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Some mates emailed me and suggested I use the same FORMAT >>>

October 11 2017 at 3:18 AM

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Response to OT - OMG ๐Ÿ˜ฎ finally sheโ€™s done โœ… BOOYAA Moment I hope you have enjoyed >>>

As all previous so here tis >>>

Finished but could be easier if I format it like this >>>

Project PW week 8 with a big shout out to all the Risti from the land upside down ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Now I had a great M8 help make some GR8 suggestions as to how I could improve this portrayal of this project ๐Ÿ’ฅ

So of course I instantly disregarded it - ever since a GPS issue I'm wary ๐Ÿ˜’ of this bugger ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

But I do hope that as we get into it the format (or lack of) I'm using will be easier to follow and towards the end (200+) images ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ I'll take a few images from each weeks post and combine in one all consuming post from start to finish - well that's the plan as time is tough now I'm finally up it's not emails I need to catch up on - well ok ๐Ÿ‘Œ them too โ™ฟ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

Now here we go :

Week 1 : Forming 2 facets on the only 2 flat topsides of the case to better direct ๐Ÿ‘€ to week 2 post >>>

Week 2 : Completing the design and engraving for some black inlay - again the facets lead both ways >>>

Week 3 : Enter the Movement >>>

Week 4 : Tear Down >>>

Week 5 Clean and resemble check fit and function before the RM60 final Clean >>>

Week 6 reassembling >>>

Week 7
Rebuild PW week 7 the MARRIAGE โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

Week 8 dial and final combos

Now the FINISH >>>>

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บโ™ฟ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Well Iโ€™ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mateโ€™s - time nor distance changes nothing when your back together again itโ€™s as if time never moved and thatโ€™s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again itโ€™s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - with this in mind Iโ€™ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

I wonโ€™t bother you with all that has taken place this year but safe to say aside the year I spent living in hospital spinal unit these last 12 months have been the worst in my life alas it is what it is and itโ€™s all good ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ok here we pick up from the last post if you have joined late here is the link to the whole journey :


Hereโ€™s the thing ? We had our annual Aussie GTG with mates flying in for the event thanks to Eugene for the venue and all that went with - so the day before I thought I had to finish the project so I could share with the boys - I spent 12 hours trying everything to fit hands even changing the cannon pinion 3 times to accomplish the hands I had but they were all just worn out then about 23:00 I reached for her after pressure testing ๐Ÿ˜ฑ yes I added some gaskets for the crown and I just thought I could make water resistance hey with me could just as easy be dropped (I drop allot of things due to the disability) into a sink or the ocean ๐ŸŒŠ and I felt it would seal - bam ๐Ÿ’ฅ it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day and when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had a mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ

Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldnโ€™t stop ๐Ÿ›‘ I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldnโ€™t stay on it was CACTUS ๐ŸŒต as was I ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Gave up and I hate to give up - had a Mate make me some true blues by hand hands that fit perfectly and I was able to disassemble clean all the elements & DNA from the floor off each part the assemble and oil etc and when the hands arrived (last week) it was all I could do to get her done โœ…

And so sheโ€™s done with water resistance @20 meters give or take and working with a +2 seconds lost a day big amplitude and a nice beat error | finally after such a journey we arrive at the end and Iโ€™m so stoked with the outcome โ™ฟ๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ

So what do you think ..?

(1 element troubles me still but given my head space I can live with it)

Well ... Let her Rip Tata Chip my super rare Project PW is Donski >>>>

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Oh and Iโ€™ve made a โ€œslipโ€ stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and sheโ€™s onboard with me most everyday ATM Iโ€™m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿค—

**** BOOYAA ****

No animals were harmed aside my son during this journey that started back as this >>>>

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And Iโ€™m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 - the thing Iโ€™ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed and just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to function again and now starts a new life โ€” thatโ€™s what Rocks me and I already Roll ๐Ÿ˜‰

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches Iโ€™ve found it true again , and thatโ€™s itโ€™s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from lifeโ€™s daily difficulties Iโ€™ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally itโ€™s perfect and thatโ€™s the outcome but the journey was what I live for โค๏ธ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink ๐Ÿ˜‰



From my "Heart of Hearts", for any Help, Support or Simply "Spreading" the WORD ..........

!!!!!!!! Thank You So MUCH !!!!!!!!

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"If I can encourage one person with a disability to be active and live well, and if I can tell them about a product or service that will help them achieve that, then thats a great day for me".

So much MORE than just a Watch wink.gif

What Watch ,, it's the M8TES behind my brand that I LOVE ,, the Watch is just the GPS wink.gifwink.gif

A decade on ,, I COPY it now ,, More than EVER b4 >> it's a PANERAI behind every Panerai is a PANERISTI happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gif

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