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    oldhippy got a reaction from jdrichard in Basic Watch Oiling   
    My master told me both,but a very very tiny amount. You would oil both if the pallets were of the pin type.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from bullet308 in Are Russians Serial Watch Abusers?   
    You beat me to it Geo. That was my very thoughts.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from jdrichard in Basic Watch Oiling   
    That is correct. You can oil the pallet stones with a very tiny drop of oil but that is all.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from bobm12 in What Can You Tell About This Clock?   
    Here you go.
     
    Ridgeway Clocks is a division of Howard Miller Company, and is a producer of longcase clocks, mantle clocks, and wall clocks. The company's facilities are located in Zeeland Michigan.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from bobm12 in What Can You Tell About This Clock?   
    I forgot to mention the hands style are serpentine.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from jdrichard in Hand Cleaning A Watch Movement   
    Lighter fluid evaporates very quick. You could use a watchmakers blower which will help and use wrapping paper tissue this helps to absorb the fluid, but be careful there are types of tissue that are hopeless. As someone had said you need ventilation or you might end up felling unwell. I had xpelair ventilation. That's good using a try like that.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from jdrichard in Basic Watch Oiling   
    You can start out using two oils one which needs to be thin for the balance and one slightly thicker for the train,winding parts and mainspring. I retired a few years ago so I'm not up to date on what oils are on offer in this present time.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from jdrichard in Hand Cleaning A Watch Movement   
    This is the way to go about it. It can be very tedious, you can't get the results you would expect if you used a cleaning machine.  
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    oldhippy reacted to chadders1966 in Staggering Ebay Rip Off On Hand Levers?   
    I've been told that this is what some sellers do when they don't have an item in stock. Rather than remove the listing they put a silly price in until they have it back in stock again.
    Stephen
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    oldhippy got a reaction from Ishima in Staggering Ebay Rip Off On Hand Levers?   
    He says he's sold 251 sets, that's 251 people with money to burn they must be mad.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from PJA in Bhi Distance Learning   
    I've got about 30 years experience behind me as a watch maker and a clock maker. So  if I can help in any way just ask.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from jeffc83 in Watch Hand Press   
    I never used a hand press, I don't think they were about in my time, I always used tweezers and never had problems.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from jeffc83 in Why Would This Happen?   
    I would check everything again using a very strong eyeglass and I mean everything, run it without dial and hands and out of the case, if all is well after 24 hours, add dial and hands and run for another 24 hours, if all is ok case the thing up and see how it goes.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from mcass in Tool Suggestions.....   
    Welcome to the forum and enjoy the advice and all the support that is offered. Have a look at this topic Question For The Watchmakers. All sorts of advice there including mine. I have around 30 years asa watch/clockmaker but now retired.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from Alaskamick in Looking For Eta Case Clamps   
    I've found this for you.
     
    http://www.helenarou.com/50-movement-clamp-tab-for-eta-28250282428342836649764987750.html
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    oldhippy got a reaction from stroppy in "diamond" Brand Alarm Clock.   
    I have every episode of Lost in Space even the pilot which you may know never had Zachary Smith in.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from stroppy in "diamond" Brand Alarm Clock.   
    This type of clock is what I started on learning clock making.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from jdm in "diamond" Brand Alarm Clock.   
    What about when you want to stay in bed, have you thrown it across the floor yet.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from Don in Soprod A10 Stops Running When Watch Placed Face Down   
    As Don has said, also check the whole balance pivots and jewel holes, some times if a balance pivot has broken it sticks in the jewel and it can still work but tends to ride on the broken pivot.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from jnash in You Will All Want One Of These   
    You don't see this type very often. I had one of these and there a God send.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Jaxa-Watch-Waterproof-Case-Opener-Opening-Tool-Watchmaker-/182000768039?hash=item2a60175427:g:96oAAOSwUV9Wo6sO
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    oldhippy got a reaction from BeyondWorld in Well This A Bit Late.   
    A big welcome from me.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from Keitharoo in Advice Needed On Proper Repair For Worn Bushing/pivot Hole?   
    To close it a little by means of using a staking tool, to make the hole smaller.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from Mark in Cheap Unprofessional Plastic Polish   
    Same here Mark.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from Mark in Has Mark Left The Forum..?   
    Its better to have to much much work then not enough.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from Budsy in Newbie   
    Hello from me and we are always ready to give a helping hand what ever you might ask.
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