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by DON
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Watch Box Project
Replies: 45
Views: 2343

Re: Watch Box Project

See I am a wood lover (said my wife ) ((never)) So I was going with a full wood look no felt no soft edges. Tool watches rubber and leather very few bracelets in this house. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Felt just adds some contrast, so it's not so woody looking and gives the box more of a 3 d...
by DON
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Watch Box Project
Replies: 45
Views: 2343

Re: Watch Box Project

Dam that's nice. I was going to do the interior dividers in timber with large cushions but the foam looks nice and soft. Material I used is called Gator Board (I think). 16 years since I used the material. Felt I used has a glue back. Worked fine on the paper face, but isn't working to well on the ...
by DON
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Watch Box Project
Replies: 45
Views: 2343

Re: Watch Box Project

HapaHapa wrote:What's the best source for the mid-density foam that's inside Pelican style cases? Ive got an old Pelican case minus part of the interior foam that id like to repurpose for watches.
Look for foam supply outlets.

http://www.foamonline.com/types.php?car ... 79932cefdb

DON
by DON
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Watch Box Project
Replies: 45
Views: 2343

Re: Watch Box Project

Very nice. Box design similar to what I did. I also created a jig to router out watch spacers in heavy density foam which I then covered with felt

DON

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by DON
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Dan Henry collection
Replies: 48
Views: 1877

Re: Dan Henry collection

All are nice looking except the 1967. Don't care for that design.

Prices are excellent based on the look of the models.

Like the 1947. If the cased worked with my vintage 30T2SCRg movement. I would buy it for the case

DON
by DON
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Management Shakeup at Richemont
Replies: 17
Views: 805

Re: Management Shakeup at Richemont

IWC and Panerai are the only two darlings of the company, so Bonati isn't going anywhere just yet.

DON
by DON
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Panerai Forum
Topic: PAM212 Chrono stopping...
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: PAM212 Chrono stopping...

Could just need an adjustment to one of the engaging wheels that connects with the sweep gear. The gear in the center is your sweep gear. One on the left meshes with it to start the sweep hand. That gear is always moving as it's in contact with the bottom gear The bridge the middle one is on has an ...
by DON
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Tech Corner
Topic: Cute personnel robots
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: Cute personnel robots

Reminds me of the episode of Mr Robot last month where the lonely, single FBI agent who had conversations with her electronic companion before bed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Watched the first year until I found it was just fight club without the fighting. Once I saw what was behind the cur...
by DON
Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Tech Corner
Topic: Cute personnel robots
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: Cute personnel robots

I don't need a personal robot for the family until it can interact AND protect them better than a big snarly hound. Otherwise it's just a toy. Your missing the point of the unit. These are developed for seniors or students who live alone. it's an interactive unit for them to communicate with. It's ...
by DON
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Tech Corner
Topic: For all you gamers, anyone remember myst and riven?
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: For all you gamers, anyone remember myst and riven?

I remember Myst, but never played it. My brother had it.

Riven. Never heard of that one

DON
by DON
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Tech Corner
Topic: Cute personnel robots
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Cute personnel robots

Article in todays Toronto Star on AI and personnel robots and checked out a couple of similar models Kibo and Robi. Both are similar in design, but Robi has a larger vocabulary at 200 words. Sold as companion robots for seniors or single people. Something to interact with, but not cheap. Robi you bu...
by DON
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Is this Tudor legit?
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: Is this Tudor legit?

Why wouldn't a Swiss made watch not say Swiss made on it?

Any other pictures? Say 12 available based on the second image

Would like to see movement and back images

DON
by DON
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: This is super hot.
Replies: 31
Views: 1150

Re: This is super hot.

If I wanted a late 60's styled chronograph. Loads on Ebay for a lot cheaper. Even if they are from the 60's

Never did like the late 60's/70's styled cases

DON
by DON
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Scammer on WUS
Replies: 23
Views: 1580

Re: Scammer on WUS

I had a guy use his mothers CC to buy a strap from me. Mother got bill at the end of the month and filed a chargeback. Paypal took the money out of my account. I tracked down the mother through the address and she confirmed her son worked part-time and was always over at the house. Told her she and ...
by DON
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby
Replies: 53
Views: 3175

Re: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

They're a well known site which gives the illusion that they are knowledgeable about prices. Their customers don't want to compare values. If they say it's $3900. It must be. I saw a member of another forum pay them $500 for a GJ Cleverly Metta strap. Paper thin, edge material with little dicing. Co...
by DON
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Some help with a Rolex 1665
Replies: 23
Views: 1294

Re: Some help with a Rolex 1665

Couple sold on Ebay for around $26000, but close to complete and in very nice condition. This one was used quite hard and it shows it. Story or not. It's all about condition. Stories only count if worn by someone well known that adds some weight to the value. I don't have a clue what it's worth,but ...
by DON
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Ebay's getting sneaky with their GSP fees >>
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Ebay's getting sneaky with their ISP fees >>

hoppes-no9 wrote:Need more details on this "metal item"...
It's a flywheel and connecting rod for a vintage tether car from the 1950s

What would this be classified under to get $8.00 in duties?

DON

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by DON
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Ebay's getting sneaky with their GSP fees >>
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Ebay's getting sneaky with their GSP fees >>

Used to be the s/h and GSP fee was listed on the main auction page. Just bought a small item with s/h listed via the GSP, but they added extra fees at the end. As no added fees were listed. I thought the s/h fee included all. Seems now you have to click on the link to see the fees or even worse. Fee...
by DON
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Finding a gem vintage movement
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Finding a gem vintage movement

Looks like some one used it for a parts movement. I use to collect pocket watches had to buy a beater movement for parts once due to a pocket watch my watchmaker was working on. Was the only way to get the parts. Looks, but all the parts were there. No clue why it was taken apart and jewels pushed ...
by DON
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Finding a gem vintage movement
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Finding a gem vintage movement

deepcdvr wrote:That second picture kind of scares me. I can figure out rudimentary demolition, but Tiny watch parts.... :shock:
Not a problem. Pick out the Omega parts and toss the rest

I've restore a number of Omega watches, so know which parts are proper to the movement

DON
by DON
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Tech Corner
Topic: Don't go cheap on tools & watch your suppliers
Replies: 32
Views: 1630

Re: Don't go cheap on tools & watch your suppliers

Not sure what that does, but looks like a fused powdered metal

My tripod is made of that. Pull a leg out to hard and snapped a piece off.

DON
by DON
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Tech Corner
Topic: Home made watch winder
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Home made watch winder

Built the box and winder when I was restoring vintage watches. After going to all the work in making a watch look factory fresh. Don't want to scratch it up by accident while wearing, so the winder kept it moving just to make sure autos worked OK and timing was reasonable DON http://rlx.homestead.co...
by DON
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Finding a gem vintage movement
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Finding a gem vintage movement

Picked up this Omega 30T2RgSC movement, but sitting in pieces. Checked through the images and everything seem to be there except a couple of minor parts. Balance not proper. That's being worked on. Odd thing, was that someone poked the jewels out of the going train and sweep bridge. Spoke to one wat...
by DON
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: Your HOT Submariners with straps
Replies: 46
Views: 2850

Re: Your HOT Submariners with straps

Here's my Tudor sub with a Hirsch Liberty model. Perfect strap. Nice thickness, Unfortunately. It didn't have the weight of my Panerai and just felt small, so gone

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by DON
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: Who sells 16mm buckles?
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Who sells 16mm buckles?

Check ebay if you need a few. If your looking for quantity. Maybe a Chinese company, but they usually have a minimum of 100 - 500 pieces. Any less. They won't waste their time doing or replying Also ask for a couple of samples to check quality if you go that route. I got some bad ones from my suppli...