Now, we aren't meaning an easy case refurbish , but rather a complete case restoration. A complete case restoration could be an option for those cases that would otherwise need to be thrown to the trash heap due to compromised stability or having been so overtaken by mold or mildew. Some restorations are easier than others, but we hope you will find inspiration from the Featherweight community and their creative ideas! Proceed at your own risk when restoring your case.
Complete watch case refinishing / restoration and laser welding
Kamil Dunkowski, an expert watch refinisher and restorer based in Poland, is obsessed with zaratsu polishing. There are videos, too, that showcase the unique characteristics of how a zaratsu polished lug, for instance, reflects light in motion. It was during the renovation of his personal watch, a Seiko chronograph, that everything clicked. He had determined to source a new-old-stock case for his project, and when he finally obtained one, he was blown away by the level of finishing.
GM Vintage is happy to announce our newest related service… Lifton case aging! Service includes treating tolex covering to achieve proper color and patina, aging of all hardware, interior aging where applicable, and wear to your specifications… a little or a lot. Check out our work…. The first picture shows how I fogged in some paint to simulate the color of the ash in the body, then I used a small brush to paint in the grain lines.. The second picture shows how it looked after the guitar was repainted in Fender blonde.