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The watch of today is a USSR era 19 jewel Sekonda 2628.H  based TV face, probably from the late 1970s.

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It arrived in a rather sad and tatty condition in this morning's post, and I actually got a chance to take a look at it at lunchtime, so I stripped it down, gave it a clean and sorted out the day/date issue.

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This evening the case got a polish and it got its first outing for who knows how long. 

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The dial is a lot cleaner, but the minute hand still needs a little bit of attention.

I filled the missing chip of paint, that had dropped out of the hand in the post, with a drop of PVA, but it will need coloured to match the rest.

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It is sitting a little fast, but is now back in beat, having gone from a beat error of around 14ms to less than 0.3ms after its service.

I'll address its timekeeping and check the amplitude tomorrow. For those who are following this caper, this one made it into the 404 club with 80 pence to spare.

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Snoopy got an upgrade.

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According to various internet sources, originally the 1978 Timex Snoopy watch had a "Denim" style watch strap.

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I spotted a very similar one on some of the cheap novelty watches from China that pop up constantly in my ebay feed. The novelty watch cost less than I pay for a leather strap, so I ordered one, and that particular slow boat from China must have arrived today, so as a result, Snoopy gets another outing as my "Watch of Today".

I replaced the "silver" buckle with a "gold" Timex one from a rather scruffy leather number in my scrap box. I think it now looks pretty darned close to the original.

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2 hours ago, AndyHull said:

Snoopy got an upgrade.

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According to various internet sources, originally the 1978 Timex Snoopy watch had a "Denim" style watch strap.

RIMG0345.thumb.JPG.f03ce9d4dc0a2c1b4f4e17f7a333d95e.JPG

I spotted a very similar one on some of the cheap novelty watches from China that pop up constantly in my ebay feed. The novelty watch cost less than I pay for a leather strap, so I ordered one, and that particular slow boat from China must have arrived today, so as a result, Snoopy gets another outing as my "Watch of Today".

I replaced the "silver" buckle with a "gold" Timex one from a rather scruffy leather number in my scrap box. I think it now looks pretty darned close to the original.

demin straps?  lkie these that are NOS from the 1970's ?   

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Today, it’s this 34.5mm Normandia.

Maker unknown, but it sounds French, was bought from France, and runs on a French (but not very sophisticated at all) 17j Lorsa 651 pin lever, so taking a wild guess, I’d say this one was made in France. Probably.

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