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My Vintage Pam 6154 build - Ongoing

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Daffy
18 minutes ago, pickledbeetroot said:

3601, like a 3602 but   without the centre jewel, 

I believe I have one of those in the cupboard, I will have to check.  Thanks for the heads up!

6 minutes ago, Simonix said:

I believe they aren't always compatible., from what I have read. Molnja made minor changes to the designs they bought fro Cortebert over the years.

Molnja movement still look nice either way. They can be found on the bay of E for $50 regularly.

I've picked up a few on the cheap, so I will start playing around with them.

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Edeeot
20 hours ago, Simonix said:

Dial isn’t lumed. The indices have lume behind the blackened resin, but it’s not very visible at night to be fair. 
 

For info, the original 6154 Radiomir used Radium for the lume (hence the name). This highly radioactive substance, bleached the dials to varying grades of brown/tan/cream over time, lost their luminescence, and also darkened the numbers/markers  in colour to a dark red to almost black. 

The radium in the hands also “scorched” the dial over the years, which is why you see the circular marks on the dials. 

these Homage watches are all made to portray the history above. 
 

In my opinion, all very interesting, and one of the reasons I wanted to make some of my own...

Fully understand the Radium issue, nasty stuff.  @NCRich posted a restoration vid of a military watch with the same Radium dials that were replaced with  lume of a safer version and dyed to match  the color of that era.  I love to history of watches and especially all the hard work that goes into making a great looking homage as you have provided.  I've learn a lot from your build, keep up the great work.

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Flinnt

Beautiful build. Well done. 

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Simonix
4 hours ago, Flinnt said:

Beautiful build. Well done. 

Thank you. :-)

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