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    Thumbs Up inherited my grandfathers watches -

    So I have a few of his watches, he wasn't a watch enthusiast so they are nothing great, but none the less they are my late grandfathers timepieces

    My favorite one is this Elgin from 1954, I made it work for modern times with a nato strap custom cut. It was missing the crown, and couldn't be wound. I got very lucky and found a very similar watch as a donor watch to get some parts off of it, I ended up replacing the whole stem, spring bars, and case back, which all had issues. I cleaned everything as best I could and adjusted the watch timing, runs pretty darn good for a watch that was neglected from the 50s.

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    Re: inherited my grandfathers watches -

    Huh. I never would have thought of a strap like that for a watch of that style. I actually kind of like it.

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    Re: inherited my grandfathers watches -

    yeah I'm getting another one with gold hardware to match the watch gold better

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    Re: inherited my grandfathers watches -

    Is it easy to wind the watch with that crown?

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    Re: inherited my grandfathers watches -

    surprisingly its not that bad, its grooved really well, there's no slipping when turning. It is small, so you have to have good dexterity, which I do, so it doesn't bother me. I just have to make sure not to apply any sideways pressure as with any watch, specially one from the 50's.

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