Has anyone had lugs restored with great success ...

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Has anyone had lugs restored with great success ...

Joined: October 18th, 2009, 12:39 pm

May 27th, 2012, 8:17 am #1


Hi all.

Polished lugs don't bother me too much but I have an early 5513 with one really bad skinny lug.

Has anyone had a really good experience where damaged / over-polished lugs are successfully built up again ?

A recommendation for a good technician who can do this sort of work would be welcome.

Thanks in advance, Paul
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Joined: February 22nd, 2012, 8:12 am

May 27th, 2012, 11:02 am #2

Kiora Paul , Dalton at ABC watch works in LA , that's a man u need to talk too :-)) nt
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Joined: July 12th, 2004, 9:43 pm

May 27th, 2012, 11:19 am #3

but did he weld up complete lug? I believe they only fill in spots
and deep marks. I can be wrong but it's tricky to weld to big areas.
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Joined: June 24th, 2005, 6:48 am

May 27th, 2012, 12:13 pm #4

Hi all.

Polished lugs don't bother me too much but I have an early 5513 with one really bad skinny lug.

Has anyone had a really good experience where damaged / over-polished lugs are successfully built up again ?

A recommendation for a good technician who can do this sort of work would be welcome.

Thanks in advance, Paul
I've not used this company myself but I've heard others
say that they can do some impressive stuff.

http://www.laboratorioportanova.eu
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Joined: June 20th, 2011, 8:51 pm

May 27th, 2012, 2:31 pm #5

but did he weld up complete lug? I believe they only fill in spots
and deep marks. I can be wrong but it's tricky to weld to big areas.
Yes, my friend had a lug replaced on a broken 1680 case and said it looked amazing when Dalton was finished.
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Joined: July 25th, 2010, 6:16 am

May 27th, 2012, 4:45 pm #6

Hi all.

Polished lugs don't bother me too much but I have an early 5513 with one really bad skinny lug.

Has anyone had a really good experience where damaged / over-polished lugs are successfully built up again ?

A recommendation for a good technician who can do this sort of work would be welcome.

Thanks in advance, Paul
Will you happy, even after a perfect repair? Better to source a good replacement, and with the money saved from not attempting a repair, reduce the selling price of this existing watch, which you want to move along.

Best...MC.
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Joined: October 18th, 2009, 12:39 pm

May 28th, 2012, 12:38 am #7

Hi all.

Polished lugs don't bother me too much but I have an early 5513 with one really bad skinny lug.

Has anyone had a really good experience where damaged / over-polished lugs are successfully built up again ?

A recommendation for a good technician who can do this sort of work would be welcome.

Thanks in advance, Paul
Thanks guys. That info. will get things moving. (nt)
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