- Apr 11, 2002
I thought I would ask if anyone has an opinion on this problem/dilemma. I have my late father in laws virtually un-worn, all 14K (!) Accutron. As you can see, it has diamond markers on a darker gold color dial. The diamonds are very white and really show up. Nice watch. I even spent way too much to get the movement repaired. I would like to pass it on to my son, who is getting into watches. The problem I am having is that the original movement is too difficult to manage. I keep the battery out of the watch, of course, which makes getting it ready to wear for a nice occasion, a pain. In addition, the repair of these movements, in the future is going to get harder due to the lack of parts and technicians. Has anyone converted a case like this to a quartz movement? I would keep the dial and use dial dots to fix it to the movement. The date window would be at an odd angle, however. I may recycle the band and fit it to another watch. I'd really like to preserve the watch as is, but making it easy for my son to own, is important as well. Any suggestions appreciated.