JMarchitect's SOTC Jan 12

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I was hoping for a Sale Of The Century too!! Doh! :lol:
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jmarchitect wrote:
It is the wrong colour. The chap I bought it from bought the prototype black dial from Eddie and swapped it for the white one. I have the white dial in a plastic case and have been looking at cases, movements and hands to build my own watch. Sounds like a good idea anyway!
Give it a go. its a very good feeling to wear a watch you have built yourself and it can be unique if you choose the right parts.

If you are going to you will need a new fourth wheel without a seconds pinion. It is a bit fiddly to change but I managed so not too difficult and they only cost a few quid from Cousins, part number UT64971220
And this was very useful in taking the movement apart (and putting back together)
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Re: JMarchitect's SOTC Jan 12

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androo wrote:
jmarchitect wrote:
It is the wrong colour. The chap I bought it from bought the prototype black dial from Eddie and swapped it for the white one. I have the white dial in a plastic case and have been looking at cases, movements and hands to build my own watch. Sounds like a good idea anyway!
Give it a go. its a very good feeling to wear a watch you have built yourself and it can be unique if you choose the right parts.

If you are going to you will need a new fourth wheel without a seconds pinion. It is a bit fiddly to change but I managed so not too difficult and they only cost a few quid from Cousins, part number UT64971220
And this was very useful in taking the movement apart (and putting back together)
http://www.christopherwardforum.com/vie ... =32&t=2412

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Thanks for that link androo. I was wondering how I would be able to remove the seconds pinion from the movement. I have my eye on a unitas 6497 movement and dial on ebay which appears to be at a sensible price. If it stays sensible, I will get it and have a go. If not, I may just plump for one of the chinese movements from Cousins. I just have to get myself a case and hands. Does anyone have any ideas for where best to procure these?
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I never tire of pictures of that fortis B-42
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f1colin wrote:in those photo's that is one cool stool!
That stool could make quite a few really funky watch straps!
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Re: JMarchitect's SOTC Jan 12

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I seen Androooooos watch in the flesh, and it's really good.

just a thought....is there a dial out there with alternate roman/arabic numerials?
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jimbo wrote:
just a thought....is there a dial out there with alternate roman/arabic numerials?
"California" dial...google it,

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No I didn't mean the "California" I mean't

1 II 3 IV 5 VI 7 VIII 9 X XI XII if you know what I mean Pal ! :D
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jimbo wrote:No I didn't mean the "California" I mean't

1 II 3 IV 5 VI 7 VIII 9 X XI XII if you know what I mean Pal ! :D
Sorry, misunderstood your question. :oops: I've never seen one like you describe.
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