Today was a fun day and resulted in the receipt of two watches. Back in December I had bought a used JeanRichard Terrascope on a bracelet for a nice price, thinking that I could take the bracelet off of it and use it with my current Terrascope. Then I'd sell the braceletless one and i'd be out maybe $300 for the bracelet instead of the new cost of $700.
Well, the pics of the watch did not show an accurate depiction of the condition of the watch, bracelet and head. Reached a settlement with the buyer and decided that I would send it off to get polished. Normally wouldn't do that to a nicer watch, but this one really needed it. Sent it off to Goveberg repair and I must say, I am very happy with their work. The watch head looks as nice as my original one did and the bracelet now just looks like it has standard ware on it.
It's hard to tell from the pics I took, but the worst of it was the top left edge of the bezel, it looked like it took quite a beating. The service from Govberg took about a week longer than their initial estimate, but other than that, I'm pleased with the process and the work and I feel I'll comfortably be able to move this on. (I no longer need the bracelet as I sold it in the process of getting the item in the next post).
And here is the pic from today: