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    Another Friday, another departure lounge.....so...

    Another Friday, another departure lounge.....so this until I get back home.

    HAGWE all

    https://i.imgur.com/Jp5amc5.jpg
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    As you say, itís such a versatile watch it would be a shame to see it go.

    I have replaced the domed crystals on both of mine with flat AR sapphires (30mm x 1.5mm, though they would also take a...
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    Agreed - it is probably my favourite Seiko. ...

    Agreed - it is probably my favourite Seiko.

    I always keep an eye open for them in the hope of picking another up. The Titanium version came from SpeedTimerKollektion, and although I already had...
  4. That watch has turned out beautifully Paul. ...

    That watch has turned out beautifully Paul.

    Thank you for the wonderfully informative write-up.

    It is posts like these that I find really inspiring in terms of showing how vintage watches...
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    This Titanium 7T62-0BZ0 arrived yesterday. It...

    This Titanium 7T62-0BZ0 arrived yesterday.

    It was in pretty filthy condition and the top pusher wasn't working at all, but a wash, a new sapphire crystal and a bit of fettling later it and it is...
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    A recent addition - needed a new movement (Ronda...

    A recent addition - needed a new movement (Ronda 505) and crystal, and looks better on the MN strap than the original bracelet. I find the tritium markers and hands make it a great beater.

    HAGWE...
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    Have now replaced the crystal in this, and liking...

    Have now replaced the crystal in this, and liking it more and more.

    HAGWE all

    https://i.imgur.com/VQ9NyXW.jpg
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    Yes, the dial has good lume. ...

    Yes, the dial has good lume.

    https://i.imgur.com/gewMYS9.jpg

    It lasts long enough to still be readable first thing in the morning (i.e. 4am)
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    The latest addition - an Orient 48743 with a...

    The latest addition - an Orient 48743 with a Yobokies dial and hands.

    https://i.imgur.com/0CnFIcw.jpg

    Bought as a non-runner, it turned out that a retaining screw for the automatic bridge had...
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    I have a couple of PVD watches. My BFK...

    I have a couple of PVD watches.

    My BFK (SKA427P1) certainly has patina, though none of it was "forced", and it remains one of my favourite beaters.

    So far as modding, all I've done is switch...
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    I thoroughly enjoy fettling old quartz watches -...

    I thoroughly enjoy fettling old quartz watches - not servicing, mind, but fettling.

    I get far more pleasure from this than walking into a dealer and buying something new, expensive....and...
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    It certainly worked on the tweezers/screwdrivers.

    It certainly worked on the tweezers/screwdrivers.
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    Agree entirely regarding the horizontal dates at 4 o'clock - they are instantly readable.ī

    Now when I look at my other watches where the dates are inclined at 4 o'clock simply highlights their...
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    I have had a couple of watches that I thought...

    I have had a couple of watches that I thought were magnetised - as well as some tweezers and screwdrivers that I know were magnetised!

    Having bought one of the small square...
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    Two more flights and then it's the weekend. Wore...

    Two more flights and then it's the weekend. Wore this today having replaced the movement earlier this week.

    HAGWE all

    https://i.imgur.com/wC4DdKm.jpg
  16. Thank you for the kind words. I am pretty...

    Thank you for the kind words. I am pretty ham-fisted generally, so achieving this was very satisfying.

    I hadn't realised beforehand how finicky the chrono hands would be, thinking also that they...
  17. I think before I even anticipate repairs like...

    I think before I even anticipate repairs like that I will need invest in a "proper" watch repair course from the BHI. Doubtless my current efforts would make the purist wince, but I find I am...
  18. Many thanks all for the excellent help and advice...

    Many thanks all for the excellent help and advice - much appreciated!

    The date ring turned up yesterday and I got around to swapping it over. I laid the date ring retainers out on the worksurface...
  19. "...and the points are meeting correctly". I...

    "...and the points are meeting correctly".

    I learned just exactly that from my mistakes this week.

    I recently acquired a Citizen chronograph (3510-H04392) that was advertised as "just needing a...
  20. Superb, thank you. Note to self - keep a...

    Superb, thank you.

    Note to self - keep a close eye on the date ring retainers and wrote down which order they are removed/replaced!


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  21. Paul Do you happen to know the answer to my...

    Paul

    Do you happen to know the answer to my other question regarding stem removal on the 251.272? What position should the crown be in when removing the stem?

    I did have a look at the ETA...
  22. Agreed. The description of the various date ring...

    Agreed. The description of the various date ring options is totally confusing, particularly for an amateur like me!

    There are options for 3 o'clock, 4 o'clock (inclined, trapezoid, horizontal,...
  23. Apologies Paul, my original post was a bit...

    Apologies Paul, my original post was a bit rambling.

    I was after a replacement date ring for an ETA 251.272 that would match the format of the scarred one in the photo I originally posted.
    ...
  24. Super, thank you! Exactly the information I was...

    Super, thank you! Exactly the information I was after.

    I now have one on order from Cousins.

    One other question if I may?

    Do you recall what position the crown had to be when for removing...
  25. ETA 251.272 Date Ring - Anyone know of where I can get one?

    I have a Victorinox 24668 chronograph that I am trying to coax back into life.

    When purchased the existing 251.272 movement was broken - the chronograph works but not the regular...
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