Bone pile 1968 Timex Marlin Restore

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Bone pile 1968 Timex Marlin Restore

#1 Post by JerseyMo » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:25 pm

One of the great things about collecting and repairing is that feeling of taking a bunch of parts and making a working watch again.

This restore begins with a scrap pile of cases from a former Timex repair center. I chose a late 1960's Marlin case that is missing the stem tube.

So to the parts stash and one issue resolved. Off it than goes to get a bath in cleaning solution , polished, new crystal added along with correct case back.

Next I service a used #24 movement also from the same lot the cases came with and the assembly begins.

Since the hands are chromed, I just use an old eraser pencil to bring back their shine. The sweep comes from NOS stock.

Grease the stem tube, set lever, insert a NOS stem\crown, snap on the case back and there ya go.

Will give this one a wear to test its time keeping.
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Re: Bone pile 1968 Timex Marlin Restore

#2 Post by GreenBayStamps » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:11 am

Nicely Done!
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