Unorthodox repair...

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HandyDan
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Unorthodox repair...

#1 Post by HandyDan » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:07 am

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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#2 Post by 18kBPH » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:13 am

Nice work!

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#3 Post by watchdoc » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:43 am

:lol: Works for me!
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#4 Post by JerseyMo » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:54 am

Now it can be called an exhibition back!
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#5 Post by jimglynn » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:56 am

You are the Macgyver of watch makers!

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#6 Post by Nookster » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:46 am

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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#7 Post by Dave » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:33 am

That is really cool.
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#8 Post by retroworx » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:53 pm

I would pay extra. :lol:
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