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I just had to because I could not pass them up seeing them.

I got ..... One more Aqualand, I had too.

Citizens Echo Drive Diver 200m, and it is a B741 movement in it.
Seller had it for Buy now. So I email and she said this:
My husband had it and last month it stopped. also it can only set
going back wards, but it ran till last month. She says we looked
on the back and it says only opened by (Citizens Service).
Then she says we were afraid to try it so he said ......." Sell It ".
I told her I'll give you the asking ...... $46.00 + the $3.50
postage one shot complete as you asked.
It came this morning Four days later from Florida in the post.
Case back had never been open it looks like, ... " Locked Tight Shut ".
I opened it look for the Stem, took it out because it had come loose
from the crown , that's why it did not go forward to set. Put some
( Loctite ), cleaned the battery area, and it took off running. Now its
in the window charging up real fast.
The Lume is awesome too it is all lighted up strong.
Its all cleaned up and done and running and charging great.
( Last Two are pictures are finished watch. )
Again .............. Thank You Ebay.
 

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Nice! You do like your dive watches but then I reckon if I lived in Honolulu I'd be the same :)
 

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Yes there is alot of water here I might say

I always have and will continue too I guess. We do a lot of diving here because of the
ocean and all it has to offer. Many come here just to dive then go back where they came from.
I just collecting them for now, but only Three actually see the water. I mostly use my old .........
SKX 173 this watch is a little small on me but it is very dependable. My dive partner
uses my other one and its also a SKX 173. She love it a lot because it can be read down to where
we go, and that's almost a Hundred feet down some times. The water is most always clear also
so it is a good watch to use.
 

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Nice! You do like your dive watches but then I reckon if I lived in Honolulu I'd be the same :)
Thank you Sir,
I really love them a lot and try to get those I like.
All though I still can not fine .......
" Mr. Nitrox Massive Treasure Chest ", yet.
Aloha Sir
 

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nice pick ups! I've yet to get my first citizens diver. I think they are good choice for divers
Many come here just to dive then go back where they came from.
This is true -- a friend of mine from Burlington, Massachusetts said he went to Maui for three weeks just to go diving and it was the most expensive trip he took
 

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Well played LongBike and Congrats. Always fun to spring the unknown back into life and wear them knowing it was yourself who made them alive again.

For those 'stuck closed case backs' I used to hold the watch and the case opener, too hard and too much room for error with the resulting case back scratch, so my method for a while now is to put the case back opener into my vice, then firmly hold the watch to it and rotate. You can use your legs and hips when you need the extra torque too ! I've never scratched one since and none has bested me - they all get opened.
 

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I made a couple tools for use

I looked at it and it only had the crystal ring there after the Bezel came off, so I measured some
stuff and made a (Miniature Puller ) to remove the crystal ring. But I made the puller also to fit
other sized rings and Bezels if need to pull them off.
I have a case back knife but one has always tape so as to not nick or scratch, but now all I do
is use the puller and off they come. It works just fine so I made extra size jaws with very fine
edges to grip and to use for different work. Like other things, if a tool is need and its not here I go
and machine one so as to have it.
 

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nice pick ups! I've yet to get my first citizens diver. I think they are good choice for divers This is true -- a friend of mine from Burlington, Massachusetts said he went to Maui for three weeks just to go diving and it was the most expensive trip he took
You are right. When people come here and expect to relax a little and kick back a little, they find out this place is a .......
" Pocket Book Killer ".
I for one can not see why people have to be hit so hard just to have some relaxation and fun. We were diving a while back, and some Tourist were swimming and they had about (8) kids with them and I asked the guy,I said ..... You will have a big bill when you go home heh ?
He tells me we just got here and tried to get a large van to rent and it was so highly priced we decided just to go to the beach and walk around to save money.
I said no, that is not a vacation, I got a lot of time to do things, I am retired now...... " Let do it for the Kids and the Women ".
We had coffee and talk a little and then I said ............ we going for it.
He got all worried out about the whole thing, I said no problem you can trust me. I drove one van and my friend drove the other, we had time.

I got a friend to lend me ... ( Two Big Vans ) and I took them all over and all he and I did was do the gas for them. He paid some and I helped him out with some of it. I spent Four days touring them all over the place and his wife was so happy she could not stop crying all over me, everyday she did that, but they had a lot of fun. It was their first real vacation in ..... 22 years the two of them. They had Grand Kids all over about eight of them, but they had a lot of fun. He wanted to repay me and told me to give him my address but I said ( No Sir). I enjoyed doing it for him and the wife and his son and Daughter in Law and the kids.

Hawaii is defiantly a Tourist Trap like many places. I can not do it for everyone, but when I see a guy sad because he tried to give his family a good time, I want them to get a lot of it. He was a very nice fellow and also a Minister at that from Chicago some place.
My friends gave them a good time and treated them great and they were very happy. I even took them to a " Polynesian Dinner Show " ,
one night for free, and they had what is called here a ...... " Luau ", Fire knife dancers , Hula dancers, and a lot of food. My friend owns the .... " Entertainment Show Case Program ". ( " They flipped out ". )
Even took the women out on surf boards and they enjoyed it.
Took movies of them and put it all on DVD's for them to take back home.
 

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Your a good man Longbike, it's a shame there aren't more like you. All the best to you Brother.
Well Sir, I just love all kinds of people and they give me back
the enjoyment.
I just love Women too. All kinds of them. Like I have said most
of my Best Friends are the " Street Women ", there are all
very nice to me.
 
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