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bobandshawn

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bobandshawn last won the day on October 28 2017

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About bobandshawn

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    This just keeps on getting better...
  • Birthday 04/15/1962

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    Tampa, Florida
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    Vintage watch builds, Guitar builds

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  1. Damnit - missed that...
  2. Sorry. I just heard the sound of spoons dropping...
  3. Super nice. That is one Seiko I would like to eventually have in the collection (for wet work)...
  4. Backstory: I was born in April of 1962 in Queens, New York. My Godfather and Aunt both worked for Bulova at the time. My uncle was a tool and die maker and my aunt was in assembly. When I first left the hospital we lived with them in their small apartment until my immigrant parents could get their own place. Growing up I was always surrounded by Bulova and Caravelle products, and the iconic Spaceview was the watch of choice for all the men in my family. I was able to find a 1962 Spaceview in Amsterdam several years ago and was delighted that I could afford it! Years passed and I ended up giving it to my grown daughter as a memento and she was thrilled with the history and meaning of it. My uncle recently died which made me feel regret for having done that - but I certainly wasn't going to ask for it back. Fast forward to this past Monday and I finally have another spaceview in-hand. All original and unmolested 62' with chapter ring and keeping time beautifully. B
  5. Great build! Maybe some day...
  6. ^^Exactly. I am down to only three watches - but they are all Superfrankens I've built myself! 1976-1986
  7. Garbage. Stick to the TD's...
  8. Does it stop at the same spot each time? Does the movement still stop when de-cased? B
  9. Thanks, that's more like what I was looking for. (The ST case...those guards are too short). I don't believe an ETA will fit into a JF using a SH3135...unless I'm wrong? I was looking for something more comparable to a TC, I guess...BP? Not really striving for a super-franken
  10. Thanks. I saw that string starts in 2015...was hoping there was some consensus about which base to start with in 2019 given the details in my post. B
  11. Hi Guys, I think I'm finally going to attempt a long-term project since I've pretty much done all the 5513s/6538s/1680s etc. that I could ever want. The reason this will be long-term is because of the gold parts. My goal is a reasonable 16613. So here is where I need the advice - Which is the best 5-digit base for ETA to start out with? I plan on having it on leather so a bracelet is not an issue. Plans include an *ST gold bezel, Gen gold crown, and Gen insert with Gen ETA and Raffles DWO. So, I guess it really comes down to good ETA hands and dial choice?! Perfection is not the goal, but I am averse to stubby crownguards. Thanks in advance. Any and all advice is appreciated! ~B P.S. - please don't tell me to do my research. I know there are dozens of topics and hundreds of posts on this. Just looking for something concise and up to date.
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