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ramrod

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About ramrod

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    Super WRT Addict
  • Birthday 04/07/1960

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    Male
  • Location
    durham, nc
  • Interests
    motorcycling, leatherworking, watch tinkering.

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  1. thanks guys. this is the jet star. i've seen them with red on the hands, too. but always with the blue painted bezel. bulova was NOT afraid to go out on the limb design-wise.
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  3. I'm wearing this beast. One of my larger watches, but I love this thing. It's from 1973, I believe. I bought it in a watch lot with a bunch of turds. This was the best one and the reason I bought the lot. It has issues because I've dropped it twice. I also need to paint the bezel the proper blue that it had when it left the factory. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  4. It is 7T94-0BL0 Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  5. This beater got wrist time today. I love this thing. It was one of my first serious purchases when I settled down from buying anything that ticked. It's got a horse hide strap that I made. This thing is awesome. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  6. one of my all time favs. love that date location.
  7. louis!! looking great on the world time. that is like a new watch. see? now i helped you discover something new about your watch. looks like seiko put that bend in there to clear the indices. very cool.
  8. i bought some lume from an ebay seller a while back. i am reasonably pleased with the lume quality, but the binder has an objectionable smell. chemical smells usually won't bother me, but this does. i hate working with it. what i've been thinking about using is UV activated nail polish. it won't harden until exposed to UV light - which is sunshine.
  9. those guys are great. he's probably got a huge inventory. i've looked elsewhere for crystals, but i don't know why. they're the best around.
  10. I know everyone likes pictures, so here you go. Plus, it's easier to see what I'm talking about. the first picture is the movement in question. The second picture shows what two screws I'm talking about as pointed out by my tweezers. The third picture shows two Waltham electronics that could donate the plate in question. The one on the far right is a nonrunner. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  11. i received a Titus electronic watch the other day. it was advertised as a nonrunner. i got it, put in a battery and it ran. the owner also advertised that it set easily. i'm not sure how he could have done that because the stem was broken at the tip. it wouldn't engage anything that would allow it to set. anyway, i robbed a stem from another movement and it was up and running again. this time it stopped intermittently. i discovered that the plate in the keyless works that holds the hacking lever and setting mechanism has two screws that turned effortlessly. the threads in the plate are stripped. the screws are fine. what was happening was that the spring on the hacking lever was overcoming the holding power of the two screws. this allowed the plate to be drawn away from the balance wheel thus causing the hacking lever to start to engage, thus causing the watch to stop. i only discovered the stripped threads after the watch kept stopping. what i have done in the meantime to keep the watch running is to put threadlocker in the holes along with the screws. that seems to be a fix for the time being. what i'd like to do is to tap out those screw holes and insert new screws. i could replace the plate (as i've been calling it) with one from another watch, but this plate has inscriptions pertaining to this watch. another plate would say "hamilton" or "gruen" or whatever on it. i'd like to avoid that. lacking the proper tools to enlarge those holes, it these another solution, possibly? i could always leave the threadlocker in there until or unless it ceases to work.
  12. threads in the plate. im gonna open a thread to discuss that. save your comments til then. this one might go on a while.
  13. right you are john. i just couldn't get the angle on that to read it correctly.
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  15. Here it is fellas. The inscription says Y2 9154 ESA UC ATO Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk