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Timex 1978 Rally Dial - Before and After

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The former owner of this watch apparently test the "Water Resistant" print on the dial on this 1978 Timex.  Yes, it failed the test and left behind  a damage 106 movement.

But, no worries because I had recently salvaged the movement from a 109 that I knew could be swapped in.  that is once I add in the date assembly and date wheel detent spring.

TIP:  the 104, 105, 106, and 109 all have the same base movement inside. What makes them different is the date and or day date complication. by swapping a few bits you can interchange all of them. Okay you can even use them in a 116 and just have to nip the seconds pinon down about 2MM.  ssshhhh keep this a secret!

-edit:  I forgot to mention the dial did suffer some damage as well but, I think it give some character to the watch now.  

Here are the before and after-  I also gave it a good scrubbing, buffed out the crystal such.

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, anilv said:

Beautiful.. I keep meaning to get one of these sports watches but the base metal cases put me off.

Anilv

The case is chrome plated with a stainless steel cast back. So these do hold up well.  The movement is more of the weaker component  as the click is rather thin and tends to wear down.   

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2 hours ago, manodeoro said:

Those TIMEX/KELTON watches look great though they were cheap watches.
I’ll do a complete service of a handwind one this summer so I’ll post the pics and process here.

 look forward to seeing how you conduct the service of one.

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2 hours ago, JerseyMo said:

 look forward to seeing how you conduct the service of one.

You'll have to wait till august cause I'm leaving next week for a 2 weeks beach'n surf session B)

But I'll do my best to take as many pics as possible while I'll do that and post everything here ... if I manage not to kill it of course :biggrin:

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