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  2. It looks pretty good to me (Said the idiot that totally trashed a hairspring doing a VERY SIMPLE JOB yesterday). My suggestion would be to look elsewhere for the low amplitude issues BEFORE you even consider touching the HS. Mainspring, train freedom, dirt, pivots, etc. HS work is difficult at best. Good Luck, RMD
  3. An excellent book to look out for that goes into great detail on the repair and restoration of carriage clocks is "The Carriage Clock: A Repair and Restoration Manual" by Laurie Penman it is a comprehensive book on the subject and can be picked up quite cheap on Ebay.
  4. Well it looks like the Winner is a winner, or at least well within spec. The Chinese standard movement is generally listed as +/-30 sec per day, although it is available with different performance specs. Dial up Dial Down. The worst I get is -25 (crown left), although it does take a little while to settle down when changing positions. With a little tweaking, we could get those numbers to around +/- 10 sec per day, but I'm going to stick with this. Not too shabby for what it is.
  5. I'm backing up what jdm has pointed out. Keep selling away from this forum, if not I will lock this thread. Thanks jdm for pointing this out.
  6. They are essentially the same. I've had the red handle ones for 20+ years with no problems, I'm sure either set will serve you well.
  7. "Necessity is the mother of invention" Thank you for your kind words. Regards
  8. Wide range of restorative attempts and I say good job, too many to master all though. I buy more selectively focusing on the work you enjoy tirelessly. Cute balance cock stand tell about the artistic person in you. All the best.
  9. Actually that can't be done because there is a no sales policy here. Use PM or email for that.
  10. Welcome and enjoy the forum.
  11. Hello guys. This is my last project – Seiko 6139-6010 aka Bruce Lee. Watch is from ‘69and it is based on the 6139A movement. Nice shot for the 50th Seiko anniversary of first automatic chronograph development. So please see the pictures below from all restoration proces. It took me 3-4 evenings. The watch came to me as non runner. Crystal was scratchy with many chips. Dial was dirty and dusty with signs of water damages. Hands lost their lume. Day calendar was loosen and didn’t work properly. Movement was complete but very dirty and dry – there weren’t any residues of old oil in the jewels. Somewhere were signs of water flood. I dissasembled movement and I gave it a bath in ultrasonic cleaner then i’ve assembled and oiled movement. Star disk od date wheel was repaird with small amouth of resin glue. Movement had tend to stop sometimes. Inspection showed that the tiny chip on the bottom pivot of the escape wheel. It was hard to see it. After replacment movement ran as a champ. I polished the hands cause there was rust and gave them new lume. Dial was cleaned. I didn’t touch the lume on the hours indexes. I was affraid to screw up it. I think now it is quite good despite the fact that the lume does not glow. Orginal crystal was polished but I decide that in the future I will replace it. Case and caseback got some polish works only with polishing paste, not too much cause I didn’t want to loose the sharpnes of orginal edges – as usual I did it. Bracelet was matted with abrasive wool. Everything was mix up and combined and there is the result. After measurments on timegrapher and adjustment it is a nice timekeeper. An amplitude satisfy me as well. Now I am enjoy to wear it. Please let me know what do you think of this restoration project and about my works on it. I appreciate your comment and your spend time. Cheers folks VID_20191016_170551.mp4 VID_20191017_195141.mp4
  12. Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  13. Thanks for taking the time to respond. I especially like the see through back. Wear it in good health. Best wishes
  14. Setting lever screw broke on my Timex 24 movement. I have another working 24 but in need to install the setting lever and new screw which seems somewhat impossible. Is there an easy way to get the lever and screw inserted into the hole?
  15. Bluing can be tough..it is a chemical process involving nasty chemicals. I would advise against it.a blue black finish can be achieved pretty easily with different phosphate solutions that are available. Often advertised as rust converter. They change iron oxide into iron phosphate.
  16. Setting lever screw broke on Timex 24 movement. I have another working 24 but in need to install the setting lever which seems somewhat impossible. Is there an easy way to get the lever and screw inserted into the hole?
  17. It's amazing what you can do with off the shelf parts. Nice work.
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  19. Hello Hope this helps. Some items maybe subject to duty depending of your country of residency. From Otto Frei www.ofrei.com - OFREI-CASE11 41M Case Domed Sapphire Glass Fits Eta 6497-1& 6498-1 - DIAL-6498-LUM24HR Dial 6498 Black 24Hr W/Wht Lum 36.5M - HAN-7199 Swiss White Newlite 6-8 Hour Luminous Silver w/White 115/200 16x11 - HAN-6977 Silver W/Wht Small Sec Hand 0.27M X 5.0 - B405W-6-20R 20Mm Pilot Watch Strap D.Brn Gen.Leather Strap W/ Wht Stitch - WM-6.95 Stem Ebauches #401 For ETA 6498-1 (401/1571) - FB-7874 Swiss Made 1.5Mm Dia. Df Spring Bar 20Mm From Master of Time, Bienne, Switzerland (found on Ebay) ETA Movement Unitas 6498-1 decorated blue screw Côtes de Genėve From Perrin www.perrinwatchparts.com ST-7879-18W Stainless Steel butterfly with button release deployment Note: the above item can be ordered from Otto Frei as MSA 51.010-18 Push Button Deployment Buckle for Leather Strap 18 mm at Buckle End
  20. Not crazy about it i already have one with striaght end links
  21. I have a few such eyesores.They run very well.
  22. Just think what I could do with FOUR CENTS!
  23. Polish that crystal and you will double its value.
  24. I'm a beginner. I need to swap a bent bifora 115 hairspring with a donor (repairing hairsprings appears to be PhD level). The US suppliers here sell Bergeon 5430 (1.8mm wide, plastic handle) and 30013 (1.7 mm wide, meltal handle) hairspring collet levers. Are they essentially the same other than the handles? Thank you Charlie
  25. Before we get scolded a out being off topic.....a perfectly ghastly raketa
  26. Thank you! I'm away at the moment and plan to get back into this watch later next week. Charlie
  27. I have to drive to Virginia to get halo halo. Filipino bakery that is next to a Greek eatery..so I can have a really superbly greasy gyro and halo halo that must contain at least one quarter pound of sugar for dessert..
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