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Jet Jetski

Weirdest watch thing you do.

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From time to time I buy "spares or repair" watches, with some daft idea I can fix whatever it is that is wrong with them.

I bought an Ingersoll with a Smith's TY movement which just needed a new second hand. I did actually have it running outside the case, but when I reassembled it in the case the setting lever screw sheered off.

I'm now on my second donor movement, having already failed with the previous one.

I've done this before with a load of broken Seiko 7t32s, none of which ever worked. Eventually I put the whole lot on eBay for spares and swore I would never do anything like that again.

But I did.

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, DJJazzyJeff said:

Freaking out if I discover the bezel has turned, even by just one click. One of many OCD ‘things’ I have, which are for the most part harmless and getting less with techniques I’ve been taught - this one though still really makes me sweat! 

You’d hate my watch box then. My bezels are regularly all over the place :laughing2dw:

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 yep all bezels aligned, all autos stored at 6 oclock when stopped, and i wipe the inside of the watch , back ,bracelet, strap down with baby wipes to clean them before i put them back in the box :crazy5vh::biggrin:

deano

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Nobody has mentioned the creepiest thing some of us do.

What sort of person takes photos of his (or her) wrist several times a week, and then spends time editing those photos?

I definitely need one of Mr "one mile an hour's" jackets.

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43 minutes ago, yokel said:

Nobody has mentioned the creepiest thing some of us do.

What sort of person takes photos of his (or her) wrist several times a week, and then spends time editing those photos?

I definitely need one of Mr "one mile an hour's" jackets.

Yes, I've often thought that's a bit strange. :rolleyes:

The closest I get to editing is using the crop function in the Flickr app. In the last couple of days the pictures it takes seem to be a lot higher resolution than before and I can't find a way to make the pics smaller, without downloading them to a pc. Hence huge watch face lying in some bizzarre tangled prairie.

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8 hours ago, yokel said:

Nobody has mentioned the creepiest thing some of us do.

What sort of person takes photos of his (or her) wrist several times a week, and then spends time editing those photos?

I definitely need one of Mr "one mile an hour's" jackets.

 

7 hours ago, spinynorman said:

Yes, I've often thought that's a bit strange. :rolleyes:

I wholeheartedly agree; in the odd moment of sanity, I realise that this whole 'watch thing' is just plain bonkers.

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8 hours ago, yokel said:

Nobody has mentioned the creepiest thing some of us do.

What sort of person takes photos of his (or her) wrist several times a week, and then spends time editing those photos.

And then adds "My watch says hello". :laughing2dw:

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16 hours ago, Shoughie0 said:

 

Are the watches Accurist's? ... Oh, on closer inspection I see that they are actually Accuankle's.

 

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3 minutes ago, spinynorman said:

It does though.

:mad0218:

 

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8 hours ago, deano1956 said:

 yep all bezels aligned, all autos stored at 6 oclock when stopped, and i wipe the inside of the watch , back ,bracelet, strap down with baby wipes to clean them before i put them back in the box :crazy5vh::biggrin:

deano

thanks for making me look normal!

 

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I use a spreadsheet to randomly determine which watch I will wear next. I always look forward to seeing what long forgot gem it throws up. 

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I have often bartered to get a few miserable pounds deducted from the price of a watch, only to then spend well over the odds on a particular strap that I have decided I must have to go with it.  I am looking at a strap now on Etsy that, with the postage, will be more than the watch ....

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wear my automatic every day and still wind it, which virtually makes the last 200 years since @Jet Jetski bought his first automatic new when he was young boy a phase of obsolete development. 

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On 23/05/2020 at 09:49, sabailand said:

 

Thanks for the Accurist ad, a good laugh...:yes:

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i also obsessively check a perfect crystal for chips and could not care less about dings to the rest of the watch, even though the crystal is a cheap part...conversely when i buy a chipped crystal watch i accept it happily...must be something psychological on my clarity of view on life...  

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