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    2013 WUS ST5 Project: The Making Of

    All,
    As a teaser here some pictures of the process so far.

    Cheers, Torsten

    The Purchase:

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    The Arrival

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    Unpacking:

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    The Stripping:

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    The spare parts:

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    The Final Product: 151 movements plus spare parts

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    Next step: Shipping for refurbishment

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    Re: 2013 WUS ST5 Project: The Making Of

    Thank you Torsten for your excellent suggestion in using the ST5 movement as the basis for our 2013 project. You deserve more recognition for the time and effort you put into this project since its inception; for the months you spent purchasing the vintage movements (using your own money up front), dismantling them and making sure they were up to scratch.

    We hope to make you proud of the final product even though you probably don't want to see the innards of an ST5 watch ever again .

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    Re: 2013 WUS ST5 Project: The Making Of

    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten View Post
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    Cool!

    And thanks!

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    Re: 2013 WUS ST5 Project: The Making Of

    Very nice te see!
    best regards,

    Marco

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    Re: 2013 WUS ST5 Project: The Making Of

    Quote Originally Posted by hked View Post
    Thank you Torsten for your excellent suggestion in using the ST5 movement as the basis for our 2013 project. You deserve more recognition for the time and effort you put into this project since its inception; for the months you spent purchasing the vintage movements (using your own money up front), dismantling them and making sure they were up to scratch.

    We hope to make you proud of the final product even though you probably don't want to see the innards of an ST5 watch ever again .
    +1 on what Ed says

    Just wondering, what do you do with the guttet remains of the watches?

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    Re: 2013 WUS ST5 Project: The Making Of

    Wow!
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    2013 WUS ST5 Project: The Making Of

    This project is really cool. How old are the movements?


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    Re: 2013 WUS ST5 Project: The Making Of

    Quote Originally Posted by merik View Post
    This project is really cool. How old are the movements?
    Anywhere between 30 to 40 years.
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    Re: 2013 WUS ST5 Project: The Making Of

    Quote Originally Posted by Martin_B View Post
    Just wondering, what do you do with the guttet remains of the watches?

    Regards,

    Martin
    I will take some more pictures of the dials to share the various designs with the forum. Most of the dials are in bad shape or have scratches. The acryllic crystals are beyond salvage, too. There are mainly cases, case backs and movement spacers left that could be reused. Everything else including dial and movement holder screws is part of the shipment for refurbishing. Oh and a few main plates are left as well.

    Haven't decided what to do with this yet. PM me.

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    Re: 2013 WUS ST5 Project: The Making Of

    Quote Originally Posted by hked
    Thank you Torsten for your excellent suggestion in using the ST5 movement as the basis for our 2013 project. You deserve more recognition for the time and effort you put into this project since its inception; for the months you spent purchasing the vintage movements (using your own money up front), dismantling them and making sure they were up to scratch.

    We hope to make you proud of the final product even though you probably don't want to see the innards of an ST5 watch ever again .
    +2 on what Ed says

    And I like to point out for all the highlighted portion of Ed's post - even as a Committee member I don't know this detail, but by my estimates, Torsten has shelled out in excess of $3,500 .... think about it .... Torsten is not making any money off this project; he just wants us to have a really cool and unique watch at an affordable price.
    I say chapeau!! This man has a bigger heart than most of us. And because of all of this, I think we should respect Torsten's ideas about how this watch should look (read: limited voting).

    Torsten, allow me a few questions:

    Are these the (only?) NOS watches / movements you were able to source?
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    Still, that's 30 out of 150
    These must have left you with useable parts after dismantling, no? Plus, didn't that leave you with an uneasy feeling, stripping essentially brand new watches?

    Also, did I spot in your pics a few watches with a date-option? Do these have a different movement, or is there a date "add-on" for the ST5 movement (ok, I just made a fool of myself / demonstrated to all that I have only very limited knowledge of (vintage) Chinese movements - apologies for that).

    RonB
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