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    The Resurrected Vulcain Cricket

    I know many of you have heard about this watch and my story...if so skip to the "Start Here" markings below.

    I got this Vulcain Cricket from a local pawn shop 2 months or so back. While cleaning up the case I saw this white crud under the edge of the case back. So in my cleaning i scraped that out and thought the back was not fully seated. I popped the back off and looked to see why it could be like that. All looking right and finished admiring the clean shiny MSR S2 movement I go out my "cheap" case press.

    I picked the right size disks and set the watch into it. In hindsight I do remember thinking back about how one of the disks cracked on me before. I looked over and saw the cracked one and went back to pressing. More and more pressure then...bam! back disk split and the haves shot in 2 directions as the part that held it slammed full force into the case back. The immediate shock turned to horror. I quickly turned it over to see the seconds hand tick its last.

    Upon removing the dented back I found the bridge below dented down. The center jewel crushed to a powder and the next jewel over cracked.

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    I tried to get the inner back hammered out as best I could. It sounds right and the outer back does cover it. I may still buy a new inner back.


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    ***START HERE***


    The seconds pinion arrived today and I got the watch going again. I was looking at the dial and I said to the wife "What do you think of the green dial?". Her response was "It's blue"......So what do you see? Blue or green?

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    A crystal is next on my to do list.
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    Re: The Resurrected Vulcain Cricket

    Sorry, but I have to agree with your wife.

    It's generally best for us to agree with our wives when it comes to colors, and not just to maintain marital bliss. As you probably know, something like 10% of men have color vision issues of some type. For women, I think the number is less than 1%.
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    Re: The Resurrected Vulcain Cricket

    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    Sorry, but I have to agree with your wife.

    It's generally best for us to agree with our wives when it comes to colors, and not just to maintain marital bliss.
    Did they do a green?

    Oh...I did not disagree or argue it. I am on my 3rd wife....I have learned a lot from trial and error.

    I am just catching a green tone. It is almost a green blue but I see a stronger green than she does.
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    Yes, I see a green tone also. But if you ask me if it's green or blue, I'll go with blue.
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    Re: The Resurrected Vulcain Cricket

    Wives are famous for all those bloody color arguments, best to change subject to cutlery or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thoth View Post

    I was looking at the dial and I said to the wife "What do you think of the green dial?". Her response was "It's blue"......So what do you see? Blue or green?
    It's Cyan
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    Re: The Resurrected Vulcain Cricket

    Exactly

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    Re: The Resurrected Vulcain Cricket

    Quote Originally Posted by pb9610 View Post
    It's Cyan
    Only if I was loading it into a copier.

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    Re: The Resurrected Vulcain Cricket

    Totally Phthalocyanine Green G.

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    Re: The Resurrected Vulcain Cricket

    And I really like the watch.

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