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  1. 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
  2. Yes. I've done the same if I'm to be honest. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  3. Trust me - that never ends Thats what it's all about
  4. @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
  5. Absolutely not! You are a diamond here at WRT and most would agree with me I am sure.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. The opposite of removing it. It snaps back into place. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  9. OK @Deggsie, I have merged your old account into the new and the old account is no more. If you want me to change your Screen name back to Deggsy please PM me and I will go ahead with that.
  10. I came across this post by accident as I wasn't informed. I can confirm that multiple accounts are not allowed as it can get confusing. However, I will merge your old posts with new and delete the old account you cannot get into.
  11. Why is that useless. It's a regular statement which conveys something is very common. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  12. "Bog standard" is not an offensive phrase. What's the problem? It's a phrase that simply conveys that something is very common. Why am I getting reports regarding that? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  13. Thank you for your past help JDM.
  14. Pm sent. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  15. Why? It's an ongoing project. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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/
  23. 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
  24. 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?
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