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  1. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Sep 27, 2013

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    I went through an alarm collecting phase. These are the examples that remain:

    Omega Memomatic 166.072

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    JLC Memovox E855

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    Anyone else have alarms?
     
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  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 27, 2013

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    Got a NOS case & dial for a Benrus Wristalarm that I found a donor movement and hands for recently.

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    I'll get it to Steve one of these days so I can start wearing it.

    Got a Memovox E855 caliber 825 myself (as you already know from my WUS days):

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  3. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Sep 28, 2013

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    These 2 for now. Do hope to add a vintage Deep Sea Alarm, Polaris 65 and 68, and the UN Sonata. But I will have to sell more than many watches.
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  4. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 28, 2013

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    How many kidneys do you think you'll be able to grow :D
     
  5. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Sep 28, 2013

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    Corneas seem to be more valuable.:D
     
  6. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 28, 2013

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    Once you start researching the values of body parts, you know its time to quit ::jumpy::
     
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  7. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 28, 2013

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    Is there anyone else who's bought a watch knowing it was actually going to impact your quality of life for 2 weeks or so. I don't mind baked beans so I regret nothing but I'm curious as to whether I'm the only one.
     
  8. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Sep 28, 2013

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    It is actually a healthy diet method, isn't it? Buy a vintage watch and lost 2 kg in a month :p
     
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  9. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 28, 2013

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    Only two weeks ? :whistling:
     
  10. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Sep 28, 2013

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    My only remaining JLC is the Master Compressor Memovox...

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    It's a great watch.

    I've worked on others of course - JLC, Benrus, Seikos, etc.

    Cheers, Al
     
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  11. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 28, 2013

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    Not so grand as Al's JLC, but here's another to add to the mix. Purchased by my father-in-law while in the Navy in the Pacific.

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  12. baoquang

    baoquang Sep 28, 2013

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    here is one permanent member of my collection

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  13. baoquang

    baoquang Sep 29, 2013

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    that JLC is stunning, would like more shots of it
     
  14. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Sep 29, 2013

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    Thanks, here are a few more.

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  15. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Sep 29, 2013

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  16. Hijak

    Hijak Sep 29, 2013

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    +1::love::...what is case size on these?
     
  17. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Sep 29, 2013

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    The E855 is 38mm diameter and 45mm lug to lug.
    I was able to find my example with the original strap and buckle :thumbsup:

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  18. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 29, 2013

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    Have to say those new JLC's do sound VERY good, especially compared to the old ones
     
  19. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Sep 30, 2013

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    Indeed - where a lot of cheaper and vintage alarm watches make a buzzing sound (the hammer just hits the case or spacer ring) this one has a gong in the case back:

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    It sounds very much like a school bell...

    Cheers, Al