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Old 27 October 2020, 09:39 AM   #361
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All good. In the end I dont think my 5513 is worth as much as a datejust. I diddnt get it restored in such a way that it could be sold. I got it restored so I can wear it daily and have a part of my step father with me to remind me of the good times.
I was totally kidding. You will have a wonderful heirloom to cherish.

I would part with my DJ41 long before i would sell my heirloom Day-Date 1803.
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Old 27 October 2020, 10:08 AM   #362
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I was totally kidding. You will have a wonderful heirloom to cherish.

I would part with my DJ41 long before i would sell my heirloom Day-Date 1803.
Hah! I know I was too! After all this work and waiting this isnt going anywhere! God I really wish I had something to show you guys, this is driving me crazy.
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Old 31 October 2020, 06:45 PM   #363
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There are going to be some delays on the service. My watch maker is recovering from an injury. Hopefully we have some news in the coming week or so.
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Old 1 November 2020, 12:13 AM   #364
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Thanks for the update. We’ll be here. Sure hope your guy will be OK
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Old 1 November 2020, 01:26 PM   #365
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Nothing in the mailbox yet? Christ!
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Old 1 November 2020, 01:38 PM   #366
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Nothing in the mailbox yet? Christ!
No not yet mate, but it turns out it doesnt matter. My watch maker was ko'd for a the past few weeks and I didnt know, so it made no difference
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Old 2 November 2020, 12:04 AM   #367
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Wow and now inspired to send my 1680 dial off to MY along with my original hands for some Majic.
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Old 6 November 2020, 07:55 AM   #368
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Sorry, still waiting, no updates. I have finally reached out for an update. When I receive a response I will let you all know.
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Old 11 November 2020, 02:31 PM   #369
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Ok big update! I will have the watch back in around two weeks!!!!!!!!
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Old 11 November 2020, 02:32 PM   #370
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Ok big update! I will have the watch back in around two weeks!!!!!!!!

Pumped!! Thanks for the update!
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Old 11 November 2020, 03:53 PM   #371
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Ok big update! I will have the watch back in around two weeks!!!!!!!!



Been looking forward!
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Old 11 November 2020, 06:28 PM   #372
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Must be my lucky day finding this thread. I've spent a decade or so on another forum dedicated to vintage lightweight bicycles; my favorite threads there have always been interesting restorations of high-end, handmade bikes. This here thread is the same, but even better with the family heirloom angle.

I hope to see more of these in future and along with everybody else look forward with great anticipation to the reveal of the watchhead soon.

Every time I check in I find something interesting. I think I will stick around a little while.

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Old 11 November 2020, 11:32 PM   #373
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Just read through the whole thing and glad I did. Really great that you're keeping and restoring the watch.

I'd just add that the dial that's been restored is a 'maxi mk1' that would have been the contemporary 5513 dial at the time of the 1978 service, so that all ties in.
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Old 12 November 2020, 07:35 AM   #374
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Just read through the whole thing and glad I did. Really great that you're keeping and restoring the watch.

I'd just add that the dial that's been restored is a 'maxi mk1' that would have been the contemporary 5513 dial at the time of the 1978 service, so that all ties in.
Awesome, thank you! The bracelet I am getting restored seems to be in the same boat. Its from 1971 but its pieces were in the box, so it must have been put on in 78 also.
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Old 12 November 2020, 08:40 AM   #375
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Can't wait

Looking forward to seeing the result.
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Old 12 November 2020, 09:41 AM   #376
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Also massive thank you again to Filipao for the links. I cant thank you enough. I never expected to have my step fathers bracelet restored. It means a lot to me as he wore it in this bracelet and wore it to pieces. I cannot wait to have it back on its bracelet again. Anyhow, not long to go now. I cannot wait to see how this all turned out. It feels like we've been waiting for years instead of months!
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Old 12 November 2020, 09:54 AM   #377
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Also massive thank you again to Filipao for the links. I cant thank you enough. I never expected to have my step fathers bracelet restored. It means a lot to me as he wore it in this bracelet and wore it to pieces. I cannot wait to have it back on its bracelet again. Anyhow, not long to go now. I cannot wait to see how this all turned out. It feels like we've been waiting for years instead of months!
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Old 12 November 2020, 11:01 AM   #378
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I've spent a decade or so on another forum dedicated to vintage lightweight bicycles.
Christ. And we thought WE were niche!
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Old 12 November 2020, 01:55 PM   #379
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Christ. And we thought WE were niche!
Right?

There's even a crossover thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...age-watch.html

And stuff taken to the nth degree:



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Old 12 November 2020, 02:18 PM   #380
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Right?

There's even a crossover thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...age-watch.html

And stuff taken to the nth degree:



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Nice breaks! I can see how both hobbies share similarities
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Old 12 November 2020, 03:05 PM   #381
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Nice breaks! I can see how both hobbies share similarities
Not to derail the thread, but I wish I hadn't dumped my old 1970s racer decked out with Shimano parts. Might be worth a bit now.
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Old 12 November 2020, 03:14 PM   #382
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Not to derail the thread, but I wish I hadn't dumped my old 1970s racer decked out with Shimano parts. Might be worth a bit now.
Go ahead, we are all just waiting now. Lets talk about bikes :D
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Old 12 November 2020, 03:25 PM   #383
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Go ahead, we are all just waiting now. Lets talk about bikes :D
I love my 92 Klein Attitude. Super light.
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Old 12 November 2020, 10:54 PM   #384
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Back on track, somewhat. Here's my 5513 while we're waiting. Bit gilty.
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Old 12 November 2020, 11:16 PM   #385
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Back on track, somewhat. Here's my 5513 while we're waiting. Bit gilty.
Amazing!

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Old 12 November 2020, 11:20 PM   #386
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Back on track, somewhat. Here's my 5513 while we're waiting. Bit gilty.
Nice! Is that what mine would have looked like when it was first sold?
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Old 13 November 2020, 05:55 AM   #387
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This thread is awesome. I have seen several hard working rolex's through my years and have always loved them for what they stood for and the guys that owned them. This thread is a great story and a meaningful one to many of us that have a pass down piece from a loved one. Congrats on the watch (cant wait to see the outcome) and on the memories that it will continue to bring to you for your life time.
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Old 13 November 2020, 08:44 AM   #388
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This thread is awesome. I have seen several hard working rolex's through my years and have always loved them for what they stood for and the guys that owned them. This thread is a great story and a meaningful one to many of us that have a pass down piece from a loved one. Congrats on the watch (cant wait to see the outcome) and on the memories that it will continue to bring to you for your life time.
Thank you mate! Hopefully I will have some photos in the coming days. I have asked for some progress photos, so we might finally have some visual content here.
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Old 13 November 2020, 09:15 AM   #389
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Nice! Is that what mine would have looked like when it was first sold?
No, it wouldn't have looked like a crusty old piece with 56 years of mileage on it.
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No, it wouldn't have looked like a crusty old piece with 56 years of mileage on it.
It looks wonderful
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