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Everything posted by Magnetchief

  1. YEs, just a few..... A hummer in any form is not a bad thing. But, back to the original intention.. Here in the States you can pick up a nice 219 based movement 'Hummer' for under $100 Working but not serviced. A service could cost you a minimum of $180
  2. Accutron Astronaut Variant guide. Any help? Quote : Dial VariantsStandard: Triangular luminous painted hour markers, luminous painted dots at the half-hour markers; may say 'Accutron' or 'Bulova Accutron'; available in black and silver.Simple: Nearly identical to the standard dial, but with no luminous dots at the half-hour markers; available in silver, factory black variation unconfirmed.Enhanced: Applied trapezoidal markers at 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11; available in black, silver and gold; applied markers match case color.Ultra: Applied diamond-shaped markers at 3, 6, 9; available in gold
  3. Someone picked it up. Maybe we will hear about it one way or another. Zero feedback, to Russia? Not a chance..
  4. I do a lot of this myself, using Auto Desk Inventor. We send out for our parts to be 3D printed, either resin or ABS plastic. For a quality job it can cost $$ Interesting idea but can't see how it would take over from a metal shroud.
  5. I have that very same Brown dialed Clairmont. Nice watch
  6. So I'm looking at this citizen watch in my local charity shop. Trying to identify the model / movement. Any clues from these case details? I'm assuming some sort of high end quartz movement. Are they at all collectible? Any clues to date of manufacture? Many thanks
  7. A very nice 2182 Accutron Snorkel. Left to me by my father.
  8. Ok, ok I know it's not a watch. But it does have a tuning fork movement. Picked it up in a charity shop for about 15.00
  9. I'm sure if the op has cleaned it up in an ultrasonic bath he already knows its fake. Does not directly mention this. But, being a fake who can say what the random pushers do. Maybe nothing.
  10. Damn had forgotten this section. Will have to assemble a selection for your viewing pleasure.. I also have a set of those Accutron cuff-links. Huge things, last time I wore them was on the Queen Mary 2. Nice that you have the original box too.
  11. Many thanks for the tips and advice. I was surprised to see the plastic discs, but now it makes sence. Dissasembled, cleaned, inspected and reassembled. no obvious defects, but there was some sort of chemical under the insulating sheet? looks like a previous battery leak. i think I like these movements. More forgiving than my accutrons. Will see if I can pick some more up. Thnaks gents.
  12. I'm Florida based and refuse to use this so called service. Also refuse to purchase using it either. Have had success contacting a seller and asking them to ship via USPS. Much faster and cheaper
  13. Spent some time over the weekend 'tinkering' with this thing. As you mentioned I can regulate it, I have managed to almost get it within a few secs a day. But every now and then it throws a wobbly and stops for a few secs then starts up again. I'm thinking there may be something restricting the gear train. The electronics seem to be working fine. SO I'm assuming the mechanical side of the watch. Still thinking I'm got to service, clean and oil. Still can't find a suitable service document.
  14. Here in the "Land of the so called Free" Petrol is so cheap that one does not give a rats about engine size or economy. So I dive a VW CC 4 motion. 3.7 VR6 that does like a stabbed rat. Very nice car, but a little thirsty.
  15. Why do I get the impression you might not have seen much off the well protected beaten tourist trail ???? ex sailor bond, the first place a sailor goes is to the banned areas to find out what you are missing, ive done this in brazil, uruguay, chili, panama i could go on, lets just say i have seen the rotten underbelly and enjoyed most of them Me too. 20 odd years sailing around the world at HMG pleasure. Always the best runs ashore at the banned places.
  16. We have been on many cruises, Disney, Cunard or Royal Caribbean. Mind you I did 20 odd years in the RN so definetly had a predisposition towards it. Food is mostly great, don't try to do evrthing. Drinking, well only to excess. Go to the Friends of Dorethy meeting, great laugh if your a bloke. Tips, just pre pay.. Yes you still have to tip for the drinks..just budget for it. I'm always amazed at the long lines at customer service to remove the prepaid gratuities. Mostly Brits for some reason. I think its in our genes. Cruise critic can be very usefull if you want info about the ship and por
  17. Many thanks, aware of this site. But would rather tackle this myself.
  18. Hi, I recently picked up this nice looking Bucherer Electronic. Was hoping that it might be wearable but looks like it's off by about 5 mins a week. Battery removed and now in my to service pile. I am very familiar with accutron 218s ect and figure this should be within my capabilities to service. But for the life of me I cannot find any documentation of servicing these ESA 9154 movements. Would anyone have any pointers>? Many thanks http://
  19. Not quite sure either, but whatever.. Anyways, lost about 5 mins over the week so battery removed and into the 'to be serviced' pile. Will have to inquire in the tinkers corner, like to service accutrons, But this spinning disc jobbie is a new one to me.
  20. Yep it was a 'tension ring jobbie' The picture posted above is of the newly fitted crystal. I removed the movement and used a crystal press to insert the new movement. I don't think a claw would work on this model, nothing to grip. http:// The ETA movement running very nicely http://
  21. I love the sound of a new crystal popping into place. http:// The stem on this beauty was a little fiddly. NOt loving this photo posting method
  22. That's a nice watch. I kind of like these throwback designs. Don't own any yet. Still too many original Accutrons to obtain. I do have one watch with the same movement, precisionist. Has the same sweeping motion but I understand it's really 16 jumps per second. Too fast for the eye to detect so looks like a smooth transition.
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