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Horological Meandering: Box and papers don’t prove provenance

But they make a collection that looks nice. The only defense against a frankenwatch is knowing enough about the brand to check the details. But for me, a replaced this or that is no problem, as long as the replacement used correct, authorized parts —Rick
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By: rdenney
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Horological Meandering: Yes. Been there, done that.

An early check meant my prostate cancer was caught early. It was showing signs of aggressiveness, and I’m too young (60-plus) for management strategies that may only last 10-15 years. So, surgery. Robotic surgery these days is extremely good, and the likelihood of damage to nerves greatly minimized.
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By: rdenney
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Horological Meandering: Ah...

The map is like the 24-hour hand on an old GMT movement, and is hard-geared to the main hands. The second crown adjusts the reference. So, you set local time, and then rotate the hour ring with the second crown until the same local time aligns with the part of the map where you are. You can then rea
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By: rdenney
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Horological Meandering: I don’t know, but

I suspect the forum doesn’t host videos, but requires you to host them on YouTube, and then imbed the video in the post. —Rick
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By: rdenney
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Horological Meandering: The 24-hour ring rotates with respect to the hands?

But also moves with the passage of time? In that case, I’m very surprised it uses a second crown and not a single crown. Let’s use words (I don’t know how to solve the video problem). The upper crown winds the watch in its unpulled position. Pulled all the way out, it sets the main hands. Right? And
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By: rdenney
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Horological Meandering: What moves when you turn the second crown?

My bet, though it’s a guess at this point, is that it turns the inner map dial, which acts like a city ring. The 24-hour ring rotates with time of day, but how it references the map depends on the map orientation. The picture shows it as being set either for 6AM in California or 6PM in western Asia.
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By: rdenney
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Horological Meandering: As the seller, you are free to choose the sales price.

Of course, the buyer is also free to not to buy it. But as an instruction to a consignment shop, “reasonable” means he may not be wasting his time by calling you when a prospective buyer makes an offer below asking price. If you are authorizing the seller to approve a discount without consulting you
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By: rdenney
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Horological Meandering: To close the loop on this request...

I never did find a way to get Eterna to supply a crystal to their own authorized service provider. But he was able to source a case and crystal from a customer who balked at the repair cost of a similar model and sold the carcass to the shop. And so now my Madison is back in hand, with a mint case a
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By: rdenney
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Horological Meandering: I wind it manually to get it going.

But the Sistem51 winds backwards, which many don’t realize, and which isn’t obvious from the noises it makes. Running five or six miles does a pretty good job of winding it the rest of the way. If I use an elliptical machine, I have to wind it fully manually. But running on a treadmill or on the roa
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By: rdenney
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