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Watch problem

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by globetrotter, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

    Sep 28, 2004
    greater chicago
    I have a watch that I really love, automatic, 3 time zones, very nice shape, thick glass. I picked it up several years ago in Bulgaria, of all places. But I never wear it, believe it on not.

    my problem is this - although it seems to not be based on a cartier design, it has cartier written on the face. yes, it is a rip off. My plan, when I bought it, was to clean the writing of the face and just leave it plain off-white. I wasn't able to get the writing off, and so I have not used it.

    I thought about trying to cover up the writting, perhaps by putting a picture of my wife and son on the face, or something like that. I looked at the option of taking the face off and leaving the works, but that isn't very pretty.

    any suggestions?
  2. Rocker

    Rocker Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    I took a 50 year old Swiss watch that was my father's into a local jewelry store becasue the face had bits of rust on it. They were abale to send it out some place where they basically stripped the face clean and re-painted it EXACTLY - matching the fonts of the brand and everything - it looks completely pristine and matches the original - you could proably have that done and ask them to have the "cartier" left off. The process took 3-4 weeks and cost about $70.

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