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    Last of the recent incoming

    The final incoming from my most recent set of purchases has finally arrived. It is a vintage Timex hand winder. It came without a strap or spring bars, but it works, and keeps excellent time. I put it on a cheap faux leather strap I had in a drawer. (I ordered a new strap last night) It looks really nice. I like the deep red dial color. I tried to get a good pic of it, but I am not sure if it comes across. The only issue I have with this watch is that the hour hand is about 8 minutes behind. I will need to find out how to fix this problem. Otherwise, I am thrilled with my "new" watch.

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    That's great looking - really, retro cool (in fact I think there's a Timex Originals piece which is very similar).
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    Re: Last of the recent incoming

    Thanks Olly.

    If anyone knows how to fix the problem with this watch, it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Last of the recent incoming

    My very first watch in 1970 was a hand-wind Timex. Yours looks more like the Bucherer that I bought in 1977, so I'll guess it's mid-70s design. As for fixing the hand alignment problem, you'll probably have to open the watch, get into the face and gently push the hands towards alignment. Probably, if you aren't sure about this, you should ask a watch-repair shop to do it and request that you observe the process. Every watch disassembles differently and some old ones will just get nasty when you try to pop the face from the crystal, so there is a risk. Enjoy!
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    Re: Last of the recent incoming

    I kind of figured I would need to just push the hand forward. I didn't want to if there was a better way to do it. Thanks

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