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I bought a Hadley-Roma 'homage' of the Breitling "Pilot" bracelet for my vintage Breitling. The only thing is, the bracelet has
three rows of brushed and two rows of polished links. Since the Breitling's cushion case is all brushed, I decided to mod the
bracelet accordingly.

Here is how the bracelet looked before surgery:

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I had some 3M Scotch Brite scouring pads around the house so got a new one of those out, along with some Post-It notes to
mask off the surrounding brushed links (to avoid screwing up the perfectly brushed links).

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Using a fair amount of 'elbow grease,' I brushed the target row lengthwise numerous time for about
3-4 minutes each. Due to the curving of these links, the newly-brushed surfaces faded to polished near the ends, so I
supplemented the process by removing the masking, holding the bracelet in my left hand, and manually "scrubbing" the link
edges as much as I could. They're still not perfect, but unless you examine the bracelet carefully you wouldn't notice
the difference.

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DUDE that looks PERFECT now!

Great job!

Where did you get that HADLEY from?

Very nice!

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De-blinged and ready for wear! Cosmetic surgery on my Breitling Pilot bracelet 803574
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PostSubject: Re: Cosmetic surgery on my Breitling Pilot bracelet   Cosmetic surgery on my Breitling Pilot bracelet Icon_minitimeFri Jul 30, 2010 7:48 pm

You did a SUPER job on that bracelet Tom !!! Cosmetic surgery on my Breitling Pilot bracelet Icon_biggrin ..It's
SO great how you can transform the look of something
like this. It matches up with the case on this watch,
AND it looks like it was always that way ! Cosmetic surgery on my Breitling Pilot bracelet 803574 That
Scotch Brite works wonders. Now you can enjoy the
watch even more. Plus you know that you are able
to do this now, so that's EXTRA cool ! NICE work sir !!!
..GREAT pics as always too !

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Anomaly wrote:
DUDE that looks PERFECT now!

Great job!

Where did you get that HADLEY from?

Very nice!
I got it from Global Watch Band. Cosmetic surgery on my Breitling Pilot bracelet Icon_smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cosmetic surgery on my Breitling Pilot bracelet   Cosmetic surgery on my Breitling Pilot bracelet Icon_minitimeFri Jul 30, 2010 10:06 pm

excellent brush job on the bracelet Tom, very nice looking also, really a perfect match for the watch
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PostSubject: Re: Cosmetic surgery on my Breitling Pilot bracelet   Cosmetic surgery on my Breitling Pilot bracelet Icon_minitimeFri Jul 30, 2010 10:58 pm

Hmmm - not bad not bad at all.
I didn't think the diagonal links would work on this one.
But the brushed finish makes all things equal.
Nice job!
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PostSubject: Re: Cosmetic surgery on my Breitling Pilot bracelet   Cosmetic surgery on my Breitling Pilot bracelet Icon_minitimeSat Jul 31, 2010 2:27 am

that came out perfect!!! steve
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Nice job!
The bracelet compliments the watch very well imo.
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PostSubject: Re: Cosmetic surgery on my Breitling Pilot bracelet   Cosmetic surgery on my Breitling Pilot bracelet Icon_minitimeSat Jul 31, 2010 11:01 am

Looks really good Tom. Nice combination of watch of bracelet. You seem to have a great eye for things like that!
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Tom, i love the pieces you have picked up lately and scotch-brite is a watch guys best friend!! Looks grrrreeeaaat!
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