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What Watch are you wearing today? 23577

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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2018, 04:44:09 AM »
Thanks twiliter........I like to think of this as a watch my great-grandfather might have carried.   :cheers:
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #61 on: May 26, 2018, 12:13:43 AM »
This one again.  :)
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #62 on: May 26, 2018, 04:48:44 AM »
This one again.  :)
That’s nice, titanium?
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #63 on: May 26, 2018, 10:40:36 AM »
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #64 on: May 26, 2018, 08:19:28 PM »
This one again.  :)
That’s nice, titanium?
JR

Titanium.  :tu:
I have one solid titanium watch, but the one hand fell off,
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #65 on: May 26, 2018, 08:29:45 PM »
A jeweler could probably repair that?
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #66 on: May 26, 2018, 08:42:25 PM »
I repaired that issue on multiple watches myself.

Superglue, tweezers and a solid hand are all you need.


... And a tool to open the case and remove the stem and crown.

Buy now or regret later
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #67 on: May 26, 2018, 11:12:43 PM »
I repaired that issue on multiple watches myself.

Superglue, tweezers and a solid hand are all you need.


... And a tool to open the case and remove the stem and crown.
That is one of my fav watches, I do have one of the tools to take the back off, but I don’t think I can do it.. it does need a battery along withabout 5 others, I just don’t even want to know how much it would cost.. :(
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #68 on: May 27, 2018, 02:59:09 AM »
This one again.  :)

That is a nice looking watch...... :cheers:
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #69 on: May 27, 2018, 05:06:27 AM »
I repaired that issue on multiple watches myself.

Superglue, tweezers and a solid hand are all you need.


... And a tool to open the case and remove the stem and crown.
That is one of my fav watches, I do have one of the tools to take the back off, but I don’t think I can do it.. it does need a battery along withabout 5 others, I just don’t even want to know how much it would cost.. :(
JR
Do not use superglue on it! It will ruin not just the movement, but the entire watch rendering it completely non-repairable, and that's if you don't screw up the use of superglue. A decent watch maker can fix that quickly and the cost won't be high. It's relatively simple but requires the proper hand setting tools and training on how to use them.

The trick is finding one locally that actually does the work on watches himself that knows what he's doing. Fitting hands to movements is one of the first and most essential skills learned. There are ways of repairing the hand and the hole in it that mounts it to the movement pinion that are simple and easy to accomplish, if it even needs rework and not just being pressed back on. Hands are not supposed to be permanently mounted, but friction fit onto the pinions. Otherwise they would not be removable to allow removing the dial and working on the movement. A mall or chain jewelry store is not the place to go for this kind of service. The independent jewelry stores with their own watch repair on premises are the places to start looking and the first question should be whether or not they do this kind of work in-house or send it out to a repair service, the latter of which you don't want.

John

John
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #70 on: May 27, 2018, 05:24:49 AM »
I repaired that issue on multiple watches myself.

Superglue, tweezers and a solid hand are all you need.


... And a tool to open the case and remove the stem and crown.
That is one of my fav watches, I do have one of the tools to take the back off, but I don’t think I can do it.. it does need a battery along withabout 5 others, I just don’t even want to know how much it would cost.. :(
JR
Do not use superglue on it! It will ruin not just the movement, but the entire watch rendering it completely non-repairable, and that's if you don't screw up the use of superglue. A decent watch maker can fix that quickly and the cost won't be high. It's relatively simple but requires the proper hand setting tools and training on how to use them.

The trick is finding one locally that actually does the work on watches himself that knows what he's doing. Fitting hands to movements is one of the first and most essential skills learned. There are ways of repairing the hand and the hole in it that mounts it to the movement pinion that are simple and easy to accomplish, if it even needs rework and not just being pressed back on. Hands are not supposed to be permanently mounted, but friction fit onto the pinions. Otherwise they would not be removable to allow removing the dial and working on the movement. A mall or chain jewelry store is not the place to go for this kind of service. The independent jewelry stores with their own watch repair on premises are the places to start looking and the first question should be whether or not they do this kind of work in-house or send it out to a repair service, the latter of which you don't want.

John
I actully sent two emails to two local shops, one looks like a little hole in the wall shop that changes batteries while you wait, that will take care five of my problems, which just leaves the one hand, so I might get an email Tuesday with a guesstimate,
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #71 on: May 27, 2018, 05:46:55 AM »
I repaired that issue on multiple watches myself.

Superglue, tweezers and a solid hand are all you need.


... And a tool to open the case and remove the stem and crown.
That is one of my fav watches, I do have one of the tools to take the back off, but I don’t think I can do it.. it does need a battery along withabout 5 others, I just don’t even want to know how much it would cost.. :(
JR
Do not use superglue on it! It will ruin not just the movement, but the entire watch rendering it completely non-repairable, and that's if you don't screw up the use of superglue. A decent watch maker can fix that quickly and the cost won't be high. It's relatively simple but requires the proper hand setting tools and training on how to use them.

The trick is finding one locally that actually does the work on watches himself that knows what he's doing. Fitting hands to movements is one of the first and most essential skills learned. There are ways of repairing the hand and the hole in it that mounts it to the movement pinion that are simple and easy to accomplish, if it even needs rework and not just being pressed back on. Hands are not supposed to be permanently mounted, but friction fit onto the pinions. Otherwise they would not be removable to allow removing the dial and working on the movement. A mall or chain jewelry store is not the place to go for this kind of service. The independent jewelry stores with their own watch repair on premises are the places to start looking and the first question should be whether or not they do this kind of work in-house or send it out to a repair service, the latter of which you don't want.

John
I actully sent two emails to two local shops, one looks like a little hole in the wall shop that changes batteries while you wait, that will take care five of my problems, which just leaves the one hand, so I might get an email Tuesday with a guesstimate,
JR

The place I would take it where I live (much too far from you) was a Rolex dealer for decades until Rolex got too snooty about where their dealers were located and yanked it (you're not in the kind of demographic we want to serve). One of the reasons I'll never own a Rolex for any reason. Rolex is all about promoting a snobbish brand image that blatantly brandishes ostentatious wealth. They're a Swatch Group dealer now with several of the Swatch Group brands, as well as a Seiko and Fossil dealer. They sell a wide range from rather high end products to things like Fossil. They do custom jewelry fabrication in addition to full service watch work in-house, mechanical and quartz including complete overhauls of vintage pieces. Their head watchmaker has fabricated custom wrist watches from scratch. Prices for jewelry and watch repair are not exorbitant, they're very reasonable. This is the kind of place you want to find and it's likely where you live that it shouldn't be too difficult to find one. Resetting a hand is a very simple task for a modestly experienced and trained real watchmaker. One of the very first skills they learn as it's essential to reassembling a watch after having worked on its movement.

John
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 05:52:10 AM by jalind »

John
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #72 on: May 27, 2018, 05:50:16 AM »
🤙

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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #73 on: May 27, 2018, 06:20:46 AM »
I repaired that issue on multiple watches myself.

Superglue, tweezers and a solid hand are all you need.


... And a tool to open the case and remove the stem and crown.
That is one of my fav watches, I do have one of the tools to take the back off, but I don’t think I can do it.. it does need a battery along withabout 5 others, I just don’t even want to know how much it would cost.. :(
JR
Do not use superglue on it! It will ruin not just the movement, but the entire watch rendering it completely non-repairable, and that's if you don't screw up the use of superglue. A decent watch maker can fix that quickly and the cost won't be high. It's relatively simple but requires the proper hand setting tools and training on how to use them.

The trick is finding one locally that actually does the work on watches himself that knows what he's doing. Fitting hands to movements is one of the first and most essential skills learned. There are ways of repairing the hand and the hole in it that mounts it to the movement pinion that are simple and easy to accomplish, if it even needs rework and not just being pressed back on. Hands are not supposed to be permanently mounted, but friction fit onto the pinions. Otherwise they would not be removable to allow removing the dial and working on the movement. A mall or chain jewelry store is not the place to go for this kind of service. The independent jewelry stores with their own watch repair on premises are the places to start looking and the first question should be whether or not they do this kind of work in-house or send it out to a repair service, the latter of which you don't want.

John
I actully sent two emails to two local shops, one looks like a little hole in the wall shop that changes batteries while you wait, that will take care five of my problems, which just leaves the one hand, so I might get an email Tuesday with a guesstimate,
JR

The place I would take it where I live (much too far from you) was a Rolex dealer for decades until Rolex got too snooty about where their dealers were located and yanked it (you're not in the kind of demographic we want to serve). One of the reasons I'll never own a Rolex for any reason. Rolex is all about promoting a snobbish brand image that blatantly brandishes ostentatious wealth. They're a Swatch Group dealer now with several of the Swatch Group brands, as well as a Seiko and Fossil dealer. They sell a wide range from rather high end products to things like Fossil. They do custom jewelry fabrication in addition to full service watch work in-house, mechanical and quartz including complete overhauls of vintage pieces. Their head watchmaker has fabricated custom wrist watches from scratch. Prices for jewelry and watch repair are not exorbitant, they're very reasonable. This is the kind of place you want to find and it's likely where you live that it shouldn't be too difficult to find one. Resetting a hand is a very simple task for a modestly experienced and trained real watchmaker. One of the very first skills they learn as it's essential to reassembling a watch after having worked on its movement.

John
I hear you on the snobby, some it’s more about the name rather then the quality! I’ll never own a Rolex first cause I’ll never have enough $$, lol. All but two of my watches were given as a gift, one being that solid titanium one that needs the hand fixed, I’ve always loved watches and still have my eye on one and Father’s Day is coming up :whistle:
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #74 on: May 27, 2018, 12:25:02 PM »
I repaired that issue on multiple watches myself.

Superglue, tweezers and a solid hand are all you need.


... And a tool to open the case and remove the stem and crown.
That is one of my fav watches, I do have one of the tools to take the back off, but I don’t think I can do it.. it does need a battery along withabout 5 others, I just don’t even want to know how much it would cost.. :(
JR
Sorry MP, I thought the 1 hour mark fell off.

The hand is even easier... no need for glue.
It should pop back in.
Unless it's broken off...

Can you show a higher res./sharper Pic?

Buy now or regret later
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #75 on: May 27, 2018, 05:31:50 PM »
I repaired that issue on multiple watches myself.

Superglue, tweezers and a solid hand are all you need.


... And a tool to open the case and remove the stem and crown.
That is one of my fav watches, I do have one of the tools to take the back off, but I don’t think I can do it.. it does need a battery along withabout 5 others, I just don’t even want to know how much it would cost.. :(
JR
Sorry MP, I thought the 1 hour mark fell off.

The hand is even easier... no need for glue.
It should pop back in.
Unless it's broken off...

Can you show a higher res./sharper Pic?
Yeah, in a few, the Mrs is still sleeping. It’s a chronograph, and one of those hands fell off..
JR
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 05:32:54 PM by MadPlumbarian »

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #76 on: May 27, 2018, 07:05:59 PM »
Here, it’s the hr hand but for the chronograph, you can see it jammed between the face and side. The watch works fine if it had a battery, nice watch solid titanium, light as a feather yet totally solid!
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #77 on: May 27, 2018, 07:13:49 PM »
Pretty sure a good jeweler could fix that JR, they would probably give you an estimate if you brought it in.
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #78 on: May 27, 2018, 07:27:10 PM »
Pretty sure a good jeweler could fix that JR, they would probably give you an estimate if you brought it in.
Well I got two jewelers around the corner, hopefully they can and it won’t be too much, the one is a big place the other a little hole in the wall, so I guess we’ll see
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #79 on: May 30, 2018, 07:00:26 AM »
Shouldn't be top hard to fix.
Did it myself about twice.

Buy now or regret later
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #80 on: May 30, 2018, 09:14:58 AM »
I've been using fitbit for some time. Not pretty, boring screen but there are some digital features why using :)

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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #81 on: June 02, 2018, 03:25:20 AM »
New GulfMaster

It's the "second" generation of 3. Model up is quad sensor (adds depth) but there are apparently some common issues with hand motors breaking.
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #82 on: June 04, 2018, 01:39:29 AM »
Nice! Wearing the Wenger Seaforce today. Next to it are my "work watches"

Send In the spartans
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #83 on: June 05, 2018, 05:07:47 AM »
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #84 on: June 05, 2018, 10:50:47 AM »

Corwyn of Multitool, the First of His name, King of Victorinox, King of Leatherman, Gerber and the First Generation SOG, Lord of the Seven Wrenches, Protector of the Forum, Khal of the Bushes, called Corwyn Toolborn, the Unsharpened, Father of SAKs.
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #85 on: June 05, 2018, 01:50:59 PM »
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Quite nice!  Is this an early AirBoss or some other model?

Myron
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #86 on: June 05, 2018, 03:11:13 PM »
Special day today so I might be going gold, guess we’ll have to see when I get changed up later..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #87 on: June 06, 2018, 10:27:26 AM »
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Quite nice!  Is this an early AirBoss or some other model?

Myron

Thank you. It's my favourite watch.
It's an early Infantry - 24695, the European version with date only.
I put in a custom Stingray skin strap on it.

http://www.watchhunter.org/watch-catalog-reference-library/victorinox-swiss-army-watch-identifier/infantry/victorinox-swiss-army-24695-infantry-mechanical-day-date-black-dial

Corwyn of Multitool, the First of His name, King of Victorinox, King of Leatherman, Gerber and the First Generation SOG, Lord of the Seven Wrenches, Protector of the Forum, Khal of the Bushes, called Corwyn Toolborn, the Unsharpened, Father of SAKs.
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Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #88 on: June 08, 2018, 02:13:24 AM »
INOX - daily.  :salute: I've been wearing it to work and I'm sure the paracord is getting stuff in it, so I'm planning on washing it with dish soap and a soft brush at some point. If that doesn't work I will tie it up in an old sock and run it through the laundry.

And if THAT doesn't work I guess there's always the steam cleaner.  :ahhh

I didn't have to change the date this month, but it managed to gain one second last month anyway.  :facepalm:
No Life Club Posts: 4,690 Captain's Apprentice
Re: What Watch are you wearing today?
« Reply #89 on: June 08, 2018, 06:45:35 AM »
Lots of dive time with the GulfMaster, pretty dissappointed the temp doesn't work if you're too deep.

 

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