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 Post subject: Unorthodox repair...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:07 am 
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I recently purchased a Automatic K-458 project watch. It was listed as non-running and as-is... just my style.

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However, once I received it I realized the seller committed an important detail... the case back won't thread on (or off).

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After getting the movement running, etc. the project turned out great, except I couldn't get the stainless steel cover back on - there are no threads in the bezel.

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So I installed a crystal on the back instead of the stainless steel cover. I kind of like it... what do you think?

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 Post subject: Re: Unorthodox repair...
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Nice work!


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 Post subject: Re: Unorthodox repair...
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:lol: Works for me!

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 Post subject: Re: Unorthodox repair...
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Now it can be called an exhibition back!

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 Post subject: Re: Unorthodox repair...
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 Post subject: Re: Unorthodox repair...
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Great idea, and it looks fantastic!!!

The wear test first electric prototypes had clear backs for the board members and executives so they could turn it over and see the 500 movement working.

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 Post subject: Re: Unorthodox repair...
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That is really cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Unorthodox repair...
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I would pay extra. :lol:

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