Peterburke340

Elma RM90

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I know they don't come up very often but am looking to buy an Elma RM90 watch cleaning machine if anyone has one or knows of one for sale. I am uk based.

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I think Mark uses a Elma so it should be OK. Also I believe parts are still available for this machine. I use a  L&R which is very good so may I suggest you don't restrict yourself to the Elma only. 

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I  have seen them on ebay quite often so that's the only place I know that your likely to pick one up. 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have one which I fully restored, superb machine for the money.  There is a seller on ebay that sells new ones under a different name, modern, and exactly the same.

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Hi SSteel
Could you give me a bit more info if possible regarding the name of your machine and the eBay link if possible
Thanks
Peter


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Search the forums, you will find my restoration thread.  I believe mine is an Elma Super Elite.  Same as this one..

ELMA WATCH CLEANING MACHINE.

The seller on ebay I referred to appears to no longer sell the new blue type.

 

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I was told by the guy who restored my "L&R  Vari-Matic" that it ultra sonic cleans in all three baskets while washing. The new watch cleaning machines (£3000 +) only ultra sonic the first basket & many Elma machines wash only.

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WOW. Out of my pocket thats for sure.  A full report on how it performs will be drooled over by many on this forum. 

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I have just looked up the price of a Elma RM90 after seeing clockboys comment. You will have to have very high-volume of watch cleaning repairs in order for you to get your money back in a reasonable amount of time.    

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That was my point the R90 is now obsolete and was been replaced by the "Elmasolve RM" which retails at £3k +.

You have got to do lots and lots of repairs to get any sort of return for that sort of outlay.  If you can find a pre-owned one and source replacement parts then it might be a viable option. However if my info is correct they are also not as efficient as the the old L & R machines. 

 

 

 

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I had the same as you "L&R  Vari-Matic" it was one hell of a cleaner, excellent results every time, when I retired I sold it.:thumbsd:I wish I hadn't.   

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On 28/1/2017 at 10:04 PM, Peterburke340 said:

 

I know they don't come up very often but am looking to buy an Elma RM90 watch cleaning machine if anyone has one or knows of one for sale. I am uk based.

Thanks

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Elma RM90 is on my wish list as well. Some of these machines have problems with the wire to the motor. You may be lucky and find one and maybe you can fix it ... It's such a machine with this mistake im looking for!

RM 90 19$ repair >>>

More about this problem >>>

I've occasionally seen this elma at online auctions, I have seen them there at very fair price


An old auction >>>

Another old auction >>>

 

I hope you get one some day... good luck

 

 

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Interesting machine!

L&R vari-matics seem impossible to obtain these days, unless you don't mind paying USD 2k..

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20 minutes ago, teegee said:

Interesting machine!

L&R vari-matics seem impossible to obtain these days, unless you don't mind paying USD 2k..

Expensive yes but one hell of a cleaning machine and all automatic, you can set the timing for each jar for how long you want it to be in the cleaning jar and for both rinse jars and heater and spin off. There is even a part which enables you to clean many watches at the same time. I used a few machines in my days and this one is certainly the tops.

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I managed to get one off a retired watchmaker. It's in perfect condition too
It is quiet , efficient and quick!!


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6 minutes ago, Peterburke340 said:

I managed to get one off a retired watchmaker. It's in perfect condition too
It is quiet , efficient and quick!!


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Great, how much did you have to pay out for this, if i may ask... perhaps you some day can make a little video showing how it works...

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My L&R which is very similar cost in total re buying machine & re-wire + refurbish £1700


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We use an old Greiner vcs something, which does the job perfectly.

But what do you guys do about the cleaning solution smell? Even though we use an extra room with the windows open, the elma wf pro and suprol solution still make me dizzy.

Anybody got any tips?

Sorry for piggybacking your thread

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On 2/1/2017 at 2:40 AM, oldhippy said:

I had the same as you "L&R  Vari-Matic" it was one hell of a cleaner, excellent results every time, when I retired I sold it.:thumbsd:I wish I hadn't.   

Sorry for your loss, OldHippy.  :(  I also had one of those wonderful monsters (L&R Vari-Matic) that my Dad used... but it was way too much for me.  I sold it and bought a used Watchmaster Mark II.  I had to ship the L&R... it was 70lbs!  I do miss it just because of the nostalgia factor, but I'll never clean enough watches to justify keeping it from a real watchmaker.  And since my new little house is very small... I'm happy to have the cute little Watchmaster. ;)  

Shirley 

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1 hour ago, highquality said:

We use an old Greiner vcs something, which does the job perfectly.

But what do you guys do about the cleaning solution smell? Even though we use an extra room with the windows open, the elma wf pro and suprol solution still make me dizzy.

Anybody got any tips?

Sorry for piggybacking your thread

I had an electric air extractor that I would switch on and get rid of the fumes that way.

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I found Elma smeller than the L&R so that's what I now use


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I paid £1200. It is in mint condition. I am really pleased with it. It has made my work/time management a lot easier!!! It is also very quiet.
There are quite a few videos on YouTube if you search under Elma RM90


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On 30/1/2017 at 9:25 AM, SSTEEL said:

The seller on ebay I referred to appears to no longer sell the new blue type.

 

The blue new one on eBay are in no way like a Elma Super Elite.  They don't have the drive shaft running thrue the motor like the Elma. The finish are very poor and the basket's looks like sh..

If you think "it's good enough for my needs" so you're going to regret later. I'm sorry but i would rather have a good used Elma

 

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On 16/3/2017 at 10:50 PM, Peterburke340 said:

I paid £1200. It is in mint condition. I am really pleased with it. It has made my work/time management a lot easier!!! It is also very quiet.
There are quite a few videos on YouTube if you search under Elma RM90


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Well i think i will save up some more money and have one like that.... there was one on auction at Fellows today it was sold for £1100 + 25% buyer's premium....  i think it's the price for one in good shape like yours

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