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Rally Diver

Post by KidKeith » Sat May 18, 2019 7:08 am

Just got my rally diver back from a service by Spencer Klein. So stoked. He had this lady for a while (18 months-ish), but well worth the wait. She was in rough shape when I sent her out.

Cheers!

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Re: Rally Diver

Post by jtbenson » Sat May 18, 2019 9:26 am

looks great!

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Re: Rally Diver

Post by HapaHapa » Sat May 18, 2019 9:55 am

Looks great. What was your work scope? Blast case, new crystal, and clean the mold off the lume? Asking because I’m thinking about what to do with my Pogue.
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Re: Rally Diver

Post by toxicavenger » Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 am

18 months? by that time I would have sold it 4 times.

congrats on it.

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Re: Rally Diver

Post by Steve O. » Sat May 18, 2019 11:20 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 am
18 months? by that time I would have sold it 4 times.

congrats on it.
Seiko looks great. Love those vintage Rally divers.

My watchmaker has had a vintage Super Squale I sent in for a dial and hands relume about that same length of time. Driving me nuts.
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Re: Rally Diver

Post by toxicavenger » Sat May 18, 2019 11:22 am

Steve O. wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:20 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 am
18 months? by that time I would have sold it 4 times.

congrats on it.
Seiko looks great. Love those vintage Rally divers.

My watchmaker has had a vintage Super Squale I sent in for a dial and hands relume about that same length of time. Driving me nuts.
Screw that. I would find another watchmaker.

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Re: Rally Diver

Post by Steve O. » Sat May 18, 2019 11:24 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:22 am
Steve O. wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:20 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 am
18 months? by that time I would have sold it 4 times.

congrats on it.
Seiko looks great. Love those vintage Rally divers.

My watchmaker has had a vintage Super Squale I sent in for a dial and hands relume about that same length of time. Driving me nuts.
Screw that. I would find another watchmaker.
Am going to. You guys do vintage restoration work?

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Re: Rally Diver

Post by toxicavenger » Sat May 18, 2019 11:28 am

Steve O. wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:24 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:22 am
Steve O. wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:20 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 am
18 months? by that time I would have sold it 4 times.

congrats on it.
Seiko looks great. Love those vintage Rally divers.

My watchmaker has had a vintage Super Squale I sent in for a dial and hands relume about that same length of time. Driving me nuts.
Screw that. I would find another watchmaker.
Am going to. You guys do vintage restoration work?
Yes but we do not do lume work. We will do the hands if we have to but matching them sucks. One thing about vintage is parts. Collecting parts to fix watches does take some time.

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Re: Rally Diver

Post by Steve O. » Sat May 18, 2019 11:37 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:28 am
Steve O. wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:24 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:22 am
Steve O. wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:20 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 am
18 months? by that time I would have sold it 4 times.

congrats on it.
Seiko looks great. Love those vintage Rally divers.

My watchmaker has had a vintage Super Squale I sent in for a dial and hands relume about that same length of time. Driving me nuts.
Screw that. I would find another watchmaker.
Am going to. You guys do vintage restoration work?
Yes but we do not do lume work. We will do the hands if we have to but matching them sucks. One thing about vintage is parts. Collecting parts to fix watches does take some time.
Gotcha. Thanks Terry.

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Re: Rally Diver

Post by toxicavenger » Sat May 18, 2019 11:54 am

Steve O. wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:37 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:28 am
Steve O. wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:24 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:22 am
Steve O. wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:20 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 am
18 months? by that time I would have sold it 4 times.

congrats on it.
Seiko looks great. Love those vintage Rally divers.

My watchmaker has had a vintage Super Squale I sent in for a dial and hands relume about that same length of time. Driving me nuts.
Screw that. I would find another watchmaker.
Am going to. You guys do vintage restoration work?
Yes but we do not do lume work. We will do the hands if we have to but matching them sucks. One thing about vintage is parts. Collecting parts to fix watches does take some time.
Gotcha. Thanks Terry.
:cheers:

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Re: Rally Diver

Post by KidKeith » Sat May 18, 2019 1:26 pm

Below is a link of the watch when I sent it in. A complete mess.

It did take a while, but I have a few in the collection so I didn't miss it too bad. 18 months is a very long time, but I'm a patient man :)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cMxZHQ-Pxs0
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Re: Rally Diver

Post by sierra11b » Sat May 18, 2019 3:11 pm

Klein has been backlogged for awhile. I reached out to him years ago and he told me I could wait, but was still nice enough to answer some questions regarding my 6139, and which parts to secure on eBay, after I declined the wait period.

I ended-up using another maker out of SoCal for two 6139s when Terry was just getting started in the strap world, but have sent him an early ceramic golden tuna for work which turned out great.

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Re: Rally Diver

Post by toxicavenger » Sat May 18, 2019 4:37 pm

sierra11b wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Klein has been backlogged for awhile. I reached out to him years ago and he told me I could wait, but was still nice enough to answer some questions regarding my 6139, and which parts to secure on eBay, after I declined the wait period.

I ended-up using another maker out of SoCal for two 6139s when Terry was just getting started in the strap world, but have sent him an early ceramic golden tuna for work which turned out great.
Last he told me he is at 2 years. Seems like people are getting disinterested in their watches after he has them so long that some people do not want to pay. :shrug:

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Re: Rally Diver

Post by HapaHapa » Sat May 18, 2019 5:39 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:37 pm
sierra11b wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Klein has been backlogged for awhile. I reached out to him years ago and he told me I could wait, but was still nice enough to answer some questions regarding my 6139, and which parts to secure on eBay, after I declined the wait period.

I ended-up using another maker out of SoCal for two 6139s when Terry was just getting started in the strap world, but have sent him an early ceramic golden tuna for work which turned out great.
Last he told me he is at 2 years. Seems like people are getting disinterested in their watches after he has them so long that some people do not want to pay. :shrug:
After 2 years a person’s taste in watches could easily change. I can easily imagine the “wtf what I thinking” moment when the x-hundred dollars bill comes due, although I’d cough up the dough because that’s the right thing to do.... I assume he charges part up front.

This is making me consider putting the pogue out on the sales block.

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Re: Rally Diver

Post by toxicavenger » Sat May 18, 2019 8:40 pm

HapaHapa wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:39 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:37 pm
sierra11b wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Klein has been backlogged for awhile. I reached out to him years ago and he told me I could wait, but was still nice enough to answer some questions regarding my 6139, and which parts to secure on eBay, after I declined the wait period.

I ended-up using another maker out of SoCal for two 6139s when Terry was just getting started in the strap world, but have sent him an early ceramic golden tuna for work which turned out great.
Last he told me he is at 2 years. Seems like people are getting disinterested in their watches after he has them so long that some people do not want to pay. :shrug:
After 2 years a person’s taste in watches could easily change. I can easily imagine the “wtf what I thinking” moment when the x-hundred dollars bill comes due, although I’d cough up the dough because that’s the right thing to do.... I assume he charges part up front.

This is making me consider putting the pogue out on the sales block.
Why would you sell the pogue because of this? Other people can service it also.

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Re: Rally Diver

Post by sierra11b » Sun May 19, 2019 6:33 am

HapaHapa wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:39 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:37 pm
sierra11b wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Klein has been backlogged for awhile. I reached out to him years ago and he told me I could wait, but was still nice enough to answer some questions regarding my 6139, and which parts to secure on eBay, after I declined the wait period.

I ended-up using another maker out of SoCal for two 6139s when Terry was just getting started in the strap world, but have sent him an early ceramic golden tuna for work which turned out great.
Last he told me he is at 2 years. Seems like people are getting disinterested in their watches after he has them so long that some people do not want to pay. :shrug:
After 2 years a person’s taste in watches could easily change. I can easily imagine the “wtf what I thinking” moment when the x-hundred dollars bill comes due, although I’d cough up the dough because that’s the right thing to do.... I assume he charges part up front.

This is making me consider putting the pogue out on the sales block.
What do you have? :think:

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Re: Rally Diver

Post by HapaHapa » Sun May 19, 2019 6:09 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:40 pm
HapaHapa wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:39 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:37 pm
sierra11b wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Klein has been backlogged for awhile. I reached out to him years ago and he told me I could wait, but was still nice enough to answer some questions regarding my 6139, and which parts to secure on eBay, after I declined the wait period.

I ended-up using another maker out of SoCal for two 6139s when Terry was just getting started in the strap world, but have sent him an early ceramic golden tuna for work which turned out great.
Last he told me he is at 2 years. Seems like people are getting disinterested in their watches after he has them so long that some people do not want to pay. :shrug:
After 2 years a person’s taste in watches could easily change. I can easily imagine the “wtf what I thinking” moment when the x-hundred dollars bill comes due, although I’d cough up the dough because that’s the right thing to do.... I assume he charges part up front.

This is making me consider putting the pogue out on the sales block.
Why would you sell the pogue because of this? Other people can service it also.
I wouldn't sell it because of the wait. More so because I'm less attracted to it now than when I bought it. It's the blue/black version, so I guess not a true Pogue.
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