Wrist watches. Post pics, if you EDC one!

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:

That’s ridiculous, all but the very newest Seiko 5s all use 7S26 which has never had hacking or handwinding, incredible that a watchmaker wouldn’t be able to at least feel that the watch isn’t winding as the crown is turned.


Well I guess when a watch is not a $1,200 Rado or a somethousand Rolex or whatever then this watchmaker just doesn’t give a shi…lling.

I came there as the cheap customer who even wanted to make his own watch band, no business to make she thought.
So if I’ll ever go to buy a watch in a real world shop I know which one to avoid.

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I feel like a pro. Ok, semi-professional as I followed these instructions:

I planned to replace the $5 movement on my $160-$200 Traser P5900 (I got it for $108 long ago).
The plastic case has no removable movement holder ring and I had no luck removing the unhardened scratch collector (read: bezel)
so I changed the coil and the metal parts from the Ronda 505 movement I’ve ordered.

Now it bugs me that on this El Cheapo movement the second hand jumps in sometimes small, sometimes big steps.
The horologic virus is growing stronger I assume, my watch budget sadly does not Wink

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not sure what you’re asking..

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Today’s wrist gear … Doxa 1200T

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wle wrote:
not sure what you’re asking..

wle


No question this time. I’m just proud a bit that following the video above I managed to repair my Traser Type 3.
Couldn’t remove the movement as a whole so I decided to change the coil, the screws and some plates from the new mov’t to the old one.

The watch is ticking but after having that Seiko 5 the watch face and the sub-optimal ticking of the second hand on the Traser makes me wanna buy another watch someday soon. I’ve had my coin virus, knife virus, now I have a smashed penny virus (to make stamps for leather embroidment) and maybe a slight watch virus.

But as always, I can accept just to buy things, first I have to repair them, later I start modifying.

New straps? Done! Anodizing the back of a Skagen to see if it’s titanium? Done! New watch face and crystal? Maybe some day Wink

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