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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily (By: Accutronica)

    Quote Originally Posted by Accutronica View Post
    I understand not carrying a very expensive and very rare watch, but I would think that a collector would have many watches that he/she wouldn't mind wearing. If I had a solid gold watch that was worth a lot of money, I would still carry it but would be very careful to protect it. Some of the watches you're talking about should probably be in a museum.
    We all collect different things, in different ways, for different reasons. Some collectors may only have high-end or mint condition watches. Some collections may be stored in a bank vault. Some collectors might not be fussed about ensuring their watches are running or even cased. For some people even if you gave them an ideal carry watch there might be a very good reason why they cannot or will not wind it, set it and go out wearing it.
    In the time I have been posting here I have come to appreciate this variety.

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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily (By: musicguy)

    Waltham Vanguard 21 Jewel 18s o.f. in a nice g.f. case.Keeps very accurate time.

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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily (By: Richardot82749)

    I'd say that we drop the discussion of why we collect these wonderful
    mechanical machines (it just causes drama). Lets leave that for another thread(too subjective).

    Quote Originally Posted by Richardot82749 View Post
    Waltham Vanguard 21 Jewel 18s o.f. in a nice g.f. case.Keeps very accurate time.
    Can you post a photo?


    Rob

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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily (By: 8x57mauser)

    I really like you Waltham, very nice!

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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily (By: musicguy)

    Quote Originally Posted by musicguy View Post
    It looks like a chip came out of your watch dial, sorry.
    Is this an old or new photo
    Thanks for pointing that out it is a pic I took about 3 weeks ago I replaced it but it should probably need a minute drop of Crazy glue or something?

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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily (By: Geoff May)

    I've seen some horrible repairs on dials, so I hope someone here who knows
    if crazy glue would be appropriate would chime in. If glued correctly, I'm sure it
    would hold and be unseen.

    Good luck with it.
    Rob

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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily

    I have changed my daily carry watch to a 1928 B W Raymond 478
    I just had it serviced. I've been wearing it
    and regulating it at the same time. I don't have a watch timing machine
    so I try to get close using http://www.time.gov/

    If anyone has used an iphone app that "really" works for regulating
    let me know. When you use a timing machine is that a one time fix
    or is it still a long process?

    Sorry for the big photo

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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily (By: musicguy)

    Quote Originally Posted by musicguy View Post
    I've seen some horrible repairs on dials, so I hope someone here who knows
    if crazy glue would be appropriate would chime in. If glued correctly, I'm sure it
    would hold and be unseen.

    Good luck with it.
    Rob
    Rob, Crazy glue is not the answer. Use Elmers glue to repair enamel dials.

    tom

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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily (By: Tom Huber)

    That is a good idea Tom Huber, do you have a picture of one repaired with that glue.
    One clock at a time. Kevin West
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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Huber View Post
    Rob, Crazy glue is not the answer. Use Elmers glue to repair enamel dials.

    tom
    It was not my watch, I was just saying to Geoff May before you use crazy glue
    ask someone here who knows

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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily (By: Tom Huber)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Huber View Post
    Rob, Crazy glue is not the answer. Use Elmers glue to repair enamel dials.

    tom
    Why don't people use the enamel repair kit that is made to repair enamel dials?

    Robert

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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily (By: Accutronica)

    Which kit are you referring to Robert, just wondering.
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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily (By: Kevin W.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin W. View Post
    Which kit are you referring to Robert, just wondering.
    This one. I was wondering if anyone has tried it.

    http://www.esslinger.com/watch-repair-dial-enamal-1590/

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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily (By: Accutronica)

    My buddy uses dental enamel, dont know where he gets it though.
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    Default Re: Watch you wear daily (By: Kevin W.)

    Sorry...I know this is blasphemy. I still love my pocket watches but I just can't make myself wear one anymore. This is partly because I fly every week and I hate taking a PW off of my belt and out of my pocket at TSA and partly just because I just decided looking at a pocket watch was a pain in the butt. So...I can usually be seen wearing a vintage Heuer of some kind...even if my mind is on pocket watches.

    John Cote
    Watch Collector (pocket & wrist), Clock Admirer, Time Nerd...

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