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Michael last won the day on February 26 2017

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  1. Michael

    Making a custom dial

    Mark did a video about building own watch. Sort of inspired me to build up a custom watch. The dial and hands are custom handmade from raw material. The movement is automatic TY2706. The case 316 stainless modified a bit. Worn everyday and a great timekeeper
  2. Michael

    Porcelain dials

    I would say with almost certainty that it is an enamel dial, which means it will have a metal backing to which the enamel is baked onto. I would be amazed if it was porcelain, which does not have the metal backing (image a porcelain plate or vase - no metal backing - solid ceramic like substance) .
  3. Michael

    soft solder for repairing recoil escapement

    If you use a 60/40 tin lead solder, then the best flux to use is a zinc chloride flux. You could even use it neat and not diluted. Rinse well after, as it is highly corrosive. All not very environmentally friendly, but in the qtys you will be using, I think you should be OK
  4. Great information and thanks for posting. I could not find those arbor diameter sizes anywhere so that is really useful. I had the same problem with no winder for Landeron 48 etc so just started to make one. Waiting for a 1mm carbide end mill to arrive from China to add the hook piece, and a M3 die to finish winding handle. The winder bit is going to be Nivarox style as this is what I saw to copy, but if that does not work the spoke type looks probably easier to make. Not sure if it is going to work, but cannot really see why it should not
  5. Michael

    Chinese Timegraphers

    I purchased my 1000 from ebay for the cheapest I could find. Came direct from China. It gets my vote ...
  6. Thanks Tmuir, I will definitely watch when I get a chance..... I also stumbled across a bit of his life story on Youtube, which was instigated by Roger Smith. I found it an excellent insight and watched the whole lot over 3 days (85 episodes), I bit the bullet and purchased his book Watchmaking which I am very pleased with. There is one of his pocket watches in the British Museum along with a load of Breguets etc......
  7. Michael

    Graduation Day Comes!

    Great write up as per all your write ups. Upmost respect for taking the course and completing it
  8. Possibly an old repair? Is it threaded?
  9. Michael

    How to remove stuck Cannon Pinion

    Hi Tmuir, just checking it is not the taper pin type, where no matter how hard you pull it will not come off. You need to tap the centre pin out from the cannon pinion side
  10. I very much enjoyed the LiveStream and very good entertainment. Thanks Mark. If you do anymore I will look forward to it
  11. This project has got to the stage where I am getting glad it is over. Anyway, crown made, parts sprayed with clear laquer, acrylic fitted and strap fitted. A few other problems I had to deal with to get the watch keeping regular time. The watch now keeps good time and I will regularly wear it and see what snags come up (which I am sure they will !!)
  12. Michael

    Case refinish

    Outstanding job. Looking forward to next update.
  13. Bout-yee ... very impressive first post, and a great story and run through. Thanks for posting and look forward to more ..
  14. Incedible work, loved the vid. Beautiful job ...