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  1. Well after a year of building my skills and discovering good tools vs bad, I finally have a workspace that is comfortable and large enough to lay out all of my tools properly. A lot of advice I gleaned from Mark and this board so thanks to all Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  2. I found an old stem to fit eventually - it's not perfect but after servicing the watch it is ticking away nicely
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  3. Looks like the bit with the word steel stamped in it needs to be pushed up against the leather strap. This will drop the pin allowing you to slide it along to the new position. Sent from my Honor 5c
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  4. Thanks I'll give it a try. I figured it wasn't too complicated, the Japanese usually don't over engineer things. Just that I'd never seen one of these types before and just wanted to know if it was a three handed job! Thanks rogart63!
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  5. Yepp . That is small springs. Insert a screwdriver into the slots and press the spring in. You can then lift the caseback up.
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  6. Oops, Sorry George, I stand erected, in all matters of probing I bow to your experience. Cheers, Vic
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  7. Hello Vinn, I agree, the drivers must be sharpened to fit the slot but also finished off by flattenning the sharp end of the "Wedge" so that the flat part is in maximum contact with the bottom of the slot and the sides just about touching. It is a painstaking process that has to be done on each size of screwdriver. I have bought Bergeon replacement driver heads rather than do it myself as although I can do it, I am quite lazy though I do "dress my blades" which is not a major bit of work and you usually follow the original design of the blade. The Bergeon replacements are provided
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  8. Yes, I intend to sneak up on it bit by bit until it's exactly right! Normally I am not used to such tiny tolerances but I am enjoying it. Johnnie
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  9. Well, any repair work can ruin the object, if not done properly. I never wrote that buffing does not remove metal, the idea is to remove less, and to move back some in place. Good video with demonstration
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  10. Final stage should have been with progressively finer sandpaper but I skipped that and went to the final stage..polishing with Autosol metal polish. And this is the result. The gouge at the one o'clock area is no longer visible (in this pic you can see the badly worn case lug caused by the metal band). The holes on the right side of the case have been reduced to the extent that they're not visible to the naked eye. And the nick at nine o'clock is gone ...a few more pics of the case. Crystal has been polished with autosol as well. The c
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  11. No I didn't Vic. It was an ultrasonic dental probe that I used.
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  12. Here's the finished watch. I tried lightly cleaning the dial with rodico, but it turns out rodico is not always your friend. I accidntally removed most of the 8 and took a big chunk out of the '1' in 10. I used some very small dry transfer numbers to bring them back. The '8' is actually a capital 'O' sideways with a small 'c' on top. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  13. Like this? This is a Bergeon bench. Can this help .
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  14. Finally a slow-motion video of the balance working I took during the work.
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