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    Posted for your disapproval

    Ok all this is a watch that I thought would not run. I decided to use it as a first try at fixing a watch.

    Believe it or not... I got it running!!!!!!!

    So here is the ugly thing. Not sure if I want to continue working on it.

    It is a Columbia Time Products, Coronado. ca April 1957?

    Not pictured is the MAJOR corrosion behind the face plate. I think the Titanic has less corrosion. Plus missing minute hand.

    Just found out.... Father and Mother-in-Law owned a Gamble Store in Evart, Michigan.
    Coronado was the store brand name on most products sold. Washers, dryers, watches, ect.



    Jon Nailor
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    Re: Posted for your disapproval

    Cool! I have not yet gotten to the "it works" stage yet

    You have proven your point... I am not sure what it says about if you keep working on this

    ... I wonder if I can use any more emoticons in this message??
    "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: Posted for your disapproval

    So it is half a century old and you fixed it. Be proud and treasure it. Not everybody can mend watches. Here is the proof that you can. Well done, I for one approve.

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    Re: Posted for your disapproval

    Cool- what was wrong with it?. My first was an old Enicar, or poljot Sekonda, I cant remember. But its a hugely satisfying feeling.

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    Re: Posted for your disapproval

    The lever lock to the main spring was stuck open. You would wind it up and it would just unwind. Not a hard fix, but read the posts "My Forst Cleaning" to see more work I have done to this watch.

    Jon Nailor

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