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Old 30 May 2020, 08:18 AM   #1
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Door Case Versus 5740

I will save everyone the suspense.....the door case is fine The 5740 bezel did not do so well though. Was actually surprised how hard my wrist hit it when walking. Not losing sleep over it as I wear all of my watches...

To create further uneasiness in the forum, I found my Bergeon scratch pens. I can’t help myself. Why not try them out...lol
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Old 30 May 2020, 08:26 AM   #2
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Old 30 May 2020, 08:34 AM   #3
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Looking for tape to use on undamaged area of bezel.


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Old 30 May 2020, 09:42 AM   #4
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Well you’ve junked it. Might as well toss and start over.
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Old 30 May 2020, 10:38 AM   #5
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Absolutely. Toss it my way if you get a chance, I’ll make sure it is disposed of properly ;)
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Old 30 May 2020, 11:15 AM   #6
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Old 30 May 2020, 11:43 AM   #7
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Man, that’s a bummer, but you have the right attitude. That would take the Patek service center about 10 min to fix, I suppose (after taking everything apart, as they would for a normal service anyhow).

Different note, I freakin love the 5740. Such great proportions.
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Old 30 May 2020, 12:00 PM   #8
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Let see the after pictures when you fix it.....

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Old 30 May 2020, 12:38 PM   #9
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Let see the after pictures when you fix it.....


Ironically, you gave me the idea ....still looking for tape btw


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Old 30 May 2020, 01:08 PM   #10
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Good luck on the repair OP. Applaud you for living life and moving on. Cheers.
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Old 30 May 2020, 02:03 PM   #11
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I’d have a stroke, bless you
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Old 30 May 2020, 06:22 PM   #12
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I do feel bad that this happened to you. White gold and a belt buckle are not a good combination, and I remember that awful feeling pretty well.

But, I think it's great that you actually wear your watches. And having a positive attitude, like you do, helps with a lot more than just watch repair.

Best of luck on the damage mitigation. I am still living with my cut (on the bracelet, so not even in the same league).
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Old 30 May 2020, 08:07 PM   #13
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That is a tough break, I'd get it fixed but maybe send it in in a few months when things are hopefully more efficient.
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Old 30 May 2020, 10:50 PM   #14
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I have and tried those Bergeon scratch pens on a brushed Rolex bracelet. Made it worse actualy. Had better/good results with scotch brite
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Old 30 May 2020, 10:52 PM   #15
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Send it to Patek or LAWW.
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Old 30 May 2020, 11:20 PM   #16
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Door Case Versus 5740

Decided to practice on my old Daytona, then moved onto the 5740 bracelet last night. Thus far I have had very good results. The white gold is actually easier to work with. I actually don’t mind scratches, but prefer when the scratches are more even giving it overall worn patina, if that makes sense. I have used the scratch pens on the bezel of my old AP offshore a while back with decent result. I am very optimistic. I have no doubt I will end up in a better place...in the sense I won’t make it worse
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Old 30 May 2020, 11:23 PM   #17
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Send it to Patek or LAWW.

And rob myself of this opportunity to make it better? I would only send this piece to Patek if I decided to have it formally worked on despite this exception of the idiot owner (me) who likes to try to fix things (or screw things up) himself. Lol.


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Old 30 May 2020, 11:37 PM   #18
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I have and tried those Bergeon scratch pens on a brushed Rolex bracelet. Made it worse actualy. Had better/good results with scotch brite

Less is more....when using scratch pens.


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Old 31 May 2020, 12:00 AM   #19
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Good for you wearing and enjoying your watches. I would not do anything about the mark until service and then just request a light polish. There will be many more marks on it by then. Now the fear of a getting a mark is gone. Good feeling.
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Old 31 May 2020, 12:12 AM   #20
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Ok...here is an update. Getting closer...


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Old 31 May 2020, 12:38 AM   #21
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Wow those pens actually work! I have some but always afraid to use them! Glad to see - sooo much better.
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Old 31 May 2020, 12:38 AM   #22
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Old 31 May 2020, 12:59 AM   #23
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Ironically, you gave me the idea ....still looking for tape btw


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Looking good my friend.....^^^.......

DIY plus patient is very important.....

Great result and outcome...... Well done...!!

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Old 31 May 2020, 01:01 AM   #24
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big improvement. good job :)
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Old 31 May 2020, 01:09 AM   #25
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Good for you wearing and enjoying your watches. I would not do anything about the mark until service and then just request a light polish. There will be many more marks on it by then. Now the fear of a getting a mark is gone. Good feeling.

I look at polishing wheels as a necessary evil ie collateral damage is my issue. Even in the hands of the ‘best’ things don’t always work out perfectly. Recently had my Platona destroyed by Dallas RSC. Came back with more damage then it went in with. They apologized , took it back and RE-polished by their ‘best’ polisher. Unfortunately the damage was done. Went back and forth with management there. In dialogue now directly with Rolex. This all started with ‘I think I will send it in for a refresh’.

Moving forward will send Rolex to LAWW. That said, I will never send them anything but Rolex. I won’t go into the details, but AP isn’t there forte. That said, they do great work on Rolex.

Regarding AP Techniques (Authorized AP Service Center). They are good, but also can be somewhat aggressive on the wheel. For those that demand absolute perfection, then send back to AP, Patek, Rolex in Geneva...that said such a move comes with it’s own headaches. My biggest issue is ‘losing’ your watch for a potentially a year. But as an example, if you have a minute repeater you don’t want ‘anyone’ working on it. If there is a problem, the actual watch company will resolve it. They also have access to the same machines used to make your watch.

The purpose of the above commentary wasn’t to disparage anyone mentioned, but to provide feedback, in laymen’s terms ‘keeping it real’, thus helping other collectors when deciding who to send their watch to and what to expect. The truth is that with any watch service/refinishing, there are humans being working on it...thus imperfect by our very nature.


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Old 31 May 2020, 01:14 AM   #26
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Looking good my friend.....^^^.......

DIY plus patient is very important.....

Great result and outcome...... Well done...!!


Lol...but what would you say if it did not work out.


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Old 31 May 2020, 01:18 AM   #27
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Wow those pens actually work! I have some but always afraid to use them! Glad to see - sooo much better.

Caveat with knowing what I am capable of and what I am not capable of. The pens can be a little tricky. They are more like a paint brush then a pen.


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Old 31 May 2020, 01:26 AM   #28
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I will be making one more pass and then hang up my proverbial boxing gloves. Hope to post picture today.

Tomorrow I will give further detail on my technique.


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Old 31 May 2020, 01:45 AM   #29
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wow, very impressive. great job!
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Old 31 May 2020, 02:04 AM   #30
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wow, very impressive. great job!

Not done quite yet...but close


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