Back from the spa and wearing new shoes too

Sep 22, 2022,13:27 PM

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.

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 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‘

Right! Like I got another watch new to me.

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

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.


 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

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.

Thanks, I am happy with this combination.

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