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  1. merged your old account - they are now one
  2. I can recommend carbide drills from eternal tools. See my second to last video on YT, repairing a broken pivot. and you will see They cut through like butter. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  3. Sorry to say - neither of those lubricants have the correct properties to act as a braking grease.
  4. Panasonic G7 has its own native macro lens. It's a 30mm (So 60mm full frame equivelent). I use it as a regular prime though as I want to get in even closer with the camera further away. The solution for me was a Viltrox EF-M2 speedbooster and Canon EF macro 100mm and 60mm prime lenses. Both very sharp buy the 100mm is the most useful to me. Shoot in 4k and use a 1080p timeline in Davinci Resolve and you will be able to crop in even further. Or shoot in 1080p and use the Ex-tele function on the G7 which effective turns your lens into two primes. Side note - I recently upgraded to the GH5 and have not regretted it. But the G7 is an amazing camera so I decided to keep it - they compliment each other well. Hope this helps. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  5. By request from a member who wishes to remain anonymous... Location: Middlesbrough - Linthorpe Road Brand: Goldsmiths Contract type: Permanent - Full Time https://ukcareers.thewosgroup.com/jobs/vacancy/trainee-watch-technician-1664/1682/description/
  6. Nice. Thanks for the heads up Just ordered a copy - £15 from Amazon. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  7. It's a very easy repair for any competent jeweller to be fair. Especially as it has not broken completely so does not need re-aligning. You should do a search on the NAJ website for a local jeweller... http://www.naj.co.uk/en/member-services/member-search.cfm
  8. Nice job. Just needs a 50 inch TV on one wall and a couch Hope you will be warm enough in the winter.
  9. What is the OD of the main shaft (not the threaded portion) it looks unusually large in comparison to the thread. It may be possible it can support 8mm collets in which case, you can just use a different draw bar. A universal drawbar may be the best bet - I have one from with a standard 8mm thread on one end and a WW on the other. The handle is adjustable along it's length and so will work in many configurations. I believe I purchased it from Sincere Clocks on eBay. Could be worth a look if the dimensions suit?
  10. Agreed, The correct place for members to introduce themselves is here... https://www.watchrepairtalk.com/forum/23-introduce-yourself-here/ Closing this thread to prevent further confusion
  11. All the modifications have now been made. I have made the welcome email more clear and I have made it clear on the Q&A forum that many members will consider it a politeness if people introduce themselves to the community first before diving in. The correct place to do this is here. Thank you for everybody participating in this thread and to @Endeavor for starting the discussion, some great ideas have been put forward and I hope we have set a workable system in place. To that end - I feel this discussion has served it's purpose and will now close it to further replies.
  12. @oldhippy - For some odd reason @ecodec replied to say thank you by submitting a report rather than a reply. In any case - he says thank you
  13. My Bergeon set was purchased around late 90s. The MKS set I am not sure as I purchased it second hand off a retired watchmaker in the 80s. I am guessing perhaps circa 1960s. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  14. I have an MKS set and a Bergeon set. The MKS set is probably twice or thrice as old as the Bergeon set but the quality is outstanding. The Bergeon punches are prone to oxidisation (near every one has rust and pitting - even replacements from cousins). The MKS punches are as good as new - same storage conditions. If I had to purchase another staking set now - MKS all the way. The only thing I like about the Bergeon set is the inverto function. But I generally still use the MKS punches even if I'm using the Bergeon tool. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  15. It's a tool kit used for fitting and removing bushes and jewels from watches or clocks. It has some other uses but that is the primary function. The set above is a very nice example. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  16. Yes. I've done the same if I'm to be honest. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  17. Trust me - that never ends Thats what it's all about
  18. @Muligans, please don't worry - you are absolutely welcome, as you get more confident you will be able to contribute more. This website is for people of all skill levels. We're just working out some issues to make this an even more awesome website. The positives here outweigh the negatives by a huge mile
  19. Absolutely not! You are a diamond here at WRT and most would agree with me I am sure.
  20. Very true. And I do feel very uncomfortable forcing people to introduce themselves before interacting in other areas. But I am willing to listen - this is a membership site and we all have a stake in it's success. The reason why I have never forced introductions in the past is because people should have choice - new members have a choice to introduce themselves as well as existing members have a choice to simply ignore their questions. I must say - I am a little disappointed that this is an issue as the original intent of this forum was to be a help towards others with less knowledge as well as a community where all levels of horologists and enthusiasts could come together and simply be - and be relaxed. With that in mind - I have a solution, and it is a very very simple one. .... 1. I am not going to enforce an introduction policy, but I will make it more clear that members of this site will consider it polite if people do so first. ( I will work on making this prominent in the welcome email and I will make this clear with a information box at the top of the forum which only new members will be able to see). 2. If a new member posts a question without introducing themselves then, and here's the simple part, existing members who may be offended by this do not have to participate in that thread. We even have an ignore function on this forum if you feel that strongly about it. 3. Any member, both new or old who harasses new members, and it's reported to me, will be warned - persistent harassment's will result in a ban. A Word Of Encouragement... One-hitters who don't even reply sometimes are extremely annoying. Especially if you have crafted a three paragraph response with pictures and the OP does not even acknowledge your reply. It sucks. BUT - remember this. This is a public forum which gets indexed by search engines. Your replies are never a waste of time - it's all good content which will be read many hundreds or thousands of time - there is no telling how many people you will have eventually helped - with this in mind, it does not even matter who starts the conversation, your replies and the passing on of knowledge will stay on this site for people to find for years to come. It's not a waste of time.
  21. I have said this before and I will say it again - if anybody is spamming, being offensive or trolling or generally not following the forum rules then the "report post" function is the way to go. It is simply not possible for me to monitor and read every single post. I asked for moderators and literally one person put their hat in the ring other than oldhippy who was recommended. I am still open for mature members of the forum to be considered. Mods not only get greater powers to help with these issues but also get a say in how the forum is run. I am happy to take suggestions and I do try to keep the forum running smoothly ( especially with the technical side and security updates). I can understand your frustration but rant posts are not the way to go - perhaps contacting me via PM would be good. However, I'm not deleting this post as I'm interested to hear from other members as well on this subject. As for the issue of trolls - this is regrettably a side of the Internet which will not go away - that being said, if anybody joins the forum and is found to simply be trolling others then they should be reported and they WILL be banned. As for the issue of 'one hitters' in the q&a section - we have had a small discussion regarding this and I am working on a strategy. You're input above is along the lines of what I want to put in place whereby new members will not be able to post in the q&a until they have been upgraded. This may involve automation though so it won't be perfect. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  22. The opposite of removing it. It snaps back into place. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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