I picked up this Timebomb in Dallas a month or so ago for $50. I figured in the worst case I could use it for spare links. The guy said it worked, it just needed new link pins, a couple were broken and one was missing. I stopped in a few watch shops around here but nobody could help. By watch shop, I mean the only places around here that sell watches. If you're not looking for giant gold plated crosses and dollar signs, you're SOL. So a few days ago I saw these link pins on eBay for $6 shipped from NY. 360Pcs 6mm-23mm Wrist Watch Band Spring Bars Strap Link Pins Remover Repair Tool | eBay I figured it can't hurt to try. They came in today and BAM! This TB is back in business. I've been wearing it for about 5 hours and so far so good. In a few days I'll know for sure. The best part is that this one can be worn without worrying about messing it up since it's already got a lot of miles on it. Nothing too bad, just normal wear but now my nice clean TB with serial matched box can stay in the box and stay nice and clean. The MM will also get a rest now. So the next thing is polishing. This is the Titanium one and I'd like to try to polish out some of the scratches but I don't want it to turn out shiny like the Polished version. Ive read that if I hit it with 000 steel wool it will take out the scratches but will it turn out shiny? Is there any polish compound to use that won't make it bling? This makes 5 now for a guy that doesn't even collect watches.