Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. bomber60015

    bomber60015 tikkun olam

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    I've got a couple of watches (including a Bulova Chrono I picked up at the PX in Saigon for nothin) that used to have lil glowy spots on the hands and at each numeral . . . . .

    (I love technical talk).

    The glowly spots no long do.

    Is there somewhere I can send the poor dears to get the glowy spots re-glowed? I know this was an available service, years ago, but the new glowy bits only lasted a short period of time.

    thanks!
  2. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    You actually have a cottage industry of folks who'd re-lume your hands and markers for you w/ some pretty killer lume paint. Super-luminova is (was) the gold standard brand of traditional lume, and is pretty remarkable, when you see it in its first 15 minutes in the dark. Its strength is a dependent on how thick they can lay the stuff on the hands & markers, though, so YMMV, bcs you don't want it so thick that the hands get in the way of each other. There are a gazillion threads about this on WUS, and plenty of folks who'd suggest specific service providers.

    You will also knock $$s off the resale value of any collectibles, but that is probably of no concern to you.

    You can also do it yourself.
  3. bomber60015

    bomber60015 tikkun olam

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    Thanks, Mr Shaft -- you're right, collector status means nothing to me (the watch may be worth the 29.99 I paid for it, for all I know).

    I appreciacte the info , , , , , ,
  4. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Today's watch: another automatic Chinese Parnis... Keep good time and cheap!![​IMG]
  5. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Pretty, too. I like it.
  6. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    I eyeballed one of their watches,, The price is right and the look is right on too.. Guess I'll give one of these a try.
  7. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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    That Alpha tank is nice. And the Parnis lovely as well.
  8. falconati

    falconati baller

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    Nice Parnis. Inspired me to make an impulse purchase myself - I think I just needed some retail therapy after my day today.
  9. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Falconeti: which one did you buy (I have 3 more.... And want more!)
  10. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Today's watch: another Chinese (when is a "replica" just a copy??).[​IMG]
  11. xring04

    xring04 Been here awhile

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    My hand wind Indian watch has arrived. Thus far it is keeping surprisingly good time.

    [​IMG]

    Not bad for a 30-40 year old watch that cost me a whopping $17.51.
  12. xring04

    xring04 Been here awhile

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    Well after a couple hours more timing, I decided to open up the HMT and slow it down a bit. Now to time it again.

    [​IMG]
  13. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Today's watch: a Khaki Hamilton (1994: 50th anniversary of the D Day). Front:
    [​IMG]

    Back:
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  14. falconati

    falconati baller

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    The Khaki is such a beautiful timepiece. The simple design is so nice. I think it's one of those timepieces that anybody who isn't a 'watch person' could really appreciate.

    I'm trying to get a coworker to pick one up - he's looking for a nicer watch, but isn't convinced about the value of a Swiss watch. A Citizen would be another good choice...maybe as a stepping stool?

    Anyway, nice Hamilton - I really like them with canvas straps.
  15. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Yes these Khaki are nice... If they could make them with an auto movement!!
  16. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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  17. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Huh? Apart of the name what's common! I'd just like the basic Khaki in auto, no extra dial, same size. Huh.
  18. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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  19. MillCreek

    MillCreek ADV Risk Manager

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    May I ask for a link to find that watch? Googling was not of much help.
  20. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    I bought it long time ago on Ebay. The closest one to it is now a Parnis GMT II, item 170963729799