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    Scrutinizing my "to do" bags of watches ...

    I was just rummaging through my "to do" pile of old watches'n bits which I acquired sometime ago. Found this lot - can anybody see any interesting piece/s which should be paid "special attention"?

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    Yes, the Lavina is unfortunately upside down
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    Re: Scrutinizing my "to do" bags of watches ...

    I generally stay away from chrome watches unless the chrome is in good condition. So I see mostly some spare parts watches there. The Omega case is fun but it will cost a lot to get all the parts, yet doable.
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    If you service your own watches, the Caravelle 666 is a good cantidate. At least I like them!

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    Re: Scrutinizing my "to do" bags of watches ...

    The Caravelle indeed looks like it could be a looker after a service, crystal change and a proper case cleaning. The Citizen and the Enicar also look like they have potential.
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    Yea I would spend a little time on the Caravelle and the Enicar.
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    Re: Scrutinizing my "to do" bags of watches ...

    Hi, thanks for all your comments. Yes, upon closer examination indeed there aren't many pieces worth repairing other than to keep as spares. I agree the Caravelle has a potential. A quick internet search shows it's a model with so called "Jet Second hand". I didn't find many of these to cross reference and in the absence of serial number (or a year mark) I can only guess the watch was made around 1969-75. The screw on back is almost completely polished out with barely visible wording "Caravelle, Water Resistant, Stainless Steel. There is a case reference 745-1 on the inside of the watch back with a stylized BV? above it. The Bulova 11OKACB is a renamed cal AS1906 movement 17j with Trishock/Ruby-shock? protection beating at a decent 21600 A/h. Unfortunately, there seem to be an issue with the balance and the setting mechanism so I won't know without complete disassembly exactly what is going on. Here are few more images of the watch.

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    Re: Scrutinizing my "to do" bags of watches ...

    Here is the "No Name" watch up close - 25j cal ETA2782 21600 A/h SS - bonus it's working.
    Now all it needs is a service, "new face", plexi and a decent watch strap.

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    The Citizen model 63-1639 (so called UFO?) is probably from mid 1965-70. Dial is almost spotless - unfortunately I broke the old brittled armoured plexi.
    This watch has balance issues. Obviously no stem, crown, etc.

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    The Enicar (from 1970) has a lot of accumulated dirt (even inside) and the spring bars are rusted in.
    I'm guessing there should be a seal somewhere inside the watch.
    The back is hmm ... well used with a faint inscription on the back "HMC447" (Her Majesty's Customs?)
    Perhaps it's an old 007 watch LOL

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    Re: Scrutinizing my "to do" bags of watches ...

    It looks like there's a small "M9" under "UNADJUSTED" on the Caravelle rotor. That would put it at 1969.
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    Re: Scrutinizing my "to do" bags of watches ...

    Quote Originally Posted by odd_and_vintage_fan View Post
    It looks like there's a small "M9" under "UNADJUSTED" on the Caravelle rotor. That would put it at 1969.
    Indeed, it was there staring in my face all this time. My, my - that was half a century ago!

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    Re: Scrutinizing my "to do" bags of watches ...

    You can call it a moon watch! But seriously, for some reason 1969 watches really appeal to me.

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