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    Water ingress

    I have a 6 year old Bell & Ross 03-92. Love it to death. But probably not looked after it as well as I should. Never been serviced

    Went for a swim yesterday - not a long swim, and not a deep-sea dive, just 2 mins in the ocean. Got out and noticed fogging on the inside consistent with water ingress. I put it in an airtight bag of white rice overnight with the bezel open, and it certainly looks better this morning. It's still in the bag.

    Two questions:

    1. Is there anything else I should do to take care of the water inside?
    2. What is the long-term fix? How do I get this sorted? I live in Sydney Australila.

    Thanks
    Ian Gardiner

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    Hi Rabbieburns,

    I think its a sign that its time for a service. Happy to give you the contact for an AD in Sydney that helps me heaps, especially since I'm in Melbourne. Feel free to private message me for details.

    PS - we love photos, so feel free to put them on. Love to see the "history" of your 03-92.

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    well say XrayHiro, time for servicing....

    Ian, pics ASAP of your "old" instrument BR ( IMO, the oldest of the BROG)

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    Photos...

    Some pictures of the old warrior. You can see it's still a little foggy on the face.

    BR1.JPGBR2.jpgBR3.jpg

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    For sure, after 6 years, crown joint begins to be old and water is now able to enter your watch.
    If you love it to death, pay it a rejuvenation treatment, it's worth it !

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    Airman First Class XrayHiro's Avatar
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    Love that history. Time for a new strap too maybe. Give it the love it deserves.

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    Yes, I'd get it serviced to make sure theres no damage to the movement- but KEEP everything else!
    #patina rules!
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    Quote Originally Posted by XrayHiro View Post
    Love that history. Time for a new strap too maybe. Give it the love it deserves.
    for sure !
    hands looks beige after 6 years ?
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    "I think its a sign that its time for a service. Happy to give you the contact for an AD in Sydney that helps me heaps, especially since I'm in Melbourne."
    Hi mate
    Love to take you up on that offer of the AD contact. You can email me at ian @ gardinerhome.com
    Thx
    Ian
    Last edited by rabbieburns; 11-06-2013 at 22:59.

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    I've sent the details to your email. Let me know if you got it or didn't get it.

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    well done gentlemen,

    100% BROG DNA....congrats

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    hi everyone just curious about the serial number, i bought my BR03-92SS on August 2013 and my serial number is 17*** but Mr. rabbieburns' BR03-92SS bought 6 years ago with 20*** serial number. Does serial number starts with 00001 onwards or what order? hehe. thanks for the feedback guys
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    Welcome BRo, some awesome Patina there, glad to see that the strap held up!! I agree with the other bro's its done well for 6 years but its now time for a service.
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