I don't know, what do you think? Update

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    I don't know, what do you think? Update

    Here's a pic of the final product. Made the label for it today.



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    Thought I'd tweak on an oldie that I'm still trying to restore (looking for a 218 for this).

    To honor Bulova's tribute they created the Accutron Apollo, that version is a stainless with black highlights. But wait, they use a ton of gold in the space program so why wouldn't this case work?

    Anyway, here's what I did, look closely at the bends I had to put in the hands to make them work. I'll also be removing the date window bright work as I'll be making a label at my Buds print shop to put a finishing touch on it, it will start at the center and run of the 3 position edge of the dial. It'll be a goldish color with Apollo in black type using the classic space font.

    So what do you Cats think?





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    Re: I don't know, what do you think?

    The hands were ctaching on the markers? Interesting solution.

    I had the same problem once with a Diastar 14. The original blue dial had faded and I swapped in a black one from a later version of the DS-14 only to find the hands didn't clear the top of the markers. I eventually tracked down a proper set of the shorter hands.

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    Re: I don't know, what do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
    The hands were ctaching on the markers? Interesting solution.

    I had the same problem once with a Diastar 14. The original blue dial had faded and I swapped in a black one from a later version of the DS-14 only to find the hands didn't clear the top of the markers. I eventually tracked down a proper set of the shorter hands.
    Well actually it's the layering of the hour hand I made up from two different hands, I then had to form the minute hand to clear that which left me having to shape the second hand to clear that one as well.

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