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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:19 am 
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Finished these up today.

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18K Waltham w/ 14K band.
14K Gruen Nurses w/ center seconds.
18K Blancpain
14K Bulova
Bremen Nurses w/ base metal case.
14K Lord Elgin


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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
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Ok Jersey mo.
Tell me what I have here. ;)
1962 timex 21?
Other than the round rub mark at the center of the dial from the dial being loose it's nice.
I got it running and I like that it actually has jewels.
It's a nice looking watch.


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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
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Assembled.


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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:47 am 
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A hellacious mess is what's on my bench.

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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
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Ok Jersey mo.
Tell me what I have here. ;)
1962 timex 21?
Other than the round rub mark at the center of the dial from the dial being loose it's nice.
I got it running and I like that it actually has jewels.
It's a nice looking watch.


100% correct - that is a 1962 "21 Jewels". The 21 series has the best technical specs of all vintage Timex movements.
Many collectors use them as replacement movements to install on the 600 ft diver series because they are more reliable.

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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:02 pm 
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tonight I put together this one from NOS stock parts. Measuring in at 38.5 MM across the case it is one I never came across before.
The biggest challenge was having to customize a stem\crown to fit correctly. For those not familiar with Timex, the crowns are press fitted to the stem.
So replacing just the crown is not an option.

here is the breakdown:
NOS - #33 Movement
Used - Day Date Wheels
NOS - Case
NOS - Stem
NOS - Hands
Used - Case hold down clip
Used - Rotor and screws

I call it the "Classroom Clock". You know, just like the one you stared at all through HS just waiting for the bell to ring!


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JerseyMo wrote:
tonight I put together this one from NOS stock parts. Measuring in at 38.5 MM across the case it is one I never came across before.
The biggest challenge was having to customize a stem\crown to fit correctly. For those not familiar with Timex, the crowns are press fitted to the stem.
So replacing just the crown is not an option.

here is the breakdown:
NOS - #33 Movement
Used - Day Date Wheels
NOS - Case
NOS - Stem
NOS - Hands
Used - Case hold down clip
Used - Rotor and screws

I call it the "Classroom Clock". You know, just like the one you stared at all through HS just waiting for the bell to ring!


Very interesting case, I'm trying to visualize what it would look like with a strap or bracelet. Big shiny hunk of steel. Turned out really nice. Stem hacking, hmm? That's what seems to get me in trouble. I do, however, have an example where someone managed to fit a Benrus crown to a Timex stem. I have no idea how they managed it, but I sure did a double take when I first saw it!


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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
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Here is another one put together from NOS stock and a few used parts.


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and one last NOS from Parts - 1970 Electric

NOS - Case
NOS - #40 Movement
New - Crystal
NOS Stem\Crown
Used - Case Back
Used - Minute and Sweep Hand.
NOS - Dial
New 357 battery.


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Another couple of winners, you must have a nice stash of parts. The dial came from one of the assortments?

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Another couple of winners, you must have a nice stash of parts. The dial came from one of the assortments?

Cheers!


Yes the dial comes from those blue plastic cases that Timex used to sell to dealers.
I'll post a pic latter today.

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Ha! " You know, just like the one you stared at all through HS just waiting for the bell to ring!"
I didn't know we went to different high schools together. Joel


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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
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JerseyMo wrote:
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Another couple of winners, you must have a nice stash of parts. The dial came from one of the assortments?

Cheers!


Yes the dial comes from those blue plastic cases that Timex used to sell to dealers.
I'll post a pic latter today.


I started to inventory just the NOS movements and this is as far as I got. This was just one box I had on the floor. The side cabinets have even more tucked away.
Same thing happens when I try to count the watches. I get somewhere around 200 and just say forget it.


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JerseyMo wrote:
JerseyMo wrote:
Dadistic wrote:
Another couple of winners, you must have a nice stash of parts. The dial came from one of the assortments?

Cheers!


Yes the dial comes from those blue plastic cases that Timex used to sell to dealers.
I'll post a pic latter today.


I started to inventory just the NOS movements and this is as far as I got. This was just one box I had on the floor. The side cabinets have even more tucked away.
Same thing happens when I try to count the watches. I get somewhere around 200 and just say forget it.

WOW, WOW,WOW. Are you sure this is only a hobby :lol:
I have so many questions I'm not sure where to begin. OK, are there all NOS movt in those containers? Do you have a catalog/index system with the different color containers?
And, please, please post pics of your entire watch and parts collection. Maybe the mods can create a separate section for this.


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hobby or obsession, sometimes it is hard to separate them? :lol:


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I think it is safe to say jerseymo has the most extensive timex collection in the world.
If not the most it has to be in the top 5.
It is impressive. I wish I had the motivation to be as organized. Every time I try to organize and or catoulog my collection another watch catches my eye and I start working on it.
I prefer to spend my time restoring them. I tried getting my wife to help me get organized.
She said no. Lol
I spent an hour looking for a hairspring Last night I was sure I had.
Then out of the corner of my eye I saw the watch I had already put that one in. I rememberd having the spring but forgot about the watch I had already done. Hahaha
I have actually been selling off some of my watches. I lost count at 300 working vintage examples and just can't justify buying more without letting some go.
Yea, I'm right there with you Mo. it's a sickness.


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I discovered a need to stay organized myself - especially with regard to parts and parts movements. So I started a spreadsheet that I keep updated. It can be a PITA when I pick up new parts or movements - but I know what I have and can find it when I need to. I also track the cost of the parts and what watch they go into.

I used to be able to remember what a watch needed when I repaired it - but it just got to be too many. Now my spreadsheet contains an itemized list for each overhaul.

Nerdy...Yeah...I Know.

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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
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top 5 in the world? I don't know about that...
the most difficult thing with vintage Timex is the long history and worldwide sales. Waterbury, Ingersoll, Kelton, Saga, US Time, Timex, and on yes "Quartron" (bet you never heard of that one).
Just the other day I was putting together an electric model and needed a part that turns the date wheel. So I turn around and open a draw where I know I last had maybe 50 of them. Okay, so where are they? Oh right I gave them to a fellow Timex collector that is very into the Electric series. How long ago was that? ah maybe two years.

My catch all phase is that this hobby keeps me off the streets and out of the pool halls....... than again it has been a long long time since that was a typical day for me although it does just feel like yesterday.

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My catch all phase is that this hobby keeps me off the streets and out of the pool halls....... than again it has been a long long time since that was a typical day for me although it does just feel like yesterday.


LOL...it hasn't kept me out of the pool halls...maybe that is why you get more watches fixed up than I do...

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