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  1. 2 points
    DMS

    "taha" Watches

    The Watch is nearing completion and is a pain in the bottom at the moment, I am struggling to put it together. I shall post some photos of my handy work when its completed, it has been a trial and error job as its the very first project I have attempted, photos to follow. (Fingers X'ed)
  2. 1 point
    clockwatcher

    Hobby Watch Maker

    Hi Sendilkumar! Geo obviously has given you a Scottish name - Sandy! :-)
  3. 1 point
    Geo

    New Member Saying Hi From Leeds

    Would mean "Hello child" in Glasgow! :)
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    clockwatcher

    New Member Saying Hi From Leeds

    Hey Wayne, as Constable once said! :-) That's quite a collection. I'm a fan of the pocket-money end of the market too but there are some interesting and attractive watches out there to be had. I've learned a good deal from watching Mark's videos and reading the posts on here but I'm still a rank beginner. All it takes though is time, a steady pair of hands and loads of practice! If you want help and advice you've come to the right place. This forum is second to none! John
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    Now I know what to look for if I want a Rolex! Great research guys!
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    ro63rto

    Roamer Falling Apart

    No press needed just thumb pressure. Its designed to come out like that. The unit clicks into the bracelet/case. Heres a great site for Roamer. roamer-watches.info/
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    Geo

    1929 Harwood

    This watch arrived today from Switzerland and I’m absolutely delighted with it. It is better than expected, the dial is original and there are hardly any marks on the case, pretty good for an eighty six year old! Even the bezel rotates easily, maybe too easily. There had been no attempt made clean it up prior to the sale as the silver had a fair bit of tarnish on it. There are no badly damaged screws, and the damascening on the movement is unmarked. The advert said that was “used and in running condition” and “Needs service before wear”. The first thing I did was give it a few shakes and put it on the timegrapher, well it looked like a target that had been shot with a sawn off shotgun. Next thing was to demagnitise it and low and behold things got a lot better. I then gave the crystal a rub with 1200 wet& dry and polished it with Autosol, the case was also given a light polish, but only with a silver cloth. Having had it on my wrist for a few hours, I then put it back on the timegrapher and it was keeping better time, albeit with a wonky graph. It will be put away for a while until I clear my feet of other projects, then it will get a full service. My sincere thanks go to Colin (CDJSwiss)for introducing me to these wonderful historical pieces.
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    clockboy

    1929 Harwood

    Lovely watch Geo that's going to be a real interesting service
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    Geo

    "taha" Watches

    Well done Dave, it's a great feeling when you succeed the first time. The movement is now looking really good! I have no idea what the watch is worth, but it looks like a homage to the classic Omega Constellation with these arrowhead markers on the dial.
  10. 1 point
    DMS

    "taha" Watches

    The final result, I am like a dog with 2 tails, I really don't know which to wag first, :D a couple of weeks work, blood, sweat, and a lot of curses went into getting this watch together, it was really easy to take apart, but then getting the movement pices to fit back together was the hard bit. But extreamly happy its back together and WORKING :D Now for the big question, would anyone know what this watch is worth, and where could I find out more about it? Thanks guys for your interest and encouragment in helping me get into watch repairs.
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    cdjswiss

    1929 Harwood

    I have been looking into the marks. This watch was presumably produced in collaboration with Fortis for international markets at Walter Vogt's factory in Grenchen. The case would have been made in CH as it has the London import mark and GS as importer. The S under the serial number was probably the sign of case maker Stila of La Chaux-de-Fonds.
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    Blacklab

    Inflatable Bench Mat

    246ft above sea level here in the Essex alps. if this global warming cobblers continues, I should end up with a beach front property.
  13. 1 point
    cdjswiss

    1929 Harwood

    Congratulations, Geo, it's a beauty with the pearling, relatively rare, and the decorated dial window, very rare - copied on all of the replica Harwoods. What are the silver marks - Swiss or UK? Swiss Patent 106583: selfwinding mechanism filed 10-16-1923, John Harwood, Baldrine-Lonon (Ile of Man, GB) und Harry Cutts, Brighton (GB) Interesting result of de-magnetisation. I must try it - never done it on a complete watch, only on a balance bridge and hairspring carefully wrapped in tissue paper.
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    bobm12

    1929 Harwood

    Congratulations on a real fine watch and interesting movement! Love the watch dial too!
  15. 1 point
    Gotwatch

    Illinois Pocket Watch Keyless Works

    Ken, according to Swigart's factory parts list, Illinois calls it a Clutch Lever Spring, part #870. You may be lucky to find it in an extensive search for NOS parts at, like, Dashto's (http://www.dashto.com/) but it may be difficult. An email to Tom may prove fruitful. He often comes up with the oddest items. You could form a new one from a guitar string using round nosed pliers. What size string, I don't know. You'll need to measure the spring, then measure the proper string. Willfly may be of some help here as he's an accomplished guitar player.
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    anilv

    1929 Harwood

    Nice one....
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    nad

    1929 Harwood

    That's certainly a fine looking watch that you have there Geo, enjoy.
  18. 1 point
    WillFly

    1929 Harwood

    What a lovely watch - and a very interesting movement. Another one to add to the list - damn your eyes! :D
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    Rebberg movements were used by Rolex in their early days, and by other makes. I have a Rebberg movement in a George Stockwell watch from 1927. You can see mine here: http://www.willswatchpages.com/george-stockwell.html They're nice movements - good find!
  20. 1 point
    nad

    Roamer Mst372 Movement.

    Nice one clockwatcher, have a super shock that I've just got running myself. Good luck with the repair.
  21. 1 point
    And did you know JCB grease is blue at about £1.75 a 500ml tube. :startle:
  22. 1 point
    Honestly, what kind of idiot uses WD40 in their watch!?!! Everyone knows 3-in-1 oil is the correct lubricant ^_^
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