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Offline missalaire

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Re: Post your watch!
« Reply #900 on: Sun, 07 February 2021, 21:33:19 »
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« Reply #901 on: Fri, 12 February 2021, 22:45:32 »
Another Dufrane Bergstrom, this one in bronze and white.


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« Reply #902 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 14:23:46 »
My newest. A British military watch still made by the same company as when these were issued in the 1980's.
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« Reply #903 on: Thu, 18 February 2021, 17:38:01 »
I just got this Seiko SPB105 I'm liking it quite a lot..
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Re: Post your watch!
« Reply #904 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 11:01:06 »


I bought this watch of some internet guy and it's dead nuts on accurate, but even when I wear it all day it seems to die overnight. If I wind it it lasts the normal length of time unworn. What's up with that you guys?

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« Reply #905 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 17:15:41 »
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I bought this watch of some internet guy and it's dead nuts on accurate, but even when I wear it all day it seems to die overnight. If I wind it it lasts the normal length of time unworn. What's up with that you guys?

Could be due for a service? Do you know when (or if) it was serviced last?

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« Reply #906 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 08:43:28 »
The claim is very recently, and it makes sense, because, again, it's really good and really consistent. It did go overnight last night though, so I don't know. ****'s weird man.

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Re: Post your watch!
« Reply #907 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 22:53:10 »
Stumbled on this thread and decided to dip my toes into watches. I figured I'd start off easy and picked up three "Indian Refurb" Citizen watches off ebay.
At under $20 a piece, they should be a fun way to get into modding and playing with mechanical movements.

As a shouthpaw, I am really enjoying the 4 o'clock crown on this one:


I'm probably going to swap the green dial into the round housing with the nato strap. The gold dial is a little annoying in that someone decided to put three hash marks between the numbers, not four.... But I already have some parts coming in to turn that movement into a 42mm pilot watch... This is almost as much fun as keyboards.
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Re: Post your watch!
« Reply #908 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 21:05:45 »
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I bought this watch of some internet guy and it's dead nuts on accurate, but even when I wear it all day it seems to die overnight. If I wind it it lasts the normal length of time unworn. What's up with that you guys?

Have you taken the watch to a jeweler to get it authenticated? Since it appears to be a Rolex Milgauss.

I'd also second looking into getting it serviced.
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Re: Post your watch!
« Reply #909 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 21:22:59 »
So today, I spend a little time turning this:


into this:


I used the movement and second hand form the old watch and transplanted them into a new housing and face I got from Fleabay. At some point, I might get a second face to cut a larger window and make the day wheel work again, but that will be a project for another day. The trickiest part was trimming down a new stem for the crown. The old one was about 1/2mm too short and the replacements come in at 20mm, which is about 5mm too long.

Originally, there was a white second hand to match the other two, but gravity made it dissapear. Honestly, I think the red adds a little more contrast so I considder that a happy little accident.
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« Reply #910 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 15:35:25 »
Yep, I am a Fred Head!
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« Reply #911 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 23:52:41 »
Still inaccessible sitting in a safety box due to Covid :(


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« Reply #912 on: Fri, 19 March 2021, 23:42:05 »
Still inaccessible sitting in a safety box due to Covid :(

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sir there might be a Daytona under your diamonds there


holy ****

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Re: Post your watch!
« Reply #913 on: Sun, 21 March 2021, 01:06:45 »


I used the movement and second hand form the old watch and transplanted them into a new housing and face I got from Fleabay. At some point, I might get a second face to cut a larger window and make the day wheel work again, but that will be a project for another day. The trickiest part was trimming down a new stem for the crown. The old one was about 1/2mm too short and the replacements come in at 20mm, which is about 5mm too long.

Originally, there was a white second hand to match the other two, but gravity made it dissapear. Honestly, I think the red adds a little more contrast so I considder that a happy little accident.

Impressive! I don't think I could do that.

I did go to the post office at midnight though.


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Re: Post your watch!
« Reply #914 on: Sun, 21 March 2021, 11:51:54 »
Just keepin' the thread active...
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Re: Post your watch!
« Reply #915 on: Sun, 21 March 2021, 16:00:36 »
Jesus did you 3d print that thing?

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Re: Post your watch!
« Reply #916 on: Sun, 21 March 2021, 17:17:55 »
Jesus did you 3d print that thing?
It's this watch:
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...with the case guard installed:
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Re: Post your watch!
« Reply #917 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 00:26:32 »


I used the movement and second hand form the old watch and transplanted them into a new housing and face I got from Fleabay. At some point, I might get a second face to cut a larger window and make the day wheel work again, but that will be a project for another day. The trickiest part was trimming down a new stem for the crown. The old one was about 1/2mm too short and the replacements come in at 20mm, which is about 5mm too long.

Originally, there was a white second hand to match the other two, but gravity made it dissapear. Honestly, I think the red adds a little more contrast so I considder that a happy little accident.

Impressive! I don't think I could do that.

I did go to the post office at midnight though.

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Honestly, with a hand puller from amazon, this is not all that hard. Once I realized how to get the stem out (the little magic button) the rest goes together pretty easy. I guess if I was using a more expensive donor, I might have had more second thoughts, but at less than $20, those refurbs from India are a pretty sweet deal. Just takes about a month or so to get here.
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« Reply #918 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 01:08:32 »
I did a thing today

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« Reply #919 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 10:13:44 »
My first strap from Erica's Originals. Very comfortable.
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Re: Post your watch!
« Reply #920 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 18:33:37 »
I did a thing today

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Nice!  Love that Grand Seiko.  :thumb:
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« Reply #921 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 22:35:32 »
My first strap from Erica's Originals. Very comfortable.
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This is cool. I'm going to buy one of those. I just got this Shinola thing and it has a lifetime warranty that I understand includes the waterproofing, so this thing's going to be my beater. I need a suitably beater strap for it.


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Re: Post your watch!
« Reply #922 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 16:56:21 »
I did a thing today

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good choice! they are still under valued

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« Reply #923 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 17:57:30 »
Just got this a few days ago..  for nostalgic reason.  :)

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« Reply #924 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 18:37:00 »
The all-metal version of the 5600 is nice, but why on Earth does it need Bluetooth?
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Re: Post your watch!
« Reply #925 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 06:36:50 »
The all-metal version of the 5600 is nice, but why on Earth does it need Bluetooth?
IIRC on most Casio watches, BT is for automatic time sync.

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« Reply #926 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 19:24:16 »
The all-metal version of the 5600 is nice, but why on Earth does it need Bluetooth?
IIRC on most Casio watches, BT is for automatic time sync.
Yup, plus you can do all sorts of adjustments/settings through the app on the phone instead of having to fiddle with tiny buttons on the phone.  :)
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« Reply #927 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 11:55:38 »
Back again with the Rolex
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« Reply #928 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 16:26:54 »
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