Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

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Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by gbguy » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:24 pm

I'm the original owner of a 1967 Sub 300T Professional, US Divers, Beads of Rice band. The screw down crown's threads are stripped and need repair. There is a slight scratch in the crystal and also minor case wear marks that could be buffed (if advisable).

Do you have any recommendations for the repair job? (I understand that Jack @ IWW isn't accepting new jobs)

FWIW - I haven't worn the watch in decades and want to get it ready to sell.

TIA

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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by andrema » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:32 pm

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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by andrema » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:37 pm

BTW - prior to doing anything, you may want to contact Mike Cook. He may buy it untouched.
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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by unixshrk » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:14 pm

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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by gbguy » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:23 pm

unixshrk wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:14 pm
@demer03
Help me out, newbie here doesn't know what this means :shifty:

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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by gbguy » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:24 pm

andrema wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:32 pm
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Thanks! That was one of the places I was curious about.

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Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:38 pm

gbguy wrote:
unixshrk wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:14 pm
@demer03
Help me out, newbie here doesn't know what this means :shifty:
It’s Mike’s username here. Send him a PM as he may be interested in your watch. He’s our resident Doxaholic.

BTW, we have a sense of community around here, so if you plan to be a part of it you should drop into the main forum and do a thread where you introduce yourself and tell us a little about you.
Because we are a community many of us find it off putting when folks just drop by for help and then leave.

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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by CesarG » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:50 pm

I want to see this original-owner Sub. I bet it looks great and doesn’t need anything cosmetic.

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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by demer03 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:23 am

Truth. I am always interested :)

PM me. I have a local guy in MI as well for service.
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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by gbguy » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:17 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:38 pm
gbguy wrote:
unixshrk wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:14 pm
@demer03
Help me out, newbie here doesn't know what this means :shifty:
It’s Mike’s username here. Send him a PM as he may be interested in your watch. He’s our resident Doxaholic.

BTW, we have a sense of community around here, so if you plan to be a part of it you should drop into the main forum and do a thread where you introduce yourself and tell us a little about you.
Because we are a community many of us find it off putting when folks just drop by for help and then leave.
Will do later today (though you'll find that my "diving" is now only very occasional snorkeling on vacation).

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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by gbguy » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:21 am

CesarG wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:50 pm
I want to see this original-owner Sub. I bet it looks great and doesn’t need anything cosmetic.
Will do later today, the wife has a full day of chores for me - I know where my priorities lie ;)

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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by gbguy » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:48 pm

Chores are done and I made my forum introduction, so here is the watch (excuse the picture quality). I provided a few different views so that you could see its condition (screw down crown not working, minor crystal scratches, some case scratches).

FWIW - There are two serial numbers on the case back (11899-4 over 6753347). There is also a number near where the band attaches (144 47) (?) with what appears to be script below. Perhaps this was done by "House of Time" in the late 70s when they did a less than stellar fix on the screw down crown?
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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by demer03 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:52 pm

Too bad they swapped the crown. They are scarce as hens teeth! I sent you a PM if you are interested in selling
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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by gbguy » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:27 pm

Thank you all! The watch was sold as you predicted - making both of us happy.

Take care

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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by demer03 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:37 pm

Glad we could “help” each other :)
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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by aikiman44 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:50 pm

Nice pick up, Mike.
"We'd better synchronize our watches."

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Hi Guys, Jack@iww posting maybe for the first >

Post by jack@iww » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:30 am

time here!

IWW is back in full swing and I'm feeling great for the past 8 months or so. I appreciate the community's patience and support during what turned out to be a rather lengthy recovery.

Good luck watch hunting to all.

B/R,
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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by demer03 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:47 am

You’re the best, Jack! Glad you are doing well.

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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by hobbit712 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:41 am

Nice pick up Mike. Curious as to what you are going to do with it? Find a new compatible crown?
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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by demer03 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:37 pm

My watchmaker converted it to a non screw down crown. Easy peasy
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Re: Hi Guys, Jack@iww posting maybe for the first >

Post by mellonb1 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:10 pm

jack@iww wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:30 am
time here!

IWW is back in full swing and I'm feeling great for the past 8 months or so. I appreciate the community's patience and support during what turned out to be a rather lengthy recovery.

Good luck watch hunting to all.

B/R,
Jack
That's great news, Jack. Happy to hear that you're feeling better and back in action. The watch community has missed you.

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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by aikiman44 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:47 pm

I second that!
"We'd better synchronize our watches."

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Re: Recommended repair for vintage Sub 300T Professional?

Post by hoppyjr » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:39 pm

jack@iww wrote:time here!

IWW is back in full swing and I'm feeling great for the past 8 months or so. I appreciate the community's patience and support during what turned out to be a rather lengthy recovery.

Good luck watch hunting to all.

B/R,
Jack
Outstanding. Glad you’re all mended and back at it Jack.


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