t wait to stop and check this one out as they bring it back to glory. :salute:

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Re: New project!

Post by watches503 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:49 pm

Wow that’s way too cool. Big congrats !


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Re: New project!

Post by Heuerville » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:01 pm

Love the unique dial.. it has 'spider-webbing' also with the unique water ingress patina.. wowsers!
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Re: New project!

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:29 pm

Super cool! I can't wait to see it when completed.

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Re: New project!

Post by Danny_T » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:41 pm

Sweet score ! Look fwd to the results !
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Re: New project!

Post by 93 Turbo » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:25 am

Far King cherry Pat, looking forward to the resto pics. J
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Re: New project!

Post by Joeprez » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:06 am

Very cool, it's going to look great when you finish with it!


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Re: New project!

Post by dukerules » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:44 pm

Cool project. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

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Re: New project!

Post by eddiea » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:55 pm

Really nice catch!! worth every penny to repair :thumbsup:

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Re: New project!

Post by deepcdvr » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:52 pm

Coolest thing I’ve seen all day.. congrats and good luck!

Edit: kind of reminds me when Zack forgot a Hulk in his safe.. :lol:
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Re: New project!

Post by River Rat » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:59 pm

Congrats nothing like a nice vintage piece. I bet those hands will clean up nice. And the patina on dial and hands match. Keep us informed how it comes out after a service :thumbsup:

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Re: New project!

Post by gwells » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:03 pm

so.
frikken.
jealous.

i want to luck into an opportunity like this. grats and looking forward to seeing how it turns out, too.

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Re: New project!

Post by PGERRITY » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:08 pm

Thanks guys!! I can’t believe it landed in my lap! I’ll definitely get some more pics if he sends them, or if Tom stops through there to check it out :) :cheers:


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