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  1. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Sep 17, 2018

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    OK I'll start. I liked the one I put on my Speedmaster so much, I bought two more. 1967 California Angels game schedule.

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  2. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Sep 17, 2018

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    For those days when I have my Heuer Carrera on. I am making my own Heuer cap image.jpg
     
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  3. rcs914

    rcs914 Sep 17, 2018

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    I needed a bracelet sizing tool, and rolled the dice on this one from ebay:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/223114599538

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    As far as I can tell it was produced by the North American Watch Company, probably in the '90s. If I had to guess from looking at the terrible photos, it has a side that will remove pins, and a side that will remove screw in links. It appears to be well made from what I can see of it, and was cheaper than ordering a Bergeon 7230.
     
  4. rcs914

    rcs914 Sep 17, 2018

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    Well since I posted this I was alerted that it was in the mailbox, so I braved the Phoenix heat and went and retrieved it. I bought it because I have a stubborn pin in a new bracelet I need to remove. It's quite a nicely made piece - solid metal with lots of extractor bits. Just one small issue - the knob on the piece that holds the extractors turns freely, and doesn't turn the threaded piece so that I can actually extract a pin ::facepalm1::

    It's likely repairable - I was able to remove the knob by popping it off, so maybe some JB weld or superglue would hold it in place, but to say that it is a bit frustrating when all I wanted to do was remove the pin on my new bracelet would be an understatement.
     
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  5. Paedipod

    Paedipod Sep 17, 2018

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    the display stand, not the watches. XA0bSWH8STuO4sFmgOl4Hw.jpg
     
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  6. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Sep 25, 2018

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    Finally purchased a partial set of Timely’s without having to pay $60 bucks. image.jpg
     
  7. rbob99

    rbob99 Sep 25, 2018

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    Lladro 25th Anniversary of the Moonwalk statue, signed by Buzz Aldrin.

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  8. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Sep 29, 2018

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    I finally found JBC mesh. It only took about a year.
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  9. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Sep 29, 2018

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    I have lots of vintage ephemera. This is the most recent, and one of my favorites. It likely hung in a shop somewhere in Czechoslovakia during the 1950s.

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  10. Millenary Watches

    Millenary Watches Nov 13, 2018

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    Bought a Bergeon tool:cool:
     
  11. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Dec 23, 2018

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    Shares in the Waltham Watch Company! Somehow I'm feeling a little like I've been done here... now I hear they went tits up back in 55.

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  12. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jan 9, 2019

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    A set of Asco loupes from Nick Hacko in Sydney.

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  13. SohAIS

    SohAIS Jan 9, 2019

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  14. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Jan 10, 2019

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  15. Baz9614

    Baz9614 Jan 10, 2019

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    New shoes for the 145.012 Speedmaster!

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  16. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Jan 27, 2019

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    Period correct presentation box for my 105.012-66 image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  17. Au79

    Au79 Aluminium Jan 27, 2019

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    A cheap ceramic bezel for my cheap Vostok.
     
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  18. Evitzee

    Evitzee Jan 27, 2019

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    An AP perpetual calendar.....push the button on the top and everything advances, just like a perpetual calendar watch. These date to the early 90's, I have it on my credenza so when I walk past it every morning I just give it a push and it does its own thing. No adjustments until 2100.
     
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  19. Spruce

    Spruce Aug 28, 2019

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    9FAEDEC7-FB8B-4AA4-BC06-24AFB4FDB960.jpeg A new repro buckle, slimmer and less clunky than the modern ones sold on eBay and more similar to those on my 50s/60s watches :)

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  20. zinengineer

    zinengineer Sep 14, 2019

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    project to repurpose some wine boxes we have. purchased the foam from "case club". a 1-1/2" solid base layer with a 1" "pick" layer that I'll use to create the spots for the watches.
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