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1 hour ago, HSL said:

Well the plot thickens as I remember from school the V in german is pronounced as a F so it would sound little like FolksWagen in an harsh way.. 
Here is an Certina Waterking in a VW, matching in every way down to the dust specks on the glass... why have a digital clock in your car when it can look like this.

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 Glittering sunray dial, thin watch, features I am in love with. This certainly is a keeper, be nice to know the caliber, bet the movement is just as admirable.

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1 hour ago, HSL said:

Well the plot thickens as I remember from school the V in german is pronounced as a F so it would sound little like FolksWagen in an harsh way.. 
Here is an Certina Waterking in a VW, matching in every way down to the dust specks on the glass... why have a digital clock in your car when it can look like this.

IMG_20190413_174110.jpg

Glittering sunray dia, thin watch,  features I am in love with, I bet the movement is admirable too. What caliber ?

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1 hour ago, HSL said:

Well the plot thickens as I remember from school the V in german is pronounced as a F so it would sound little like FolksWagen in an harsh way.. 
Here is an Certina Waterking in a VW, matching in every way down to the dust specks on the glass... why have a digital clock in your car when it can look like this.

IMG_20190413_174110.jpg

Glittering sunray dia, thin watch,  features I am in love with, I bet the movement is admirable too. What caliber ?

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35 minutes ago, Nucejoe said:

Glittering sunray dia, thin watch,  features I am in love with, I bet the movement is admirable too. What caliber ?

Sorry forgot about the movement porn bit... unforgivable I know.

This one has an little bit odd one .. lets call it a Certina  28-10 humping around with the odd oscillation of 19800A/h ..

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I think I spent rather too much time getting this to work again. I still haven't dug up a suitable crown, but it is running, all of the corrosion is gone, and the crystal is not too shabby. I popped it on a period correct band.

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So what was so interesting about this little Timex you may ask? Well it turns out it is just as ancient as I am, since it was produced in 1964.

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It had pretty much everything wrong with it. Covered in interesting (and no doubt mildly toxic) blue and green corrosion. It had no crown (but the remains of a stem), wouldn't wind, wouldn't run, couldn't move the hands You name it..

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However in between a few household chores including having to nip out and purchase and replace a Venetian blind who's plastic supporting beam decided to shatter in to a million pieces bringing the whole mess crashing down on to the window ledge (and destroying a glass vase of flowers in the process), this afternoon, I tore it down, cleaned it, replaced a few bits and eventually got it running nicely.  

I've included a picture of the new blind, just so you can admire my handy work. :P

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It still needs a little bit of cosmetic work, (though that hair at 8 o'clock is now gone I assure you), but given that its age, I think we can forgive that, unlike the original window blind, which was only produced in 2015. Somehow I doubt if the new blind will last any where near as long as the watch.

Edited by AndyHull

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14 hours ago, ricardopalamino said:

Nice , Clean , Classic....Interesting lug design . How about a pic of the back so I can take a gander at the band attachment .

 

Thanks ,

Louis

Hi louis, pic of the back. 

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16 hours ago, AndyHull said:

I think I spent rather too much time getting this to work again. I still haven't dug up a suitable crown, but it is running, all of the corrosion is gone, and the crystal is not too shabby. I popped it on a period correct band.

RIMG0792.thumb.JPG.4fee26901569394b55388fe2c1608a5d.JPG

So what was so interesting about this little Timex you may ask? Well it turns out it is just as ancient as I am, since it was produced in 1964.

RIMG0794.thumb.JPG.f1a63ae0443d460cf89ff7cdad9e5925.JPG

It had pretty much everything wrong with it. Covered in interesting (and no doubt mildly toxic) blue and green corrosion. It had no crown (but the remains of a stem), wouldn't wind, wouldn't run, couldn't move the hands You name it..

RIMG0791.thumb.JPG.de17146b585816c784b4d170221b25b2.JPG

However in between a few household chores including having to nip out and purchase and replace a Venetian blind who's plastic supporting beam decided to shatter in to a million pieces bringing the whole mess crashing down on to the window ledge (and destroying a glass vase of flowers in the process), this afternoon, I tore it down, cleaned it, replaced a few bits and eventually got it running nicely.  

I've included a picture of the new blind, just so you can admire my handy work. :P

RIMG0796.thumb.JPG.c49696378e28f254f746847d74c91d59.JPG

It still needs a little bit of cosmetic work, (though that hair at 8 o'clock is now gone I assure you), but given that its age, I think we can forgive that, unlike the original window blind, which was only produced in 2015. Somehow I doubt if the new blind will last any where near as long as the watch.

Nice work on this Sprite!

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19 hours ago, AndyHull said:

I think I spent rather too much time getting this to work again. I still haven't dug up a suitable crown, but it is running, all of the corrosion is gone, and the crystal is not too shabby. I popped it on a period correct band.

RIMG0792.thumb.JPG.4fee26901569394b55388fe2c1608a5d.JPG

So what was so interesting about this little Timex you may ask? Well it turns out it is just as ancient as I am, since it was produced in 1964.

RIMG0794.thumb.JPG.f1a63ae0443d460cf89ff7cdad9e5925.JPG

It had pretty much everything wrong with it. Covered in interesting (and no doubt mildly toxic) blue and green corrosion. It had no crown (but the remains of a stem), wouldn't wind, wouldn't run, couldn't move the hands You name it..

RIMG0791.thumb.JPG.de17146b585816c784b4d170221b25b2.JPG

However in between a few household chores including having to nip out and purchase and replace a Venetian blind who's plastic supporting beam decided to shatter in to a million pieces bringing the whole mess crashing down on to the window ledge (and destroying a glass vase of flowers in the process), this afternoon, I tore it down, cleaned it, replaced a few bits and eventually got it running nicely.  

I've included a picture of the new blind, just so you can admire my handy work. :P

RIMG0796.thumb.JPG.c49696378e28f254f746847d74c91d59.JPG

It still needs a little bit of cosmetic work, (though that hair at 8 o'clock is now gone I assure you), but given that its age, I think we can forgive that, unlike the original window blind, which was only produced in 2015. Somehow I doubt if the new blind will last any where near as long as the watch.

The "Sprite" series was produced for boys - young men and was 31 mm across compared to the 34 mm of a Marlin or Mercury.

I have begun to work on a 1963 Marlin -   It shows all the signs of age including two bent lugs and a dial that has turned tan brown.

Right now it is under test and I'll post when all done.

Edited by JerseyMo

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Back in the day, when I got my first watch, it was a Timex and it looked very similar to this, but so far as I recall it had a green leather strap. My older brother also got a new Timex around the same time, however his was slightly bigger than mine (presumably mine was a Sprite, but his may well have been a Marlin). Those were the says when every school kid had a wind up watch, and a lot of them would have been Timex or perhaps Westclocks, both of which were produced in Scotland back then.

@JerseyMoAre the Sprite and the Mercury models the same size?

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42 minutes ago, AndyHull said:

Back in the day, when I got my first watch, it was a Timex and it looked very similar to this, but so far as I recall it had a green leather strap. My older brother also got a new Timex around the same time, however his was slightly bigger than mine (presumably mine was a Sprite, but his may well have been a Marlin). Those were the says when every school kid had a wind up watch, and a lot of them would have been Timex or perhaps Westclocks, both of which were produced in Scotland back then.

@JerseyMoAre the Sprite and the Mercury models the same size?

My first watch was a Timex as well and recall getting it on Christmas, maybe 1965 or 1966.  No idea whatever became of it.  Maybe I actually restored it all these years latter without knowing.

The sprite will always be smaller than a Mercury or any other of the made for men series.  

 

BTW: here is the 64 Marlin out for a ride on the wrist.  Although not quite as interesting as a window blind,  I added some "eye candy" to the photo for artistic impact!

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4 hours ago, JerseyMo said:

 

BTW: here is the 64 Marlin out for a ride on the wrist.  Although not quite as interesting as a window blind,  I added some "eye candy" to the photo for artistic impact!

 

Wow,  some eye-candy ! Ha ha ha!

J

P.S. Nice watch.

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That is a beauty! Wow!

A friend just gave me this one. (Attached)

Ive been trying to find someone to help get it running without any luck. Any thoughts or recommendations? I don’t even know where to begin. 

Or, by any chance do you have a working replacement movement I could have someone swap into it? 

Thanks,

Jim

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2 hours ago, Tradgntlmn said:

That is a beauty! Wow!

A friend just gave me this one. (Attached)

Ive been trying to find someone to help get it running without any luck. Any thoughts or recommendations? I don’t even know where to begin. 

Or, by any chance do you have a working replacement movement I could have someone swap into it? 

Thanks,

Jim

 

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Uncase it and have a go, the pin pallet movements, as well as agricultural are pretty robust too, no fragile jewelled bearings and there's something strangely enchanting about the clunky tick once running. The only bits that have a tendancy to get damaged are the click/spring.

Your's looks pretty clean and unmolested also.

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