I happened across this 1960 timex 400 in a lot, the case as you can see was way beyond any repair, no lugs. In the same lot was a swiss made belforte sort of cheapie front load case design that was not working. while working on it I thought to try fitting the 400 into it, aside from a very slight difference in dial curvature it slid right in without a fight and the original 400 crown/stem fit perfectly. Since the belforte had no back I searched my junk and found a bezel/crystal from a 1990's timex quartz that snapped on with just enough force as to make a rather nice snug fitting clear back, the original 400 back also fits onto the bezel ring although not as flush so it clear back for this resurrection. After prefitting everything the crystal was not compressing the dial enough to secure it so back to the junk pile and a front mount compression ring from a 60's timex fit very nicely and did the trick, another fitting revealed the ring covered the west germany dial mark so a small mod on the ring now shows the heritage without obstruction. A few pics to show the case mods, german durowe movement and it's brother the 61' 400 with the seiko japan mvt.