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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
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:39 pm 
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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
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:42 pm 
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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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stryfox wrote:
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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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:00 am 
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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
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:31 pm 
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Here is another one put together from NOS stock and a few used parts.


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