Luminous compound

After the auto winder discussion, I would like to offer my opinion on another subject that has almost religious dimensions (e.g. the discussion has become as entrenched as trying to find out which god is better). This subject is luminous compound.

The fundamentalists adore and admire the flakiest and brownest compound, and it’s even better when bits have fallen off that can be found in the movement. Gorgeous. Or not.

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Uhrenautomat

Now that’s what we really need!

Jul. 16, 1963 - One can now acquire an alarm or clock on the street in Berlin if you just have the 5 marks on hand. Having been able to buy just about every kind of food, drinks, cosmetics, and other small everyday objects from machines, this clock vending machine should be a help to all Berliners who, after normal shops close, may need a clock. Now that s customer service. If vehicles were not so big it might be possible to buy them out of machines. PUBLICATIONxINxGERxONLY - ZUMAk09JUL 16 1963 One CAN Now to Alarm or Clock ON The Street in Berlin If You Just have The 5 Marks ON Hand Having been Able to Buy Just About Every Child of Food Drinks Cosmetics and Other Small everyday Objects from Machines This Clock vending Machine should Be a Help to All Berliner Who After Normal Shops Close May Need a Clock Now Thatcher S Customer Service If VEHICLES Were Not as Big IT Might Be possible to Buy THEM out of Machines PUBLICATIONxINxGERxONLY ZUMAk09

Jul. 16, 1963 – One can now acquire an alarm or clock on the street in Berlin if you just have the 5 marks on hand. Having been able to buy just about every kind of food, drinks, cosmetics, and other small everyday objects from machines, this clock vending machine should be a help to all Berliners who, after normal shops close, may need a clock. Now that s customer service. If vehicles were not so big it might be possible to buy them out of machines.

New Lucky Dip feature

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To all of you who don’t like waiting their turn until we give out new workshop slots, we have put together a lucky dip page, that lets you try your luck once a day, with a 1/100 chance to get a workshop slot. At least you can have a flutter whilst you wait for the usual bookings to open!

Best of luck trying!

An unusual request – Omega Chronostop 146.012 / calibre 920

IMG_7516Mark sent me an email with an unusual request a couple of weeks ago…  Mark was having a pint with a friend, who told him the story of a joint birthday celebration for a group of school friends in Las Vegas for their 50th birthday. A friend of his, who had attended the 40th celebration (also in Vegas), unfortunately couldn’t come along this time, as his daughter had been murdered, and he and his wife now had to bring up their little granddaughter, and had to cope with the funeral expenses on top of everything else they had to bear.

We at WatchGuy believe that once in a while, an act of kindness will go a long way, and we would like to support the effort of getting this man to Las Vegas for his 50th birthday. Mark’s friend donated a Chronostop that he had won at auction some time ago, and we have put the watch after inspection on eBay, so that it can be sold to help finance the trip.

The auction listing is at http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/201538007070? , and it would be great if our readers could help make the auction a success. We will add our bit and pay for the listing and auction fees, so that the full amount will go towards the trip. Happy bidding!

Repair and service: 1st Moscow Watch Factory Sturmanskie (ШТУРМАНСКИЕ) calibre 2608.

IMG_6139Andrei has sent in his Soviet classic in the hope of getting it working again as it should. This model has a lot of history in the Russian air force and a modified model made it all the way into space with Juri Gargarin.

The watch is not running and has received a lot of action in both the hands of the owner and previous watchmakers so I knew this would be a challenge I was accepting.

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