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Old 13 August 2020, 06:52 AM   #61
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So you smell the parts before you start working with it?

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Come on Jocke, seeing your Datejust, the owner of this Datejust is probably part of your social club



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Old 13 August 2020, 07:05 AM   #62
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At least once a week for this guy

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Is that soap and water and then let the watch soak for a bit? Iím having trouble getting mine clean between the bracelet links.
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Old 13 August 2020, 07:16 AM   #63
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Agree.

Unfortunately, this is the Rolex 1675 worn by the king of Norway:



From new to today:


Unfortunately? Looks like a well used Rolex. He actually used his watch, instead of posing on Instagram with it.....


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Old 13 August 2020, 07:21 AM   #64
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Warm water, dawn dish soap, a toothbrush and soak after you scrub. Comes out shining good as new

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Old 13 August 2020, 07:22 AM   #65
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Is that soap and water and then let the watch soak for a bit? Iím having trouble getting mine clean between the bracelet links.

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Can't speak to the posters cleaning routine, which looks pretty thorough, but I personally use either dishsoap or hand soap and warm water. A soft toothbrush will help if you need for stubborn grime. At the end of the day the bracelet is metal so if you don't use heavy chemicals you should be fine.

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Old 13 August 2020, 07:46 AM   #66
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I sure do wish I could unsee that. It looks like a snickers bar was smashed into the bracelet.
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Old 13 August 2020, 08:33 AM   #67
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Quick clean up would be most satisfying Iím sure
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Old 13 August 2020, 08:34 AM   #68
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Master yacht I can never eat a snickers bar again.

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Old 13 August 2020, 08:40 AM   #69
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Okay, Bas,

Can we hear the real story? Was it buried for years, then found by a metal detector in the park? I have to believe all that schmutz was a forgotten piece that someone just re-discovered after years!
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Old 13 August 2020, 08:43 AM   #70
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Actually canít wait to see the finished product. Still canít believe someone would let their watch get that grimey. And the smell
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Old 13 August 2020, 09:04 AM   #71
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That is just disgusting! Too bad you just can't reject those and send it back to the owner.
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Old 13 August 2020, 12:22 PM   #72
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Someone check up on Bas! He’s our TechExpert. We need him!
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Old 13 August 2020, 12:27 PM   #73
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Whew, I’m glad this thread is about over!
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Old 13 August 2020, 12:38 PM   #74
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Thats ridiculous

Ive worn my watch every day for ten years....cleaned it twice....and its still almost perfect. I take a shower daily though, lol

Says a lot about the person who would even bring it to a professional looking like that....
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Old 13 August 2020, 12:44 PM   #75
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You're all pretty shocked by just looking at the pictures, the smell it came with wasn't pretty either...
My God Bas! You need hazard pay...
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Old 13 August 2020, 01:03 PM   #76
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That's pretty interesting. I noticed my gf's watches pick up grime much faster than my watches. It would be hard for me to pack this much dirt on a watch even if I tried.


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Old 13 August 2020, 01:54 PM   #77
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I would love to see all of that blown out with a pressure washer.
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Old 13 August 2020, 03:14 PM   #78
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Warm water, dawn dish soap, a toothbrush and soak after you scrub. Comes out shining good as new

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I want to see you use dawn and a brush on this watch. no way you're getting it clean again.
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Old 13 August 2020, 03:15 PM   #79
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So you smell the parts before you start working with it? 😂😂😂
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Old 13 August 2020, 05:41 PM   #80
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The only thing holding the links together is the funk. An ultrasonic cleaning would find a bunch of Jubilee parts in the basket. I think the watch had to be removed surgically from the owners wrist.
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Old 13 August 2020, 05:57 PM   #81
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Yes, 69173 lady DateJust.
Ok....a ladies watch??? As in...that was a ladies watch?? Like on a ladies arm?? Am I allowed to ask from what country? WTF
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Old 13 August 2020, 06:02 PM   #82
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I want to see you use dawn and a brush on this watch. no way you're getting it clean again.
No way you are getting it “clean”. You may remove whatever that is built up, but that will never be clean. An autoclave won’t clean that.
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Old 13 August 2020, 06:04 PM   #83
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Ok, I can’t stop just yet. I want to know what this “ladies watch” kitchen looks like.
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Old 13 August 2020, 06:10 PM   #84
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There has been a rush for toilet paper.
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Old 13 August 2020, 06:34 PM   #85
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Doesn't that "Patina" make the watch much more valuable?
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Old 13 August 2020, 07:28 PM   #86
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I wish I hadn't clicked on this thread have just had my breakfast!
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Old 13 August 2020, 07:40 PM   #87
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.. I suppose a positive of that human cement might be lack of articulation thus preventing potential stretch.. Maybe that's a stretch though.
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Old 13 August 2020, 08:03 PM   #88
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I predict that watch will have a horrendous amount of stretch when that gunk is cleaned (pressure washed ? ) outta there.
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Old 13 August 2020, 08:05 PM   #89
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Jeesus christ. How does one even get to that position in the first place.

I dont want to know the hygiene practices of the owner. That is disgusting.
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Old 13 August 2020, 08:09 PM   #90
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Even though the exposed parts have worn flat I doubt the pins are even touching anything in there. Keep us posted Bas. Hang in there buddy.
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