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The TITUS project - Final cut !!!LaughingCheers!

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May 10, 2013 03:03PM
I had presented a couple of months ago , a few project watches, mostly Soviet vintage ones. Among them, was this TITUS Geneve- hand winding watch, probably from the 40s era , considering the fixed lugs . Smile

This is a watch that was waiting for many years to be reviewed, mainly because I could not find this movent that it has into:

So guess what happened when I found this for sale!!! ( As a non-working watch, too) ! Eek! :

Yes , an almost identical - similar , watch! Also same brand of TITUS, surely of a later era! And what was the movement?

Yes, as we see, this was a real antimagnetic military watch , but the caliber was the same !!! Exactly what I had been looking for ? Yes, that is what I was looking for, but still I had to do the bidding and watching very carefully because although the watch was broken, it proved that I had......competition !!!Laughing Other people were bidding too , so I had to bid accordingly! In the end it is obvious that I got the watch. But again, when the donor and the project were taken to the specialist, we found out that the donor was not only in bad condition but also certain parts were kind of changed or altered, e.t.c......
After about a month and more, the result is great, with a new crystal, too! No changes were made to case, dial and hands! A vintage is a vintage , especially of this era and design! Watch was repaired and serviced, ( also new crystal as already said), so here are a few pics. This is the final result for me, the project is considered closed !!!LaughingSmile ( Straps are temporary, many options possible , even with the fixed lugs).

When possible by lighting conditions, the very blue hands look great and do contrast with dial. The crown is not the best but since it was there and does the job , it is O.K. Watch has a classic non - interesting , common , snap-on , case-back , without any markings or writtings. It has been keeping very good time so far, although it is not in my priorities !Laughing
Thank you , once again, for having a look at this time-machine !!! Wink

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/10/2013 03:08PM by IF.

The TITUS project - Final cut !!!LaughingCheers! Jpeg Attachments

IF470May 10, 2013 03:03PM

Great save, very successful project results.Thumbs up! (n/t)

Paul J Costa57May 12, 2013 03:20PM

Paul, thank you very much! Smile (n/t)

IF53May 12, 2013 03:25PM

Awesome result IF Thumbs Up (n/t)

wodo61May 11, 2013 11:33PM

Thank you very much, Dodo ! Smile (n/t)

IF61May 12, 2013 06:32AM

Great happy end Ioannis, congrats Thumbs Up (n/t)

Reto63May 11, 2013 08:03AM

Reto, thank you very much! Smile (n/t)

IF59May 11, 2013 01:48PM

It turned out great! I like the vintage look.

Kenny L59May 11, 2013 07:46AM

Thank you very much, Kenny! Smile

IF61May 11, 2013 01:55PM

That cleaned up real nice, Ioannis! Are you sure about the era? I would say 20's or 30's. (n/t)

JohnnyT66May 11, 2013 03:11AM

That would be even better and more interesting, Johnny!Smile

IF72May 11, 2013 06:50AM

A very cool piece Ioannis! Worthy of saving! Great dial and hands! (n/t)

Timemiser80May 11, 2013 12:22AM

Thank you very much, Timothy! Smile (n/t)

IF70May 11, 2013 06:47AM

Great job! smile (n/t)

Ed Brandwein74May 10, 2013 11:33PM

Ed, thank you very much! Smile (n/t)

IF69May 11, 2013 06:46AM

Wow, beautiful.Thumbs up! Congrats IF. (n/t)

Mark C.68May 10, 2013 10:48PM

Mark, hello and thank you very much! Smile (n/t)

IF61May 11, 2013 06:46AM

Time machine is right! Very cool! (n/t)

benhemp76May 10, 2013 08:25PM

Thank you very much, sir! Smile (n/t)

IF61May 11, 2013 06:45AM

That is sweet Ioannis! (n/t)

BobbyMike67May 10, 2013 05:55PM

Thank you very much, Michael ! Smile (n/t)

IF88May 10, 2013 06:11PM

Wow, BIG improvement! Clapping! (n/t)

James T. KirkĀ©104May 10, 2013 05:19PM

Thank you very much, Johan ! Smile (n/t)

IF70May 10, 2013 05:21PM

Super work, IF! Cheers! Hats off to you Thumbs up! (n/t)

Ethan_Mack85May 10, 2013 05:06PM

Thank you very much, Ethan ! Smile (n/t)

IF65May 10, 2013 05:21PM

She looks GREAT IF! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Cool (n/t)

cmoy69May 10, 2013 03:45PM

Thank you very much, Chris! Smile (n/t)

IF71May 10, 2013 05:20PM

That's a great result! Thumbs Up I like the leather strap that you show >>

Dave M83May 10, 2013 03:35PM

Thank you very much, Dave! That is true about the matching strap!Smile (n/t)

IF67May 10, 2013 05:19PM

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