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JerseyMo

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  1. Timex got into the "electric wars" by purchasing Laco of West Germany. So the watch is really a Laco design and why it is much more like a traditional footed dial and not the tabs Timex is know for.
  2. there are two dial feet held in place by screws.
  3. The issue is that replacement crystal you purchased is not the correct application. What you have there is a wrap around crystal. They do not sit inside the case but rather on the outside. Did you notice the small notch? That fits over the stem. That crystal is made for a much older US Time watch the 1960 Timex Darwin 100.
  4. grabbed wrong envelope - here is correct one. you will notice that Timex crystal tend to have a beveled edge. This fits into the case and created the water resistance seal. This is the main reason finding replacements for Timex can be tricky.
  5. last one I have - Looks like needs new crown too..
  6. as of today the watch is ticking along nicely and will go back online for sale. In the meantime I spotted another Red Dot non-runner and quickly purchased it as well.
  7. A recent online purchase and repair to a 1983 Timex commonly called "Red Dot Diver". Bought in non-working order I found internal damage due to a sheared pillar screw. With the aid of my parts collection all was corrected. Here is the before and after. - New Crystal - replace pillar screw - replace hour wheel - COA ( clean, oil, adjust ) - polish buff Only follow up has been with the seconds hands not seating correctly. This is very common with vintage Timex because there is no center tube. So once lifted off the seconds wheel the hole tends to be distorted. T
  8. those won't work for this model
  9. plenty of donor m23 movements out there to be found. Most will be good to go with a basic dunk and swish as we "Timexicans" would call it. Meaning ammonia bath, water rinse, lighter fluid bath, air dry, lube and grease. No need for fancy timing machines and getting carried away with analyzing the engineering. These are basic and inexpensive mass produced parts. No need to take the balance assembly out. just back off the brass end cap some to allow cleaning fluid to do its thing. Also be sure to let the spring down. If still it does not run, there are millions of others out there to be fou
  10. use a crystal wrench - and I don't know if I'd call these a front loader in the tradition style. Meaning solid case with a split stem. They do have a snap on case back and there is an inner rim to the case that the dial\movement will sit on.
  11. first off why are you putting a 72 into a 24? next, although the cannon pinon and or hour wheel look similar they are not. This is true across many parts Timex used.
  12. oh back in my old shop we would call that a "goes-in-ta". as in that goes into the pile of stuff we have no idea what it is.
  13. well it ran well overnight but the time display button is a bit odd. It takes a few presses to get the display to light up. Than it goes whacky such as the AM and PM segments stay on. If I take the batteries out than a random digit lights up. I guess this is why it went into the sock draw of the original owner.
  14. I'll take out the module tomorrow and add some pics. right now I'm calling it quits for the night. But I did lookup the original price of this watch in 1976 and it sold for $395. That would be $1,853.82 in 2021. back in 1976 I was working part time and making $2.50 an hour pumping gas. Guess either way I would have to wait 45 before I could have one....
  15. I've been messing around with a Pulsar led module 5408-2 last few hours. the display will light up and was fully functional but after a few hours it starts to not respond. What I had done originally was to blast it with some electronic cleaner than held it near a heat source. That got it to work but now again the display is acting up. Cold solder somewhere?
  16. Watch has been sold and profits will help to pay for the flooring polyurethane. so the two are related!
  17. The best feature of the movement design is the oversized vconic balance. I'll keep testing this one for a few more days to see if it as any issue while wrist angel changes . As for the floor it will get a good varnish top coat as the rest of the floors in the house. No stain just a nice honey tone.
  18. Since I'm also working on one of the bedroom I decide to wear the Marlin while sanding the floors. What better way to test the takes a licking slogan! It did not miss a beat! Since my home as built in 1955 I'd bet many of the workers were wearing Timex watches . maybe even the guy that last sanded the floor back than.
  19. The overall condition of this watch is remarkable considering it was assembled in 1959. The metal shows no sign of corrosion of wear but the time keeping was off. So I gave it some long overdue attention. Here it is all cleaned, polished, oiled and now under test.
  20. watching with interest but my experience tells me the results will not be much and by disturbing the dial the remaining lume dots may likely fall off too.
  21. Here is one fish for you - 30.4 mm 30.6 mm 30.8 mm.... Get a new pair of calipers and start measuring.
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