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 Posted: Wed Apr 28th, 2010 04:12 am
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OldeCrow
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You may remember this project from January, Upgraded the little Ronda quartz to a nice 2892 with only a hand swap necessary!











Thought it would be nice to follow up in the mod section now that we have one!

I was rather irritated after getting the Invicta runaround from Debaufre about a replacement hand set so I fired off an e-mail a little closer to where this was made and immediately got an offer back from Steinhart to sell me a set of hands! fifteen dollars and a couple of weeks later I had a fat set of Mercedes hands like the modern big divers use.

Today I finally got around to installing the hands and retiring the Omega hands back to the hand card for a more appropriate project and tried to install the new hands from Steinhart....

All that polite jabberwocky with Steinhart and all I got was fifteen dollars poorer and the wrong set of hands, they sent me a hand set that is way to big for the posts, maybe they would fit a pocket watch or someting but they sure won't fit the modern ETA autos.

I'm not sure which I dislike worse being told I can't get there from here or being BS'ed out of fifteen dollars...

Not to be deterred, I installed another Mercedes hand set that really is a little too short and reused the Omega second hand. It looks better now that it is at least not having an identity crisis!

The moral of the story is a little patience goes a long way, eventually I will have all the right parts in the same place at the same time and I will be able to put this together the way I want!

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 Posted: Wed Apr 28th, 2010 12:41 pm
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Cool mod, Chris.Thumbsup3.gif I actually like it with the Omega hands but I'm guessing they will turn up on something.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 28th, 2010 01:31 pm
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Awesome Chris bravo.gif

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 Posted: Wed Apr 28th, 2010 04:05 pm
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I seem to still remember that post, Chris. I hope things work out your way and hopefully worth all the aggravationcrap.gif.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 28th, 2010 04:44 pm
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I liked the Omega hands but the Omega hands have good lume and the Debaufre dial has Chinese white enamel so they didn't match very well...

I was thinking about asking Chris at wilsonwatchworks if he has an extra 2k dial from his 2k diver, that dial would go nice with the Omega hands and I think it would fit this case.


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