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I've been pretty busy buying stuff online and at local thrift stores.

I need info on a couple...Namely:

1.) Vulcain Cricket
- Worth restoring?

2.) Cordura
- Anyone see what's wrong with it? I'm thinking the mainspring or something related.
I can turn the crown to wind it but when I let go it unwinds.

3.) Junghans
- It won't wind.

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I think your right on the Cordura, main spring is the problem. (It is an automatic but If memory serves I think you could wind it as well)
I had one just like it a few years back. I always regretted selling it.
Hope you get it fixed and enjoy it!
I'm sure you know this, but Sicura made this watch.
 

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Nice collection mate!

1. I want that Gruen quartz diver.
2. What is the black dial diver, on a brown strap in the second picture? A close up would be nice, if you don't mind!
 
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Some nice catches there - congrats. I personally like the quadrant dial Bulova.

2.) Cordura
- Anyone see what's wrong with it? I'm thinking the mainspring or something related.
I can turn the crown to wind it but when I let go it unwinds.
Most likely a damaged click or broken/missing/disengaged click spring. I'm not sure how autos handle the task for the click - but I think it should be separate from the autowind mechanism.

I think the Vulcain is a good candidate for some work.
 

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I think the Vulcain is a good candidate for some work.
+1. It looks like it's gonna need new hands, though. I think, that despite its current condition, it's got some potential.
I'd also like to see a better pic of that diver on the brown strap...
 

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Good finds all around! You've been busy for sure. I'll throw a guess for the black diver is a Timex?
 

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Good finds all around! You've been busy for sure. I'll throw a guess for the black diver is a Timex?
+1. It looks like it's gonna need new hands, though. I think, that despite its current condition, it's got some potential.
I'd also like to see a better pic of that diver on the brown strap...
Nice collection mate!

1. I want that Gruen quartz diver.
2. What is the black dial diver, on a brown strap in the second picture? A close up would be nice, if you don't mind!
Haha yeah that Grue is pretty cool, looks much better after I cleaned off some dirt and changed the band to this heavier one.

Addictedtowatches is right, the diver on the brown strap is a Timex. I forgot the name/model, I've just seen it called Red Dot or something because of the seconds hand.
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Good finds all around! You've been busy for sure. I'll throw a guess for the black diver is a Timex?
+1. It looks like it's gonna need new hands, though. I think, that despite its current condition, it's got some potential.
I'd also like to see a better pic of that diver on the brown strap...
Nice collection mate!

1. I want that Gruen quartz diver.
2. What is the black dial diver, on a brown strap in the second picture? A close up would be nice, if you don't mind!
I think your right on the Cordura, main spring is the problem. (It is an automatic but If memory serves I think you could wind it as well)
I had one just like it a few years back. I always regretted selling it.
Hope you get it fixed and enjoy it!
I'm sure you know this, but Sicura made this watch.
Yeah I tried turning the rotor and winding it by hand and it just unwinds.
I've always wanted one and now I'm not sure what kind of band to put on it.
I'm not a fan of those diving straps, I was thinking more of a tropic one.
 

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Haha yeah that Grue is pretty cool, looks much better after I cleaned off some dirt and changed the band to this heavier one.

Addictedtowatches is right, the diver on the brown strap is a Timex. I forgot the name/model, I've just seen it called Red Dot or something because of the seconds hand.
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That's cool, I'm gonna have to keep my eyes out for one of those. I'd like to get some vintage Quartz divers myself. Is the Timex a Quartz?


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What's the watch to the right of the Timex? I think I can see "Astromatic 25" but not the brand name... Looks nice.
 
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