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  1. dadistic

    Mums watch - "can you take a look"

    Agree with @oldhippy It would be great to see the movement.
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    OT some larger scale craftmanship

    Now that's a puzzle box!
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    Tag Heuer 1000 Quartz

    Yes, the lever should ride in the groove. This lever stops the movement when the stem is pulled out (hacking).
  4. You can always the the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. That group seems to be pocket watch central in the US. They have a business directory that is located here - https://net.nawcc.org/nawcc/businesssearch/ They also have forums etc.
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    Small bench buffer

    Cas-Ker has one that I thought looked interesting. Should mention that I don't have one yet, but it is on the shopping list. https://www.jewelerssupplies.com/benchtop-polisher-470.115.html
  6. I'm not sure that there is an effective cleaner that meets your requirements. Best to not breath the fumes, no matter what it is. Check local regulations as to what can and cannot be disposed of through the sewer. In many places, cleaners and degreasers have to be treated as hazardous waste, which may mean saving the used fluids and dropping them off at a collection point. A great "fume hood" is the exhaust fan found over many stoves and ovens, if you're lucky enough to have such a thing. Otherwise, an open window and a fan might do in a pinch. The jars that I use originally had Newman's Own Salsa in them. Just watch the lids, some cleaners can dissolve the material that's in the cap that's used as a seal.
  7. dadistic

    Good bye

    Thanks @oldhippy, I noticed after I created this post that some changes had happened. I think things will be just fine, and I certainly appreciate all the work that goes into maintaining this forum. Thanks again!
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    Attaching Balance Wheel Spring

    Yep. I did that, going through that exercise was very much worth it. With repetition, hat seemed impossible at first eventually became just difficult. :-)
  9. dadistic

    Why has the beat error changed ?

    Yikes! That's not good. Glad you mentioned it.
  10. dadistic

    Back to being a member

    Thanks JDM, I've watched you deal unmercifully with spammers, and applauded from my chair. Although I found that I didn't agree with some of your approaches, they where the lesser part of what an admin does, and your constant attention to the forum helped it quite a bit. Admin is a thankless job, and it's not often obvious what goes on until it's not happening anymore. Hope the other admins can take up the slack. Thanks Again!
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    Good bye

    I personally think it would be much better if there was more restraint shown about moving posts. Moving a newbies post is one thing, but for a long time user to have a post moved is annoying. Not even the courtesy of finding out the users intention, just wham. post moved. It's annoying, and I have enough trouble finding time to participate, and having to deal with these little irritations makes me less likely to make the effort. That's why I don't do posts that take a lot of effort, like walkthroughs, because I know they they won't stay unmolested, regardless of my intentions. This is a solvable problem. Either leave the posts alone, or provide a way that these posts can be built without having to do them in one swell foop. Using too narrow of a definition is not helpful, either. If you want a category of "make-overs" then please provide a place for them. Just be aware that if you go down that road, you will find that you have to move *every* post, and not just the obvious mistakes. People will inevitably gravitate toward the most general category, and pay less and less attention to the sub-forums. More work for the admins. Maybe that's OK, but notice that this forum software wasn't built to be operated that way, and some features will break. It happens now. David
  12. dadistic

    One of those moments...

    Yep, been there done that!
  13. CAS 64742-89-8 is also called Naptha. Commonly available in the U.S. as Varnish Makers & Painters (VM&P) Naptha. It's a petroleum distillate, i.e. distilled from crude oil. Someone familiar with distillation might call it a "cut", or collection at a specific point in the column, that gives it certain properties. It works, I used to use it, but I've since switched to Zenith cleaning and rinsing fluids, and the difference is quite dramatic. I won't be going back.
  14. dadistic

    Bulova 11BLAC parts

    I did one similar recently, and used the presto tool that @clockboy shows to separate the wheels, and then set up my staking set to put them back together again. No problem. If you don't have the tools, then take @anilv's advice, and do the best job you can without taking them apart.
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    What kind of tool is this?

    The catalog is also available here - https://archive.org/details/20thcenturycatal00purd
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