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  1. knafel1983 Dec 24, 2018

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    Another of my dad's estate sale finds. What a shame. He thinks it came from an Amish guy.
     
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  2. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 24, 2018

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    ::confused2:: ::popcorn::
     
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  3. Dan S Dec 24, 2018

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    Too bad about the lugs - would be a major project to restore them. But lots of good parts there.
     
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  4. Dan S Dec 24, 2018

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    Sala, p. 184.
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  5. Tempus Dec 24, 2018

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    The dial is beautiful.... agree it would be a mission to restore but what a shame to break it up. I know it would make it a Franken but simpler lugs could be soldered on as opposed to losing it all together to parts???
     
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  6. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Dec 24, 2018

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    Wow, a Dodicione! Bravo papà!
     
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  7. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Dec 24, 2018

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    Wow. with a dial like this it's worth investing in some serious case work and having someone restore those missing/ broken lugs.
    Amazing.
     
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  8. Vacherin Dec 24, 2018

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    Definitely not a parts watch! Keep it like that for now, look for a case or make some lugs. 2 nice lugs to copy from there.
     
  9. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 24, 2018

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    Thanks ... I was loosing it searching for this. I knew it had to be there. RGM. This is one I’d send their way. I believe RGM has the capability to make new lugs. It will not be cheap but this watch is worth keeping intact.
     
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  10. Diabolik Dec 25, 2018

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    Well worth restoring. Lugs can be made. Costly but well worth the investment. Dibbs ...
     
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  11. bgrisso Dec 25, 2018

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    you've got both lugs there to model, I would spend the $$ on getting the case fully restored, that dial is more than worth it !! Great project !!
     
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  12. ConElPueblo Dec 25, 2018

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    In a fashion, yes. The person doing the casting would have to mirror them however, as the two on the watch are identical to each other and the ones needed would be the opposites; you can't just make a cast of the existing and make two new ones.
     
  13. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Dec 25, 2018

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    ha, maybe this is where 3D printing enters the field of horology!! Just flip the settings and then make the cast!
     
  14. knafel1983 Dec 25, 2018

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    The dial looks much cleaner without the old crystal.
     
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  15. knafel1983 Dec 25, 2018

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    I did find a guy out of Pennsylvania, who claims he can make new lugs for around $300. I think it's worth fixing, in that case.
     
  16. bgrisso Dec 25, 2018

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    Wow. That is a REALLY nice dial. Just be sure to spend enough to get the job done right, this one is worth the $$
     
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  17. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Dec 25, 2018

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    It would be worth fixing even if the repair cost $2000 IMHO. Agree you should not just settle for the cheapest repairer — you should find who’s the best person for the job and only then figure out how much it will cost.
     
  18. bgrisso Dec 25, 2018

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    What’s the case size?
     
  19. knafel1983 Dec 25, 2018

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    It's in my dad's possession right now, but I would guess around 35-36mm. It's fairly large.
     
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  20. knafel1983 Dec 25, 2018

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    Anyone know the approximate year of this watch?