Restoration of a 1968 LeCoultre Polaris Alarm

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Restoration of a 1968 LeCoultre Polaris Alarm

Postby zafbasha » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:59 am

Here we go, this is the starting point. I'm fairly sure this is a biohazard!
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Re: Restoration of a 1968 LeCoultre Polaris Alarm

Postby charlestoncory » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:36 pm

Is that the one out of California with the jacked up dial? I have referred several Polaris owners to your shop, so you can apologize to John on my behalf!

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Re: Restoration of a 1968 LeCoultre Polaris Alarm

Postby zafbasha » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:21 am

Must be the one yes...working on it.

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Re: Restoration of a 1968 LeCoultre Polaris Alarm

Postby zafbasha » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:48 am

This is how it came in. Severe chips on the crystal, dial out of rotation.
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Re: Restoration of a 1968 LeCoultre Polaris Alarm

Postby zafbasha » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:51 am

Case back clean up has begun. It had to be completely taken apart to get it clean. Note, more pieces are involved than meets the eye!
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Re: Restoration of a 1968 LeCoultre Polaris Alarm

Postby zafbasha » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:23 am

The original crystal was heavily chipped. So I shaved a very small amount off the edges.
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Re: Restoration of a 1968 LeCoultre Polaris Alarm

Postby zafbasha » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:28 am

Progressively finer grit polishing and nearly an hour later...presto! Not a bad result!
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Re: Restoration of a 1968 LeCoultre Polaris Alarm

Postby trimobile » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:33 pm

This is very cool - excellent work. Thank you for sharing.


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