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  1. Hi Brian, having tried almost all types of...

    Hi Brian, having tried almost all types of chronograph mechanisms I have to say that for chronographs with column wheel designs the 'feel' should almost be consistent on both start/stop and reset...
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    A little hesitation on the third shot, but killer...

    A little hesitation on the third shot, but killer anyway :D

    BTW, how was your father then when the ORP was sunk? This is an adventure I must do (real world diving) before time catches on me ;)
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    Nice! A chronograph I can wear upside down :)

    Nice! A chronograph I can wear upside down :)
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    :D Really? Hamilton made it? Yeah... who would...

    :D Really? Hamilton made it? Yeah... who would want it?
  5. That looks better! From the looks of it alone I...

    That looks better! From the looks of it alone I think it is corrosion proof :D This Astrolon have, what it seems, a combination cap-shock spring. It acts as end stone and shock spring at the same...
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    Hi Al. I actually replied to you in the first...

    Hi Al. I actually replied to you in the first post of your Aquastar. Pardon, I did not reply in your pm but to the same thread. Hope the idea works for you ;)
  7. Well equipped guy, maybe, but it is impractical...

    Well equipped guy, maybe, but it is impractical to use a hi-tech drill just to open a hermetically sealed Swatch watch. I simply use a hacksaw :D

    The plastic escape wheel and pallet fork are...
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    Welcome to Rado Forum, Kurt. Elegant Rado :)

    Welcome to Rado Forum, Kurt. Elegant Rado :)
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    Elegant! Enjoy it, Kurt :)

    Elegant! Enjoy it, Kurt :)
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    Flood ready ;) 17497

    Flood ready ;)

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    I'm a little bit afraid about the shape of things...

    I'm a little bit afraid about the shape of things to come from VC :D
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    Nice! Would be much better if the hour hand is...

    Nice! Would be much better if the hour hand is shorter.
  13. Thread: Funky Friday.

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    In the 70's when I was in college, Opel marketing...

    In the 70's when I was in college, Opel marketing was active here and they introduced some top of the line models that included the Opel Rekord with those nice color schemes of gold tone on the top...
  14. Brandon, not all hi-tech ceramics are...

    Brandon, not all hi-tech ceramics are lightweight, just a tad lighter than the usual S.S. but still heavier than a titanium case. The movement is rather larger than the usual Cal. 861, could be the...
  15. Thread: Inbound...

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    Elegant! The first one was rather a minimalist...

    Elegant! The first one was rather a minimalist dress chronograph, and the new one more of an elegant tool watch tucked under your cuff. Welcome back to Rado Forum ;)
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    I'd be glad to fix the 'watch' (pacemaker) for...

    I'd be glad to fix the 'watch' (pacemaker) for free for the user's benefit, but to open his chest is not my business :D
  17. Let him try this: a quartz watch with a balance...

    Let him try this: a quartz watch with a balance wheel(!) The hands are powered by a quartz movement and the sub-seconds hand by a cheap automatic movement. Even if the sub-seconds hand stops due to...
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    Caliber 280 is the later version, the same as...

    Caliber 280 is the later version, the same as 30T2 but with Incabloc shock protection and 17 jewels.
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    Carrying Hank's Hampden McKinley everyday...

    Carrying Hank's Hampden McKinley everyday (courtesy of Brandon) :)

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  20. Hi Al, nice Regattare, I just love the 'generic'...

    Hi Al, nice Regattare, I just love the 'generic' shape of the case. So nice that I have to offer my (work) experience with it. The teeth appear to be an integral part of the disc and made of aluminum...
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    To be more close, it could probably be powered by...

    To be more close, it could probably be powered by an ETA 2782, date only caliber. ETA 2789 is exclusively day/date.
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    I think Shannon's suggestion is correct. A man...

    I think Shannon's suggestion is correct. A man with vertigo won't wear a simple watch like the IWC ;)
  23. If you can show a photo of the wheel with a...

    If you can show a photo of the wheel with a broken tooth.
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    Looks pregnant :D

    Looks pregnant :D
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    Nah! Actually I admire the Valjoux 7750 with a...

    Nah! Actually I admire the Valjoux 7750 with a classic sub-dial arrangement like the 321 :)

    I was just spoiled by the first vintage chronograph that I saw way back when I was in high school and...
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