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    way off topic, Custom watch project

    Besides Cp's one of my loves is clocks and watches..

    Chirs Pappas of Wilsonwatchworks.com sent some pics today of my current watch project. It should be completed sometime this weekend.

    Chris does beautiful work and I can highly recommend him to anyone wanting a custom timepiece. This is my second W3, my first being a WWII German Navigator homage. It was one of his very early works. He uses images of it in his webpage banners/graphics.

    This project started with the movement from a 1947 Hamilton model 917 pocket watch, a true American classic. The dial is one of Chris' custom designs, the 42mm double bezel exhibition case, onion style crown, hands and strap are all German with the deployment being Swiss.

    The movement was fully serviced with a new unbreakable mainspring and modified NOS stem installed. It was also precision regulated in three positions.































    I'm keeping all the original parts in case I ever want to reassemble the original pocket watch.

    1947 Hamilton sales video
    (pretty cheesey at first but gets a lot better and who knows, my watch's movement could be in the video)

    Cool 1949 Hamilton video on how a watch works

    My W3 WWII German Navigator


    Thanks for looking,
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    Cool
    That watch has a really beautiful mechanism

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    Awesome! I was totally thinking about a watch with a CP on it today!
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    LOL, I have to admit Josh.... I hadnt considered mixing the two

    hmmmmm LOL

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    I would love to have a pocket watch made with the face having a great CP picture on it as the background. I have a pocket watch with wolves as the background. It is a long story on how I ended up with it as I'm not a big wolf fan but I like pocket watches. Then I thought how cool it would be for one with a CP face. Drool!
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    Omg so nice!

    I wish we had this icon here because I'd totally post it http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/publi..._cupidgirl.gif

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    I've never said this to another man before, but: Nice piece!
    Indeed. Most indeededly. Phillip J. Frye


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    The hammy has arrived, took a few quickies during lunch






    (*BOB is a German watch strap manufacturer)

    And yeah, I know... I need to clay bar and wax my vehicle



    Thanks for looking, and now we return you to your regularly scheduled programming....
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