Back from the spa and wearing new shoes too

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 22nd, 2022-13:27

I was so happy with the recent purchase of this 25-year old Calatrava 5022R.

Wearing it for 2 weeks straight I noticed it keeps excellent time, it is fun to look at, and the dial looks spectacular in my eyes. 
So all was good, yes? Well, unfortunately, no. Why??

It was too tight to wind, never reached resistance when winding, and stopped running arbitrarily 12, 26, or 20 or etc. hours later.
It went to the β€œspa” and came back today after a 2nd complete overhaul was done, especially to correct the misfitted rubber gasket designed to seal the movement, which was the cause of the trouble.

And there is perfect timing to my story because a custom-made strap I ordered in August just arrived today. So it’s now on my wrist, with new shoes, and hopefully home for good.

Congratulations, I really like that dial.

 By: Thomas_3 : September 22nd, 2022-14:01


 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 23rd, 2022-11:27
Extactly! i think THAT dial is special.

Welcome back and it must feel relaxed 😎 after the spa !

 By: GLau : September 22nd, 2022-15:36
The guilloche pattern looks mesmerizing πŸ‘

Yes, it truly is mesmerizing, espcially in person.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 23rd, 2022-11:27

Wow, love that dial! Glad to hear it was all sorted, love it when a watch comes back at the same time as a new strap, it is like a whole new watch :)

 By: Fastwong : September 22nd, 2022-15:48

Right! Like I got another watch new to me.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 23rd, 2022-11:28

I really like this PP a lot . Beautiful dial color and overall design

 By: Watchonthewrist : September 22nd, 2022-15:50

Yes, I absolutely agree.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 23rd, 2022-11:29
it was fun to look and look and finally find "the one" among so many beauties that I knew was right for my wrist.

Enjoy, my friend. Cool strap you found for this one.

 By: amanico : September 22nd, 2022-16:15


 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 23rd, 2022-11:29
Cool strap. Order it and it is even better than I imagined.

I see!

 By: amanico : September 23rd, 2022-15:43

The dial is wonderful, and that strap!

 By: KCLQMULKU : September 22nd, 2022-16:31

Yes indeed. Great combination.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 23rd, 2022-11:30

Looks awesome and love your new strap matching as well!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 22nd, 2022-16:37

Thanks. I really do like this one.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 23rd, 2022-11:31
And the strap ordered sight unseen came out fantastic for this watch.

It really did and am sure it’s even better in the flesh

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 23rd, 2022-20:41

A brilliant combination. Outstandingly good.

 By: kjkt3 : September 22nd, 2022-17:20

Thanks, I am happy with this combination.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 23rd, 2022-11:32

What an interesting, delightful dial! Glad the watch is back on your wrist!

 By: orahu : September 22nd, 2022-18:02

Thanks. Me too. The dial is special to me, and so far ithe watch has been running well for 36 hours!

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 23rd, 2022-11:33

Always great to get back any piece πŸ‘Œ

 By: holdemchamp1225 : September 22nd, 2022-19:33

That's for sure. I always worry until the watch finds it way home.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 23rd, 2022-11:34