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Cover for Veri-Thin flip top [message #1289] Thu, 22 August 2013 13:26 Go to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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I salvaged the wreckage of what used to be a a Veri-Thin Strap 391 also known as the Veri-Thin "flip-top". Why on earth would I do this? Well, the case has no brassing, the dial will come out like new once I gave it a bath, the movement is clean and I paid just 35$. The only issue it has .... is the flipping top is missing Laughing

So before I start commissioning a case repair shop to reproduce one I want to ask for the impossible. Does anybody here happen to have a cover or complete case of a "flip-top" somewhere in a forgotten drawer?

Let me know.
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Re: Cover for Veri-Thin flip top [message #1291 is a reply to message #1289] Thu, 22 August 2013 16:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey
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What will you bathe that dial in?

Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.
Re: Cover for Veri-Thin flip top [message #1292 is a reply to message #1291] Thu, 22 August 2013 17:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
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mikeyt wrote on Thu, 22 August 2013 16:32
What will you bathe that dial in?


Exactly! How did you keep that precious lettering from fading?
Re: Cover for Veri-Thin flip top [message #1295 is a reply to message #1292] Thu, 22 August 2013 21:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Most of my dials take a bath in a standard silver cleaning solution (eg Hagarty is well known brand in Europe). I have achieved good results sofar without deterioration of the print. I will try to do this one over the weekend and post the result.
Re: Cover for Veri-Thin flip top [message #1321 is a reply to message #1295] Sun, 25 August 2013 21:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here is the result after cleaning. The dial cleaned up very well, but unfortunatelly I lost a bit of the gold on some of the numbers. I guess it was my own mistake as I probably rubbed them a bit too much.

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Re: Cover for Veri-Thin flip top [message #1323 is a reply to message #1321] Sun, 25 August 2013 21:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Looks clean! Did you ever user HG for it or only Hagerty?

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Re: Cover for Veri-Thin flip top [message #1324 is a reply to message #1323] Mon, 26 August 2013 10:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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HG I use as well. They both work well.
Re: Cover for Veri-Thin flip top [message #1355 is a reply to message #1324] Fri, 30 August 2013 03:42 Go to previous message
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That came out phenomenally well!

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