digginstony

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  1. Create own watch from existing movement?

    Yes, thankyou [emoji16] Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  2. Create own watch from existing movement?

    Interesting and I see where you're coming from but interchangeable parts does not denote cheapness, in fact it's the opposite. The initial set up of such machinery would be beyond the financial capabilities of most watchmakers. Seiko enjoy a high degree of interchangeable parts including balance assemblies which is why they may be so popular with the watch repairer Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  3. My First Balance Staff - Need some advive

    Before fitting the hairspring, always a good idea to check the balance wheel is running true. Riveting on these split balance wheels can lift an arm sometimes if your unlucky. And some minor adjustment to re-true the balance may be necessary Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  4. Watch Case Push Pin Inquiry

    That's awkward. The important measurement inside the case is the shoulder, where the dial seats. Also the depth of the movement and alignment of the stem. Your best bet initially is to search through the catalogue of a movement retailer such as Cousinsuk. But a Pusher at 8oclock ! Or if we are thinking left-handed, 2 o'clock. Anyway best of luck [emoji16] Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  5. My First Balance Staff - Need some advive

    My experience with this is mainly pocket watches, in particular, "Waltham" The roller table is a friction fit and once removed for any reason can, on reassembly become loose, especially if removed several times. Reducing the bore size of the roller table is a method of rectification and would have Zero effect on the balance poise. Also when fitting a new staff; even a factory manufactured one, on these old watches it is quite common to secure the balance wheel to the shaft in the way Jdrichard has done. Though a suitable hollow stump under the wheel arm is advisable, to avoid distortion to the balance wheel itself. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  6. Arrrh you've just solved it Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  7. I wouldn't go any further yet. See whether a replacement spring is available for this calibre. It may of had a incorrect size fitted. Even if you do manage to fit the spring with force, it may be so great on the top cap jewel that the shock protection system is not functioning. Those jewels need to move incase of impact to protect the balance assembly Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  8. Rolex Daytona

    I see Paul Newman's Daytona has just sold at Forbes for 15.5 million dollars and buyers premium brings it to something like 17.5 million. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  9. My First Balance Staff - Need some advive

    Amazing job Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  10. My First Balance Staff - Need some advive

    Excellent, is that a reverso staking set and you've used two stakes, the bottom being solid flat. Or is it a traditional stump ? Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  11. Can somebody here fix this watch for me

    Are you saying the watch is fixed ? The crown looks fine and of very good quality. Was the stem broken ? The case back from the photo's looks like the Rolex type. If you can do the basics yourself. It's normally going to be more economical to replace a quartz movement than have it repaired, unless we're going into the higher quality Eta ebauche etc Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  12. My First Balance Staff - Need some advive

    Amazing job and well beyond my capabilities! But I'm thinking forget the staff and concentrate on the roller table. Try closing the hole with a suitable stake. Careful not to catch the jewel Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  13. Crown under pressure

    This is the Ops movement. Can't identify it but looks a pretty standard affair. Release by lifting the click and letting fitted crown and stem revolve between finger and thumb slowly until mainspring is unwound or use a well fitting screwdriver on the mainspring wheel until unwound. Really suggest the OP goes on YouTube first and find some videos of this being done before attempting themself. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  14. I'm sure the State of California have all sorts of opinions. What's the proven scientific evidence? People used to quite happily, without any measure of harm, walk around with radioactive lume! You would have to take the watch apart and breathe the stuff in or absorb through the skin to be harmful [emoji4] Also replacing a hardlex crystal to sapphire is a simple task but slightly costly. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  15. If it's specifically quartz (showing my bias, as I have a general dislike of Solar and Kinetic watches.) This is a far better proposition and currently can be had at £135 ! If quartz accuracy is your thing I believe these are accurate to 10 seconds a year Guaranteed Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk