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    oldhippy got a reaction from RyMoeller in Jewel Hole Reamed Too Large   
    When using a reamer always take your time and just a few turns and then test. That is the easiest way to go about such a task, If you do not have the type of tools to measure, then keep testing for size.  
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    oldhippy got a reaction from AndyHull in Which Watch Have You Got Coming In The Mail ? Show Us !!!   
    No you have two weak springs instead of one strong one. Like many Russian watch of that period it was a gimmick. I have repaired some  that are day/date, on the dial it says something like 30 jewel movement, remove the dial and you have a plate with jewels pressed in and there just for show, they do nothing. 
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    oldhippy got a reaction from vinn3 in hairspring vibrating tool   
    If the clip fails to grip the hairspring and it drops onto the plexyglass you could end up with a broken balance staff. That clip looks as if it might bend the hairspring so it could be out of shape.

     
    Nice try but I think you need to modify it. Why do you need such a device? Are you intending to make your own balance?

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    oldhippy got a reaction from JohnR725 in Jewel Hole Reamed Too Large   
    When using a reamer always take your time and just a few turns and then test. That is the easiest way to go about such a task, If you do not have the type of tools to measure, then keep testing for size.  
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    oldhippy got a reaction from Tore in Today I lost my wonderful one.   
    Today I lost my beautiful cat Cookie. She was 23 years old, I had her from a kitten. I’m so sad and my eyes are welling up with tears. Here is my wonderful. Please think of her for me.

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    oldhippy got a reaction from martygene in Today I lost my wonderful one.   
    Today I lost my beautiful cat Cookie. She was 23 years old, I had her from a kitten. I’m so sad and my eyes are welling up with tears. Here is my wonderful. Please think of her for me.

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    oldhippy got a reaction from PaulnKC in How to open this old Benrus...   
    Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Because I lost Cookie my cat I wanted some time to myself. Nice to know you had the help you needed and it was successful. Keep up the good work. Members on here always like to help. Photos really help.  
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    oldhippy got a reaction from AndyHull in Today I lost my wonderful one.   
    Today I lost my beautiful cat Cookie. She was 23 years old, I had her from a kitten. I’m so sad and my eyes are welling up with tears. Here is my wonderful. Please think of her for me.

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    oldhippy got a reaction from Johnnie in Today I lost my wonderful one.   
    Today I lost my beautiful cat Cookie. She was 23 years old, I had her from a kitten. I’m so sad and my eyes are welling up with tears. Here is my wonderful. Please think of her for me.

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    oldhippy got a reaction from aac58 in Today I lost my wonderful one.   
    Today I lost my beautiful cat Cookie. She was 23 years old, I had her from a kitten. I’m so sad and my eyes are welling up with tears. Here is my wonderful. Please think of her for me.

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    oldhippy got a reaction from rogart63 in Today I lost my wonderful one.   
    Today I lost my beautiful cat Cookie. She was 23 years old, I had her from a kitten. I’m so sad and my eyes are welling up with tears. Here is my wonderful. Please think of her for me.

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    oldhippy got a reaction from PaulnKC in How to open this old Benrus...   
    I'd like to see some photos before I say anymore. 
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    oldhippy got a reaction from jdm in Today I lost my wonderful one.   
    Today I lost my beautiful cat Cookie. She was 23 years old, I had her from a kitten. I’m so sad and my eyes are welling up with tears. Here is my wonderful. Please think of her for me.

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    oldhippy got a reaction from Nucejoe in How to open this old Benrus...   
    I'd like to see some photos before I say anymore. 
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    oldhippy got a reaction from kerfuffle in How to remove this clockface back plate?   
    Thats better. You should be able to unscrew it with a screwdriver that is a good fit. 
    Here is a photo of the sort of tool. 

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    oldhippy got a reaction from yankeedog in mainspring 8 day clock   
    Did you take it apart? Be careful with the striking parts make sure you do not bend any of the wires.  This is the best cleaner to use.   

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    oldhippy got a reaction from vinn3 in Watch repairer recommendations   
    I suggest you go to the B H I site and click on Find a Repairer and download the watch repairers list. Find one nearest to you. These are reputable people who can handle all types of repairs. Make sure the repairs are carried out on their premises and that you get a guarantee if the watch has a complete overhaul, it should be 1 year. Ask for an estimate.
    Here is the B H I link.    https://bhi.co.uk/
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    oldhippy got a reaction from JohnR725 in mainspring 8 day clock   
    You will need two mainspring clamps. You put the clamps over the mainsprings, with the key you move the click spring away from the ratchet and slowly unwind the springs, when the springs unwind they are trapped in the clamps. Only then can you take the movement apart. Never try to take the movement apart with out the clamps, you will have a nightmare trying to put it back together. 
    You should be able to buy the clamps from any good clock pats suppliers. Just make sure you get the right size as I think there's about 3 sizes. 

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    oldhippy got a reaction from yankeedog in mainspring 8 day clock   
    You will need two mainspring clamps. You put the clamps over the mainsprings, with the key you move the click spring away from the ratchet and slowly unwind the springs, when the springs unwind they are trapped in the clamps. Only then can you take the movement apart. Never try to take the movement apart with out the clamps, you will have a nightmare trying to put it back together. 
    You should be able to buy the clamps from any good clock pats suppliers. Just make sure you get the right size as I think there's about 3 sizes. 

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    oldhippy got a reaction from watchweasol in mainspring 8 day clock   
    You will need two mainspring clamps. You put the clamps over the mainsprings, with the key you move the click spring away from the ratchet and slowly unwind the springs, when the springs unwind they are trapped in the clamps. Only then can you take the movement apart. Never try to take the movement apart with out the clamps, you will have a nightmare trying to put it back together. 
    You should be able to buy the clamps from any good clock pats suppliers. Just make sure you get the right size as I think there's about 3 sizes. 

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    oldhippy got a reaction from ITProDad in Tool porn!   
    Now you will be itching to use it.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from watchweasol in Stella crystals   
    If they are high dome then a  crystal  lift will have no trouble in fitting and removal. 
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    oldhippy got a reaction from jdm in Fake or Real   
    No way of telling from poor photos. 
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    oldhippy got a reaction from Graziano in Stella crystals   
    If they are high dome then a  crystal  lift will have no trouble in fitting and removal. 
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    oldhippy reacted to Klassiker in How to clean a "picker upper"?   
    Avoid solvents at all costs. Just rinsing under the tap will get dust and fluff off. A very useful tool I agree.
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