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  1. Missed out on one of these at an auction as they wouldn’t post it due to its weight
  2. Nice one, I’ve found with cousins that their online catalogue doesn’t seem to have everything on it, I use the hard copy to source a lot of spares
  3. Not a problem my friend, saves you a few quid until you really need a camera. Ive got a Chinese microscope, Cost under £40 and you can add an sd card to it so you can take pictures and save them. There is a post about somewhere on here.
  4. Sorry, I thought you just wanted to cut the centre out of the dial to expose the movement, like some of the modern Rotary gents watches
  5. You could try in a lathe, that’s where I would start , at least then you can get a nice clean cut
  6. Mate that is really good, I take it illustrator is a wonderfully expensive program ( like my photo shop ) or a it? how easy is it to use, that dial looks great and I’m very interested to see how this turns out.
  7. And this is the reason I stopped doing favours for people and their old watches, I had one not so long ago that I eventually spent about 6 weeks working on it, spent about £100 trying to source parts ( old cylinder movement ) and in the end only got it semi working, very frustrating and added pressure to ones life. But nice job done there mate, I’ll jump on the side shake train of thought and new jewel required.
  8. Stick a loup to your phone camera lens, trust me it works a treat
  9. I’m afraid my friend unless you get yourself a very expensive binocular style microscope you are as we all are, the rule of thumb is a 10x loup will be 1” away from the job so a 4x loup will have you 4” away from the watch. i personally use a Bergeon 4.5x loup, i also have a 5x and 10x for really close in work. I have a high bench so it lessons the neck strain. Time to saw the legs off your chair or get a few wooden blocks under the table legs to raise it up. you could also build a small box that sits on the bench that will raise your work area, I think horolover made one but they were really expensive for what they were.
  10. Donor movement found in France and in its way to me as I type
  11. Hi @oldhippy many thanks for the reply, I used another photo there and it’s not the correct one to mine. I’ve added my movement to this thread. I’ve had a look under the balance but cannot see a makers mark etc, I wasn’t able to remove the balance completely as the movement ring needs to be removed and the movement de ceased to remove the balance. it needs a new balance staff as the top pivot has snapped, also it looks like the click has snapped and been bent to work, I might try to find a donor movement once i know what this movement is.
  12. Gents, is anyone able to Id this movement please, I havnt got round to popping off the balance to spot the cal. Number yet. ive tried the advance search on Ranfft but I’ve forgotten how to interpret the results ( ie G00 etc ). many thanks for any pointers guys.
  13. Right then, I put This one back on bench yesterday as I had put it to one side after the problems it was giving me so I could come back to it with a clear head. ( and a new fresh set of eyes ) As we could see from the videos of the balance speeding up and stopping and all the other things we thought it might of been ( someone did mention it ). Well a fresh set of eyes and an afternoon of no interruptions I found the source to the problem, fingers crossed this is the solution. The hairspring was rubbing on the balance cock, have no idea why I didn’t spot this earlier as like I said it was mentioned by someone in an earlier post and it’s a check that I do. Granted the hairspring wasn’t Exactly flat but dare I say it, it was acceptable for the time, ahem. what i observed yesterday was when the balance was off the movement the hairspring was only just off the flat but when pinned the outer coil was lifted slightly, this hid a couple of other inner coils from view, and it was these inner coils that were rubbing and causing the problems. Although having gone through everything that people suggested this thing should be cosc standards now haha. It ran all night dial up losing 6 mins in 12 hours, I shall continue to let it run in all positions and see how it goes and will keep all informed. thanks for all the pointers folks much appreciated.
  14. Personally i use an electric during the week, wet shave at the week ends with 3 blade safety razors, but I do like a treat and use my single blade razor, it is a ritual and an enjoyable one, the learning curve wasn't too bad. I found the position of the razor was something to learn as the mass produced multiblade razors are very nicely angled.
  15. Nice mate, I started this evening with the dremel, it’s nice and shiney but there are a couple of deeper scratches that I don’t think will come out. so I think I will be getting a new one, as you can see esslinger stock them, I’ve done a product request through cousins as he sternkruez one I bought is too big.
  16. Cheers for the info mate, I’ve got a Fashion watch ( Gucci 1500L ) that I picked up for a steal. I have a replacement crystal from cousins 20mm x 9mm flat rectangular, got the size from esslinger (220x090) so fingers crossed the Stern Kreuz one will fit if the polishing doesn’t work. As for the bracelet and case that’s getting the good news with stainless cutting compound then polishing compound after. All getting done with the dremel so hopefuly all goes well.
  17. Pretty sure they wouldn’t be wanting to advertise their roles either, so a conversation piece probably running a pin lever movement
  18. Guys has anyone had any success with polishing scratches out of glass crystals using cerium oxide paste?
  19. Are they the same size as a Seiko? If so have you looked at Monster watch.eu or other Seiko mod sites
  20. Whilst I was taking the pictures I gave the balance a little nudge to make sure the staff was ok and it decided to give a couple of very painfully slow tick tocks so all is well, will just need to inspect and clean etc and get a new crystal and Alarm hand and hopefully another to the collection. But first I have to finish me “like” an 8 day pocket watch!!!
  21. Adding a few more pictures of mine, just dropped the movement from the case and now back together awaiting the love. Haven’t found a makers mark or cal. But don’t really expect to, so I hand it over to the forum for any additional information that I might need when I start on this gem.
  22. A very generous offer by the OP, hope Squiffy can bring them back to life
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