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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:26 am 
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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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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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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
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Ha! " 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: Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:13 am 
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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.


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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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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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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:01 am 
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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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