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Pocket watch conversions, part three

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JohnnyT  
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December 31, 2009 07:22PM
You all remember my interest in converting PW's to wrist watches. For review, here are the ones you have already seen


Vintage Waltham, purchased in Albuquerque, Movement hacked up, never to be returned to PW form BAD!!


American Waltham, dropped in to wristwatch case intact and completely reversible back to PW form. Good

And now this one


15 jewel Waltham, retained in original case, lugs welded to original case, back replaced with see-through. Check it out













It's big at 48mm...





But it wears very well







One of the beauties of this form of conversion is that in a matter of minutes, I can pop out the movement, complete with dial and hands, and pop another one in. Bwala, brand new look. In fact, this movement stopped advancing the hour and minute hands sometime last night (Notice on the pictures that they haven't moved, while at the same time the seconds hand is spinning along merrily, doing its job) and if I have time today, I just might pop in another movement.

There are a few pros and cons to this type conversion, but on the whole, I think it has some possibilities. What do you think?

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JohnnyT4697December 31, 2009 07:22PM

Re: There are a few pros and cons to [but] I think it has some possibilities. What do you think?

Anonymous User378January 01, 2010 05:31AM

I will disagree with one of the other postings >>>

John Lind350January 01, 2010 04:53AM

I'm afraid I must disagree with yourself, Professor. Wink Image Attachments

Anonymous User415January 01, 2010 05:53AM

I'd have to agree with Ricky... Jpeg Attachments

Anonymous User722January 01, 2010 08:51PM

Very cool, Johnny! Thumbs up!DroolingCheers! (n/t)

Nuvolari318January 01, 2010 04:28AM

Looks good, Johnny.Thumbs up! (n/t)

Mark C.503January 01, 2010 12:20AM

Nicely done, I kinda like the crown at 12. >>

Dre305December 31, 2009 11:04PM

Thanks, Andrej! Yes, that crown on such a big watch can be problematic. Let's see...

JohnnyT352January 01, 2010 12:25AM

Not to poop on your cake, JT, but that one looks kinda crude compared to the others. Eek! (n/t)

MCV309December 31, 2009 11:01PM

Hey, you just pooped on my cake!! I am angry! Rolling on the floor laughing my a.. off This is a throw back to the earliest

JohnnyT342January 01, 2010 12:22AM

toooo cool. I've been so close to putting lugs on pw cases in the past >

greg honeycutt312December 31, 2009 11:01PM

Hey Greg! Happy New Year to you! Cheers! Do you have an old case you can practice on? If not and .

JohnnyT322January 01, 2010 12:16AM

Please do. I only have one to practice on >

greg honeycutt336January 01, 2010 12:31AM

Count on it, buddy! Cheers! (n/t)

JohnnyT320January 01, 2010 01:10AM

Thanks man, just remember....cheap.

greg honeycutt456January 01, 2010 01:16AM

I like them, Johnny ! Especially as a new collection into the collection ! SmileThumbs up! (n/t)

IF297December 31, 2009 10:47PM

Thanks, Ioannis! Double fun, as Pocket watches and as conversions! Smile (n/t)

JohnnyT381January 01, 2010 12:08AM

Very nice! Thanks for sharing Smile (n/t)

gigfy376December 31, 2009 10:05PM

Thanks, Walter! Happy New Year, Bud! Cheers! (n/t)

JohnnyT318December 31, 2009 10:26PM

Nice! Does lack of shock protection create any problems?

twotone299December 31, 2009 10:02PM

Thanks. Hasn't yet. Just got it yesterday! Smile (n/t)

JohnnyT275December 31, 2009 10:23PM

HOT HOT HOT !!! I love it! That would be the only type of "dress" watch I would wear. Beautiful (n/t)

jinxed338December 31, 2009 08:56PM

Thanks, Brad! Smile (n/t)

JohnnyT335December 31, 2009 09:45PM

That's what I'm talkin' about! Say, JT, how does>>

Anonymous User309December 31, 2009 08:06PM

Thanks, Dave. It's a little clumsy, but not any worse than some of my watches with large

JohnnyT307December 31, 2009 08:15PM

i like cool case design.. u need a better crown though (n/t)

anjizkit333December 31, 2009 07:47PM

+1 Agreed! (n/t)

JohnnyT328December 31, 2009 07:55PM

Awesome! A good compromise in this case (no pun intended)!

hedgesjr294December 31, 2009 07:26PM

Thank you, Marcos. The fellow that I got the other case from did the

JohnnyT350December 31, 2009 07:41PM



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