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 Post subject: WOYB - What Is On Your Bench? Jan 2017
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WOYB - What is on Your Bench? - A topic to show what you are working on, issues you came across, successes and failures!
I will start the first month of the new year with this line up of recent restores. So What is on Your Bench?


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Trying to get one more thin thin elgin auto out of the to do pile. Anyone who has gone down this road knows how hard it is to get parts as most of them fail in the same few spots.
When they work they are pretty awesome.


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Progress.
I was able to cobble together to assemble one more working 760.
I'm a happy guy. Almost ready for the wrist test.
Sometimes you have to talk nicely to them. Sometimes you have to berate them into submission.


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Here she is ready for her test run.
I have one more non runner incoming. I'm hoping I have what it needs.


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stryfox wrote:
Sometimes you have to talk nicely to them. Sometimes you have to berate them into submission.


think we have all been there....... :lol:

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Love the Lord Elgin! :!:

I'm going old-school right now: an 18-size Illinois Grade 69, from 1913.

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This one needed neither coaxing nor berating, but I surely know the feeling! :lol:

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Just got done with this 18k LeCoultre. It needed a new mainspring, stem and crown. It has nice navy blue and yellow enamel accents. Original box, band and buckle.


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I have nothing on my bench. In fact I took the room apart.
I have gotten pretty serious into watchmaking and was outgrowing the space I originally set up then expanded.
I am in the process of building a whole new setup.
I thought about buying a vintage watchmakers desk but declined to just build some nice wood counters instead so I have room to display my treasures too. I'll post some pics as it goes.


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I'm kinda in a similar situation as you Stryfox. Just a different reason. I've totally dismantled my watch repair area to make room for something that now takes up the entire room. A Slot car set. Yep, my wife & daughter bought me a digital, wireless 1.32 scale slot car set for my birthday and now I've been taken back to my teens and LOVIN IT!!! :D

sorry it's not watch related but I wanted to share with my VWF friends. Here's a quick pic
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Movintage wrote:
I'm kinda in a similar situation as you Stryfox. Just a different reason. I've totally dismantled my watch repair area to make room for something that now takes up the entire room. A Slot car set. Yep, my wife & daughter bought me a digital, wireless 1.32 scale slot car set for my birthday and now I've been taken back to my teens and LOVIN IT!!! :D


Oh man that is awesome...... At one point before I got in vintage watches I seriously considered to turn my work area into a model train and slot car room.

anyway, here is something on my bench but way out of my level for repair \ restore. It will be posted under my ebay id.


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Uh oh. More counter space than the kitchen. I might be I trouble.....
Counters built and roughed in.
Made some progress.


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stryfox wrote:
Oh oh. More counter space than the kitchen. I might be I trouble.....
Counters build and roughed in.
Made some progress.


I'm drooling. Awesome set up!

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Almost done. Actually have some watches back on the bench.


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Looks fantastic stryfox, CONGRATS!

It's easy to tell you're real serious about watch repair by that big old sign to the right of your main work area. Looks like it's signed, "Colt" :P


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Movintage wrote:
Looks fantastic stryfox, CONGRATS!

It's easy to tell you're real serious about watch repair by that big old sign to the right of your main work area. Looks like it's signed, "Colt" :P

Ah yes. It's normally on my hip. Took it off so I could carry tape measures and screw guns. Didn't realize it was in the pictures just another tool that is part of my daily routine.


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