Never ending story part lll

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    Never ending story part lll

    Almost 10 years of waiting have ended finally. In part ll I was still looking for a Venus 203 movement. 2 years later I had the opportunity to purchase 2 date discs and 1 moon disc for that mvnt. I thought "why not, maybe one day I can use them".
    A few months ago, someone offered a Franklin watch with Venus 203 in running order, rotten case and ROTTEN DATE DISCS !!! See...
    Took it, put a layer of rhodium onto the case, watchmaker did the cleaning and found some hands .
    I love it .
    Btw: any cases for UG cal 69 around ?
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    Re: Never ending story part lll

    Congrats

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    Congrats Louis, one more for the drawers.

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    Re: Never ending story part lll

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Congrats Louis, one more for the drawers.
    Not only for the drawers. I can wear it to my suit, because it´s under 55mm !

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    Re: Never ending story part lll

    Looks great! See it does pay to be a pack rat!
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    Very nice! Good for you, you've taken waste products and made a very nice working watch!
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    Re: Never ending story part lll

    Looks good! Congrats and enjoy...




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    Re: Never ending story part lll

    Quote Originally Posted by Docrwm View Post
    Very nice! Good for you, you've taken waste products and made a very nice working watch!
    Well, it´s a way to cultivate a hobby, without beeing a millionaire.

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    Re: Never ending story part lll

    Quote Originally Posted by louis View Post
    Almost 10 years of waiting have ended finally. In part ll I was still looking for a Venus 203 movement. 2 years later I had the opportunity to purchase 2 date discs and 1 moon disc for that mvnt. I thought "why not, maybe one day I can use them".
    A few months ago, someone offered a Franklin watch with Venus 203 in running order, rotten case and ROTTEN DATE DISCS !!! See...
    Took it, put a layer of rhodium onto the case, watchmaker did the cleaning and found some hands .
    I love it .
    NICE, louis and a fantastic story I love it !
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    Re: Never ending story part lll

    Thanx all.

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