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  1. Watch Repair & Servicing Walkthroughs

    Post photographic walkthroughs of the watches you have stripped down and serviced and/or repaired.

    Discuss your techniques and methods.

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  2. Watch Repairs Help & Advice

    Need help with your watch repair? Then post your watch repair questions here. Photographs allowed and encouraged. Please UP vote the most useful answers and if someone has helped you, don't forget to click 'like' on their post.

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  3. Watch Repair Tools & Equipment

    Discuss watch repair tools and equipment here. Show off your new tools or discuss care and tool maintenance.

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  4. Watch Repair Gallery   (2,919 visits to this link)

    Post an interesting snapshot of what you are working on. Wether you are a pro photographer, or taking snaps on your phone, it does not matter - we love watch movements and we want to see them and talk about them.

  5. Clock Corner

    Post all things relating to clocks in this forum. Yes this is a watch forum, but we still love all things that go tick and that includes clocks.

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    • I hadn't though of it like that, thank you!  Perhaps I should rummage through my scrap bin...
    • I suppose it's better the movements are used for something that gives pleasure rather than put in the bin.  At least folk are then appreciating the beauty of the movements that are otherwise hidden in cases when they were functional. Now where did I put my cuff links?
    • I also bought a small bottle to clean the hairsprings on Hamilton Electric watch balances . The balance also has a coil attached that i wouldn't want to submerge in any cleaning solution , so I use a glass eyedropper to place the solution only on the hairspring and use a delicate ladies cosmetic brush to clean the spring and my blower to dry it. I'll repeat a few times . Seems to work , just use a light touch .
    • The Wife and I are National Trust members and we love the freedom of "we're bored, the kids need air" impromptu trips to local sites.  The annual membership is a pittance when you consider the free parking and access to history (and some rather nice walks and tea-rooms). Whilst at Scotney Castle yesterday we found, in the gift shop, a jewellery maker who used old watch parts to make charms, pendants and brooches.  Now I've seen ladies watch mechanisms turned into cuff-links before but there was an old gents wristwatch movement here, (unmarked and faceless) turned into a necklace/pendant. What "upset" me more were the brooches.  Old, enameled dials, in sizes from Gent's wrist to various pocket watch.  On the back they had epoxy-ed(?) a brooch-pin.  Some of these dials were marked and there were several that I recognise from past eBay sales as being from makers active in the 19th and 20th centuries ("J. W. Benson" stood out). I realise that there must be a market, or they wouldn't stock them.  But it strikes me as "wrong"?
    • This is one of these threads that if discussed across a table would take a  different path.  It is not always easy to put across your exact feelings in a manner that you want, and as such it misconceptions and irritation can result. Ishima has asked me to lock this thread and I agree.  The last thing that he or any of us wanted, is this to turn into one of these runaway vociferous threads.   The tread is now locked!