I want to equip myself with enough practise and information, to service my own old-timers and have fair correct information about at least the brand(s) I am collecting.I am growing ( information-wise ) here in WUS actually, you all are witnessing it, I am very happy with this hobby, enjoying and learning a lot.
So I decided to buy some vintage manuals, catalogs and books ...Not all information is in internet, plus on paper the information is solid and I won't doubt.
At the other hand I started buying some convolute watches and parts, just to practise dissembling movements and put them together and recognize differences and so on so forth... This was the idea while buying :)
But then, when the lot arrives - I understood that I bought again some nice pieces - and start feeling sorry to destroy them, even though their vintage hands and straps would be great donors for my collection pieces. Now I am thinking to restore them, if not me, somebody more experienced. Look at these beauties, how to leave'em in my inexperienced hands. Its kind of emotional, who knows who was wearing them and what they went through...
Do you have also some emotions towards your watches and feel obliged to get them back to tick? The boss fortunately doesn't oppose my obsession but still is not interested in any kind of watch except the one I presented her which she wears with love.
Look at this beauties, how not to rehabilitate them:
Bought this convolute for learning purposes for 20 bucks,
the straps and hands were my potential target.
But turned out some nice pieces.
Found out that, the above 'Bentima' is an 'Oris' trademark from 1928,
love the hands and dial.Some vintage second hands are existing in the market,
need a chrono pusher and a second hand otherwise the movement is fine.
below 6 is marked , ' foreign ' ?
Look at this beautiful dial and the hands.
The strap is another bonus
find the subseconds dial marks very chic
This one is a weird movement from Urs Schild, the ancestor of Schild Freres and later Eterna ( 1906 )
no idea why the movement is marked U.Schild, can not be from 1860 Urs Schild era really.
Probably the movement marks changed pretty later than dial marks, and its a very old stock.