BRUSHING A PAM?

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BRUSHING A PAM?

Post by deepcdvr » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:38 pm

Ok... so.

I have a Pam 024. A FANTASTIC example with T dial, perfect bezel action, creamy patina - keeps near perfect time, etc... Oh, it's a stunner.

Part of what makes it so cool is that it has that slight bling from having a polished case. And there's the rub - or lack of rub, I should say.

I'm planning to keep the watch. BUT I miss the brushed case of my 025 that I traded away in a moment of IDIOCY to my good friend Scott the Marine.

Anyway - thinking of brushing the 024. DUMB? Crazy? I've grabbed the scotchbrite pad about a dozen times, but just didn't have the heart, but the occasional bright reflection drives me a bit batty - especially when I'm working around the Team compound or climbing in and out of submarines..

Does this sound like a WUS thread? If I wasn't so drunk, I would make this a poll, but then I believe I would definitely deserve a 3T flogging.. :gayumbrella:

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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:42 pm

If you are planning on keeping it then do what you like. It is your watch, after all. I wouldn't do it because it will destroy the resale value. Most PAM buyers are purists and don't want their watches modified in any way. Trade it for a 025 if it has to be brushed.
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Post by R@cerx » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:47 pm

CGSshorty wrote:If you are planning on keeping it then do what you like. It is your watch, after all. I wouldn't do it because it will destroy the resale value. Most PAM buyers are purists and don't want their watches modified in any way. Trade it for a 025 if it has to be brushed.
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Brushing a T dial 024 will likely get you a good flogging... like Chris said, trade for a 025, or get a 243.

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Post by craniotes » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:50 pm

I'm with Shorty on this one, Paul -- leave well enough alone. The 24 is perfect as-is.

Now, just put down the ScotchBrite, place your hands over your head and take three steps back, sir...

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Post by deepcdvr » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:07 pm

lol.. ok, let's just close this thread. I am less inebriated and thoroughly embarrassed.

Please stay tuned for my next thread: "Which watch should I wear to my ex-wife's wedding to my best friend?"

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BRUSHING A PAM?

Post by matt.wu » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:43 pm

I'd do it.

I'm gonna do it.

Not to that watch, but it will be done soon.

Thus, in conclusion, do it, Paul.
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Post by Jeje » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:57 am

flip it
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Post by moishlashen » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:22 am

Ask Andy. Wait what?
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Post by ericf4 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:45 am

id use a BBQ Grill brush.....
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Post by Axelay2003 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:55 am

I'd use pumice from the lava rocks of Hawaii.
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Post by Lush » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:07 am

Do it if you like, it`s easily reversible later on if you decide. Hell, I had a 24 once and polished the bezel like the old school first T dials were bored one day. Liked it but when it came time to sell out came the brush.

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Post by cali kid » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:18 am

:think: I like the 24 polished with the brushed bezel to set it off but i'm not quite as BadAss as you Paul! :salute: If you do decide it must be done i would send it away and have someone like Jack do it... :shrug: If you're gonna change it up might as well look perfect! ;)
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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:18 pm

Keep in mind Paul's watch has been fully polished at least once, so brushing and repolishing might be a little aggressive.
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Post by manitoujoe » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:04 pm

...wait, WTF?? Oh, dude....
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Post by bzabodyn » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:53 pm

I've always wanted a bead blasted 24... I think that would be the perfect PAM Sub....

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Post by andrema » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:21 pm

ericf4 wrote:id use a BBQ Grill brush.....
Is that what you were using to remove that link? No wonder WJean thought you were nutz!
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Post by ScottoLaw » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:04 pm

Hey Paul,

I don't think you had an epsisode of idiocy :) No worries my friend, you are first in line to get it back when it's time. Always willing to payback a favor to a friend and fellow warrior.

Ok, the 24 is looking great. FWIW I would not brush the case of the 24. You are likely to wanna flip it at some point and the Mod might be a tough sell to any buyers. As it is now, the "T" dial is very desirable and should sell for a fair price for you to move into a 25 if that is your end goal. Plus I think you really liked the titanium. Stay well.

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Post by SCM64 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:23 pm

You and your scotchbrite pads. :lol:

So does the Captain of the boat put the word out before you board, "make sure that crazy civvy doesnt go messing with anything on my vessel with that damn pad he always brings with him". :think: :bird:
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Post by Henryj » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:10 pm

He doesn't have to bring any with him. We always had a lot of them on board. There isn't that much to do on a boat besides clean shit.
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Post by deepcdvr » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:17 pm

Henryj wrote:He doesn't have to bring any with him. We always had a lot of them on board. There isn't that much to do on a boat besides clean shit.
lol... how right you are!

I'm training a platoon on a sub here in Groton and the frog Admiral decided to fly out and check out what we were doing. The whole sub worked to polish every nook and cranny..

I have a theory - the bottom of Admirals shoes don't get dirty - because before they walk anywhere, some poor Sailor has scrubbed and shined the deck.. :raised:
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Post by Henryj » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:28 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
Henryj wrote:He doesn't have to bring any with him. We always had a lot of them on board. There isn't that much to do on a boat besides clean shit.
lol... how right you are!

I'm training a platoon on a sub here in Groton and the frog Admiral decided to fly out and check out what we were doing. The whole sub worked to polish every nook and cranny..

I have a theory - the bottom of the XO's shoes don't get dirty - because before they walk anywhere, some poor Sailor has scrubbed and shined the deck.. :raised:
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