Unorthodox repair...

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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.


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


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.


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!!!

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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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