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  1. madasboot

    Forum Announcement - Mike On A Bike

    I am more prosaic... a Yamazaki Single Malt would land beautifully
  2. madasboot

    Forum Announcement - Mike On A Bike

    Congratulations and thank you!
  3. madasboot

    Wristies - thread consolidation?

    What a beauty of a watch. Mod result is awesome!!
  4. madasboot

    BP Fifty Fathoms Aqualung - The miracle walk

    Looking wonderful.
  5. madasboot

    BP Fifty Fathoms Aqualung - The miracle walk

    Awesome mod work mate! - I notice you repainted the central red dot on the rad logo?
  6. madasboot

    Wristies - thread consolidation?

    some days ago some months ago
  7. Totally agree. Along my travels I had the honour and pleasure to meet some of our fellow members, between 2007 and 2010 in London, NY, Toulouse, Sao Paulo, Madrid, etc... and I have much more than the good impressions I had with the interactions within the forum boundary. Grateful for that and to everyone that keeps the good flame. cheers, M.
  8. madasboot

    some interesting stuff

    Winding weight is engraved International Watch Co. The mvmts below, according to the watchsmith who serviced both, are swiss but most probably are clones given the source and the price I paid for them in VN. Next time I travel I will ask to take some pictures of the vitrine and counter. Thank you again automatico!
  9. madasboot

    A couple good '1016' project threads...

    Thank you so much Lo’. Will surely do! best, M.
  10. madasboot

    A couple good '1016' project threads...

    Thank you Lo' My first vintage projects lasted more than 8 years before I could consider them done. The 1016 bug bite should have happened to me 12 years ago and half planet away... Any help or advice will be most welcomed! saluti! M.
  11. madasboot

    A couple good '1016' project threads...

    I am more and more tempted to move into a 1016 project and all the info on this thread is highly insightful and useful. thank you (all) so much for sharing. best, M.
  12. That just happened to me an hour ago... Curious thing is back in 2007, a fellow RWG member told he used urine to soak some dials in, and then vinegar and hair blower before "firebake" them in an oven... ahahah
  13. madasboot

    some interesting stuff

    and these are pics from the ETA mvmts (5517 and 1016 reps) sourced in Vietnam a couple of months ago - out of the box and out of the street.
  14. madasboot

    some interesting stuff

    Hello R. Thank you for your follow up. I will try to ask for your Durowe movement with plastic balance jewels next time I hop in Saigon. There is an old watchsmith, Mr. Le Thi Hung, who owns a small booth located near Ben Tanh Market that may have it. Lots of parts and vintage watches - some military from the 60´s and 70´s - and he is a wonderful man. I cannot identify the mvmt on these watches but the assembly is neat and they are quite reliable. I can share a couple of pics of the IWC open case... Best, M.