Before & After Series
A Look Back At Some of Our Best Transformations
Can you believe it?! It has been 50 before & after highlights since we started the Before & After blog series! And even before that we were posting some of these transformations on our Facebook and Instagram pages. So when we launched this blog, we did it by compiling our best repairs to that point in our first ever post.
With 50 highlights later, we have many more incredible transformations that we decided to spotlight some of the best to this point.
#5 – Black Starr & 100 Years Ago
All of the repairs on this list were pretty challenging. But one of the first to truly raise our game was this Black Starr & Frost vintage timepiece from the 1920’s. Our sourcing team spent weeks tracking down all of the antique original parts for this watch. But they got all of the original parts to get this beauty to start ticking again.
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#4 – Smashy McCrushed
Similar to a repair that we had before we started our blog, this kind of repair of this crushed ring brings out the best in our Jewelers. It’s the kind of repair that makes you think your friend is exaggerating when she tells you about, but then the jaw dropping pictures make you a believer.
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#3 – Hollow All the Way Through
Now if this ring had been made of a solid metal like gold or silver, this repair would be a bit more of our standard everyday repairs. But this ring, had a hollow shank. Which meant that a slight misstep on the reshaping of the shank could totally destroy the ring! This is a task made for our Master Jewelers!
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#2 – Vintage Corrosion
This vintage Bulova Accutron stems back to the 1940’s. So much like our Black Starr & Frost example above, this was a challenge in sourcing original parts. Once that was done, all we had to do was hand it over to our Experienced and Certified Watchmakers to make sure the work was done with precision and voila!
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#1 – Cutting Edge Tech For a Classic Restoration
This championship ring required the advanced skills of our Master Jewelers. It needed rebuilding the bezel, custom cutting a stone, engraving the stone, using our 3D printer to create the gold inlay piece, and more. This restoration was such an amazing transformation, it had to take the number one spot.
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That’s All Folks!
Thank you for taking the time to visit the Top 5 our Before and After Series so far! Don’t worry, we will be showcasing many more of our major transformations very soon.
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Before & After #50