My Custom ZbergerTX

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    My Custom ZbergerTX

    I am not a watch maker by any sense, just do minor repairs but I thought you guys might appreciate this.
    I ran into a deal on a batch of watches some time back and after sorting through I came across this Michael Z Berger movement, didn't think much about it since it is only a 1 jewel so it sat for weeks while I cleaned and repaired what I could out of the lot.
    After getting about 10 1970's Timex dynabeat watches up and running I had 3 that were beyond repair so I stripped them for parts.
    While doing that I remembered the MZB and took another look at it, well it just happened to front load into one of the dynabeat cases almost perfectly and the stem lined up just as well, so it became my project.
    With just a little fitting it all came together nicely as the pics show.
    I had to recess the crown to get all the functions so eventually I will refinish the case where the brass is showing for now it is working well and after a week of wearing it is about 14 sec fast per day so some adjusting is necessary. I left the dial, hands (sans second, came from the dyna) original so it shows some age.

    Anyway the summary of the ZbergerTX:
    A Michael Z Berger 1 jewel movement with original Geneva Deluxe dial, hands and crown front loaded into a Timex Dynabeat case.
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    1969 Benrus US Military Issued
    1961 Belforte Sheppard AFB
    1961 Omega Seamaster



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    Re: My Custom ZbergerTX

    Nice job! rescued a vintage!

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    Re: My Custom ZbergerTX

    Well done! You should be proud of that.




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    Re: My Custom ZbergerTX

    A man who rescues Dynabeats!! You are an Official Hero!!

    This rescue looks good too.
    Last edited by Eeeb; January 16th, 2010 at 19:24.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: My Custom ZbergerTX

    Thanks guys.
    Now I have the bug to do a real jeweled mvt swap.
    I have a bulova 23j handwinder I want to put into a modern diver case.
    1979 5513 Submariner
    1977 Timex Milspec Custom Conversion
    1966 Timex 600 Skindiver
    1969 Benrus US Military Issued
    1961 Belforte Sheppard AFB
    1961 Omega Seamaster



    "Time spent waiting between the seconds is only conspiring to make me older" DV 2018
    "I don't always agree with everybody but when I do it's because I'm Right"
    DV 2011
    Dirtvictim The Watch Mechanic.

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