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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Wild Root, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Nice! Never seen one like that before. Reminds me of a Zemaitis guitar.
     
  2. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    Got a match?
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  3. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Reminds me of something Bond would have used to burn ropes of his wrists and escape...
     
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  4. ctdair

    ctdair New in Town

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  5. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    My 1934 Mickey Mouse watch by Ingersol
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  6. viclip

    viclip Practically Family

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    Looks to be in good condition, very nice.

    Is the watch running? Seeing Mickey chasing himself in the small seconds bit is hilarious!
     
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  7. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    Amazingly it is in excellent condition
    and working.
     
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  8. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Yes - a mechanical watch needs to be serviced every 5-8 years. This can cost more than the watch is worth sometimes.
     
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  9. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    The watch is of a time period from the
    30s. It is a working time piece which I
    enjoy very much. Cleaning is not as
    expensive since all parts are in excellent
    condition. I know a watch maker who
    takes good care of my watches.
     
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  10. ruvort

    ruvort One of the Regulars

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    A great watch from a time when men knew not to wear "sport" styled watches with their suits.

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  11. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Practically Family

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    Beautiful Mickey Mouse watch sir! I'd definitely rock that

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  12. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Practically Family

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    I'm wearing this guy today[​IMG]

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  13. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    Beautiful watch that is hard to ignore.
     
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  14. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Seiko DX
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  15. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Thats fortune for you - cheapest clean and lube here is $200. No cheaper even if the watch is factory fresh. A service and clean should involve taking apart every single piece and then putting it together again with lube and timing adjustments. Hours of work.

    Almost never known tbem not to replace a gasket or wheel or cog.
     
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  16. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    That's outrageous! I take all my watches
    to local man and he takes good care.
    I also have a custom leather man who
    does wonders with my leather jackets at
    reasonable prices.
     
  17. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    It is what it is. There are probably cheaper, unqualified guys around but I avoid them.

    This is a town with 5 million people and no hand crafted leather jackets (any more) and only a handful of good watchmakers.

    How much do you pay for a watch service there?
     
  18. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    I take them to his place at home where
    he has his own tools.
     
  19. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Hmm - a bit unclear is this a qualified watchmaker or self-taught? How much?
     
  20. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    Watchmaker friend for years.
     

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