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Offline jon p

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everyone who loves gmts raise their hand
« on: September 04, 2009, 10:47:21 pm »
just got my first GMT after admiring a friends for years.i got it on ebay for $162.00 and it is isnt bad at all-lots of scratches on case and no bracelet BUT nice black dial / hands and the older metal bezel retaining the green triangle paint. bezel loose but clicks slightly-hope cleaning under it will help.it is in the shop now-my watch man is cleaning it.this one has slim pointed hands-sorta like skinny old seawolf hands and a red arrow tip gmt hand.thought hands were wrong until i saw another one just like it on the big ben.com web site. everyone needs to check out this site-LOTS of great zodiac watch pics! my gmt felt like it was skipping teeth when hand winding-repair guy said pinion gear and clutch ( not sure what those do ) were bad.also it has wrong crystal-no gasket. watch running slow-started right up with 2 shakes-so the cleaning is needed. i guess 150.00 not too bad to fix it-will have a NICE GMT when it is finished. i would like to hear from any GMT fans out there!!            JON P

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Re: everyone who loves gmts raise their hand
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009, 11:02:49 pm »
I am looking forward to the GMT on it's way to me.  I've been reading up on this model as much I can.
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Re: everyone who loves gmts raise their hand
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009, 08:12:36 am »
 ;D seawolf--man you have got a fantastic GMT there!!! WOW-i am envious. looks perfect. beautiful bezel, etc. original bracelet.

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Re: everyone who loves gmts raise their hand
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009, 06:59:44 pm »
I'll have it next week.  New bay purchase.  Very excited to receive it.

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Re: everyone who loves gmts raise their hand
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 02:29:57 am »
None yet, but I keep adding those black & gray bezel GMTs to my watched items list, so sooner or later...    BTW, what was the actual site you recommended for Zodiac shots?  I tried bigben.com and big ben.com, but kept getting either lists that didn't include a watch site, or a site that wanted to sell me domain names and didn't want me to leave (sort of like a pushy salesman stuffing his foot in the door  :D).
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Re: everyone who loves gmts raise their hand
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009, 09:34:07 am »
JDS---for the zodiac pics try bbwatches.info,that should take you there.

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Re: everyone who loves gmts raise their hand
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2009, 08:34:43 pm »
JDS---for the zodiac pics try bbwatches.info,that should take you there.
Thanks Jon, that did the trick.
John

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Re: everyone who loves gmts raise their hand
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009, 05:56:51 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D  JDS-glad you got to the site with the zodiac pics. i have a GMT with the skinny hands and the red arrow tip gmt hand like is shown in the pics. when i got mine i thought it had the wrong hands,but now i have seen two the same.it has the metal bezel so i am guessing it may be an early model, i think all the later ones had the wide 2 color bezel that was a plastic(?) insert. there is ALWAYS something to learn about zodiacs!!   JON P

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Re: everyone who loves gmts raise their hand
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2009, 07:56:07 am »
I have an Aerospace GMT which I bought in Germany in 1969.  Unfortunately the bezel popped off and I was not able to locate it.  Does anyone have an idea about how I can get the bezel replaced.  My local jeweler is unable to help.

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Re: everyone who loves gmts raise their hand
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2009, 08:13:16 am »
 ;D   blackroad---welcome to the site! keep searching ebay-a bezel shows up every now and then. i found one for a friend about 6 months ago--he had been looking for years. they arent cheap and sometimes in poor condition. i lucked out and found this one in perfect shape with a winning bid of $38.00. good luck and dont give up.   JON P

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Re: everyone who loves gmts raise their hand
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2009, 04:14:51 pm »
Well, y'all got me to looking at the enamel GMTs now, I added one to my watch list so maybe...  I'm still more of a SSW/SW and red point junky though.
John

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Re: everyone who loves gmts raise their hand
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2009, 03:46:47 pm »
Just got mine back from a tune-up...

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Re: everyone who loves gmts raise their hand
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2009, 05:49:34 pm »
 ;D   man that looks great!! does your bezel click firmly? my gmt is still in the shop--he had to order parts,it needed a pinion gear and a clutch. its been a month now-hope to get it back soon. he is also cleaning an early 1960s bulova automatic dive watch and putting the correct crown on it. yep--i collect other brands of watches also.

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Re: everyone who loves gmts raise their hand
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2009, 10:42:58 pm »
Bezel looks and works great - clicks and all, I got lucky there.  When I got it the case and crystal were in sad shape and looked like some dork tried opening the back with, apparently, a tire iron.   The watch repairman I sent it to brought it back to useful life.  While the Trituim lume no longer works and I'd never dare take it diving, it serves well now as a day sports watch.

 

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