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  1. OK - I have completely deleted the Tapatalk plugin and re-installed. Interestingly this broke my Tapatalk app and no threads would appear in the app on my phone. Closing and re-opening the app several times kicked it into shape and all seems well. Give it another try if you can.
  2. Indeed the base movement is a 2892-a2 so there's just the added GMT complication under the dial. I haven't done a video bit I have worked on them and they are not too complicated. It's a 2893-2 movement - perhaps cousins has a data sheet detailing the differences and lubrication points. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  3. Not easy to debug if I can't replicate your problem. I will reinstall the plugin later and post when I've done this. Tapatalk is a buggy piece of software and im getting tired of the malware aspect to be honest. The IP board web interface is now very excellent so you do still have access via mobile. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  4. I have the latest version installed on the server. I'm writing this with Tapatalk on my phone. All seems fine. Are you on the latest app version? Anybody else having problems with Tapatalk? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  5. About another 1.5 hour downtime again this morning (from 3am UK time) and managed to sort out all the problems. The website is now upgraded and secure again. If you were kicked off while I worked on it - I apologise.
  6. Sorry about the downtime today. Tried to do an upgrade due to there being a security issue with the current version. Unfortunately so many errors presented themselves I had to roll back to a backup. It then still would not play ball as some CSS cache files would not load (causing a broken look on the pages). Going through all my backups I found the broken files and restored them individually one-by-one. All seems OK now - time for coffee :| Will try an upgrade again in a few days, first need to work out why it failed.
  7. Mark tried to comment on your latest vid (re- quartz watch over wound) but having trouble getting my google account to work. However you said you have had work done on your teeth and wot not. What have you had done to your wot not I am intrigued. :D

    1. Mark


      The wot not just had a clean and polish :D

    2. clockboy
  8. Although some of his techniques may be frowned upon by the Swiss Watchmaking school fraternity, I would always recommend Practical Watch Repair by De'Carle. A very good book for discovering old school techniques and methods and should most certainly be in your library. Also, you can't go wrong with Henry Fried. I have compiled some of the better books here... https://www.watchrepairtalk.com/books.html/watch-servicing-repair/
  9. Mark


    The original thread title was 'eyo' Looks like that was interpreted to us old folk as 'hey you' - I changed it to a more polite 'hello' Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  10. Mark


    Welcome to the forum, it's great to see young guys starting out in their horology career - I wish you all the very best in your training. It's all about sharing knowledge and so you seem to have the right idea. Incidentally, and don't be offended by this ... would you like me to change your username to something less... childish, if so please fire me a PM?
  11. Removed some posts to keep this on topic in fairness to the OP
  12. Having said that, many are damaged by people winding the mainspring in by hand. I have seen this time and time again with the Seiko barrels just near the end where the spring doubles up. This spring winds in reverse to the majority of movements. Where is the OP? Has your question been answered? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  13. Not sure i would recommend that method for this kind of barrel. It may cause the lid to bubble. Same with the valjoux 7750. The lids on these kinds of barrels can be prised off, but do not do it with a screwdriver unless you want to damage the barrel teeth. Honestly, I find it just as easy to prise the lid away with my finger nails, although I am sure that would be frowned upon by some - never ever damaged a barrel that way. I believe Seiko' s idea with this barrel is that it was replaced complete when servicing. I could be wrong but I do not believe a mainspring was available for this movement as a separate part - But a barrel complete rather - if my memory serves me correct. Again, I could be wrong. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  14. Mark

    Oiling question

    A spot of 9010 just under the pinion and also on the wider portion of the pivot. "Should any oil be applied to the friction point between the jewel (on the inner/intermediate bridge) and the fourth wheel pinion, and if so what kind of oil?" Yes... D5 - as always, not too much. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  15. Moderators perform an essential role in any community, but all have checks and balances. I am the main admin and even I have to control myself in order to attempt to maintain a friendly forum. I am sorry you were prompted to create this thread - I think I know the reason. I am extremely busy at the moment creating new content for the course BUT I want it known that I still monitor very closely the security of the software. I cannot, however, have time to monitor each and every thread - that's why we have the "REPORT POST" feature (which people can use in order to notify moderators and myself of potential problems). It is discouraging and makes the community look bad when we see lack of patience and bickering so please do use this feature and hopefully we can keep this community growing. This is not the largest watch forum on the net - but I did start it with a vision for being among the friendliest