Yes that's the kind of story I appreciate.Phil, being a high level tech with a Seamaster you might appreciate the following wee story.
A friend of mine has one and had a shower wearing the watch, but unfortunately did not have the crown screwed down.
As you can imagine the watch duly stopped. He took it to his local jeweller and asked if he could repair it, and he said that he could. After about three months he hadn’t heard a thing, so he went in to see how things were going. To his horror, the jeweller handed his watch back in bits saying it was beyond repair. The idiot had even soaked some of the parts in rust remover which pretty much finished it off.
He asked if I would be prepared to have a go as I couldn’t do much more in the way of damage. After a good clean and quite a few new parts I managed to get it up and running and holding chronometric time.
Here are a few photos showing what I received, and the end result.
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Respect to you for getting it back together and in tip top condition it looked Superb.
Handy to know we have you on the forum.