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  1. Maccaloon

    Maccaloon Jul 20, 2021

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    Hi all,

    Received disappointing news from Tag/Heuer vintage that my Professional 1000 980.031 was not to be repaired by them because they do not have the parts and because it’s a quartz watch.

    I’d still like to replace/restore the bracelet and get the face cleaned up. Not looking for mint, but maybe just a bit more suitable for everyday wear.

    Not really sure of my next step.

    Any help/advice/suggestions much appreciated.

    Mac
     
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  2. Yago

    Yago Jul 20, 2021

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    I love it as it is.
    Not sure if cleaning the dial is even possible. Very doubtful even.
     
  3. dtf

    dtf Jul 21, 2021

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  4. SteveP

    SteveP Jul 21, 2021

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    There are various options but probably the ones I set out are a first port of call-
    https://forums.calibre11.com/thread...stions-here-please.33953/page-19#post-1793012

    Alternatively you could hunt for a replacement case, try and find a donor dial from another .031L or a .113L. You could also try and find a good bracelet but I think you'd struggle a lot more with that so getting it recoated may be the best option. As I say, you could do everything relatively easily but not the dial....
     
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  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 22, 2021

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    The bracelet is possible (anything is possible), but it will be expensive and a fiddly job.

    Your other option would be to try and find one in better condition and then flip this one- you might find that this upgrade cost is less than the cost of restoring your watch...but what you save in $ you will have to spend in patience!
     
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