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  1. If only the setting is too thick and the jewel does have some material in front of it have you tried filing the brass down with a honing stone to get the right thickness? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. After measuring try getting it here: http://m.ebay.com/itm/351621417912?_mwBanner=1 I have had wonderful experience with him. I would make sure to measure the bushing (brass part surrounding jewel) I think that is what it is called. Make sure you ask him if he has one with the exact same diameter as the original and you should be able to get one that works perfectly for you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I use the ergonomic Bergeon set. Absolutely love it. To dress them I use the horotec sharpener. It's suppose to give you a T shape but I manage to get a normal V shape from it just fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  5. Worked great thank you so much! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Hello I need to replace the needle on this oiler. Could anyone instruct on how to do this? The original instructions I received only instruct how to add oil. I think the needle is friction fit but I am not certain and would rather ask then break something. Thank you for the help! F Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hello! Welcome! I am also in Santa Cruz nice to see someone else on here is around my area Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. 20 is not much compared to some of the USA supply houses... I mostly use CousinsUK, Eternal tool (great screwdriver, and sharpener prices) then have what I need imported to the USA with expedited shipping for much much less. If it is about the same price I order locally from Kasker(great for mainsprings), and Esslinger. Sometimes I get lucky and find some tools on Micromark. I remember saving almost $150 purchasing my DE-415A demagnetizer from Micromark instead of ofrei. There is also the second hand tool shops. Uncle Larry Watch shop, and Dave's tool and watch shop. And finally I most often use eBay for vintage tools that are quite costly new. Hope that helps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I love the US based vendors like ofrei, and esslinger but do shop around. It has been cheaper for me to order from abroad and have it expedited to the USA. Usually it saves me anywhere from $100-200. Which makes me think our supply houses here are quite inflated with pricing. Eternaltools.com has some horotec screwdrivers. And they are a wonderful vendor. https://www.eternaltools.com/watchmakers-screwdrivers/horotec-9-watchmakers-screwdrivers-set Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Fascinating! Thank you! Anyone else own one of these Rowena watches? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Greetings, I just purchased a NOS roventa pocket watch. It comes with a ETA 6497 movement and for the price it was a great deal. So, has anybody heard of this watch brand I understand they basically case a ETA movement but I cant really find any info on them. I wonder if this company basically became Roventa-Henex SA. Any info would be great as this one is a fairly new one to me.
  12. It is a no. 5 presto tweezer. See attached: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. The lever in the 12 position is used to make the watch run faster or slower. The one at 10 is used to change the resting position of the hairspring and thus changing/managing the beat error. It makes sense that when you moved the lever in the 10 position it dragged the other as it would want to keep the relationship between them the same and therefore independent of each other. When you changed the lever at 10 you might have increased any beat error the watch might have. If it is gaining time and it has not been serviced in a while sounds to me like this watch should be serviced. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Surgical eye loupes are great if you can get use to the working distance and low magnification they don't usually have a zoom feature. I personally use a B&L stereo microscope. I use a 8x loupe occasionally like 10% of the time, but I much prefer my stereoscope which i can use at anything between 3x and 75x magnification all while not having my face directly in the movement. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. There are quite a few models of these all similar with slight differences. Usually the model on these is found near and under the balance wheel. I would really just take it out to a watchmaker and have them overhaul it. I own one of these in a pocket watch case they are quite fabulous movements and they keep good time. This is the one I own: Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk