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March 08, 2013 04:18PM
Hi all,
I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, or if I even know that I'm asking the right question. I recently became interested in going beyond looking at my mechanical watches, and want to dive inside of them. However, I don't have any non-working watches that I'm willing to sacrifice to science.

I attempted to purchase a non-working vintage Vostok Amphibia on the bay to toy with, because I know that parts are readily available. However, someone stole it out from under me at 3:30am!

What I'm looking for is an inexpensive watch with readily available parts, so that I could run the gamut on it - replace the bezel, gaskets, crystal, and maybe, if I man-up a little, toy around with the movement itself. What I DON'T have, is a ton of money! (That's why getting the Vostok for around $15 was my first choice!)

Any suggestions for types/styles/brands of mechanical watches to look that would offer lots mod options, but that won't break the bank?

(P.S. - I swear that I did some searching both here and on WUS before asking, and didn't find much. I do research for a living, but can't manage to make the search functions on either site be nice to me!)

Thanks in advance for any help you might offer!

-Kevin
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Hopeful First Time Watch Mod

Kevin_D446March 08, 2013 04:18PM

Huh? Perhaps your research skills are far beyond mine>>

Dave M236March 09, 2013 03:35AM

Sorry for the confusing description! Frowning Jpeg Attachments

Kevin_D221March 09, 2013 07:09PM



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