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Archive for September, 2009

Watch investigating

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Took a look inside of my little Timex and I had a couple of things confirmed: The movement is very clean, and untouched since it was made almost 40 years ago.  It also has not seen the loving touch of watch oil in all those years, either.  This probably explains why I have seen some […]

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Watch review, Vintage Timex 4144

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Vintage Timex Model 4144 This is my first vintage watch for myself.  I picked it up at a local antique store.  It has some nice, vintage charm, starting with the size, just 34mm diameter.  The 3270 on the dial indicates it is caliber 32 from 1970.  When I got it, it had a funky Speidel […]

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Watch Revitalization

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

So, I picked up this little guy Friday: The crystal is a little scratched, but no cracks, and the bracelet is not to my liking.  Also, there is about 40 years of someone’s DNA on there that is not mine.  So, off the bracelet goes: Ahh, yes, almost 4 decades of filth.  Poor watch, at […]

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A little project I may have to try later.

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Polishing watch crystals. I just picked up a vintage piece that I don’t want to spend money on a new crystal, since it really isn’t that bad. I’ll let you all know how it works out. This is the object of my little project, a lovely little Timex from the late 60’s, possibly 1970.  There […]

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