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  • So my niece really likes the Hippocampus...

    ...it's her favorite part of the brain and she also likes the fact it's a seahorse.
    She will be graduating college in 6 months, so I thought she might dig a Hippocampus for the wrist.
    Thus, a new project watch:



    A classic mid-1960s Seamaster.
    It needs a little cleaning up and regulating, and a bracelet.



    As it turns out, in my stash of parts, I have a NOS bracelet of the type very common in that era.



    I think this will look pretty cool when complete!
    Brad

  • #2
    Very cool Brad!

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    • #3
      ...And a great graduation gift, in so many ways.
      Cardigan American Princess Celeste says, "It's too quiet. You guys get up off your butts and start doing things."

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      • #4
        That is so cool, Brad! A very meaningful gift!

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        • #5
          She'll cherish it!
          "So Many Watches / So Little Time"

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          • #6
            Thanks, Guys! I have to credit my wife, who suggested the idea of a Seamaster after I mentioned the hippocampus connection.
            I hope my niece will dig it, and find it useful.
            At least her eyes are young enough to be able to tell time on this tiny dial!

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            • #7
              Awesome gift. You are a kind uncle.

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              • #8
                That's a very thoughtful gift mate, I'm sure she'll treasure it, wish I had an uncle Brad.

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                • #9
                  So, inside is a beautiful little movement from 1962:


                  Cal 630

                  Case reference is 535.002 and also indicates 1962 production.

                  Last edited by Watch Carefully; 12-10-2019, 03:38 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Crystal polished, case ultrasonic cleaned, period NSA bracelet end-pieces shaved to fit, installed in vintage box:



                    I can hardly wait for my niece to finish her final semester, so I can give this to her.
                    B

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                    • #11
                      Wow, that looks great! She will likely love it. Nice work.

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                      • #12
                        Beautiful. What an awesome gift.
                        JP

                        They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.

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