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    Default Oh my giddy aunt.. are Waltham having a wind-up (and down) !?!

    I have just this second finished stripping down a Waltham 1908 23J Vanguard with up/down wind indicator... I expected a few extra gears and things but didn't expect 18 of them (gears/plates/screws) PLUS what looks like a mini differential complete with planet gear which adds a further 9 parts... that's 27 extra parts just for the wind indicator!

    I will post a picture if I don't lose anything and manage to get this thing back together again.

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    Default Re: Oh my giddy aunt.. are Waltham having a wind-up (and down) !?! (By: Mark UK)

    Ah, so that'll be why the average asking price for a wind-indicator 1908 is so much higher than for the bog-standard model... We're paying for 27 extra parts - quite a significant increase I'm sure we'll all agree ;-)

    Joking aside, I agree with the point I think you're trying to make. I'm sure the same functionality could have been achieved in a much simpler way.

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    Default Re: Oh my giddy aunt.. are Waltham having a wind-up (and down) !?! (By: topspin)

    'Oh, my giddy aunt'...Haven't heard that in yonks! Anyway, Mark, at least you didn't say that you were gob-smacked when you had a butchers' at the number of parts: That would really confuse most of our American members.

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    Default Re: Oh my giddy aunt.. are Waltham having a wind-up (and down) !?! (By: stewey)

    Quote Originally Posted by stewey View Post
    'Oh, my giddy aunt'...Haven't heard that in yonks! Anyway, Mark, at least you didn't say that you were gob-smacked when you had a butchers' at the number of parts: That would really confuse most of our American members.
    He had me lost on "my giddy aunt".

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    Default Re: Oh my giddy aunt.. are Waltham having a wind-up (and down) !?! (By: Accutronica)

    We aren't allowed to mention Emma Chisit on these forums.

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    Default Re: Oh my giddy aunt.. are Waltham having a wind-up (and down) !?! (By: roughbarked)

    'Emma Chisit', is that someone's trouble and strife?

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    Default Re: Oh my giddy aunt.. are Waltham having a wind-up (and down) !?! (By: stewey)

    did you try googling it?

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    Default Re: Oh my giddy aunt.. are Waltham having a wind-up (and down) !?! (By: roughbarked)

    Of course: Very interesting...Never heard of it, and a lot of other things, before.

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    Default Re: Oh my giddy aunt.. are Waltham having a wind-up (and down) !?! (By: stewey)

    like change, learning is a constant.

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    Default Re: Oh my giddy aunt.. are Waltham having a wind-up (and down) !?! (By: roughbarked)

    Sort of like the the Irish fisherman exclaiming "Whale oil beef hooked".

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    Default Re: Oh my giddy aunt.. are Waltham having a wind-up (and down) !?!

    You need to learn also about farnarkling. Sad to say that John Clarke passed away recently. It was said of him that he was the greatest satirist in the English language, ever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFOImv3aTyo

    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/blunt-...10-gvi38w.html

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