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    The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Quote Originally Posted by sq100 View Post
    Vlad is welcome to stay here in the netherlands with me a few days too if he wants.
    I've edited the list to add you, sq - welcome aboard!
    A summary of his Vlad's journey so far:
    England: Colin63, OhDark30, demag
    San Diego, CA, USA: dasmi
    Las Vegas: Goh2499
    Washington DC: RobertoJaksic
    Saskatchewan, Canada: Clay Bergen
    Back to Bloodtkr in Pennsylvania for R&R
    Also in PA: DolleDolf
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: svorkoetter
    London, Canada: GuessWho
    Now in Israel with jackrobinson
    Vlad has visited town centres, a submarine museum, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, basked in San Diego sunshine, hung out in coffee shops, stood on a dam, seen the White House, visited a school, undergone surgery, thrilled at a waterpark, fired rockets, been flying, gone mowing and shopping, helped mend a Dell server and met many many of his Vostok relatives on his odyssey.
    Where will he go next?
    How can one watch stand all this excitement?
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post
    England: Colin63, OhDark30, demag
    I had no idea he had visited you. Not sure how I missed that.
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Well done taking initiative mate.
    Actually, two days ago when the bloke arrived I went through the whole thread and filled an MS Word table with recipient-username/location (country city)/date of arrival for all past recipients.
    If you want me to send it to you PM me your email address.

    Fun things can be done with such data such as:
    gmaps.kaeding.name :: Map results
    Better solutions can probably be found with joining lines, arrows, date labels.

    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post
    I've edited the list to add you, sq - welcome aboard!
    A summary of his Vlad's journey so far:
    England: Colin63, OhDark30, demag
    San Diego, CA, USA: dasmi
    Las Vegas: Goh2499
    Washington DC: RobertoJaksic
    Saskatchewan, Canada: Clay Bergen
    Back to Bloodtkr in Pennsylvania for R&R
    Also in PA: DolleDolf
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: svorkoetter
    London, Canada: GuessWho
    Now in Israel with jackrobinson
    Vlad has visited town centres, a submarine museum, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, basked in San Diego sunshine, hung out in coffee shops, stood on a dam, seen the White House, visited a school, undergone surgery, thrilled at a waterpark, fired rockets, been flying, gone mowing and shopping, helped mend a Dell server and met many many of his Vostok relatives on his odyssey.
    Where will he go next?
    How can one watch stand all this excitement?
    Last edited by jackrobinson; August 22nd, 2013 at 08:47.

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Vlad Visits the Watchmaker
    By J.R. rolling-the-roads

    I visited the Russian watchmaker today, in a small town on the hills leading to Jerusalem.
    Removal of hands were performed using tweezers and little screwdrivers and remounting with tweezers.
    No special hi-tech hands remover tools, no hands pushers, no dial protector film. All old school.
    At his age of over 70 he has such control of subtle delicate actions. It is absolutely astonishing.















    Verifying that the Hours and Minutes have clearance all around
    I saw he spotted the hour hand touching the dial like Svorkoetter had mentioned and he adjusted the hours and minutes hands accordingly.








    Initial setting of the Seconds Hand - a subtle press of the tweezers handle














    End Result





    Old School Custom Made Tools
    The multi-tool on the right he used with a much thinner rod inserted instead of the one you see on which he leaned some part at the bottom of the movement to provide support when he secured the seconds hand. I didn't want to take pics while he was doing that, not to distract him.









    Old School Custom Made Power Tools and Supports










    Holding Vlad After I Got Home to Demonstrate All Is Well with Hands Sync

    (it was an hour drive each way and still worth the experience)






    He started meddling with a parts box he found in his drawer
    searching for something. Then he takes this out and hands it to me. My friend translated the Russian and said he wants to give it to me. An old Pobeda. Movement and case around 50 years old, don't know about the dial. Scars of age are apparent.
    He says he will try to service it to life and obviously change the crown to a silver tone.
    He has no idea what the colored stripes design represented. I am curious. This is a super kitsch looking dial and I love it.




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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Great. So you took him to a Russian spa. He's looking great! I love the photos of the watchmaker doing his magic on good old Vladimir. And congratulations on your new watch! It has a very nice dial

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Nice post, great idea. If vlad wants I can show him a little bit of Portugal


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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Great pictures, jackrobinson, and thanks for taking the journey for us! Nice Pobeda - what a great gesture from your watchmaker

    Miguelcarmor - I've added you to the list, welcome!

    Stefan - yes, Vlad visited me back near the start of his voyages. And I've recently hosted Stan 2, the f71 travelling watch:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...06#post6671106
    Perhaps I should start a watch hotel?
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post

    Miguelcarmor - I've added you to the list, welcome!
    Thanks for adding me to the list. What I need to do now? To whom I send my address?

    Miguel



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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Nothing as formal as that, Miguel. The list is just bringing together the people who'd like Vlad and their locations in one place.
    Then, when it comes to time to send him on, whoever has Vlad can check out the list and PM someone on there for their address to post him to
    Btw, jackrobinson, didn't thank you for the map - nice idea to keep track of Vlad's progress! For added accuracy, Colin's in Croydon, Surrey, and I'm near Ampthill, Bedfordshire in England. Cheers!
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    I made a quick little map of Vlad's journey so far:
    https://mapsengine.google.com/map/ed...0.kMROznAD2dyo
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