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    Yard sale/car boot find

    Hi there, for those of you based in the UK I made a pretty good find in a local car boot sale. For those based in the US it is a UK thing probably closest to your Yard Sale type things.

    Anyhow I spotted this and snaffled it up for a paltry £1 and now I need to know what you guys would do with it!
    Its obviously going to be near as hens teeth impossible to find most of what is needed to get it back to standard...so what would you guys do with it?
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    Re: Yard sale/car boot find

    I'd fill it with water and sea monkeys.
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    Re: Yard sale/car boot find

    Quote Originally Posted by HerrNano View Post
    I'd fill it with water and sea monkeys.
    The water first, otherwise those sea monkeys ain't gonna be happy
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    I would sell it to me...
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    I will double your money! Sell it to me, without works it will be tough to tell time :)

    OK, Seriously though, it looks like a really cool project. Sourcing proper parts could be tricky but I wonder how much could be fabricated to get it "on the wrist." :)

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    Re: Yard sale/car boot find

    I think with lack of parts out there, I'll do my best at making something as close to a vintage doxa as possible (homage, replica type thing)....I have a few ideas....but first I'll need to source a cheap 2 register chronograph!.....anyone with any ideas where to get something that would work...or has something that would do, let me know.
    I'll keep you all posted.

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    I did have the idea of going totally off piste and going digital inside!!!....but that would be radical.
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    Re: Yard sale/car boot find

    sit pat on it till some parts turn up....top score there..

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    Re: Yard sale/car boot find

    Send it in for service, tell um it's running a little slow.
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    Auction it on the bay, I'm sure someone out there is looking for this exact case and bracelet.
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