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It's a happy day, a new watch arrived Hooya, my goal to get one of these by year-end has been met!!

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December 09, 2009 08:38PM
For the past several months, I have had a burning obsession to convert a pocket watch into a wrist watch. Those old movements are so beautiful that I have wanted to encase them in wrist watch cases so I could enjoy them in that form. Well, while this still isn't my ultimate conversion, I think it is a darn cool one and one that will keep me for a while. Welcome to the transformation from this

To this ...DRUM ROLL!!!!!!

And the coup de grace

This started out as a 00 size Waltham housed in a gold filled Hunter style case. It fit nicely in a 38mm case that is not only beautifully sized, but it actually wears like a much larger watch as it is all dial.

I love the black Roman numerals and thin hands on the white face, all original from the PW. Andrej if you are reading, don't you think this is somewhat like your Stowa? I see a resemblance.

Finally, this is a straight swap-out, no alteration to the original movement or case. The importance of this is that if I ever go purist and decide to go back to all original, that option can be exercised in about 90 seconds flat. I have a little problem with how the crown and stem align, but that is only a small issue that will be resolved very easily.

So, this is but the beginning of what may turn out to be the next phase of my collection. Stay tuned folks, there are some cool things in the oven!! wink!


Thanks for looking!

It's a happy day, a new watch arrived Hooya, my goal to get one of these by year-end has been met!! Jpeg Attachments

JohnnyT2714December 09, 2009 08:38PM

Very Nice!!! Thumbs up! (n/t)

gigfy448December 10, 2009 06:56PM

That is wonderful JT! You may not wear those Omegas any more Laughing (n/t)

jeffw328December 10, 2009 10:55AM

That's an amazing swap JT clapping (n/t)

Reto268December 10, 2009 07:39AM

Thanks everyone for the incredible response. I feel very validated in my choice and in my friendships here!Cheers! (n/t)

JohnnyT305December 10, 2009 05:24AM

Shoot, JT, now you're giving me strange ideas.........Crazy! Loco!

Allan Zirlin350December 10, 2009 03:53AM

Got any pics,. Allan? (n/t)

JohnnyT273December 10, 2009 05:18AM

Wow Johnny

Jose5248December 10, 2009 03:01AM

solid 10 Johnny. Class act, just like you sir. Thumbs up!

greg honeycutt351December 10, 2009 02:57AM

Superb, JT! Class up the a$$! Thumbs up! (n/t)

MCV326December 10, 2009 02:40AM

Thumbs Up Thumbs Up, Johnny! (n/t)

John N258December 10, 2009 02:32AM

BOOOOM!!!! That is hands down the coolest ever!! I can't even believe it...just perfect.

jinxed239December 10, 2009 02:23AM

A work of art JT! You've done it again! I love that Clapping!

Riddim Driven383December 10, 2009 02:11AM

Man...JT you are my hero..Stunning Thumbs up! (n/t)

Tony Duronio268December 10, 2009 01:31AM

Thank you, Tony! (n/t)

JohnnyT503December 10, 2009 02:00AM

What a fantastic project, looks fabulous. Clapping! But wondering .........

Robmks302December 10, 2009 01:24AM

Good eye, Rob. Yes, something is catywompos there, but I haven't looked into it yet. Nothing serious I hope (n/t)

JohnnyT377December 10, 2009 02:00AM

Dude,., this is stunning! (n/t)

anjizkit260December 10, 2009 12:57AM

Thank you, Anjan!! (n/t)

JohnnyT318December 10, 2009 01:07AM

wooowwieee... Thumbs up! Drooling Drooling (n/t)

UKRower225December 10, 2009 12:41AM

Rolling on the floor laughing my a.. off Thanks, Ian! (n/t)

JohnnyT379December 10, 2009 01:06AM

wow, that is one beautiful wristwatch! Thumbs up!

jay_m258December 10, 2009 12:37AM

Ha ha. Maybe I will! thanks, Jay. (n/t)

JohnnyT262December 10, 2009 01:05AM

Beautiful just Beautiful, Johnny. It's great that it is a straight swap, so going back is no sweat. (n/t)

Mark C.271December 10, 2009 12:28AM

Yup, I like that option also! Thanks, Mark! (n/t)

JohnnyT306December 10, 2009 01:03AM

Masterpiece, nothing less. Drooling (n/t)

SteveA95229December 09, 2009 11:58PM

Wow, high praise! Thanks, Steve! (n/t)

JohnnyT319December 10, 2009 01:02AM

Wow that is ultra sweet,I tip my hat for that Johnny!Thumbs up!Thumbs up!

Bock301December 09, 2009 11:28PM

Thank you, Eric!! (n/t)

JohnnyT234December 09, 2009 11:33PM

Observed with a most humble appreciation for your fine work, Great One!Eek!Thumbs up! (n/t)

Nuvolari380December 09, 2009 11:25PM

In other words you like it?? I am confused Rolling on the floor laughing my a.. off Thanks, Mike! (n/t)

JohnnyT240December 09, 2009 11:31PM

According to the NAWCC data - thats an model 1890...

Anonymous User279December 09, 2009 10:47PM

Sweeeeet looking converson JT. Thumbs Up

Chris L267December 09, 2009 11:44PM

Thanks, Harold. Let's see, 103 years old. How old is that in people years? Dog years? LaughingCheers! (n/t)

JohnnyT323December 09, 2009 11:06PM

Old enough to be a good one... Its in great shape, too.....

Anonymous User296December 09, 2009 11:11PM

Rolling on the floor laughing my a.. off The guy I got it from in-fact did fit a sleeve in the case, specific to this

JohnnyT350December 09, 2009 11:30PM

Spec freakin' tacular!!! (n/t)

DJM385December 09, 2009 10:22PM

Thank freakin you, DJM! Rolling on the floor laughing my a.. off (n/t)

JohnnyT367December 09, 2009 11:03PM

It's a beauty Johnny! WIS Honeymoon Thumbs up!

Anonymous User288December 09, 2009 10:07PM

Unfortunately I don't understand the construction and operation of these things enough to >>>

JohnnyT309December 09, 2009 11:02PM

Well, you've got me gushing like a fountain JT drooling Thumbs Up A big congrats to you sir! clapping (n/t)

Hector247December 09, 2009 09:39PM

Thank you Hector! (n/t)

JohnnyT391December 09, 2009 10:56PM

Holy Spectacular, Batman! Jpeg Attachments

Dre370December 09, 2009 09:36PM

Thank you Andrej. Since I focused in on your Stowa, I have been dying to finish this so I >>

JohnnyT281December 09, 2009 10:55PM

Glad I was able to somehow inspire, and looking forward to more details! (n/t)

Dre278December 10, 2009 03:40AM

Absolute masterpiece JT!!! Clapping!

Sfnewguy275December 09, 2009 09:28PM

Thanks, but Aw com'n You're one of my main dogs and I yours! (Oh-oh, >>>

JohnnyT286December 09, 2009 10:51PM

Clapping! JT (n/t)

JP293December 09, 2009 09:27PM

Thank you JP! (n/t)

JohnnyT277December 09, 2009 10:48PM

Pow!---------------------------------------- Oops! I'm dead. That slays me, JT! So Cool

itschris256December 09, 2009 09:26PM

Thank you Chris! Hang tight, A few of us are working this issue on several fronts and we just may become >>>

JohnnyT285December 09, 2009 10:46PM

Well Done That Man! Thumbs up!

Anonymous User284December 09, 2009 09:15PM

Excellent question and one of the key issues in these conversions. The guy that...

JohnnyT373December 09, 2009 10:42PM

Ah... that makes sense... beyond my humble skills!

Anonymous User367December 09, 2009 11:27PM

WOW! That is Stunning. Thumbs up! Thumbs up! (n/t)

DanB251December 09, 2009 09:13PM

Thank you, Dan! (n/t)

JohnnyT257December 09, 2009 09:16PM

That's a beauty! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Drooling (n/t)

Anonymous User330December 09, 2009 08:59PM

Thanks, Pard! (n/t)

JohnnyT434December 09, 2009 09:15PM

Drooling (n/t)

Micha598December 09, 2009 08:41PM

Thanks, Butch! (n/t)

JohnnyT238December 09, 2009 09:14PM

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