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A revival of the Watch thread

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April 06, 2018, 04:12 PM
agony
A revival of the Watch thread
Fellow forumite and good buddy AllenInWV gave me a couple watches that weren't working.



This is a Vostok Komanderskie-sized Amphibia, mechanical handwind without automatic rotor. I got it working for a while, but it was running 5 minutes fast per hour. Demagnetized but no luck. Then the hairspring broke rendering it useless. I recently found an old Vostok Frontier Guard Commander watch with a minty movement so I swapped the complete mov't into the older case. I was wanting to use the old dial but it's similar to a Vostok Amphibia I already have and didn't want a duplicate. I did have to refit the mov't into the older metal case holder as the newer one was plastic and didn't fit the watch. I also had to find a new stem with a crown compatible with both the new movt and the old case. And despite the scratched and chipped old crystal I decided not to replace it yet to give it that vintage charm. I did polish the light scratches out with polywatch after the pics were taken.






"You have the right not to be killed..."

The Clash, "Know Your Rights"
April 07, 2018, 09:18 AM
rduckwor
Nice swap^^^ Love the dial.

RMD




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Remember: After the first one, the rest are free.
April 07, 2018, 11:13 AM
agony
quote:
Originally posted by rduckwor:
Nice swap^^^ Love the dial.

RMD


Yeah I'm really digging it. I'm also starting to like smaller watches like this. Maybe because I'm older. But they do feel more comfy than the bigger watches that I've been wearing lately.

I just put a Strapcode Angus jubilee bracelet on my Alpinist. Love this watch!





"You have the right not to be killed..."

The Clash, "Know Your Rights"
April 09, 2018, 05:13 PM
Mars_Attacks
I scored a NOS 1965 Dufonte Lucien Piccard today. Absolutely unworn. This old ETA powered Swiss watch is FLAWLESS and only set me back $25.

Every private dick needs a good Swiss watch to keep him abreast of the time.






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April 09, 2018, 05:59 PM
ScreamingCockatoo
Damn it's perfect.





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April 09, 2018, 06:13 PM
agony
Nice score!
What's the diameter of that watch?




"You have the right not to be killed..."

The Clash, "Know Your Rights"
April 09, 2018, 06:34 PM
Mars_Attacks
36mm. Standard size for the 60's.


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April 09, 2018, 07:39 PM
rduckwor
Very nice!!

RMD




TL Davis: “The Second Amendment is special, not because it protects guns, but because its violation signals a government with the intention to oppress its people…”
Remember: After the first one, the rest are free.
April 10, 2018, 11:51 AM
tha1000
I picked up a new every day beater.




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April 10, 2018, 12:17 PM
BigSwede
^^^ Which button is the grappling hook?


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“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”
April 10, 2018, 04:54 PM
jhe888
Agony led me into temptation. I've been wanting a chronograph, and the price was low with a promotional deal. I look at it as saving me the price of a Speedmaster, or even better, a Daytona!

This one is on a replacement NATO strap.






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April 10, 2018, 04:55 PM
agony
Sexy! Looks great on that Alphashark.




"You have the right not to be killed..."

The Clash, "Know Your Rights"
April 10, 2018, 05:04 PM
rduckwor
Blue dial! The shade is beautiful. Loving the silver chapter ring too.

I saw a Daytona listed for $95K recently. That will buy a lot of Seikos!

RMD




TL Davis: “The Second Amendment is special, not because it protects guns, but because its violation signals a government with the intention to oppress its people…”
Remember: After the first one, the rest are free.
April 10, 2018, 05:05 PM
Mars_Attacks
Seiko builds beautiful watches.


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April 10, 2018, 05:07 PM
jhe888
quote:
Originally posted by agony:
Sexy! Looks great on that Alphashark.


I also got an Original BluShark in "blu steel." It is quite a close match to the dial. Both are good with the watch.




The fish is mute, expressionless. The fish doesn't think because the fish knows everything.
April 10, 2018, 05:44 PM
jhe888
quote:
Originally posted by rduckwor:
Blue dial! The shade is beautiful. Loving the silver chapter ring too.

I saw a Daytona listed for $95K recently. That will buy a lot of Seikos!

RMD


I stayed out of the bidding on Paul Newman's Daytona. I just couldn't swing the $5MM.




The fish is mute, expressionless. The fish doesn't think because the fish knows everything.
April 10, 2018, 05:46 PM
agony
quote:
Originally posted by jhe888:
quote:
Originally posted by agony:
Sexy! Looks great on that Alphashark.


I also got an Original BluShark in "blu steel." It is quite a close match to the dial. Both are good with the watch.


I have a few BluSharks, but lately been wearing the SSC667 on this Navy/Orange from Barton:





"You have the right not to be killed..."

The Clash, "Know Your Rights"
April 10, 2018, 06:26 PM
brminpin
Just picked this CK2998 recently. It's my first Omega and I can't be happier. The size on this one is just perfect at slightly under 40mm. I swapped the original blue croc for a tan suede strap because I thought it was a bit too much blue.

Really been enjoying how active this thread has been lately.


April 10, 2018, 07:48 PM
rduckwor
quote:
Originally posted by brminpin:
Just picked this CK2998 recently. It's my first Omega and I can't be happier. The size on this one is just perfect at slightly under 40mm. I swapped the original blue croc for a tan suede strap because I thought it was a bit too much blue.

Really been enjoying how active this thread has been lately.



Eek Wow! Nice!

RMD




TL Davis: “The Second Amendment is special, not because it protects guns, but because its violation signals a government with the intention to oppress its people…”
Remember: After the first one, the rest are free.
April 11, 2018, 12:49 AM
jhe888
Nice Speedy.




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