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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    Since I've been having honour of having the watch with me, I've been testing it in various environments too see how it fits.

    Desk Diving: Check.


    Formal party: smooth. Causes interest, because there is a compass in the watch.


    Polar bear-fighting Jogging Watch: limited capabilities. The compass still sticks a bit, might have something to do with postal equipment and magnetism. The needle jams a bit but tapping on the crystal helps. Even if the compass is a bit challenged, it won't spoil my day, because In the Lapland (northest part of the Finland) there is old saying: "If I get lost, I go home".


    Haven't timed the beast yet, but it has kept good time in the wrist.

    Few words about the weather. Couple last winters have started really late. Little snow, quite warm. Well, yesterday temperature was -14 Celsius at best but today again it is above freezing. I guess the winter is just starting. Hopefully there is plenty of snow at christmas time.
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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    Very cool takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Hmm seems I've heard that somewhere before.

    Quote Originally Posted by kanikune View Post
    Since I've been having honour of having the watch with me, I've been testing it in various environments too see how it fits.

    Desk Diving: Check.


    Formal party: smooth. Causes interest, because there is a compass in the watch.


    Polar bear-fighting Jogging Watch: limited capabilities. The compass still sticks a bit, might have something to do with postal equipment and magnetism. The needle jams a bit but tapping on the crystal helps. Even if the compass is a bit challenged, it won't spoil my day, because In the Lapland (northest part of the Finland) there is old saying: "If I get lost, I go home".


    Haven't timed the beast yet, but it has kept good time in the wrist.

    Few words about the weather. Couple last winters have started really late. Little snow, quite warm. Well, yesterday temperature was -14 Celsius at best but today again it is above freezing. I guess the winter is just starting. Hopefully there is plenty of snow at christmas time.
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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    Let's kick this dead horse right up his feet!
    Tour watch has faced the extreme elements and it seems that something needs to be done. As can be seen, the lume is cracking and I decided to replace it, with no respect to old style (and with the fact in mind that I only have one lume color).



    So let's open her up. The nice clear caseback comes off.


    I take the rotor off to ease handling.


    Out of of the case.


    The hands pop off. I use manual levers.


    Some of the jewels dropped from the movement. Time to fix the hands.


    Old lume out.


    You can start your hearts again, I was just kidding about the jewels
    The hands set to the balance tack.


    First layer.


    And the second layer the next day.


    Hands ready.


    Putting them back to the watch.


    And back in business.


    And finally I check in the timegrapher that everything is good. Maybe little slowdown would be ok.


    I can't help showing this couple, now that they're both here at my bench. On the left is the finnish "cousin" of THE tour watch, back from the Sochi Olympics. "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", or something like that
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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    Come on: Lume Shot!

    Half a job <shakes head>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S View Post
    Come on: Lume Shot!

    Half a job <shakes head>

    Dave

    Sorry to keep you waiting :)
    I'm crap with night shots.
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    The watch has just touched down in Sydney, Australia! Thanks Karri! I just got home, so no special pictures as yet. Will keep updated with more pictures as it we are trying to rally as many watchmakers down under for their support.

    The watch appears to be working and in decent shape, except the compass has most likely seen better days. The lume is looking good, I will try get some night shots tonight.

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    Big thanks to Kanikune for his efforts.

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    I'm going to tease a little, mostly because I'm in a rush. Will update with more pictures soon. My fiancé was with me, I don't have girl hands lol.
    Some architecture on George Street.

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    The Rocks, Sydney (very close to Harbour Bridge)

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    Walking up the stairs of Opera House
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    Shot of Opera House at top from top of Opera House Stairs
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    Inside Queen Victoria Building
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    St Marys Cathedral
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    Some more Shots

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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    All that sun should have charged the lume good

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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    I've been given the privilege of receiving the watch. I received it in Saturday but was busy during the long weekend. I finally got to record the un-boxing last night.

    The World Tour Watch: http://youtu.be/EpjJy207j7w

    In very happy that the watch is running strong. I'm only a hobbyist so I really don't want to open watch...AT ALL. However, I did swap the buckle for a deployant clasp because there's a 50/50 chance of my dropping the watch while putting it on if I leave the buckle on.



    I hope to take pics with the watch at Southern California landmarks soon...

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