Refurbishing my grandfathers Lorus

Recently my mom found the watch my grandfather used to wear. A quartz Lorus from the early 1980s. I decided to refurbish it... put a fresh battery in, polish the acrylic crystal with Polywatch and add a nice leather strap from Rios1931 that I purchased for it. That 80s bracelet just isn't for me (last picture).

After opening it I found out that the battery had leaked badly and the + terminal broke off upon touching it because of corrosion. Oldsnafu gave me a great tip here on Watchcrunch and I was able to order a NOS movement for this watch on eBay. Arrived in the mail a day later 馃槃

Last week I took everything apart and after a bit of cleaning and a nice polish I installed the hands on the new movement and put it all back together again.

It came out really nice! I like it with the new colour combination and it will be a nice watch to wear occasionally.

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Very nice.

I hope you kept the stock bracelet for when you change your mind. Congrats on going through with this ship of Theseus project.

Very nice! Lorus is one of those obscure Seiko brands that you don't see that often. That case shape was extremely popular in the 80's and Seiko sold a ton of them. I would guess a lot less of those Lorus were made.

Love seeing care taken with family horology!

Nice job saving the watch. Did you transfer the dial?

Wow! Very very nice.

PoorMansRolex

I hope you kept the stock bracelet for when you change your mind. Congrats on going through with this ship of Theseus project.

Yes off course 馃榾

SurferJohn

Very nice! Lorus is one of those obscure Seiko brands that you don't see that often. That case shape was extremely popular in the 80's and Seiko sold a ton of them. I would guess a lot less of those Lorus were made.

Here in The Netherlands they are very common. Lots of jewellery stores have display stands with Lorus and the cheaper Casio models outside of their stores. I think I can buy 30 different Lorus models if I walk to the city centre right now 馃槄

ImNevix

Nice job saving the watch. Did you transfer the dial?

I did! It came off the old movement really easy and just popped back in the new one. Clearly very well produced watches despite their low pricepoint.

Nice work!