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yankeedog

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    yankeedog got a reaction from vinn3 in I put away my cartridge razor   
    All right you guys.... In a fit of nostalgia I went on ebay and ordered myself a safety razor. Well to quote the great philosopher Yogi Berra."NOSTALGIA AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE "! it arived in all it's chrome plated glory along with a package of TREET razor blades..Made to Pakistan standards, I cast a dubious eye upon them, but none the less loaded the razor. I put on my glasses and got busy. I leaned something in the process , the reason why Sikhs don't shave .the blade was awful. I used the lightest possible touch ,and it was still a blood letting. Or is this normal ? is the point of the first shave to slice off all the irregularities  on your face so the second shave is smoother? I also remembered why I put the stupid thing down after wilkinson sword stopped making blades in the UK. I am not going to give up just yet. I am going to try another sort of blade, 
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    yankeedog got a reaction from AndyHull in Watch of Today   
    Elgin sportsman dial and movement (jeambrun ps32). In a more recent case.The donor watch was a consort quartz with a bum Seiko ticker. Case back marked quintel v121.

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    yankeedog got a reaction from marcoskaiser in I put away my cartridge razor   
    I have grown two beards in my life.
    When I got out of the military I grew one because I could.
    I looked like an Arab.
    When I retired from the NYPD, I grew one because I could
    I looked like Santa Claus.
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    yankeedog got a reaction from berniethebolt in watch case   
    If You want to cross over into the "dark side" and go quartz  you could probably use a ronda 515 movement since it shares the dial feet position of the ETA 28XX . I have a fossil blue am 3615 with that movement that has a dial that is about that size.it has a very robust all stainless case and bracelet. of course you have to like the styling of these watches, and  the bracelets are not interchangeable among styles. but you could assemble an interesting unique watch for very little coin.
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    yankeedog got a reaction from berniethebolt in watch case   
    probably ETA / Miyota 8200.
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    yankeedog got a reaction from GeorgeC in How can I fix this broken Seiko bracelet?   
    can you live without a link?can you eliminate one link and make up for it in the clasp?
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    yankeedog got a reaction from vinn3 in Old lucien picard   
    Decent quality watch .Swiss movement stainless case.take it at face value.nothing more.service it and wear it.that's what it's for.
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    yankeedog reacted to balaton in Watch of Today   
    37mm French-made Tylex from the '60s by unrecorded maker. Runs on 21j Lorsa P62.
    Regards.


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    yankeedog got a reaction from Johnnie in Can't decide ?   
    Movement may be older than you suspect.it is my understanding that lanco  a German manufacturer started out using Swiss movements but switched to durowe movements in the 1930s to avoid depending on Swiss products .pending hostility with the rest of Europe may have influenced this.
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    yankeedog got a reaction from Johnnie in Your very first watch ?   
    Pierre Chevelle. gran sport 150. My father got it for me about 50 years ago.A cigar smoker ,he got it in exchange for cigar bands from the Phillies he smoked.Still have it. I just installed a new crystal.It awaits a clean lube and adjust.
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    yankeedog got a reaction from toppercat in Finished making my watch   
    Pretty cool. There is a certain satisfaction in doing stuff like this.thanks for sharing it.
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    yankeedog reacted to Fadershan2 in Watch of Today   
    The watch of today is a Certina DS.

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    yankeedog got a reaction from vinn3 in Help ID this watch   
    Age guess? 1920 +/- 10 years.
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    yankeedog got a reaction from watchweasol in Thanks GregC   
    I look at this as an adjunct hobby.Truthfully we put a lot of work into these watches.To do what? Put some chee pass Wal-Mart strap on them? Even the old vostok in the photo deserves better than that! Why not make a strap tailored to your wrist and taste? It's not hard and it befits the time piece.
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    yankeedog got a reaction from m1ks in Watch of Today   
    I like a watch where you can tell the time from 50 yards away.
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    yankeedog got a reaction from AndyHull in Thanks GregC   
    Inspired by fellow forum member. I ordered some 4mm stictching chisels.Paired to a rough looking but good running vostok 2209 ,It is my first attempt at a stitched leather watch band..A bit rough,but so is the watch.Since it only has to fit me,simple snap fastener.


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    yankeedog got a reaction from Nucejoe in Is it salvageable?   
    vinegar works well on rust.
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    yankeedog got a reaction from Nucejoe in Is it salvageable?   
    My Grandmother always told me Coca Cola was not fit for human consumption, and that it was "paint remover" .I never saw her touch it or drink a drop of water. She lived to be 93.
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    yankeedog reacted to m1ks in Watch of Today   
    Todays new one.
    Helm Komodo.
    Microbrand diver.

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    yankeedog got a reaction from Johnnie in Watch of Today   
    I suppose You could refinish as suggested.I think it looks great as is.
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    yankeedog got a reaction from JMijatovic in Watch dial help for a student   
    me kneether.
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    yankeedog got a reaction from JMijatovic in Watch dial help for a student   
    OR , if you want to keep it mechanical, Maybe you need a new way of telling time.  If you were to go with a four digit odometer type read out. May I suggest the following.
     
    First digit, The quarter of the day.A totally sightless person might lose track of whether it is AM or PM.
    So, 1 would be 00:00 through 05:59, 2 would be 06:00 through 11:59, 3 would be 12:00 through 17:59 , 4 would be 18:00 through 23:59
    Second digit,  The hour within that quarter. 
    Third digit  , The the tens digit of the minutes within the hour.
    fourth digit, the minute rounded off to an even number. 
    This way the numbers on the indicators could be larger. while keeping accuracy acceptable.
    A readout of 1000 would be midnight.
    A readout of 2212 would be  8:12 AM
    A readout of 3522 would be  would be 5:22 PM 
    A readout of 4246 would be 8:46 PM 
     
    Does This make any sense to anybody?
     
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    yankeedog got a reaction from JMijatovic in Watch dial help for a student   
    I would have blamed it on spell check.
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    yankeedog got a reaction from JMijatovic in Watch dial help for a student   
    Alright..take a look at this old "digital " alarm clock. It has three rotating drums .hours.tens and minutes. Maybe a standard watch movement could be modified  to do this? Turned on it's side? The crown would be on the face of the watch.the drums could have raised numbers.all protected by a hinged lid..of course if you actually have to make one..that could be tough.but if it is just a concept..I think it could work

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    yankeedog got a reaction from JMijatovic in Watch dial help for a student   
    Wls1971 .you beat me to the punch.And I am very sure that Oldhippy mention raised.I would hate to see a watch with razed numbers...but maybe he is on to something
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