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oldhippy last won the day on November 23

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About oldhippy

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    Genealogy, History, Austria, Chess, Philately Queen Victoria and Austria. Music Pink Floyd,Captain Beefheart,Neil Young and many more. Favorite clock antique Longcase Clocks and antique French Carriage Clocks. Worse clock and watch anything with a battery.

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  1. When you have only pictures to look at sometimes its difficult to judge a faulty part. What you have said makes sense, after all its your clock to repair.
  2. I always advise to make sure you have the correct posture. I don't want anyone ending up like me.
  3. The other day I was thinking about when I was a watchmaker and I was having problems with my posture and my neck. I was diagnosed with very sever spondylitis and was told the wear in the bones in my neck come close to someone in there 70’s I was only in my early 30’s at the time. My neck would lock and I was unable to move my head. The bones would rub each other because in some of my vertebral cartilage was none existent this also caused bad headaches and tightening of the muscles in my neck, it felt like my head was about to fall off. I had a Therapeutic counselor come around and have a look
  4. I told you they cost a fortune. Here you go. https://catalog.antiquorum.swiss/en/lots/rolex-ref-1001-lot-307-109?page=6
  5. Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  6. With that type of winder you can remove the largest Fusee m/springs with no trouble at all. Let me know how you get on with the barrel.
  7. This is the one I had it would open any Rolex. It will cost you a fortune these days.
  8. Did you forget nut super glue and spanner. Just be careful if you remove the wheel on that long pivot. If everything looks OK you might think about leaving it as it is.
  9. Well I'm hopeless on this type of thing. The only thing I can think of is heating it.
  10. Wear a thick pair of gloves when removing springs. This is the type of winder I have. If you put a hoop around you will only be able to fit it so far, the cracks show where the wheel fits. That is why I suggested solder. In an ideal world a new barrel should be made.
  11. Sorry yes you are correct. I was looking at the one in the link I posted. Looks like I'm going to have one of those days.
  12. Its not shockproof. Its just a standard movement. A simple one to practice on.
  13. Agree. Here is the Ranfft link. http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?12&ranfft&0&2uswk&FHF_70
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