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    first class ticket

    The watch is headed on a little 8,000 mile jog. Someone is going to get a surprise when they open the mail next week.

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    Re: first class ticket

    Oh hey, someone sent me a free watch. Score

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    Re: first class ticket

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    Oh hey, someone sent me a free watch. Score
    Nice, I got one too but it was a throw back, just a guppy.
    1977 Timex Milspec Custom Conversion
    1966 Timex 600 Skindiver
    1969 Benrus US Military Issued
    1961 Belforte Sheppard AFB
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    I'm starting to get a little concerned here . . .

    are we dealing with an abduction? is a ransom demand forthcoming?

    (You know the watch is Swiss and is a neutral party to any local or international conflict.)

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    Re: I'm starting to get a little concerned here . . .

    Gah, I can't believe I'd had it so long. It went for a harbor cruise on Sunday - I'll post some pictures when I work out where my wife has put the camera.

    I am feeling thwarted at the moment. I decided to re-magnetise the compass as it didn't work (see post 12) - it rotated ok when following a magnet, but not in the weak field supplied by the earth. Anyway, took it out, re-magnetised it - and the needle works fine on a pin, but not in the watch. I had a good look and the jewel in the pointer is ok, but the pivot itself was damaged. In hindsight that should have been obvious from its behavior. I have tired unsuccessfully to burnish and reshape it. I'll have another go before I send it on. I also tried to find a suitable gold plated crown with no luck. I did fit a temporary stainless crown to fit the new stem that came with it - so the watch would at least be useable, but there seems to be a problem with the keyless works, or the stem is not correct. I have not investigated further.

    In general not the most successful visit, but at least it had a nice ride on a ship...

    I'll blue a screw and send it on ASAP. Pithy, do I just choose a name at random from the list?

    K.
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    Re: I'm starting to get a little concerned here . . .

    The little cruise around Wellington Harbour.






    On top of mount Victoria.




    The annoying compass pivot.


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    Look at the size of the hands

    on those arms! Those fingers make your watchmaking accomplishments seem all the more impressive! Rugby or Australian Rules?

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    map

    The Tour watch has seen a few miles.

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    has anyone

    seen the watch?

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    Re: has anyone

    Quote Originally Posted by pithy View Post
    seen the watch?
    I think I saw this in september. LOL
    1977 Timex Milspec Custom Conversion
    1966 Timex 600 Skindiver
    1969 Benrus US Military Issued
    1961 Belforte Sheppard AFB
    2009 Omega Seamaster 300



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