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    A spare parts build from timex

    What to do when you have a few spare timex laying around.
    You build an homage to the 1960's milspec divers.
    Timex 200 21 24 Mil Spec Diver hmm nice ring to it.
    The case, bezel, back and crown are from a 1970 200 diver that had a bad dial.
    The dial is a 1967 24 hour military that had no movement/hands and brassed out case.
    The movement is a 1964 21 jewel from a bad case/broken lug.
    The minute and hour hands are from a 1964 marlin/bad dial/brassed out case (same as the factory mil spec hands).
    The red tip second hand is from a 1971 sprite, thought it was a cool touch as opposed to the original all red non arrow which I didn't have anyway.
    Easy parts swap and an instant classic.
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    Re: A spare parts build from timex

    I collect Timexes too... but I admit I never considered 'classic' as a description

    Anyway, looks nice.

    $50-$100 on the 'bay as a Timex. $250-$400 as a Heuer. $350-$900 as an Omeeeeega. Just a guess...
    "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: A spare parts build from timex

    Nice job, I think classic is apt to any pre quartz and possibly early battery powered watches.
    Not 100% sure about the hour & minute hands perhaps they need a polish? but the second hand I prefer to the original ones! IMHO...good job!

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    Re: A spare parts build from timex

    Quote Originally Posted by stefano34 View Post
    Nice job, I think classic is apt to any pre quartz and possibly early battery powered watches.
    Not 100% sure about the hour & minute hands perhaps they need a polish? but the second hand I prefer to the original ones! IMHO...good job!
    Thanks.
    Since it never existed in thier lineup I had to qualify it as a classic for future historians LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    I collect Timexes too... but I admit I never considered 'classic' as a description

    Anyway, looks nice.

    $50-$100 on the 'bay as a Timex. $250-$400 as a Heuer. $350-$900 as an Omeeeeega. Just a guess...
    Classic termed as a "look" like the new camaro "instant classic".
    I'd let it go for a grand LOL
    Got the idea from a benrus mil diver I saw on the bay, mine is cooler though IMO, well maybe not.
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    1966 Timex 600 Skindiver
    1961 Belforte Sheppard AFB
    1961 Omega Seamaster



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    Re: A spare parts build from timex

    Pretty cool looking build~CheerS!

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    Re: A spare parts build from timex

    Clearly, you have the "touch". That's an excellent looking watch!
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    Re: A spare parts build from timex

    The bezel seems mirrored...is that common? I don't remember seeing that before

    Nice look tho!

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    Re: A spare parts build from timex

    Quote Originally Posted by mujahid7ia View Post
    The bezel seems mirrored...is that common? I don't remember seeing that before

    Nice look tho!
    Just the lighting, it is just a plastic bezel on the 200's. It is mirrored aluminum on the 600's though.
    The benrus is not mine although I have my eye on one.
    2018 Blacklist Custom Unitas 6498 Conversion
    1977 Timex Milspec Custom ETA 2824 Conversion
    1969 Benrus US Military Issued
    1966 Timex 600 Skindiver
    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
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