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Avia: Forgotten but not Gone


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11 minutes ago, Karrusel said:

Worthy of a service & new crystal, IMHO.

Lovely keepsake, Dave.

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Cheers mate, I'm actually quite happy to leave it as found.  The crystal looks a lot worse in the photo under bright lights than it is in real life, so I think a quick polish is all it will need.

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11 hours ago, Davey P said:

Cheers mate, I'm actually quite happy to leave it as found.  The crystal looks a lot worse in the photo under bright lights than it is in real life, so I think a quick polish is all it will need.

Spot on.

Those marks didn't get there on their own. Let them recognise the events of the day that put them there, no matter how small.

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49 minutes ago, antjrice said:

Spot on.

Those marks didn't get there on their own. Let them recognise the events of the day that put them there, no matter how small.

Yep.. let it be what it has become.

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2 hours ago, Davey P said:

Cheers guys, I gave the crystal a quick once-over with Polywatch yesterday, and it looks much better.  I think I might wear this one occasionally, even thought the size is a bit too small for my big fat podgy wrist :laugh:

You're never too big to wear your dad's watch.  :thumbsup:

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Hi everyone, I have a gold Avia watch that was given to me by my grandad. I’m trying to find a new strap for it but can’t seem to find one that would fit on it as it doesn’t need pins the leather just folds over the bars on the watch. Does anyone know the name of the type of strap I need? 
thank you 

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10 minutes ago, Adam6571 said:

Hi everyone, I have a gold Avia watch that was given to me by my grandad. I’m trying to find a new strap for it but can’t seem to find one that would fit on it as it doesn’t need pins the leather just folds over the bars on the watch. Does anyone know the name of the type of strap I need? 
thank you 


Fixed lug/bar watch strap, or open ended watch strap.

HTH

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My Mum's Avia Olympic watch with a Felsa 4023 movement.  Probably from the 60's/70's.  My Mum died nearly 10 years ago and she hadn't used it for decades before that, so I was not surprised to see it wouldn't run.  I twisted it gently to get the balance wheel to spin and it ran for a few seconds.  I kept doing that for about half an hour and most times it ran for a bit longer.  Eventually it ran for a hour, then longer, and then it just kept going.  It's now running OK.  Loses a few minutes a day, but that's not a surprise.

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14 minutes ago, Eaglegale said:

My Mum's Avia Olympic watch with a Felsa 4023 movement.  Probably from the 60's/70's.  My Mum died nearly 10 years ago and she hadn't used it for decades before that, so I was not surprised to see it wouldn't run.  I twisted it gently to get the balance wheel to spin and it ran for a few seconds.  I kept doing that for about half an hour and most times it ran for a bit longer.  Eventually it ran for a hour, then longer, and then it just kept going.  It's now running OK.  Loses a few minutes a day, but that's not a surprise.

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That's lovely that is.

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Just trying to research an old Avia I've had for years. Originally belonged to my grandfather who died in 1964.

It's marked Avia DE LUXE self winding, was probably bought in London. Centre second hand, 17 jewels. Looks as if it was luminous at first. Case appears to be chrome plated brass. My father told me he hadn't been able to wear it due to corrosion where it contacts the skin. Same for me. Stainless steel back is, of course, not corroded. Back appears to have a model number, 3657.1. Movement is copper plated. Marked AS 1361 N Will add pics if I can find out how.

Any idea of age?

Any idea how I can stop the corrosion so I can wear it occasionally?

 

 

 

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