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Author Topic: My Dads repaired 1940s Roamer watch  (Read 1321 times)
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« on: May 01, 2015, 05:18:16 pm »

Sorry for the photos, my old camera won't do macro now.

Purchased in Africa 1947/50 on National Service with the Royal Engineers. This watch was destined for the bin, has alot of personal memories for me, so I decided to get it serviced and repaired.

Not Steampunk, being more Diesel in period (Mods please move if deemed appropriate)





Hope to get some better photos.
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2015, 06:30:59 pm »

The family history makes it good whatever label you put on it.... (and wristwatches were invented by the airship pioneer Santos Dumont).
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2015, 09:04:12 pm »



 That is a classic watch  with a real cyberpunk history   your dad's descendents can be proud to tell.



 Did he have photos of his time  in  Africa?

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2015, 01:41:08 am »

I do like the watch, but I trust that is not
Dad's hand .....
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2015, 02:16:08 am »

I applaud the fact that you got it serviced and preserved the patina!
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2015, 08:49:25 am »

I do like the watch, but I trust that is not
Dad's hand .....
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Get a grip, now, Professor; there's no need to point fingers!

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2015, 09:47:29 am »

I do like the watch, but I trust that is not
Dad's hand .....
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Get a grip, now, Professor; there's no need to point fingers!

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Put it in a box:

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2015, 12:46:17 pm »

I knew you guys wouldn't let me down on the hand thing  Grin

That is a classic watch  with a real cyberpunk history   your dad's descendents can be proud to tell.
Did he have photos of his time  in  Africa?

I do remember seeing a photo taken in the jungle with full KD's but that was years ago, I've e-mailed my brother in the States to see if he has anything. If I can find the photo I plan to make a little stand type effort with that picture in a frame.

I applaud the fact that you got it serviced and preserved the patina!

The idea was to get it repaired not restored, it is what it is and I want it to stay that way. I actually wondered about the replacement glass but in all honesty the original was so scratched you couldn't really see the face.

The watch guy said nice little 17 jewel movement and has given me a 2 year warranty, so all in all, after the initial deep breath a bout the cost I'm happy with the outcome so far, and it's keeping perfect time.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2015, 09:41:05 pm »

My Dad had a good memory day (not too good sometimes these days, alzheimer's setting in )

I learned alot about his days in the army.

After some subtle questions, one answer made me smile..........

Q.... What do you remember most (expecting tales of adventure etc,,)

A.... There was alot of shouting  Grin

And I got a fantastic photo of him in uniform from 1947.

just got to design the mount now.
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2015, 06:55:52 pm »

got to work on a possible mount today.



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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2015, 03:43:25 pm »

Decided to add Mums watch, a bit of soldering and playing with 8mm polycarbonate, mock up


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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2015, 02:33:17 pm »

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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2015, 11:13:57 pm »

I didn't have much interest in an old watch, but I LIKE the stand.  Nicely done.  The whole concept of a steampunk stand for a heirloom piece is a great idea.  Have to remember it for future theft.
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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2015, 03:00:39 am »

I love an old watch! Interesting display piece, will you make a poly cover for the whole thing?
What make is your mums? And how's it running?

Oh, you stated earlier that you would produce bettr pics...nows the time (?).
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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2015, 12:18:42 pm »

Given up on this for the moment, was not happy with the photo arrangement, time to leave it alone and return later with fresh eyes........
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