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

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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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My recent acquisition is Heimdallr’s interpretation of the Citizen Promaster:

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Mostly wearing an Apple Watch for the last two years which has displaced my former favourite, a Panerai 177.

Prior to that was an Omega PO XL and a 2254.

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Heimdallr “SKX007” with full lumed dial:

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Over the last 30 years I purchased an Omega Sea Master , then a Rado , A tissot Chronograph . a Panerai and a Concord Impresario .

Then I went completely of the rails and bought a Rolex Submariner in two tone gold and stainless . At that point I dropped out of watches for a quite a few years and returned to buy a couple of Eterna Kon Tiki’s , 3 Glycine watches , a couple of Deep Blue diver watches, and a Laco aviator watch ( I can’t swim and donl’t know how to fly )

I have a bunch of other inexpensive watches .

Since I retired about 15 years ago I have no need to wear a watch . I have 3 grown sons who think an Apple watch is a real watch and are not interested in fine time pieces.

Looking back I should have invested that money and bought a Timex.

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Bwana wrote:
Over the last 30 years I purchased an Omega Sea Master , then a Rado , A tissot Chronograph . a Panerai and a Concord Impresario .

Then I went completely of the rails and bought a Rolex Submariner in two tone gold and stainless . At that point I dropped out of watches for a quite a few years and returned to buy a couple of Eterna Kon Tiki’s , 3 Glycine watches , a couple of Deep Blue diver watches, and a Laco aviator watch ( I can’t swim and donl’t know how to fly )

I have a bunch of other inexpensive watches .

Since I retired about 15 years ago I have no need to wear a watch . I have 3 grown sons who think an Apple watch is a real watch and are not interested in fine time pieces.

Looking back I should have invested that money and bought a Timex.

I wouldn’t look at it totally like that. Just because your sons aren’t into them now, doesn’t mean they won’t be in the future.
I was never really big on watches, I’m kinda fond of them now, though nothing like what yours cost. I have 2 of my grandfathers watches, both pretty cheapies which i cherish – the painful thing is I know he once had an omega seamaster (my favourite watch) and I even found the box for it , sadly I have no idea where the watch went, nor did my grandmother, she didn’t even know he had one lol!
My point being, I wish I had it now as i expect your sons or grandsons or even their kids will in the future. I was lucky recently, well I don’t think lucky is entirely correct, but anyway my uncle recently died and passed me on to me my great grandfathers gold pocket watch – he has 2 adopted kids but wanted me to have it as i am the last ‘blood’ of our family name (apart from my kids) , as he put it. It was very emotional and he died a week or so later. I am delighted he gave me it to me, his kids having little to no interest in our family would have likely just sold it. But the value isn’t in it’s price…….to me at least.

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Bwana wrote:
Over the last 30 years I purchased an Omega Sea Master , then a Rado , A tissot Chronograph . a Panerai and a Concord Impresario .

Then I went completely of the rails and bought a Rolex Submariner in two tone gold and stainless . At that point I dropped out of watches for a quite a few years and returned to buy a couple of Eterna Kon Tiki’s , 3 Glycine watches , a couple of Deep Blue diver watches, and a Laco aviator watch ( I can’t swim and donl’t know how to fly )

I have a bunch of other inexpensive watches .

Since I retired about 15 years ago I have no need to wear a watch . I have 3 grown sons who think an Apple watch is a real watch and are not interested in fine time pieces.

Looking back I should have invested that money and bought a Timex.

I’ve gone the other way, Omega Seamasters mainly, then Panerai and now Apple watch. It was when I got serious about improving my health, losing weight and getting into running that an Apple watch made it’s way onto my wrist and I cannot be one of those guys who wear a wristwatch on both wrists. My fav and most worn mechanical watch, a Panerai 177 has sat a drawer for almost three years.

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Stop it you guys! lol! those poor things deserve some light – crack them out!

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isti242 wrote:
Heimdallr “SKX007” with full lumed dial: !https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Kj4cCTp64BM/X9PEq-Y5p3I/AAAAAAAAxSM/D_b-UgeoI...!

love the full lume dial

not sure why it doesn;t catch on

it is actually cheaper than painting hands, just to have a sheet of glow stuff for the dial

i have a pulsar watch that does this, it is also solar

nice color in the day time too

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isti242 wrote:
Heimdallr “SKX007” with full lumed dial: !https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Kj4cCTp64BM/X9PEq-Y5p3I/AAAAAAAAxSM/D_b-UgeoI...!

WOW, didn’t know they made an SKX with the Fugu full lume dial, looks amazing. Or did you mod it?

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isti242 wrote:
Heimdallr “SKX007” with full lumed dial:

WOW, didn’t know they made an SKX with the Fugu full lume dial, looks amazing. Or did you mod it?

It’s a stock version. I went for this dial design because it looks pretty nice even in daylight. By the way Heimdaller also released their “Promaster” divers with this full lumed dial.

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Adahn wrote:
The horologic virus is growing stronger I assume, my watch budget sadly does not Wink

Lol Horologic virus! Don’t exaggerate like that. You are still safe. It’s not serious until you buy an a electronic time-grapher for checking the amplitude/bph of mechanical watches. And don’t let anyone mention the watch pressure testing machine, or if they do, explain to them that it does not mean you are hooked, because it can also be used for pressure testing small flashlights too, so obviously its more of a general workshop tool.

You’ll be fine until you catch yourself sharpening tiny screwdrivers every few screws, or until the words centistokes or ligne have meaning to you.

And even then, I can stop anytime I like….

10 years ago, your phrase “Horologic virus “ would have been suggestive of a course of Tetracycline or two, maybe a lecture at most.

And everybody thinks flashlights, and knives are addicting..

And that Ronda movement… you know that you just won’t be happy with the haphazard ticking… you need to replace it, don’t worry about the stem/hands removal/replacement issue, you just need a few more cheap watches to practice on. Or, maybe you can live with it the way it is. No big deal, just because it is a little erratic, after all, its an old watch, and it’s not like anybody but you will notice. lolol

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The horologic virus is growing stronger I assume, my watch budget sadly does not Wink

Lol Horologic virus! Don’t exaggerate like that. You are still safe. It’s not serious until you buy an a electronic time-grapher for checking the amplitude/bph of mechanical watches. And don’t let anyone mention the watch pressure testing machine, or if they do, explain to them that it does not mean you are hooked, because it can also be used for pressure testing small flashlights too, so obviously its more of a general workshop tool.

You’ll be fine until you catch yourself sharpening tiny screwdrivers every few screws, or until the words centistokes or ligne have meaning to you.

And even then, I can stop anytime I like….

10 years ago, your phrase “Horologic virus “ would have been suggestive of a course of Tetracycline or two, maybe a lecture at most.

And everybody thinks flashlights, and knives are addicting..

And that Ronda movement… you know that you just won’t be happy with the haphazard ticking… you need to replace it, don’t worry about the stem/hands removal/replacement issue, you just need a few more cheap watches to practice on. Or, maybe you can live with it the way it is. No big deal, just because it is a little erratic, after all, its an old watch, and it’s not like anybody but you will notice. lolol


Well, the Traser is working well again and the lume is bright enough, I’d only see the difference side by side with a new one (tritium half-life).
I even got the Seiko 5 running again after it didn’t want to move at all. It’s losing 5 mins a day, after “service”!
I’ve ordered a $7 demagnetizer, that’s my last resort on this watch. If it’s not working I’ll have a fun toy to shoot magnets with Silly
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I am a watch guy, (and a pen guy), so I have a bunch.
Including the Citizen Skyhawk Blue Angels edition
A bunch of original vintage swatches
An Apple Watch
My grandpas mid 60’s Hamilton
To name a few.

But this is what I love to carry now.
1902 Waltham pocket watch. I absolutely love this watch.

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Omega 2254 with a Danitrio Densho.

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Not a wristwatch, but I have one of these incoming from a ebay which my mum bought for me. I already have one similar which was passed down to me, same make, but it only works face down!
I have tinnitus, worse sometimes than others and the rather loud ticking of this particular watch breaks up the whine very well. I keep it on my desk ticking away….upside down lol.
This one I plan to lume up with some modern glow powder and varnish and edc it on a chain in my pocket.

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I wear a Damasko DA36 or a Seiko SDGM003

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I am in the process of purchasing a used Casio G-Shock GD350-1.

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My Timex T49851 died today.

One of the five buttons quit working, and now the watch is practically worthless.

I bought it brand new, and I only had it about 18 months before it died, so I decided to replace it with a Casio.

This will be my second Casio, and my first G-Shock.

My first Casio was very inexpensive and I did not like it very much.

I have owned many Timex watches, and I like them, but I think the G-Shock will hopefully be more durable.  :THUMBS-UP:

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Thom986 wrote:
I wear a Damasko DA36 or a Seiko SDGM003

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I’ve always loved that Seiko model, so much more interesting than the SARB IMO thanks to the crown, case chamfering and that great bracelet!

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
Seiko SDGM003

I’ve always loved that Seiko model, so much more interesting than the SARB IMO thanks to the crown, case chamfering and that great bracelet!

Thanks. I agree. I tend to find that SDGM line do not show their value in photo. I really enjoy this model and the finish is top-notch (for the price). It is sometime call baby gs.

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