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LD

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I am considering buying a vintage watch (well, actually hubby is considering buying it for me for my birthday!) and although it appears to be in excellent condition, the watch face/dial has a very slight patina. The watch is pre 1940 so this is to be expected but I''m wondering if (a) it can be cleaned and (b) are there any risks involved?

Many thanks in advance for your help.
 

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I think the patina is part of the charm of a vintage cocktail watch. Are you looking for one on Ebay? The one I got recently ended up being MUCH nicer in person than in the pictures we saw. The crystal needed to be replaced, which the seller did before sending it out to us, and the photography was bad. So like any purchase on Ebay, check the return policy and if you don''t care for the color when you get it, return it.
 

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I don''t know anything about them, but I just wanted to say I love vintage watches and would love to see it if you decide to go for it!
 

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HH - Yes, this is on Ebay. The seller has 100% feedback and I''ve been like a stalker with the auction! It finishes tonight so I''m keeping fingers, toes and eyes crossed that I win! I agree about the patina/charm by the way but it was just curiosity in case the patina was more pronounced that the photos.

Lorelei - photos will be posted if I win tonight!!! Ooooooooo I''ve got butterflies now!
 

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Date: 3/1/2009 8:03:23 AM
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HH - Yes, this is on Ebay. The seller has 100% feedback and I''ve been like a stalker with the auction! It finishes tonight so I''m keeping fingers, toes and eyes crossed that I win! I agree about the patina/charm by the way but it was just curiosity in case the patina was more pronounced that the photos.

Lorelei - photos will be posted if I win tonight!!! Ooooooooo I''ve got butterflies now!
Keeping my fingies tightly crossed that you get it!!!
 

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Date: 3/1/2009 8:07:31 AM
Author: Lorelei

Date: 3/1/2009 8:03:23 AM
Author: LovingDiamonds
HH - Yes, this is on Ebay. The seller has 100% feedback and I''ve been like a stalker with the auction! It finishes tonight so I''m keeping fingers, toes and eyes crossed that I win! I agree about the patina/charm by the way but it was just curiosity in case the patina was more pronounced that the photos.

Lorelei - photos will be posted if I win tonight!!! Ooooooooo I''ve got butterflies now!
Keeping my fingies tightly crossed that you get it!!!
That''s so sweet of you - thank you Lorelei. I need to also confess that my childhood crush was Captain Scarlett! I had no idea he was a puppet and that unrequited love would not be returned! Oh well! Actually, looking at my yummy hubby, worringly, I can see a resemblance to Capt. Scarlett!
 

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Date: 3/1/2009 8:27:52 AM
Author: LovingDiamonds

Date: 3/1/2009 8:07:31 AM
Author: Lorelei


Date: 3/1/2009 8:03:23 AM
Author: LovingDiamonds
HH - Yes, this is on Ebay. The seller has 100% feedback and I''ve been like a stalker with the auction! It finishes tonight so I''m keeping fingers, toes and eyes crossed that I win! I agree about the patina/charm by the way but it was just curiosity in case the patina was more pronounced that the photos.

Lorelei - photos will be posted if I win tonight!!! Ooooooooo I''ve got butterflies now!
Keeping my fingies tightly crossed that you get it!!!
That''s so sweet of you - thank you Lorelei. I need to also confess that my childhood crush was Captain Scarlett! I had no idea he was a puppet and that unrequited love would not be returned! Oh well! Actually, looking at my yummy hubby, worringly, I can see a resemblance to Capt. Scarlett!
Oh Capt Scarlett was a hunk, definitely crushable!! Hehe!!!
Too funny your Hubby resembles him a bit!!

I will be sending you all the Andy Pandy power I can muster so that you can get your new watch!!!
 

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Date: 3/1/2009 8:33:03 AM
Author: Lorelei

Date: 3/1/2009 8:27:52 AM
Author: LovingDiamonds


Date: 3/1/2009 8:07:31 AM
Author: Lorelei



Date: 3/1/2009 8:03:23 AM
Author: LovingDiamonds
HH - Yes, this is on Ebay. The seller has 100% feedback and I''ve been like a stalker with the auction! It finishes tonight so I''m keeping fingers, toes and eyes crossed that I win! I agree about the patina/charm by the way but it was just curiosity in case the patina was more pronounced that the photos.

Lorelei - photos will be posted if I win tonight!!! Ooooooooo I''ve got butterflies now!
Keeping my fingies tightly crossed that you get it!!!
That''s so sweet of you - thank you Lorelei. I need to also confess that my childhood crush was Captain Scarlett! I had no idea he was a puppet and that unrequited love would not be returned! Oh well! Actually, looking at my yummy hubby, worringly, I can see a resemblance to Capt. Scarlett!
Oh Capt Scarlett was a hunk, definitely crushable!! Hehe!!!
Too funny your Hubby resembles him a bit!!

I will be sending you all the Andy Pandy power I can muster so that you can get your new watch!!!
Well with Andy Pandy power, there''s no way I can loose! Thank you!
 

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Date: 3/1/2009 8:52:12 AM
Author: LovingDiamonds

Date: 3/1/2009 8:33:03 AM
Author: Lorelei


Date: 3/1/2009 8:27:52 AM
Author: LovingDiamonds



Date: 3/1/2009 8:07:31 AM
Author: Lorelei




Date: 3/1/2009 8:03:23 AM
Author: LovingDiamonds
HH - Yes, this is on Ebay. The seller has 100% feedback and I''ve been like a stalker with the auction! It finishes tonight so I''m keeping fingers, toes and eyes crossed that I win! I agree about the patina/charm by the way but it was just curiosity in case the patina was more pronounced that the photos.

Lorelei - photos will be posted if I win tonight!!! Ooooooooo I''ve got butterflies now!
Keeping my fingies tightly crossed that you get it!!!
That''s so sweet of you - thank you Lorelei. I need to also confess that my childhood crush was Captain Scarlett! I had no idea he was a puppet and that unrequited love would not be returned! Oh well! Actually, looking at my yummy hubby, worringly, I can see a resemblance to Capt. Scarlett!
Oh Capt Scarlett was a hunk, definitely crushable!! Hehe!!!
Too funny your Hubby resembles him a bit!!

I will be sending you all the Andy Pandy power I can muster so that you can get your new watch!!!
Well with Andy Pandy power, there''s no way I can loose! Thank you!
Hehehe!!! Most welcome!!!
 

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If you don''t win that watch, do check out holbensfinewatches on ebay. This week he has a lot of men''s watches, but that''s usually not the case. He and another guy restore old watches and they are absolutely beautiful when he is done. I''ve also had email correspondence with him and he is really awesome.
 
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