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    Quote Originally Posted by agent orange View Post
    His reasoning was that everything in a watch is naturally designed to move clockwise and for all those parts to suddenly be jolted into reverse is akin to putting your car in reverse whilst still going forward.
    stiff loves fairy tales, too! I knew dat same guy - he didn't hack his watches, ya?

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    Looks like it's remaining @ +2 per 24 hours approximately. I think I'll settle for that.

    Farewell pic taken in June before it went in for servicing...




    I specifically asked for only a sympathetic polishing as part of the overhaul servicing but otherwise to leave alone ... I don't mind superficial scratches & dings as long as it was me that did them. As I really am not keen on overpolishing a watch, it's not always such a good idea in my opinion. Is there any consensus on this?

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    Arggh! I just looked at the dial very closely. There is a tiny mark a couple of mm from the tip of the seconds hand, noticeable when you reflect the blued to glow against the light. I'm not sure if it's a bit of removable dirt or an actual scratch. There is also a superficial transverse scratch on the outside half (of the dauphine central crease) at one end of the hour hand.

    I know that removing & mounting hands are a very delicate process, but are handling scratches acceptable?

    They aren't obvious to the casual naked eye but I'm not too happy about this Maybe watch servicing is not such a good thing after all & should be avoided for as long as possible

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