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    I have a Zenith Pocket Watch which has a sapphire crown too. It was a popular feature on better watches in that time period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    I have a Zenith Pocket Watch which has a sapphire crown too. It was a popular feature on better watches in that time period.
    I only have this one pocket watch I picked up awhile back and the main appeal was it was made in South Bend In and that’s where I call home and will be going back once I retire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jnatcat View Post
    I only have this one pocket watch I picked up awhile back and the main appeal was it was made in South Bend In and that’s where I call home and will be going back once I retire

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    They were one of the smaller outfits but they made some very good looking and quality pieces. I have one. Getting parts for them these days can be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    They were one of the smaller outfits but they made some very good looking and quality pieces. I have one. Getting parts for them these days can be a problem.
    I think I only paid like $150 for it and I cracked open the back and oiled all the pivots then had to figure out how to regulate it but after a simple regulation it surprisingly keeps pretty good time
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    Usually when you get an older watch like that they need to be overhauled which means being dismantled, cleaned and oiled. Often times a tad amount of oil on the escapement will get it running again. Most modern watches have no exposed pivots. They are sealed within the jewels so the cap jewel has to be removed and the oil goes there.

    What type oil did you use? They have synthetic oil specific to watches. Using the wrong kind can damage a watch in the long term.
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    Casio g shock, daily wear, been through A LOT.
    Auto calendar, date, day of the week, summer time / winter time.
    Accurate, radio controlled, synchronizes time every day.

    Practical and durable. Almost barbaric compared to the many others in here. hehe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    Usually when you get an older watch like that they need to be overhauled which means being dismantled, cleaned and oiled. Often times a tad amount of oil on the escapement will get it running again. Most modern watches have no exposed pivots. They are sealed within the jewels so the cap jewel has to be removed and the oil goes there.

    What type oil did you use? They have synthetic oil specific to watches. Using the wrong kind can damage a watch in the long term.

    I believe I used Moebius 9010
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    yep, that's the good stuff. 9010/2.
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    My watches are nothing super special, but I love Bulova, and have enough that I can choose a watch to go with whatever I'm wearing that day.
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    Bulova has been doing some neat things lately with redo's of some of their iconic watches. They have their digital and the "Devil Diver" and the military. If you check out Eboy you can find their Accuswiss which were discontinued years ago but they are watches meant to sell for a grand and can be found for $300.
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