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  1. Well never have I been so glad to find a broken watch in a draw, and it was a half decent watch. It was one that I had been using as a donor, so basically everything thing that was of any use had been removed. So click spring, rotor assembly, balance cock and wheel, winding wheel, screws, stem and crown, and to make matters worse when I took the cannon pinion off I broke the centre seconds wheel pivot when I was removing the cannon pinion. So the case isn't perfect but. It now runs and keeps time, so I'm happy that I found something to do. OK the strap probably isn't the best choice, but it will do.
  2. Thanks all for your thoughts. I live in the UK, the repairs I do are the repairs that do are revived by post most days. That means that while I am doing repairs I am telling people that we are open, the public then goes out to make a special journey to the post office and then has contact with the people at the post office and any one else who happened to be in the area at the the time. I then have to go to the post office to collect the mail and talk to every one at the post office, I then have to go into the shop to do the repairs were there is no social distancing as the shop is not big enough to keep our distance. It's just like a normal day.
  3. I'm self employed like a number of people in the watch repair trade. I work in a shop, which I have to drive to. Stupid question, if I don't interact with anyone is it safe to go out, or am I supposed to stay at home. The other people at the shop will be going in.
  4. Hoping that you can help, I wouldn't normally bother but it's one of my own , and it's quiet . Cheers. Tony.
  5. Morning all, I have a ingersol wristwatch, I'm fixing up a strap loop at the moment as mine was missing. I'm hoping that someone out there will be able to help me get a balance wheel for mine, as the hair spring is broken, yes I've looked online , Ebay etc. Thanks . Tony.
  6. Thanks all for your comments. Yes it's a German striking clock, count wheel, there was so much wrong with it, as with replacing the spring, bent teeth, the hole for the pin to keep the minute hand on was missing, so I had to drill that out then sort the hands out. I did find out who made the clock, I will see if I can find it again. I think I've got another picture of the door as I'm progressing.
  7. Did I read that correctly, omega said that they wouldn't service it because you didn't have any original paperwork. As for the case refer, there is loads of people all over the world doing it. As for it as it stands, I had one in a similar condition, I cleaned it serviced it gave the case a polish and its looking good, no original paperwork needed...
  8. I picked up a very very cheap German striking clock the other day, well I thought it was cheap. The movement has been a pig from start to finish, still not happy with it, I couldn't get a mainspring strength wise to what I wanted, as in the modern springs in the equivalent thickness are so much stronger. I've had to take the case basically to pieces, just to put it back together. The clock is circa 1900, so the case had 100 years of dirt and old varnish on, and I mean really dirty, I'm thinking it's been in a smokers house. I have used a combination of methalated spirit's, wax and this wounder full stuff called brish on French polish, and sadolin wood stain. Unfortunately I didn't take any before pictures,this was taken just as I was working on the door, but you will get the idea. I'm still working on the rest of the case, just doing bit by bit, as I'm in no rush
  9. I just wondered if anyone has one of these rubbishy old sekonda watches lying around any where, or if you have seen one. The dial and hands have seen better days. Yes it is a Sekonda. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks all.
  10. Just for a bit of fun , guess what this one went for.....
  11. I'm not sure what the ubove post is referring to but. I've just come across a 1970s /1930s fake/ replica omega wristwatch. It's in good order, tv shape nice running movement. I'm exited about putting it on Ebay, I will try and take a picture for you all. We will see , purly out of interest to see what it makes, and who buys it.
  12. I despare sometimes, there was a fake Omega Seamaster, you know one of those rubbish gents gold plated ones the ones with the hallmark on the back of the case jobs. He listed it as ............ Vintage 'OMEGA SEAMASTER' GENTS WRISTWATCH with Date In 'Omega' CASE which needs attention. Watch In PERFECT WORKING ORDER 'Antimagnetic' with good condition Strap BUT - Advised as not believed to be genuine PLEASE USE PHOTOS AS YOUR DESCRIPTION... do you know he got 34 bids , and it sold for £151 . is it me, am I getting it wrong somewhere, I'll have to rummage through my draws, as I'm sure I've got some fake watches somewhere.
  13. Hello all, I've just got hold of a watch, the movement is marked Aero, I have looked through the Best fit book, but can find no reference to them at all. I'm assuming the are made under another name. I'd be greatfull if someone could help me identify the movement, reason being is I need a bolt spring, long shot I know, but stranger things have happened. Thanks all. Tony.
  14. Just a quick add on for those who are interested in the black slate clocks. I kept looking at my clock top and back of the clock case, all white in places, the top was awful where people had put things on, cleaned it with various cleaners, so it was pretty bad. So I thought I'd try some of tha Curator, not used it before, OMG what a transformation. So easy to use as it's water based, use gloves when your using it.
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