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  1. I was given this £20 automatic and was going to scrap it for any useful parts. Didn't look good on the timegrapher But lets just demagnetize it. Glad I did Think I'll keep it. It had a centre second hand and sub second??? So I removed the centre second Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  2. Just not to confuse the OP. I've done a couple of photos. The thing needle is a a broach. The other is a reamer. The reamer fits into a jewellers tool as shown on this photo Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  3. Ooops I meant set of broaches not the triangle cutting type Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  4. Sorry I missed the second part of your enquiry. Yes it's possible to renovate your existing hour hand. You will need a staking set but make sure it's not the cannon pinion that is loose. 2 methods I've used with my staking set. 1. With the hand shaft upwards place a hollow stake with a rounded edge over the bore diameter but larger than the bore. Gentle tap on the stake will displace the metal and decrease the bore . 2 . Using a pointed stake closer to the bore, tap gently which will displace metal and cause a forward protrusion of metal inside the bore diameter, which should grab onto the cannon pinion Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  5. Hi and welcome. I constantly order new hands even the size quoted from a tech sheets only to find they are too tight ! I suspect the problem is they are aftermarket affairs and the quality is dubious. If you try to force the hands on, not only can you damage the hands, you could push the jewel out or alter the "End Shake" Using a pin to widen the inside diameter is sort of ok but it's better to ream them. Esslinger should stock an appropriate set of Reamers but not the Cutting triangular type, you want the Pusher type. You can also buy boxed selections of watch hands of varying sizes which will always be useful to have. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  6. Interesting. There seems to be a close relationship between Jewellers, watchmakers and gunmakers. A Swiss guy called Durs Egg started life as a watchmaker, moved to England and became one of our most successful gunmakers of his time (Flintlock guns) If your up for the challenge Mark has done excellent 8 part videos on a Breitling. If you're looking for complication, this is a good way to go. Having a step by step guide from an Expert. Also I do believe there are "Naturals" in all walks of life [emoji5] Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  7. No suggestions really but sure some of the guys could think of something. You seem to be a natural. It has taken me years to have any sort of confidence with many broken parts on the way. I've just finished a service on a 7s26 and managed to loose the intermediate day corrector wheel ! Cost me a fiver from Cousins UK for that little bungle. You could start looking at the Eta's such as the 2824 ? Or some Chinese clones. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  8. I really wouldn't waste your time on that quartz movement. Look for a donor. As for your pocket watch. That's a very nice movement that is a tragic if damaged. Full plate movements are not the best to start on, look more at 3 quarter plate movements with pallet forks. Your Elgin has an English lever and can be a bit tricky fitting the plate back over it. Requires a type of sideways swing over it. "Side Winder?" What you have is a hunter movement that somebody has put in an open face case and is almost certainly not original to the movement. Look for a nice hunter case to put the movement in. It will be a very nice watch indeed. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  9. I wouldn't loose any sleep over your Seiko. Other than the words "Fifty" and "Fathoms" the watches look completely different. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  10. Wise choice. I have a 1984 omega seamaster that I love but put together a 300m professional which cost me around £300. I hardly wear it as I know it's not from Omega. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  11. You'll be sorry if you part with them. The moment you do, something will coming needing a part you've just got rid of Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  12. Sounds like a plan to me! Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  13. You could try submerging the plate in lighter fluid until the wood becomes soft and scrape it out with something Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  14. From the photo it looks like 3 slots on the jewel seating. Are you sure they don't unscrew ? Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  15. Way beyond my budget but one of the finest watches made. Beautiful watch. Well done Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk