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by River Rat
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1202

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

When I told the story of the USS Abner Read DD 526 well here is the ending story weird how I was thinking about this and now this. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/aug/15/shipwreck-from-only-wwii-battle-in-america-found-o/ https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/photos/researchers-just-found-a-wwii-ship...
by River Rat
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Fri Aug 17 - WRUW
Replies: 46
Views: 983

Re: Fri Aug 17 - WRUW

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by River Rat
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Ever sold a watch because of weight?
Replies: 63
Views: 1889

Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Well I was cheap once really wanted a Omega Speedy moon watch but a used vintage Omega MKII speedy was cheaper so went for that instead. It was bulky heavy and uncomfortable. So later I went to a NAWCC regional saw a vintage Omega Speedy moon watch for a great price got it and it was between night a...
by River Rat
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Help - Vintage Technisub Diver
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Help - Vintage Technisub Diver

I hate ebay when you look up past sells they switch it on you to try to sell you some thing else usually nothing you want. Here we will try again. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Technisub-diver-watch-TECHNISUB-vintage-quartz-20-atm-Breitling/223098597673?hash=item33f1b67129:g:tkYAAOSwi8dbbvf3 Fuck ebay le...
by River Rat
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Help - Vintage Technisub Diver
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Help - Vintage Technisub Diver

Did you buy this one there is a mention of Breitling. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Technisub-diver-watch-TECHNISUB-vintage-quartz-20-atm-Breitling/223098597673?hash=item33f1b67129:g:tkYAAOSwi8dbbvf3 Remember parts are a pain on vintage quartz did say it had a few problems in the ad. A donor movement for...
by River Rat
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Help - Vintage Technisub Diver
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Help - Vintage Technisub Diver

Most quartz watches from the era of quartz watches from the 1970-1980 most info lost due to there not highly collectible to most collectors. But I collect any thing when the price is right even quartz divers if they got a cool look. Here is one out of my collection the crown in the same spot. I had ...
by River Rat
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: My Hamilton military collection
Replies: 1
Views: 229

My Hamilton military collection

Here are all my Hamilton's that are Military related. https://i.imgur.com/tZ8mQCF.jpg Hamilton model 21 chronometer https://i.imgur.com/Ev37bQh.jpg Hamilton model 22 Deck watch/chronometer https://i.imgur.com/PjtVEgC.jpg Hamilton model 23 Navigation stop watch, Hamilton Navy Comparing watch 2974B, H...
by River Rat
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 L.E.
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: New Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 L.E.

I don't know about puke green they need to come up with better bezels.
by River Rat
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 8/9/18
Replies: 28
Views: 663

Re: WRUW 8/9/18

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by River Rat
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 8 - 8 - 18
Replies: 63
Views: 1550

Re: WRUW 8 - 8 - 18

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New and old
by River Rat
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1202

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

I set the time last Friday to the GOVT. time site. So far +3s in four days I will do another time check on this Friday for a 7 day run time. Not bad for a 73 year old timepiece.
by River Rat
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1202

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

Here is one for sale on our favorite auction site ya right. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Marine-Chronometer-Hamilton-Model-21-Circa-1941/352421372499?hash=item520df36253%3Ag%3Aj1AAAOSw%7EOhbY3GP&_sacat=37965&_nkw=hamilton+model+21+chronometer&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1312.R1.TR11.TRC3.A0.H...
by River Rat
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1202

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

You know when you open the outer and inner box to this chronometer you all most smell the sea. There's a musty smell I will never forget like this deck equipment locker on my first ship that was 3-4 decks down you used block and tackle to pull stuff out only way in was a scuttle hatch strait down an...
by River Rat
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1202

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

Now for any one thinking of getting one. These are delicate Navigation instruments. Don't trust most Ebay seller who sell them just make sure there in running condition and they know how to cork the balance wheel for shipping and the brass case with movement in it's own cardboard box and the wooden ...
by River Rat
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1202

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

Well did a little work on the outer box. https://i.imgur.com/bNakbkj.jpg Before https://i.imgur.com/5tdaPKU.jpg After. Cleaned up the box a little and I replaced the missing carrying leather strap and used a extra issued number plaque I found in the bottom of the inner box. https://i.imgur.com/tZ8mQ...
by River Rat
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1202

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

Well the chronometer is done getting serviced. Should get it back next week. Only one part needed detent trip spring is worn down so needed replaced. Keeps good time +0.5 seconds in 2 days. I read these were kept running 24/7 aboard ship they were so good they only lost a minute a year. In the US Na...
by River Rat
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1202

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

This shows how important this was in US History here is serial No. 1 the first one ever made in the Smithsonian museum.
http://americanhistory.si.edu/collectio ... mah_855355
by River Rat
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1202

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

Some of you mite laugh at me this could be my last timepiece buy for a long while. This has been a clock grail for years these sell for 2000-3000 depending on condition and the price kind of stayed that way for years. This popped up for 1700 buy now most of the time some thing else was on the radar ...
by River Rat
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: HBO’s Robin Williams:Come inside my mind
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: HBO’s Robin Williams:Come inside my mind

One joke he said after he got sober in the documentary a black out like being in witness protection program so true you don't remember anything glad I gave up drinking 30 years ago the last black out was not a good one. I remember the first time I saw him on happy days then Mork and Mindy when in th...
by River Rat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 7/20/18
Replies: 53
Views: 1338

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by River Rat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Forty-nine years...
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Forty-nine years...

Was wearing mine today before I saw this thread guess I will join in with mine from 1972
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by River Rat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1202

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

Well sent it out for service on Monday. My watch repair guy got it on Wednesday had a quick look at it said it looks like it's in good shape but you never know until it gets taken apart. He is working on a Hamilton Model 22 chronometer now and my Model 21 is next.
by River Rat
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 2018/07/14
Replies: 52
Views: 1380

Re: WRUW 2018/07/14

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by River Rat
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: ‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue
Replies: 17
Views: 649

Re: ‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue

An amazing rescue. The finest since Apollo 13 Cheers to those Brit divers! Anyone else find it strange that the US contingency was led by Air Force? Since a lot of you never been in the military this mite answer your question I don't find it strange at all. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Stat...
by River Rat
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Hodinkee's "One-watch" article
Replies: 96
Views: 3601

Re: Hodinkee's "One-watch" article

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/one-watch-person-editors-picks-2018 https://hodinkee.imgix.net/uploads/images/1530816924977-rgmy4ajytn-c2115c8da25ca086f80d998962a1c2cf/rolex_01.jpg?ixlib=rails-1.1.0&fit=crop&ch=Width%2CDPR%2CSave-Data&fm=jpg&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&s=b48c237660ed6f3581bd96925c71d...