Yesterday, 97 issued RN300…
… today, 2020 Deepstar blue ray reissue
1887 Illinois Model 2 grade 5. Edited with a better photo, one that is fully in focus.
Heuer 7753 BAF today
Absolutely love this on leather.
Speedie Tuesday am here in the Southern Hemisphere….
Getting used to the Planet Ocean 8900
Evening with the titanium Citizen, quite happy to admit that it is one of my favourite pieces
Has anyone called dibs? Heh, very nice!
Playing ball in the rain with Zosha and the noob, an Echo/Neutra ‘1956’ Chrono:
Back to an old friend. 1965, near as I can tell. I’m guessing, because this one originated from a box of Accutrons in pieces, acquired from a fellow (now deceased), who fancied himself as a watchmaker.The bezel came with one lug bent, and another one cracked. I took the bezel to a goldsmith friend and asked him to gold solder the cracked lug. He turned the job down! I brought it home, got out the asbestos soldering pad, borax, de-natured alcohol, gold solder, and my acetylene torch. Here goes nothing, I said to my self. The trick to soldering something like this is to gradually bring the whole item up just to the melting point of the solder, so the solder will flow, predictably. Voila! Neat solder job. This process anneals the case so the bent lug straightened without cracking. Now to locate and service a movement, find a dial and hands, case back, etc. Crystal, gasket, cell, job done. I like it. A good runner.
By the way, it must be said that asbestos is not a good choice to use in any application, including hard soldering! A charcoal block would have been a better choice. Don’t do as I did, do what I say!
There is actually a few.. original box and services two months ago makes this something to hold on to
Thanks @Jones in LA . Wonderful photos! My son took a job out here a few months ago, so now that things are opening up, we're visiting him and doing the tourist thing. Into San Francisco today...YaY!
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I love Zosha!
Evening switch… HAGD All!
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