I have been quite busy these last couple of months and have been delinquent when it came to updating this blog and even worse – being slow in responding to other enthusiats when they have contacted me. My sincere apologies.
Been mentioning in my more recent posts that I was working on a number of ‘project’ watches. One of these was a Bell & Ross Vintage like the black one in this picture.
I got my hands on it one Sunday afternoon. It was not working, one of the pushers had fallen off and it had quite a few scratches on it and even a couple of dings from rough wear and tear.
The first thing we did was to replace the battery to see if it was still working. It was so that was an easy fix. We then sent it to FJ Benjamin the B&R agent in Singapore to get the missing pusher replaced. This took about 3 weeks as they had to order the part and it cost about $70.
We then sent it to Tootokei to get it’s body and stainless steel bracelet expertly polished. As expected, they did an excellent job. The watch was for Josh and he wanted a leather strap put on it so that is what we did – after carefully removing and storing for safe keeping the stainless steel bracelet.
Nice looking watch (that to me looks very much like an IWC) who has been given a new lease of life!
Over the last couple of weeks we received a couple of other project watches. A ladies Omega DeVille from the 50’s and (believe it or not) an Orange dial Seiko 5, Divers watch that has stopped working.