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    an old LORIE

    looks like the dial says OKIE.
    got this in a bag of watches from a buddy of mine. the only one left to clean up is a valjoux 72 chrono in a cleba.

    this lorie was BLACK and loose in the bag when i got it. it's a whole lot cleaner now. not running too strong.
    the regulator was all the way over to F and then some. Guessing it was never serviced and is wore plum out. oh well, it was good practice.






    See how dirty???







    and then see how pretty? too bad the pearlage is hidden under the plates. you can't see any of it once it's together.
    seems like a waste of time to me. hmmm...









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    Re: an old LORIE

    Nice job! Cal. FHF 175, I see.....

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    Re: an old LORIE

    thanks. i was happy to see it run at all, even poorly.

    it's really rough.
    the pinion for the seconds hand is even broken off. not much of a watch without the other hand though.

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    Re: an old LORIE

    The movement was a lot cleaner than I expected given the dial.

    Taking such a watch and restoring it to motion is kinetic art Mister watch art!!

    Thanks for posting!
    "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: an old LORIE

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    The movement was a lot cleaner than I expected given the dial.

    Taking such a watch and restoring it to motion is kinetic art Mister watch art!!

    Thanks for posting!
    thanks!
    it was totally filthy when i got it. the only reason i bothered was because the balance wheel did spin so freely when i received it. i knew nothing could be totally broken. and actually, as far as i can tell, it seems to be keeping pretty good time. i can only measure the hour, but it's been keeping up just fine for the last 2 hours. i can't believe it.

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