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Finally sorted the Watches 2446

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,534 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #240 on: September 24, 2018, 04:14:11 AM »
I had been having trouble with that Wenger watch I got for free. Stops intermittently and I have to open the back and take out/install the battery. So that one has been sidelined.

This watch would not run with a new battery a while back and I forgot to take the new battery out when I put it in the parts box. I saw it today and it was running. Guess the capacitor reformed sitting in the box. It runs well now. Made in Germany and Solid Titanium by 'The Watch People'. I bought it in NYC when I lived there and it say without a good battery for years. I am glad it is working now, because it wasn't cheap at all. Super light weight and very thin. A good dress watch.  :woohoo:

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,511 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #241 on: September 24, 2018, 04:23:53 AM »
The ones, I thought about your search for, were analog with Arabic numerals. I can't remember if they had minute marks though.  :)
Pretty much, an analog with numbers such as 1/5-2/10-3/15-4/20 I’m sure you get the point, and a day/date and of course solar or self winding, I’m still kinda leaning to that citizen, but hey I got till late December..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,534 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #242 on: September 24, 2018, 05:00:10 AM »
Cool beans, JR!  :cheers:

About one month ago I would have bet some cash I'd never buy the tough plastic cased watches and only had the blue no-name I bought to try and impress an ex-girlfriend. :rofl:
I like the clunky Casios more than I thought I would. :)
Three new Casios in a little over a week.  :assimilate:

I can see these watches being perfect for moving about and not worrying about damaging them so much.  :)

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,511 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #243 on: September 24, 2018, 05:38:06 AM »
Three in a week, nice, I’ll be happy with just one! The little guy needed a new carabiner for his school bag so I saw a few and wasn’t sure what color he would want so I had to give him a selection, right? So I bought 4, he picked but going out again today I saw another cool carabiner so I added to the collection, :whistle:
Hey it does something some watches do, it  glows!
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,534 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #244 on: September 24, 2018, 06:01:58 AM »
Thank ya, JR. :cheers:

Still going through some more boxes and found these two I bought a year or two ago. I had been looking for them for a while now.  :ahhh

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,534 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #245 on: September 24, 2018, 06:02:44 AM »
Back of the two Star Wars watches.

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,511 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #246 on: September 24, 2018, 06:25:13 AM »
OMG, cute..
Here this is almost perfect, but it’s cheap, and I’d probably go for a metal vs plastic..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #247 on: October 03, 2018, 02:54:14 PM »
The gruen dive watch in the tackle box looks interesting. Any info on it? Is it one of the broken ones?

If the trees blew down the wind and no one was around, would the alphabet song really go backwards?
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,534 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #248 on: October 04, 2018, 05:47:57 AM »
The gruen dive watch in the tackle box looks interesting. Any info on it? Is it one of the broken ones?
Aside from needing a service(movementi s fine, but just won't stay running), crystal, and correct case-back; it is pretty neat. The bezel rotates on it as well. It is a 17J manual wind, and has one serious issue, the back isn't the correct case back. The OG screw-on back is missing and a generic case-back was pressed on. :facepalm:
Hopefully a correct case-back can be sourced at some point.

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.
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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #249 on: October 14, 2018, 01:18:11 PM »
The gruen dive watch in the tackle box looks interesting. Any info on it? Is it one of the broken ones?
Aside from needing a service(movementi s fine, but just won't stay running), crystal, and correct case-back; it is pretty neat. The bezel rotates on it as well. It is a 17J manual wind, and has one serious issue, the back isn't the correct case back. The OG screw-on back is missing and a generic case-back was pressed on. :facepalm:
Hopefully a correct case-back can be sourced at some point.

Hopefully you can source a back for it. It's a very cool looking watch!

If the trees blew down the wind and no one was around, would the alphabet song really go backwards?
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,534 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #250 on: October 29, 2018, 04:44:42 AM »
Sorry I didn't see your reply, gustophersmob! :ahhh
Thank you and Indeed. I will be looking for more parts watches to find a back for it. The only issue is that, unlike typical watch case backs with male(outward facing) threads, the Gruen diver needs a case back with female (inward facing) threads.  :think:


Today was kind of cool. A friend of mine just gave me this digi/ana 165ft "dive watch." Model 'FMDAW021-372' with dead batteries. I had some dollar-store batteries (I won't put in good watches) laying around and popped them in(one 377 cell and one 2016 cell).  It works great and even has a rotating bezel. I used a lighter(to heat up) to reform the band to contour my wrist. Those old rubber bands get hard and straight after not being worn. One of my pet peeves is the hard rubber bands on cheap watches. A little heat(lighter or heat gun) fixes it right up. :)
Not a bad looking beater watch and water proof to boot. Should last a few weeks at work. >:D

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,259 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #251 on: October 29, 2018, 11:28:40 AM »
That looks nice for a beater watch.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,534 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #252 on: October 29, 2018, 11:43:32 AM »
Thank you, Chako! :cheers:

Now to go through the dreaded "I know this isn't a special item and it doesn't matter if it gets scratched, but I DON'T WANNA SCRATCH IT!". :facepalm: :ahhh

Hashtag #collectormindproblems

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.
No Life Club Posts: 2,253 Learn to swim...
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #253 on: November 29, 2018, 04:16:35 AM »
The watch hobby has been neglected as of late, so I decided to dedicate this evening to sorting out the watch boxes and deal with watches laying all over the house. Got the watches sorted into five boxes and a tackle box for overflow. I wonder if, since TimeLord LV. 3 is five watches, if I could be Dr. Who. :rofl:
j/k..haha

Anyway, here are the boxes. Let me know what you think about the sorting. I did it based on how much I like the watches. Although, if they are in the main two boxes, I really like them. I don't have a focus in this hobby, so there are many many different brands and models to deal with. :ahhh

Box 1:
Newer watches-
Top
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Drawer
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Box 2:
Vintage watches-
Top
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Drawer
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Box 3:
Omega watches-
They look great, but three of them need a full service.
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Box 4:
"Beater watches"-
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Box 5:
Cigar box with "smaller" men's vintage watches.
Watches sitting on top of box-
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Tackle box:
Misc watch stuff. Mostly non-working watches, but some working watches I don't care much for and might use for parts, bands, parts, etc. Extra bands, pins, and etc.
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Nice collection! Can I ask what the top right watch is in the "beaters" photo?  Is that brass?
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,534 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #254 on: November 29, 2018, 05:54:32 AM »
Thank you much, clown! :cheers:

Indeed, it is one of those 1980s/1990s brass mil-spec-replicas that were sold on TV infomercials aimed at WW2 veterans.
I have had a couple of them, but combined the two into one really good one using the best parts from each. :)

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.
No Life Club Posts: 2,253 Learn to swim...
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #255 on: December 01, 2018, 03:34:33 AM »
Thank you much, clown! :cheers:

Indeed, it is one of those 1980s/1990s brass mil-spec-replicas that were sold on TV infomercials aimed at WW2 veterans.
I have had a couple of them, but combined the two into one really good one using the best parts from each. :)

Very cool.  I think it looks great! I'll have to keep an eye out for one.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,534 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #256 on: December 01, 2018, 05:22:12 AM »
If I pick another one up I'll PM you. I've seen them at yard sales, markets, and the store I work at from time to time. Usually less than $10 and just needing a good cleaning, leather strap and battery. :cheers:

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.
No Life Club Posts: 2,253 Learn to swim...
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #257 on: December 01, 2018, 04:49:46 PM »
If I pick another one up I'll PM you. I've seen them at yard sales, markets, and the store I work at from time to time. Usually less than $10 and just needing a good cleaning, leather strap and battery. :cheers:

That would be great! Thanks brother! :hatsoff:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,534 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #258 on: December 01, 2018, 04:56:55 PM »
 :cheers:

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.

 

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