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    Fantastic retro.

    You have quite the expertise in restoration. Wonderful job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DM71 View Post
    These are among my favorite threads! What a nice job you did, Henry! I have to admit that I do not like watches with precious stones or colored crystals. Actually, I should say, I didn't like them, and that was before I saw your watches in the WRUW threads. It might be that your pictures are so nice, or simply that these are really beautiful.

    I'm a bit shy to say that I've been looking at those Rado and others lately, basically because of you.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    damn you Henry -as with DM71 i find myself 'perusing' vintage Rado -what would be a 60's /70's model to look for if indeed you haven't snagged them already
    thank you both. I consider it a job well done, then.

    Daniel, I would never have thought that a good portion of my collection would have Swarofsky crystals in them either...

    Where to start? If you are looking at scratchproofs a Diastar 1, Diastar 8 or 8/1s are classic vintage. If you want steel the whole NCC line is hard to beat, though hard to find too.

    As Scott says, there are a lot of dodgy ones, so don't hesitate to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Fantastic retro.

    You have quite the expertise in restoration. Wonderful job.

    Thank you. It has taken a few years of experiments and the occasional mistake to get here, but it has been a relaxing and educational journey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Krinkle View Post

    As Scott says, there are a lot of dodgy ones, so don't hesitate to ask.
    I will surely do, Henry. Thanks!
    ~Daniel~

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    Beautiful watch and awesome restoration that you've done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Krinkle View Post

    As Scott says, there are a lot of dodgy ones, so don't hesitate to ask.
    I know this is an old post but I have a couple questions:

    I am new to vintage watches (and here) and just won an auction for a silver(grey) faced with black line NCC-101, it was from a 96% seller and now I am worried about a dodgy buy. What should I look for once it arrives?

    Second question, do you have any video of your restoration processes?

    cheers

    brian

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