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ThunderDownUnder
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 8:53 pm

October 10th, 2017, 5:03 am #1

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
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Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
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So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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Ohhhh So Much MORE than just a Watch 🤩 it’s the mates behind the Watch & the “Mateships” we create that simply Blows me “Away” ❤️

Cheers Beers & Hoo Roo Hammer 🔨 🇦🇺♿️👍🏻
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October 10th, 2017, 5:44 am #2

Well done Skipper! Hope you are well there.
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hkgweilo
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Joined: March 3rd, 2006, 5:46 am

October 10th, 2017, 6:44 am #3

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
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So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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Hey all the mishaps only make it more rewarding....came out great!
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ferry.monne
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Joined: April 1st, 2014, 1:22 pm

October 10th, 2017, 8:19 am #4

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
</b><center>
So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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What a super-special project Alan!

So happy it turned out so nice, even including a waterproof and make it tick so accurate, not to mention the elements you used to add all the more history to it.

Keep healthy my friend!

From the land of cheese and stroopwafels, the very best and warmest regards,
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watchfan2005
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Joined: May 8th, 2005, 4:45 pm

October 10th, 2017, 8:32 am #5

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
</b><center>
So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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Wishing you nothing but the best.

Cheers from sunny (yes!!) Bavaria,

Christian
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jhb24
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jhb24
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Joined: July 16th, 2010, 7:36 pm

October 10th, 2017, 10:58 am #6

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
</b><center>
So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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Gorgeous! Incredible work M8!
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DesmoFan
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Joined: May 21st, 2013, 2:54 pm

October 10th, 2017, 11:47 am #7

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
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So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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So glad to see this completed, way to persevere.

Thanks as always for taking the time to share.
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fullcourt1
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October 10th, 2017, 11:50 am #8

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
</b><center>
So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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October 10th, 2017, 12:59 pm #9

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
</b><center>
So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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October 10th, 2017, 1:23 pm #10

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
</b><center>
So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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Great work Alan. Love it!
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tsunami2000
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October 10th, 2017, 1:26 pm #11

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
</b><center>
So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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Can't wait to see it in person.
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October 10th, 2017, 1:43 pm #12

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
</b><center>
So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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i was thinking about this the other day while i was in the...well...place where i do all my best thinking - and wondering when our next update would be.

this turned out to be such a great project. i cannot imagine the frustration along the way with fitting all the parts together - especially as they weren't designed to work as a team. but your perseverance is astounding! technical skill and lack of quit are amazing to see.

it looks like nothing i've seen and walks that fine line between weirdly odd looking and stunningly beautiful - i spend a lot of time on that line myself.

congrats and hope you get to stare at it for a long time to come.

really great job!!!

Mike C, 312 NYC
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October 10th, 2017, 1:58 pm #13

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
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Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
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So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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October 10th, 2017, 2:15 pm #14

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
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So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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October 10th, 2017, 2:19 pm #15

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
</b><center>
So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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October 10th, 2017, 5:07 pm #16

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
</b><center>
So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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October 10th, 2017, 7:26 pm #17

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
</b><center>
So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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October 10th, 2017, 8:07 pm #18

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
</b><center>
So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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sure thing. the very hard work has finally paid off.
a true labor of love. came out Perfect & Sweet.
such an accomplishment. must feel like a Million Bucks.
KUDOS. and Thank you for sharing.










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hawaiiantimer
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Joined: September 29th, 2008, 10:07 pm

October 10th, 2017, 9:06 pm #19

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
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Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
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So what do you think ..?
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(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 8:53 pm

October 11th, 2017, 2:18 am #20

The Ride thanks so much for sharing it with me WINNING 🇦🇺♿️😉👍🏻

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - life long M8’s - time nor distance changes anything - when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - and this community it is with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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’d tried so many times to make the hands work and function - even making a custom set and all I had but they were basically all just worn out then about 23:00 bam got a minute had to seat 🙏🏻✅ then ??

I reached for her after water pressure testing 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 it passed and as I lifted out after sitting in same place for a day - when I moved the chair to turn around to my bench the PW was on my lap and had the mother of a spasm - can you imagine where this is going ....??

Yep I saw it fly upwards and smash on the floor 😫😫😫
<b>
Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 I tried to resemble by @ 02:00 (had to be at GTG by @10:30 sleep ? Who cares I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead and buried just couldn’t give up) Finally I had it back together but the minute hand (the only one that I could ream into the size needed) just wouldn’t stay after the drop thus it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
</b><center>
So what do you think ..?
<i></i>

(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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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







And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 examples are known - the thing I’ve loved MORE than any rarity was that the movement was really ready to bin it - so many parts were simply stuffed - worn pivots , broken staffs , bent bridges , jewels destroyed and I could go on but who cares now ? She was simply just worn out but with love and time (allot of the later) she has like a Phoenix risen to have function again and now starts a new life — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗❤️

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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 🤷‍♀️🤦🏻‍♂️
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Now I had a great M8 help make some GR8 suggestions as to how I could improve this portrayal of this project 💥

So of course I instantly disregarded it - ever since a GPS issue I'm wary 😒 of this bugger 🏊🏊🏃🏃🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

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 🤦🏻‍♂️ 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 👌 them too ♿️💥😜👋🏻
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Now here we go :

Week 1 : Forming 2 facets on the only 2 flat topsides of the case to better direct 👀 to week 2 post >>>

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

Week 3 : Enter the Movement >>>

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/t ... ire+thread

Week 4 : Tear Down >>>

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/t ... ire+thread

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/t ... ire+thread

Week 6 reassembling >>>

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... %3B%26gt%3

Week 7
Rebuild PW week 7 the MARRIAGE ❤️🤗😍

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/t ... ire+thread

Week 8 dial and final combos

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

Now the FINISH >>>>

Geeday from the Blunder Down Under 🇦🇺♿️😄👍🏻

Well I’ve always believed that with real mates - tru blu Mate’s - time nor distance changes nothing when your back together again it’s as if time never moved and that’s how I find it on risti - we come go stay play and return again it’s as if time have never changed and the real metric of success for any family - with this in mind I’ve yet to finish the Pocket Watch Project 🤦🏻‍♂️


I won’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 it’s all good 😉

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

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... 3B%26gt%3B

FINAL POST

Here’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 😱 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 🌊 and I felt it would seal - bam 💥 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 😫😫😫

Anyway no words can explain given it was midnight by now and I still had my 2 hour nightly shower bathroom I couldn’t stop 🛑 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 wouldn’t stay on it was CACTUS 🌵 as was I 😩😩

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 ✅

And so she’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 I’m so stoked with the outcome ♿️🤦🏻‍♂️🏁
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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 >>>>































Oh and I’ve made a “slip” stitched into my wheelchairs upholstery and she’s onboard with me most everyday ATM I’m so happy and I have to thank a Mate who guided and helped me thanks muchas 🙏🏻👌🤗

**** BOOYAA ****

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





And I’m assured that this movement was so rare less than 5 maybe closer to 3 - the thing I’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 — that’s what Rocks me and I already Roll 😉

You know after 30 years of collecting and more dreaming about Watches I’ve found it true again , and that’s it’s not the outcome but rather the journey so call me Indiana Jones cause the Project journey gave me much relief from life’s daily difficulties I’ve screamed - given blood (literally) and cursed the bejesus out of it but finally it’s perfect and that’s the outcome but the journey was what I live for ❤️ if that makes any sense at all and your shekels will vary wink 😉

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOU AND RISTI IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND A BLESSING U BET 🙏🏻🏁😄🤗





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Last edited by ThunderDownUnder on October 11th, 2017, 4:09 am, edited 1 time in total.
Ohhhh So Much MORE than just a Watch 🤩 it’s the mates behind the Watch & the “Mateships” we create that simply Blows me “Away” ❤️

Cheers Beers & Hoo Roo Hammer 🔨 🇦🇺♿️👍🏻
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