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  1. Hijak

    Hijak Sep 27, 2015

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  2. Mick Tock

    Mick Tock Sep 27, 2015

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    Today I updated the rarest of my early Autavias.

    What in this photo looks like missing lume …

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    … in the right light turns out to be a set of glossy applied steel indices and digits:

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    This is a Heuer Autavia ref. 3646 with an inner tachymeter scale and a rotating 13h to 24h bezel. A Valjoux cal. 92 movement ticks inside.

    The shiny look not seen on any other early Autavia needs a glossy, yet not dressy, strap. This one was made by James Hyman – kudos to James and the enabler @Jarama.

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    Here is a closer shot of this unusual Autavia:

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    Have a smart start into the new week,


    Mick
     
  3. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Sep 27, 2015

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    Camaro Sunday
     
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  4. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Sep 27, 2015

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    WOW!!! Love this. Dibs.
     
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  5. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Sep 27, 2015

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  6. RawArcher

    RawArcher Measures thread drift on the Richter Scale Sep 27, 2015

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    Hey Mick. Beautiful watch! Can you elaborate on what you mean by "updated" here? Thanks.
     
  7. destroid

    destroid Sep 27, 2015

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    image.jpeg Oktoberfest
     
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  8. Mick Tock

    Mick Tock Sep 27, 2015

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    From time to time I try to improve a watch. The tasks range from cleaning the case by hand or in an ultrasonic cleaner, polishing the plexi, changing the strap or bracelet, up to simpler works on the movement. Sometimes I have to define the work to be done by a watchmaker.

    The series of my last WRUW posts documented the results of this care on my early Autavias.

    Stay tuned, I will finish with another rare (non) Autavia.


    Cheers,


    Mick
     
  9. toddle321

    toddle321 Sep 27, 2015

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    Centenary 2500 on vintage Omega strap today, wish it was sunnier [emoji19][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  10. Hijak

    Hijak Sep 27, 2015

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    Nice Todd!:thumbsup:
     
  11. toddle321

    toddle321 Sep 27, 2015

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    Thanks Ed! If these clouds don't clear we're going to miss the blood moon
     
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  12. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Sep 27, 2015

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    Trying the original 'Gay Freres' bracelet today:

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    Just a bit loose on the tightest position, but I'm not about to bend/pry any links to shorten it further!
     
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  13. Hijak

    Hijak Sep 27, 2015

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    We are planing to go to the Adler tonight to view if it clears.
     
  14. toddle321

    toddle321 Sep 27, 2015

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    Suuuuuuurrrreee, buy this and then jet off to Europe without showing her off in person. Will your doorman let me in to take a peek? ;)

    Safe travels my friend
     
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  15. Hijak

    Hijak Sep 27, 2015

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    Adam has some nerve!;)
     
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  16. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Sep 27, 2015

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    Wearing Speedy Gonzales on the Rothco protective band...due to "being volunteered" to offload 48 cubic feet of mulch for my in-laws' yard.

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  17. Jones in LA

    Jones in LA Mmm... must have shiny things... Sep 27, 2015

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    Today I'm wearing 16 vials of radioactive gas. It's the watch I wear when I'm feeding alligators, or working with hand tools. No alligators today :)

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  18. Rockmastermike

    Rockmastermike Sep 27, 2015

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    This.is.awesome.
     
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  19. George.A

    George.A Sep 27, 2015

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    I'm not quite sure how it goes with a croco strap, but the dial is nice enough to give it a try
     
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  20. Lou P

    Lou P Sep 27, 2015

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    Don't forget to look for the lunar eclipse tonight. Most in Europe, Africa, and the Americas should be able to see it.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/sci...rt-on-Sunday-Monday-and-when-will-it-end.html

    Of course it's supposed to be completely cloudy here near Chicago :( so I've made the best of it by fully setting and wearing my Speedmaster Moonphase. Tonight I'll be enjoying Lifetime's new "The Speed Edition" which just came in. YaY!

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