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Beautiful! Speedy's are very special watches. I have a pilot friend who has one. They're too small for me, but I lust after them nevertheless.

Congrats and wear it in good health.

Post some pix of the Seiko when it comes in.

RMD




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Originally posted by ScreamingCockatoo:
Because I never tire of showing off my 1971 Speedmaster Professional.
This was my wife's uncle's watch. He was the meterologist for NASA.


Awesome watch, excellent year, amazing family history tie-in.



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And still available, new from Omega, though I bet everyone here already knows that. I found this one at a sale price of $2,690:
https://www.swisswatchexpo.com...-35395000_8487_F.jpg


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-- H L Mencken

I always prefer reality when I can figure out what it is.
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I was offered over that for my Cal 861. That new one is a Cal 1861
Someone offered me $800 just for the bracelet.
The NASA spaceflight vintage ones are outrageous now.





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OK, here's a vintage piece, I bought new in 1981.
From a place called Keys Catalog Showroom.

Seiko A258-5000 Silver Wave
Called the Sport 100 in Europe.
Yes, it's a solar watch. It uses a Mallory capacitor instead of a battery.
You can use a 396 if you disable the solar circuit.






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Originally posted by ScreamingCockatoo: ...hopefully all my repair tools will be in soon. I'mm adding watch repair to my list of things I can do. Big Grin

I have about $2,000-worth of tools I had to buy during the first two quarters (out of eight) of watchmaker's school...and then I ended up not going into the trade. Frown
 
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They make you buy movements to assemble too don't they?
I just ordered the case and movement vises.
Along with the hand puller and set press.
I may get a crystal press.





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They make you buy movements to assemble too don't they?

At the school I went to (Watch Technology Institute in Seattle) we didn't, at least not when I went there 15 years ago. We had a dozen different watch movements to work on, ranging from big pocket watches to little ladies' lozenges, basic watches to chronometers, mechanical and quartz, etc.

Here's a look at the program nowadays: https://northseattle.edu/progr...technology-institute

The guy on the far left in the photo on the home page is from my class, and he went on to be a lead watchmaker at Panerai, and then recently changed jobs to work at Rolex in Dallas. (He graduated top of our class. I came in a close third.)

Edit to add: I just found this YouTube video that shows WTI as it is today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJscBTz77VM
 
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I know this watch is a lot bigger than what I wanted (42mm vs 38mm) but does anybody know how to find one? It's a 50th Anniversary Seiko 5, model SRP415K1. Priced right, I'll risk it being too big.


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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
-- H L Mencken

I always prefer reality when I can figure out what it is.
-- JALLEN 10/18/18
 
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^^^^

I like that! I'll help you search. Smile



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Here's a link to the Seiko 5 50th Anniversary watches on the Seiko website, but no pricing and no purchase info:
http://www.seikowatches.com/5s...s/products/50th.html


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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
-- H L Mencken

I always prefer reality when I can figure out what it is.
-- JALLEN 10/18/18
 
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I know this watch is a lot bigger than what I wanted (42mm vs 38mm) but does anybody know how to find one? It's a 50th Anniversary Seiko 5, model SRP415K1. Priced right, I'll risk it being too big.


https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-S...P417K1/dp/B013UUXW7O

http://www.chrono24.com/seiko/...rsary--id5296184.htm

http://www.rubytimes.com/SRP41...tches-p/srp417k1.htm

also, google "seiko 5 sports automatic" and you'll see a lot of other nice looking options.



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OK, the 2006 Seiko Flightmaster I won off E-Bay.
For $76 I thought is would be a fixer but it's PERFECT!
Just needed the case and bracelet cleaned!






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Well, that's a pleasant surprise. Looks good!

RMD




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It's a heavy chunk of metal! Eek
It dwarfs my Speedy. And my Speedy is big.





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Thanks, YellowJacket, but it's the 415 I'm looking for, those are all the 417. One seller had the 417 priced at $189, and if I could get the 415 for that I'd probably buy it.

I tried Googling with no luck so far.


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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
-- H L Mencken

I always prefer reality when I can figure out what it is.
-- JALLEN 10/18/18
 
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By the way, SC, that's a nice Seiko. They sure do make some interesting stuff.


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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
-- H L Mencken

I always prefer reality when I can figure out what it is.
-- JALLEN 10/18/18
 
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Thanks!

I too went looking for a 415, apparently it's rare or no one is giving one up yet.





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The Timex Expedition Chrono. Apparently highly prized by Timex collectors. Me? I'm not sure at this point.

RMD





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