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by ulackfocus
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm going to be selling most of my collection...
Replies: 16
Views: 1895

Re: I'm going to be selling most of my collection...

Tom - where in Florida are you? (PM if you prefer) My wife and I get down there at least once a year and travel all over, usually for Spring Training. If you want to have dinner, pick a BYOB and we'll bring a couple bottles of nice wine. Dennis! Long time, bud. We live in central Florida - The Vill...
by ulackfocus
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebay Buyer - Hall of Shame!
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Ebay Buyer - Hall of Shame!

I could tell you stories. :o :roll: My favorite was a return from an Asian buyer (who we suspected was a frankenfaker, but using a different account to buy under) who returned an Omega because the serial number wasn't in the right range for the marriages he specialized in. There was no other reason ...
by ulackfocus
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm going to be selling most of my collection...
Replies: 16
Views: 1895

Re: I'm going to be selling most of my collection...

Tom - where in Florida are you? (PM if you prefer) My wife and I get down there at least once a year and travel all over, usually for Spring Training. If you want to have dinner, pick a BYOB and we'll bring a couple bottles of nice wine.
by ulackfocus
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: who know the this model?
Replies: 4
Views: 2432

Re: who know the this model?

It's a poor redial under a custom crystal. Replacement crown too. Probably a caliber 351 or non-chronometer 354 from the early to mid 50's.
by ulackfocus
Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do You Do It?
Replies: 36
Views: 5966

Re: How Do You Do It?

If more than one trained watchmaker could not make the watch work properly, that makes Stan at least as good as those trained watchmakers. :D First, they said it wouldn't be worth the money to track down the issue after trying the normal fixes. Second, Stan replaced the first movement with this one...
by ulackfocus
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do You Do It?
Replies: 36
Views: 5966

Re: How Do You Do It?

I'm going to sit right in the middle of Stan and Adam. While Adam was harsh, he did have a point - Stan is not a trained watchmaker. I like Stan a lot and his knowledge is a boon to any forum he posts on, but I have a Waltham that I bought off him two-ish years ago that still doesn't work despite re...
by ulackfocus
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Franken or For Real
Replies: 12
Views: 3290

Re: Franken or For Real

Watch companies that made many similar sized cases, movements, and dials left quite a lot of room for frankening, didn't they?
by ulackfocus
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Modern Watch Forum
Topic: Circa Timepieces (homage watches)
Replies: 7
Views: 4362

Re: Circa Timepieces (homage watches)

adam78 wrote: For Dad, I chose this one inspired by late '40s design. I think Bulova and LeCoultre produced similar models.
That was a generic design frequently called a "knotted lug" case by eBay sellers. I've also seen them housing Gruen, Longines, and several other brands' dials / movements.
by ulackfocus
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: Weekday WRUW: 6/24-6/28/13
Replies: 18
Views: 3534

Re: Weekday WRUW: 6/24-6/28/13

Going with the new Centenaire today.

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