(Re)Mounted my WWII Waltham B-17D Bomber clock (WIP)

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    Thumbs Up (Re)Mounted my WWII Waltham B-17D Bomber clock (WIP)

    I came across this big chunk of "Australian Jarrah" AKA Swan Mahogany the other day with some crap $2 quartz movement in it, so I bought it for $10 and drilled it out to fit my Waltham.

    I love it so much more than the other block of pine. It's so much more substantial. I've still got some surface finishing to do, it had a few circular scratches in the corner, and there was a brass label glued on the bottom, which you can still remnants of in the shiny darker spot under the clock. And the screws I had (the black knurled hex screws) were too short, so I have some silver ones which are too small in right now. I'll post more pics when she's done.

    I'm still torn on wether or not to add the propeller to the new mounting, or just leave it unadorned. Thoughts?

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    Re: (Re)Mounted my WWII Waltham B-17D Bomber clock (WIP)

    It does look quite nice. But I would personally prefer an "L" shaped arrangement, with the verical slightly angled to the back.
    Cut square, with nicely bevelled edges, highly polished and high gloss varnished.
    What do you think?

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    Re: (Re)Mounted my WWII Waltham B-17D Bomber clock (WIP)

    I like it a lot!

    Personally I would involve the propellor in SOME way....I just can't see how...but I like the idea of it being used [thats helpful, right? haha]
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    Re: (Re)Mounted my WWII Waltham B-17D Bomber clock (WIP)

    I love it! But please leave the propeller out. It would make it look too much like a souvenir. You have a very nice 8 day aeronautics clock there!
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    Re: (Re)Mounted my WWII Waltham B-17D Bomber clock (WIP)

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_H View Post
    I love it! But please leave the propeller out. It would make it look too much like a souvenir. You have a very nice 8 day aeronautics clock there!
    Quote Originally Posted by Craig M View Post
    I like it a lot!

    Personally I would involve the propellor in SOME way....I just can't see how...but I like the idea of it being used [thats helpful, right? haha]
    So I've got one each way, perhaps I should start a Poll. Right now I'm leaning toward not using it, but maybe getting a little plate engraved, saying something like "B-17D Bomber Clock: 1943" and maybe the name of the pilot who flew the plane it came from (I have his Hammy 4992 24 hour Pocket Watch also). I also may re-re-mount it and try to display the two together. It's all still up in the air.

    I'd also like to say that the block of wood is not rectangular, and the clock is indeed mounted parallel to the only flat surface (the bottom) of the block. The pictures make it look a little wompy.
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    Re: (Re)Mounted my WWII Waltham B-17D Bomber clock (WIP)

    An engraved plate with the relevant information would look very good I think.
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    Re: (Re)Mounted my WWII Waltham B-17D Bomber clock (WIP)

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    It does look quite nice. But I would personally prefer an "L" shaped arrangement, with the verical slightly angled to the back.
    Cut square, with nicely bevelled edges, highly polished and high gloss varnished.
    What do you think?
    I think that would be great and add the propeller as a reference to it's aviation origin.

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