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Evil Nina -- Parts Help Please

  1. Mapearso

    Mapearso Dec 12, 2016

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    Hello,

    I am a long-time lurker but I don't post very often. I am also admittedly a bit of a hoarder and I have managed, over time, to source a number of UG "Nina" parts

    What I have --
    *Movement, dial ("Evil Nina") , case, case back, bezel, pushers, crystal and bracelet (with unmarked endlinks)

    What I NEED --
    *Handset
    *Crown

    If anyone has a handset or crown (or can point me in the direction of them) please let me know. Alternatively, I know from aggregating all the parts I have that it can take time (and be expensive), so if you have suggestions on reasonable alternatives for the hands and crown, to use in the meantime until I find originals, I am open to ideas

    Please note, I KNOW that this watch will be a FRANKEN... but with prices what they are, it's all I can do right now (timing is everything... shoulda bought one a few years ago instead of my Tudor big block... oh well). Also note that it is not my intention to sell and in the unlikely event I ever decide to do so, I will fully disclose.

    Many thanks in advance for any help....and for the insight and info this forum has already provided!!
     
  2. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Dec 12, 2016

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    I don't know if I would consider a properly assembled watch a Franken. The term "franken" is generally used when someone builds a watch out of a hodge podge of parts not correct. For example the correct dial and case, but hidden underneath is a similar but not correct movement and hands from an earlier reference...or similar franken builds.

    While what you are doing should be disclosed if ever sold...its hardly a Franken.
     
  3. sgtpry

    sgtpry Dec 12, 2016

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    I agree, if all parts are correct, it can be described as more to a "build up" like Watchco SM300 Vintage
    Franken if some parts are not correct to the original watch IMHO
     
  4. Mapearso

    Mapearso Dec 12, 2016

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    Thanks guys. Maybe I was being too hard on the watch. Just wanted to make it clear that I'm not going to pretend it's 100% authentic / original / legit as it came from the factory on day 1. That said, I sure would like to find the few remaining bits so it can be as close as possible!
     
  5. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Dec 13, 2016

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    If everything but the hands and crown are original/came from the same watch, I wouldn't even be quick to call it a put-together. I mean - it would be a vintage watch with a few replacement parts. Crown are replaced all the time. Hands not so much - but it happens.
     
  6. Mapearso

    Mapearso Dec 14, 2016

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    Thanks again for the replies. Like I said, perhaps I was being too critical in my assessment of what I have and what I am doing. Didn't mean to open up a can of worms, but I understand it's an important and at times controversial issue.

    Back to my main question -- If anyone has a handset or crown (or can point me in the direction of them) please let me know.

    Alternatively, I know from aggregating all the parts I have that it can take time (and be expensive), so if you have suggestions on reasonable alternatives for the hands and crown, to use in the meantime until I find originals, I am open to ideas. So for example, a blank crown would be OK for now, but I would at least want it to be original spec in terms of size

    Thanks again
     
  7. keywerd

    keywerd Dec 28, 2016

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  8. Tbone

    Tbone Dec 28, 2016

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    Boom...great find @keywerd !

    @Mapearso - I'd jump on that like white on rice....
     
  9. Mapearso

    Mapearso Dec 29, 2016

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    Thanks guys. It went quick, but unfortunately I didn't get it
    I contacted the seller to see if he has any other parts
     
  10. keywerd

    keywerd Jan 8, 2017

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  11. Mapearso

    Mapearso Jan 8, 2017

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  12. keywerd

    keywerd Jan 8, 2017

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    For what its worth, i've bought a number of pieces off of him with no issues whatsoever.
     
  13. Mapearso

    Mapearso Jan 8, 2017

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    Thanks. Reassuring to know you've had good dealings with the seller
     
  14. Mapearso

    Mapearso Nov 15, 2017 10:21pm

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    She's not a concours-quality restoration or an untouched survivor ... but I think she will make a heck of a daily driver.
     
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  15. clundp

    clundp Nov 15, 2017 10:44pm

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    Looks fantastic!
     
  16. Dre

    Dre Nov 15, 2017 11:39pm

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    Congrats mate, seems like a nice beater! That's an interesting bezel, mind sharing on how or where did you get it?
     
  17. Mapearso

    Mapearso Nov 16, 2017 12:11am

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    Thanks Mate. The Bezel came with the case when I bought it. I know the font is wrong in that it lacks the serifs of an original UG Bezel. Can't say for sure if it's a service replacement but that's what I was told. I'd love an original but I'm not holding my breath.
     
  18. ELV web

    ELV web Nov 16, 2017 3:15am

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    It is still a DON!
     
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  19. Lucas

    Lucas Nov 16, 2017 5:12am

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    HOLD UP!!!!

    Whatchout these are coming from Vietnams and are likely to be fakes!
     
  20. keywerd

    keywerd Nov 16, 2017 7:39am

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    Do tell...