Hi all, first post here in Calibre 11, trying to start with a bang... Heuer Carrera 7853N. This is the watch that my dad got for high school graduation. As far as I know, it had been collecting dust in the back of his dresser for the last 20+ years. It was missing the start/stop pusher, there were some nasty scratches on the crystal, and the original bracelet was long gone. All that in addition to a missing lume plot or two, a blemish on the running seconds subdial, and a weird kind of decay to the lume on the minute hand. All that said, I did some research online and it seems like this is a relatively rare reference (at least based on this thread over on Chronocentric: http://www.chronocentric.com/forums/heuer/index.cgi?md=read;id=69244). It also seems to have early-execution hands and dial based on OnTheDash. Here's a (crude) before picture: Finally got this guy back from service today (almost 9 weeks later) and it seems like my watchmaker did some great work. He had old stock of the correct pushers, buffed some of the scratches out of the crystal, and overhauled the movement. Here are some shots taken during service as well as the final product. As I'm new to this whole watch-collecting game, feel free to point out anything that doesn't look right here! This was the first watch I've had serviced, so I'm hoping he did a good job and I can continue to use him. And let me know what you think of the watch!