Restoring The Tudor That Took A Bullet In Vietnam

As it turns out, Tudor was listening and offered to have the watch rebuilt in-house by Rolex’s restoration specialists. Tudor devised a plan to repair Barry’s watch while maintaining as much of the original as possible; however, a series of considerable challenges would need to be overcome to bring this Tudor back up to spec. This would be a ground-up restoration completed entirely by hand at Rolex HQ in Geneva. The movement was entirely non-functional and would need to be fully rebuilt. The case, twisted and bent by a bullet, would need to be straightened. Likewise, the delicate hands and dial would need considerable attention if any of the components could be salvaged and re-used… More here.

A crazy cool watch with an amazing history. Seems a shame to restore it, but at least it was done sensitively.

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