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Sunday 31 March 2013

Autavia 2446c GMT - Project update...

So last night I thought I'd take a closer look at the hands.
Turns out my spares aren't great and I don't have any subdial hands kicking around.
As a temporary measure I cut the tails off the 2 x chrono hands.
Anyway, here's what it's looking like with a bezel sitting on top.
Unfortunately the bezel is for a later case so will need to be swapped for the correct one.
I have a lead on a bezel so what I need now is the subdial hands and a crown.
Oh yeah, been running 24 hours and only lost a couple of minutes so far :-)

Friday 29 March 2013

Worth saving?....Autavia 2446c GMT

Most definitely YES!
Picked this up last week, listed as a non-runner and looking in a pretty bad way.
The winding crown wouldn't budge so I feared the worst.
Once I'd managed to free the broken GMT hand from under the second sweep hand though, it's wee heart started beating again and the decision to save was confirmed :-)
    Next to a cousin you can spot a few differences...
Now the tricky but fun part as the shopping list includes a bezel and a crown. Thankfully I have the hands already.