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Old 14 February 2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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Beauty is only skin deep

Bob Ridley just sent me a couple of pix of the bracelet of my 1630. Seems OK until you look a bit deeper.
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Old 14 February 2011, 09:51 PM   #2
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Old 14 February 2011, 09:58 PM   #3
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Who says you don't need regular service!
Hear what you're saying but I'll bet they're the originals....
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Old 14 February 2011, 09:59 PM   #4
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Great pictures looks like you had the hidden problem addressed at the right time Al
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Old 14 February 2011, 11:43 PM   #5
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Fascinating! Makes a very good case for servicing!! I love it when my watch maker provides me with the replaced worn parts - makes me pay for the service with a happy heart
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Old 14 February 2011, 11:44 PM   #6
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A case very well made.
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Old 14 February 2011, 11:45 PM   #7
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Interesting, thanks for sharing, Al!
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Old 14 February 2011, 11:45 PM   #8
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Thanks for the pic, very educational.
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Old 14 February 2011, 11:50 PM   #9
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Really is a good idea to service your watch on a regular basis whether that be 5, 7, or 10 years.

Thanks for the pics Al
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Old 15 February 2011, 12:00 AM   #10
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Wow, how long since the last service, and how much wrist time did it get during that time?
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Old 15 February 2011, 12:24 AM   #11
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Old 15 February 2011, 12:28 AM   #12
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Fascinating! Makes a very good case for servicing!! I love it when my watch maker provides me with the replaced worn parts - makes me pay for the service with a happy heart
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Better safe than sorry.
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Old 15 February 2011, 12:30 AM   #13
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When you send your watch in, is I standard practice to replace all the pins in the bracelet if they are this worn?
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Old 15 February 2011, 12:32 AM   #14
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Wow that is some wear and tear! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 15 February 2011, 12:41 AM   #15
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Wow.Thx,Al.
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Old 15 February 2011, 03:25 AM   #16
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Wow, I'd say you got your 'money's worth' out of those parts!
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Old 15 February 2011, 03:42 AM   #17
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Oh my, great thread and thank you for the pics as an added bonus Def. a reminder for a regular service
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Old 15 February 2011, 04:50 AM   #18
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Oh my, great thread and thank you for the pics as an added bonus Def. a reminder for a regular service
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Thanks for sharing this info.

BTW does Mr. Ridley give a 2-year warranty like the RSC? I'd really like to know.
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Old 15 February 2011, 06:16 AM   #19
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Old 15 February 2011, 06:22 AM   #20
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How old is the bracelet ?
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Old 15 February 2011, 06:25 AM   #21
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Wow, excellent pics that really make the point about the value of servicing.
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Old 15 February 2011, 06:40 AM   #22
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Just Curious Guys,but does a 5 Yr Service by Dallas Or NY include the Stuff Al Pointed OutWe are about a Little Over a Yr Out from an RSC Service.thx
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Old 15 February 2011, 07:13 AM   #23
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Cool PICs.

Nice reminder.

Thanks for sharing Al.
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Old 15 February 2011, 07:29 AM   #24
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My beater looks nearly the same.

Broken clasp

And a update.

Beater update
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Old 15 February 2011, 07:32 AM   #25
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Al...thanks for the great pictures......extremely informative, and as has been said, a great case for regular maintenance!
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Old 15 February 2011, 11:52 PM   #26
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My beater looks nearly the same.

Broken clasp

And a update.

Beater update
Incredible Jocke,
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Old 16 February 2011, 12:10 AM   #27
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Very illuminating Al, great shots, thanks for posting
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Old 16 February 2011, 12:15 AM   #28
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nice shot of how "stretch" occurs or starts in bracelets. great pics. thanks!
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