Nice drawer find Burlington

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  1. D.th.munroe

    D.th.munroe Registered User

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    Well I bought a watchmakers bench, nothing fancy just a newer pressboard one, and this was in one of the drawers.
    No hands, a rusty click but it ticked for a bit after I picked it up.
    I was disappointed about the case.
    But in a box in another drawer was this Burlington case.
    Now It just needs serviced and a bezel and I'll have my first (complete) Illinois watch.

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  2. musicguy

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    Lucky find, It looks like a nice project.


    Rob
     
  3. D.th.munroe

    D.th.munroe Registered User

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    Yes it will be a nice break from all the wristwatches and hermle clocks I've been doing lately.
    I found these hands as well. I'm pretty sure these are the original ones, I may have to do something if these are radioluminescent though.

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  4. Kent

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    Please be careful with the radium on the dial or hands (or that might have flaked off in the drawers). It can be quite hazardous.
     
  5. D.th.munroe

    D.th.munroe Registered User

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    Thanks Kent
    I am extremely careful with radium dials and hands even if I'm not sure if its radium, and I think everyone should be.
    I used stick paper, kind of like a disposable lint roller, and a small brush to very carefully collect the dust from the drawer and the box the hands were in. The paper and the brush were put in a container to be sent for proper disposal.
    I put hands and dials in sealed containers until It can either safely and properly removed or made a bit safer by consolidating it with Polaroid(acryloid) b72 so no more flakes off.
     
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    Bravo! :clap:
     

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