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  1. I feel like a goof, but I got lost trying to introduce myself,without upsetting the community,any advice would help this rookie!!

  2. By the way - this is not old, I remember many years ago when cousins had a sales counter in Romford. I went in with a huge order. Had everything laid out on the counter ready to pay including a calypso water resistance testing machine. About a grands worth of invoice. Remembered I needed a part for a watch I had in my possession but I had neglected to write it down. I just needed to borrow a case knife to take the back off and get the calibers number of the movement - they adamantly refused to let me borrow their case knife which was not new and just right there. On that occasion they lost my business for more than 10 years!
  3. Wow you get 30 days? Cousins wont even give 1 day. They force you to waive your consumer rights when you make an order by stating that it’s a b2b sale rather than b2c. i have vowed never to use them again on many occasions in the past but I still kept going back for one simple reason, their website and ordering process is extremely convenient and their shipping service very dependable. one time, they provided a damaged mainspring - clearly visibly damaged as seen through the packaging, complained, refused to replace, ordered another as were on a tight time frame - the next one cAme through in just as bad condition. Ended up ordering from gleaves and got the job done. Zero customer support from cousins. Still ordered from them again. you lost $5. How about $89 for an eta we ordered which was a non runner. Had to replace one of the 5 coils from one I had in stock to get it working. That was a foil packed movement. Zero help from cousins. 30 days? You are lucky to get that
  4. Vote up function

    To illustrate this, I’m pinning this topic to the help section then I’ll vote my answer as best
  5. Vote up function

    I personally would love members to use this feature. 1st it places the most voted answer at the top. Very useful in a long thread for readers to find the most sensible answer. 2nd it gives a pat on the back to the person or persons who took the time and trouble to answer the OP’s question. 3rd it helps to build the community by showing that we care about what others have posted. That’s not a bad thing at all. So come on guys (and gals) let’s use this facility when a good answer has been posted - it just takes a split second to do and it really can make that section of the forum much much more helpful for others too.
  6. Moving to the chat about anything section
  7. Moving to the help and advice section
  8. Thin Spring Washer

    Moving to the help and advice section.
  9. Train Wheels not working.

    Moving to the help and advice section
  10. Moving to help section - this is not a walkthrough
  11. Watch Repair Course - Price

    Hi, If you click on any of the products on this page the price is listed The bundle is the best value. If you have any further questions please let me know on the contact us page
  12. Lol. Wait until she goes to Tesco’s. That’s what I always did. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Ultrasonic and transducer. Certainly more a cleaner than timer I wager Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. You know. It doesn't matter how long you've been repairing watches. You always see something new from time to time lol. That's an interesting design. A taper pin is more common. Looks like a shim which slides out. Please post more pictures as you progress. I am interested. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. As you may see, this movement is in pretty poor condition. It’s an old pocket watch movement, not regularly serviced, the plates are stained with corrosion and I suppose even when it did require repairs, the previous owner may not have invested much to have it done properly. As you can observe, the watch was gaining at a rate of over 500 seconds per day, the amplitude was way down at around 150 degrees and the beat error was considerable at around 4.5 milliseconds.