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  1. Omega1

    Omega1 Oct 13, 2016

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    Grazie...
     
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  2. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Oct 13, 2016

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    Today we have a watch with a bit of history attached to it.

    15 jewel Ferrero "trench watch".

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    When I first received a watch, it was a Ferrero case with an Invicta 10-jewel movement smooshed into the case. It did not fit properly at all. Something had to give and I decided since I had a complete case that could be repaired, I would search out Ferrero movements and other parts on eBay. I was prepared to wait weeks and months. In the next two weeks, I bought two parts watches, one of which was complete. I eventually found a third one.

    Various watchmakers tinkered with the elderly movement until one actually spent some time poising the balance and adjusting the escapement, so now it keeps good time, some few seconds a day on the wrist.

    You might notice that the lume in the hands is not the same as on the dial. My hour hand was broken, so I sourced "new" hands and had them relumed.

    Strap is 5//8 cordovan in that burgundy/brown color. Buckle is sterling and came with one of the parts watches. I cut the stitching and resewed it on to the fixed wire lugs.

    The crystal is one of the fun stories. Otto Frei had a sale on thin glass crystals, measured in sixteenths of a ligne, and friction fit into the bezel. Not knowing any better, I put a pizza pan on the stove, turned the burner on low, and inserted the crystal as far as it would go. Wearing a glove, I pushed the crystal and bezel around the pizza pan until the bezel was just large enough for the crystal to go in all of the way. Added bonus? Contour of the crystal matches contour of the case.

    One of my favorite pieces because of the lume and how understated it is.

    Tom
     
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  3. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Oct 13, 2016

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    Sea Wolf today:

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  4. peatnick

    peatnick Oct 13, 2016

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    Hamilton Pan Europ chrono

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  5. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Oct 13, 2016

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    Dashing from meeting to meeting across town today, and having to keep a close eye on the time... those big hands help!

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  6. Prieto9000

    Prieto9000 Oct 13, 2016

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    I'm not wearing anything.
    I'm saving the wrist space for my new watch I'm picking up later!!
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  7. bnabod

    bnabod Oct 13, 2016

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    Get you some of this


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  8. adam78

    adam78 Adam @ ΩF Staff Member Oct 13, 2016

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    Here's another Ferrero. These are not that common at all, any Ferrero...

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  9. weklund

    weklund Oct 13, 2016

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  10. sliceoftime_

    sliceoftime_ Oct 13, 2016

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  11. savio.79

    savio.79 Oct 13, 2016

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    IMG_3806.JPG Speedmaster 57 Vintage Dial with its new Hirsch strap, a "Heritage 1765" golden brown.
     
  12. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Oct 13, 2016

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    18K YG Chronodato today.
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  13. watchdaddy1

    watchdaddy1 Oct 13, 2016

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    Pam312

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  14. Taddyangle

    Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Oct 13, 2016

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    Bought this on eBay as a donor watch for my panda dial. Converted it. Just not right, so converted back. When I bought it, it had a service dial, the original dial was in the parts bag that was included in the sale. Oh and box and papers. Unfortunately, small scratch on dial hidden by chrono hand.

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  15. Rman

    Rman Oct 13, 2016

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  16. Rpadilla

    Rpadilla Oct 13, 2016

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    Happy Thursday![​IMG]


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  17. Faz

    Faz Oct 13, 2016

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    Doppel for a Gloomy Day
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  18. Alpenschneerot

    Alpenschneerot Oct 13, 2016

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    Minerva IMG_6383[1].JPG Cal.48...
     
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  19. vandit

    vandit Oct 13, 2016

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  20. rolokr

    rolokr Oct 13, 2016

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    Girard Perregaux chronograph valjoux 72 !
     
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