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On 1/1/2020 at 8:24 PM, Hammilton said:

My new Princeton chrono w/ Landeron 149 movement, my first vintage chronograph.  Working great but the movement isn’t secured well making it hard to set.

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I have one of this type of vintage chronograph on my grail list. Looks like a slide-rule for your wrist. Handsome watch!

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12 hours ago, FLwatchguy73 said:

I have one of this type of vintage chronograph on my grail list. Looks like a slide-rule for your wrist. Handsome watch!

It wasn’t very expensive, not in the grand scheme of things anyway.  I paid 215 for it, and it’s running good.   Someone’s selling a similar Clebar with a bit more patina that I wanna grab next, though I really want a seamaster, and every other watch I buy just delays that. 


when I got it I they sent a few extra straps, I’m not a NATO fan so I didn’t own any, but it came with this blue and red one that works perfect with my cubs hoodie and cap, and matches the red in the dial.
 

last night I won a lot of 35 various Swiss movements that are supposedly all together.  They’re my practice!  This morning was my first ever tear down, a broken Vostok I’ve had for many years now.  Turned out the balance spring was broken. Now I’ll try putting it back together. It doesn’t have to work so there’s no pressure lol.

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18 minutes ago, Cliff said:

Love those orange dials, going to have to  buy one! I've seen some beautifully restored ones on ebay with the smaller case size.

My mid-size (SKX017), please excuse the poor picture.
I love to go everywhere with it, including underwater to the limit of my recreational certification.

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On 1/7/2020 at 10:33 AM, FLwatchguy73 said:

Don't know much about this brand but from the looks they're somewhat of a Seiko homage brand. This is their take on the Turtle. It has a NH35A heart beating inside. 

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Hmm nice..I think off brands are fine.provided they  are properly  done.it looks to be a moderately  pricey smaller  brand..

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Picked up this vintage Seiko 7T32-7C30 chrono,Panda dial from 1997 on the cheap from my pawn shop rounds. It had a nearly dead battery and very sticky buttons. Most of the functions were inoperative because of the power saving features of a low battery.  Got it home and opened it up and found that a previous owner had tried to jam the back cover on without aligning the pushers and the corresponding notches on the cover and had pinched the pusher tubes. After disassembling and cleaning I straightened out the pinched tubes, placed a new battery and shorted the reset pin to the batter per the manufacturer. everything is running perfectly,  including the alarm. Now all it needs is a new crystal. 

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3 hours ago, yankeedog said:

Looking  like  the  stray dog that followed  you home,is  this 21 jewel  seiko powered westclox.

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I have a number of stray dogs, all waiting for a bone. That one of yours has been scratching its face rather a lot, maybe you could try some flea powder. :P

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11 hours ago, AndyHull said:

I have a number of stray dogs, all waiting for a bone. That one of yours has been scratching its face rather a lot, maybe you could try some flea powder. :P

thoroughly bathed in flea and tick shampoo

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This one just showed up (actually had two watches I’ve been waiting a month on, from different sources, show up on the same day!) so it’s getting my wrist.  A little too classy with the nice alligator and leather lined strap for wearing with a hoodie and jeans, I’ll have to change before I go out lol!  I love this watch though, the gold is in really good shape for the most part and the dial is immaculate.  Just serviced, too.  Hard to beat for 150 bucks!  I haven’t had the chance to figure out how to set the alarm yet but I’m looking forward to hearing it.  
 

(no, my wrist isn’t trying to eat that strap, I must have held it at an awkward angle or something it’s actually too loose right now!)

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On 1/12/2020 at 9:14 PM, yankeedog said:

Looking  like  the  stray dog that followed  you home,is  this 21 jewel  seiko powered westclox.

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Nice Westclox but i'm not sure if this watch is made or powered by Seiko . Anyway , i've never known or heard it .

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