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Old 03-22-2017, 04:16 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm lost as to the whole story, but that is one of my favorite Rolex models. I hope you do well with your restoration, and post pics along the way.
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I'm lost as to the whole story, but that is one of my favorite Rolex models. I hope you do well with your restoration, and post pics along the way.
From what I understand. It was in its box and everything. People driving must have been aiming at it cause it got hammered like it was on the freeway.
Its in a pretty bad way. But I guess you never give up on a Rolex.
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There is more to it than that. Not to derail Terry's thread, but basically yes, the watch was wrecked, he paid the guy the full price back, then made a youtube video crying like a little girl, and in the end of the vid, asked his subscribers for donations.

The video is now taken down, as the comments got out of hand, which was to be expected.

Another youtube channel ended up gifting a Bell and Ross to Bruce. So he has that, plus what he sold the watch to Terry for.

That is a quick cliff note version.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:22 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I would spend a "G" note and send it to Rolex for repair, you should get it back from them like new, unless it's a complete basket case.
Rolex wants as much as a new one to repair it. Not to mention there are way better options then Rolex.
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WOW!!!!!! You got the infamous Bruce Williams Air King????????

May I be so bold as to ask how much you paid him for it?

I really thought he himself would send it to Rolex or some other local Rolex doctor to see what could be done.

I hope you got the whole shootin' match, that he didn't hold anything back: box, papers, bracelet, hands, crystal shards, etc.

You are going to forever be a part of a legendary event in the online watch world!!!!!

PLEASE keep us posted!!!!!
I paid $600 for it. He was going to part it out. He said some people offered him almost 1k for the Rlex brand parts and the warranty cards. But I was first in line.

For right now my watchmaker will get it running and I will wear it. I have some other plans in the works for a complete restoration (maybe) in the future.
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:49 AM   #25 (permalink)
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LAWW would do a great job...have M@ send it to them


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Wow ! That is one sad video. He does seem like a really nice guy. Crap happens. He'll be back. Good luck on the resto...
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:01 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Casework


OEM used bezel on the way in.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:23 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Story is just sad. Very cool restoration! Following this.
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:25 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Whatta trainwreck story!!!

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OEM used bezel on the way in.
Bezel is a good start... I like your choice of tools...
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:18 AM   #31 (permalink)
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So... I have to ask.

What's with the dead rat?
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So... I have to ask.

What's with the dead rat?
Did Terry let slip a closely-guarded Rolex trade secret: Are the oils used in the lubrication of the in-house movements made by extracting the natural oils from the fur of Swiss cheese-fed rats?????
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:19 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Yes, the watch has officially gone viral. Wonder if its the first Rollie to undergo such punishment.
A guy was posting pics on another forum(non watch related) of a 1680 found under the BBQ in his neighbors back yard on another forum. Spent like 10+ yeas buried in the dirt and worked with some simple repairs. Thing looked F-ing hammered.
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Did Terry let slip a closely-guarded Rolex trade secret: Are the oils used in the lubrication of the in-house movements made by extracting the natural oils from the fur of Swiss cheese-fed rats?????
I hope I didn't reveal that.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:59 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Avenger:
FUBAR? There's a term I hadn't hear in 14 years.
In Civil War Reenacting jargon "FUBAR" stands for
"Far From Being Realistic". Like when you see a
reenactor wearing polyester uniforms. Or wearing
non period correct spectacles.

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^^^ Just so you know.

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^^^ Just so you know.

... See SNAFU
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The nickname for this watch is ODB, Ole Dirty *******
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