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Bluing screws

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Very nice.  I assume you blued them yourself?  I usually do that when I need to replace a screw in a movement that I fabricated so that the next watchmaker down the line can tell it's not original to the piece.  They are a lovely touch too.

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Thank You! Yes i made the bluing. Moreover, the results are my first attempt doing such a job :) Belonging to a Roskopf watch which is an inexpensive one. But i have worked on this movement so much that i think it deserves it :) Those three long screws were polished and reblued. They were made first and the surface was not prepared thoroughly and tried to blue them together, hence the different and stained colors.

Now i am making the tool to be able to make sun pattern on its ratchet and winding wheels :) 

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I've been practicing bluing screws by heating, but I'd be very interested in learning about the dyes you use.  I love bluing and want to incorporate it into some work I've been doing on vintage watches wherein I change the look of the movement a bit.  It's kind of like making a watch but less ambitious and less costly as it doesn't require the equipment used to turn plates, etc.

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