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My little retired watchmaker sent me a photo this morning ...

  1. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Nov 25, 2017

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    So here's the before ... wrong hands, wrong crown, two damaged wheels, wrong hairspring, worn balance ...
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    Now, he is retired, he does work at his own pace and purely for enjoyment ... and he doesn't listen if you ask him not to resume the hands ... but running as it did when new:
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  2. alam

    alam Nov 25, 2017

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    cool looking watch :thumbsup: did he overshoot the lume shade? or is just the light effect?
     
  3. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Nov 25, 2017

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    I'm not sure but I'm really hoping it's the light. He's a great guy but sometimes he "does too much" . He told me that when he removed the hands, the lume crumbled and fell out. I said to leave the hands without lume (I'm pretty sure that they're not correct anyway). I wanted the watch repaired to running condition and no more. He later said that he had relumed the hands and also machined an old Rolex crown that is the correct size and shape for the watch so that it fits this tube. The thing is ... he's charged me £50 for the complete repair. I couldn't complain if he repaired the hands with a Sharpie.
     
  4. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Nov 25, 2017

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    To watchmakers shrink when they retire? How bout Purchasing Guys? My doctor ordered me to do two things yesterday 1) shrink 2) retire. Wonder if it’s a thing? :p
     
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  5. M'Bob

    M'Bob Nov 25, 2017

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    Your doctor ordered you to shink? That's to take a shit in someone's sink and leave it. Can I have his office number? I need a new PCP...
     
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  6. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Nov 25, 2017

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    She a little and very terrifying Chinese woman who uses sarcasm and guilt like a scalpel. Best motivation to do what she says is the fear of dissapointing her! Early diabetes so I need to listen.
     
  7. M'Bob

    M'Bob Nov 25, 2017

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    Even more reason to follow what she says closely. However, I would advise against using your own home. Go down the street, to the house of the guy that never returned your snow-blower from last winter...
     
  8. kkt

    kkt Nov 25, 2017

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    Wait, 50 British pounds? For the entire service?
     
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  9. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Nov 25, 2017

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    Just noticed ....Shrink!!!!!! Seriously twisted imagery MBob. Ugh!
     
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  10. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Nov 25, 2017

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    No, 50 British pounds for the service, relume, supplying and turning down the inside of a period Rolex crown .. Did I mention he said he had to make a hairspring to fit?
     
  11. Syrte

    Syrte Nov 25, 2017

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    Holy macaroni!
     
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  12. kkt

    kkt Nov 25, 2017

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    You have incriminating photos of him?
     
  13. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Nov 25, 2017

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    Video ... complete with full audio ... and an affidavit from the lamb's mother.