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Meranom used to have a lot more spare parts to sell back in the days (last time I checked was about a year and a half ago). Is that the new normal, or has this also to do with the situation? I lost the movement rotor screw of one of my project watches, and it's been hard finding a replacement.
From what I've been told, the Vostok factory is still closed so spare parts in stock everywhere else will be a finite quantity until things resume.
 

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Piranha build done. 119 case. 2414 movement. Heat treated smooth bezel. Stock Komandirskie hands with lume removed. (Yes. I have a choice on many after market hands on hand. These just complimented the case and doesn’t take away from the dial). Handmade leather NATO strap. I’m not 100% set on the second hand. I’ll see if it grows on me.

Let me add. If you are going to put this bezel on a 119 case. Be committed. It’s “nearly” impossible to get it off.
 

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Can somebody tell me the weight difference between metal movement holders and plastic?
Do the metal movement holders add much weight to the watch?
I like a heavy watch and have some metal holders on order from Russia that are holding up my mods!
 

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Piranha build done. 119 case. 2414 movement. Heat treated smooth bezel. Stock Komandirskie hands with lume removed. (Yes. I have a choice on many after market hands on hand. These just complimented the case

Let me add. If you are going to put this bezel on a 119 case. Be committed. It’s “nearly” impossible to get it off.
Yes ... 119 case rules... great job ...
by using a „pictured“ dial the hand selection is always a pain...
 

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Found also a very nice 119 case into the deep space of www

Not sure yet ...
some experiments with a glowing Dude...

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Meanwhile using the „Dremel Method“ to extend the lugs to 20mm .. Looks better and suitable for most straps.
Opens the range of 119 extremely IMHO
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Also I tried a sandwich dial.. mmh.. not sure yet.. happy about or not...

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Doctone- you milling that stock bezel to become an insert? I have wanted to do that forever! Just haven't got a mill.
 

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Glad to see the thread back up and running. Hopefully everyone is staying safe and healthy.
A.Sev, what a stunning opener! That bezel is incredible.

I reworked this 150 that I torched a few months ago.
I thought the heat treatment was too dark so I sanded some of it back to stainless with 3M pad.
Got a bezel from Meranom and torched and sanded that.
Toasted the dial I found on ebay so the lume is nice and brown.
Toasting the hands from raffles-time didn't do much, so I painted them with acrylic paint to match.
Hand-winder, flat case back.

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Glad to see the thread back up and running. Hopefully everyone is staying safe and healthy.
A.Sev, what a stunning opener! That bezel is incredible.

I reworked this 150 that I torched a few months ago.
I thought the heat treatment was too dark so I sanded some of it back to stainless with 3M pad.
Got a bezel from Meranom and torched and sanded that.
Toasted the dial I found on ebay so the lume is nice and brown.
Toasting the hands from raffles-time didn't do much, so I painted them with acrylic paint to match.
Hand-winder, flat case back.

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Love the case and bezel. I have heat treated a 150 case before as well. Love the look!
 

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Doctone- you milling that stock bezel to become an insert? I have wanted to do that forever! Just haven't got a mill.
Old Guy in the neighborhood with turning lathe staying in his garage, done it in some minutes.
Then I sent for PVD coating.
 

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Reworked my Moose dial. Blued all around it then brushed some bluing off for a more rustic/vintage look. Before and after pics. Much happier with the after.
 

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