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mickeypro
08-04-2011, 02:06 AM
have a 5513 on order from Trevor

narikaa
08-04-2011, 06:02 AM
http://polishingpeanuts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/belle-cement-mixer.jpg

2 measures of sand to one of grit

a little water

add Milsub


Run for one minute for each decade of 'ageing'

;)



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mickeypro
08-04-2011, 02:59 PM
Have one of these I can borrow Reg?

narikaa
08-04-2011, 03:09 PM
No


But you can rent one locally


(who knows, you might have a fledgling vintagising business in no time)

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dingo69
08-04-2011, 03:21 PM
http://polishingpeanuts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/belle-cement-mixer.jpg

2 measures of sand to one of grit

a little water

add Milsub


Run for one minute for each decade of 'ageing'




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blix
08-04-2011, 04:20 PM
Age the insert, age the plexi. Other mods, like the notorious concrete mixer method, will need the watch to be dissembled.

mickeypro
08-05-2011, 02:39 AM
Well I assume a small bit of disassembly is needed for the insert at least.


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tk71
08-11-2011, 09:31 PM
If this might be something you'd do more than once, you could probably use a small craft/jewelry rock tumbler. My mom makes jewelry as a hobby and one of the women in her group has a small one they use to give different finishes/ages to pieces.

Something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Lortone-Lapidary-Rock-Rotary-Tumbler/dp/B000RB16W8/ref=pd_cp_hi_4

mapman57
08-11-2011, 11:53 PM
You can soften and lube the bracelet if you have one fitted?

You can age and soften the case and lugs...............you can even age the plexi if you want a used look.

The only thing you cannot do fully assembled is age the dial and hands - unless you can pop out the lexi from the front?

Techniques for all of the above can be found in the various resource forums here ..............show us how it develops ;-)

TimemiT
08-12-2011, 12:02 AM
Disassemble Dial and Hands

1. Six Pack of Beer
1a. Drink all 6 Beers
2. Large Glass Bowl
2a. When ready....void into Large Bowl
2b. Ensure Liquid is Concentrated and Bright Yellow color...otherwise...drink more beer!
3. Drop dial and hands into Large Bowl
4. Wait 1 hour
5. Remove dial & hands and place in oven at 350 for 10 minutes
6. Remove dial & hands from oven and air dry

You should be piss drunk by now and have a nice vintage yellowed dial and hands! :D