Decommission Time

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Decommission Time

Post by Nuvolari » September 26th 2019, 9:37pm

Or, ”An Ugly Horse Is Set Free In The Glue Factory Parking Lot”

One of the things I enjoy about watch collecting is a certain degree of sentimentality that goes along with acquiring - or accumulates as you own and wear - a given watch, whether a whim or a grail

Or, in the case of most Watch Lords, many watches of both the whim and grail variety.

Maybe one is an heirloom, another a gift, another still perhaps from a weekend bender and one-click Amazon settings...?

Nearly all watches create a story to tell - even, for example, this perfectly decent warch that I have recently elected to decommission.

It was originally scavenged out of an EBay lot I had bought, and had a gawwdawfully-horrible, hooded-lug die-cast tin-metal case.

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However, a buddy who lives about an hour away that I knew from PMWF gave me a surplus case he had...

So, I took the movement out of the die cast garbage case and put it into an all stainless steel garbage case.

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I have worn it a few times over the last 12 years, usually when wrenching on something with wheels (but that was before I had a few G-Shock in the rotation).

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However, I have always had a seething disdain for a fake rotating bezel. I mean, the bezel is real... but the rotating part is fantasy as the bezel does not move.

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Plus, the hands are short. And while that itself is forgive-able, when combined with the still-terrible recase case I have looked at this watch and decided to free up a spot in the B-grade watch box by disassembling everything and taking this cheap quartz crapper out of circulation, permanently.

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It was the right thing to do.

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Re: Decommission Time

Post by TemerityB » September 27th 2019, 7:09pm

Tremendous. Well done, sir. :trophy:
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