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  1. Lathe Belts and Oiling

    Seamless oring is a far better option but if you can't find anything suitable. You can buy by the meter and join. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  2. Bezel Change

    Job done but I did put just the slightest amount of grease on the clicks. I haven't a lot of experience with rotating bezels but to me they seem to be dirt traps, don't know if that's true. Value others opinion Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  3. Lathe Belts and Oiling

    Boley are still trading. Type in Boley watch parts and you should find their German web page. You could try contacting them if you can't find the specific belt. Most belts for most types of machinery are set at a maximum of half inch deflection, if that's any help Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  4. Bezel Change

    I will do that then and in the future. Thankyou Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  5. Bezel Change

    Or do they use anything as grease can attract dirt ? Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  6. Bezel Change

    Well I have a Seiko Skx and a turtle and my Mrs has questioned why I need two almost identical watches ! So I've got a used (Unused condition) Skx007 bezel awaiting arrival in the post. So I'm going to have a black bezel with a blue dial contrast. This is partly due to my lusting after an Orient Ray 2 but I don't want to pay the £200. Also I'm putting a blue canvas strap on. I'm rambling so my question is what do you guys use on the bezel ring. I normally use the lightest smear of silicone grease on the ring and just a touch on the click springs (want of a better word.) And is there anything better I could use. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  7. Canon Pinion Remover Tool?

    That's brilliant. Wish I had thought of it Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  8. Canon Pinion Remover Tool?

    While we're talking cannon pinions. This is a must for that gigantic tool box. It's basically a fancy pair of nail clippers with a micro adjuster. Made by Bergeon and comes with a fancy price. It's the best tool I've ever used for tightening cannon pinions and in my opinion, more accurate than using a staking set. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  9. Canon Pinion Remover Tool?

    It really depends on what you're getting into as time goes by. On larger movements you can even use hand levers but keep that lift vertical ! Nailclippers concern me as you may squeeze and pull at the same time which could severely damage the pinion. But they are a great "Lazy" way of tightening a pinion whilst still attached. I've come across several movements where accessing the pinion base has been difficult and the above pictured Bergeon tool has been the only effective way to remove it. As for the second photo. I just regard these as a waste of money if only even cheap but they do make good crown pullers, if you're dealing with a split stem. As for buying tools in case you may need them (Excellent Philosophy) definitely buy yourself a large tool box but don't let the Mrs know what you're up too [emoji16] Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  10. Longines

    Most of the watches I've worked on wouldn't know water a gasket was. When I've encountered winding issues it's always been a build up of crud in the keyless works, no lubrication and usually always neglect of the mainspring and associated components. This watch just probably needs a good servce Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  11. Rotating Bezel remover.

    From what you've said, this sort of tool could be ideal for a Sumo. I haven't been tinkering with wrist watches for that long, normally I play about with pocket watches but over the last year or so have certainly fallen for Seikos. This tool has been perfect for my skx,turtle and urchin. As for using a knife, if there is a knack to it I certainly haven't got it. [emoji30] Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  12. Rotating Bezel remover.

    Ok I had a spare hour this afternoon so I thought I would have a go removing my Urchin bezel using a knife. After about 20 minutes using a whole selection of kitchen knives and being totally red faced I hadn't made any progress (The Mrs won't be happy with me when she gets home from work and sees the knives either) I even taped the lugs and tried leverage and twisting, still no joy, so I gave up. So I got the Horotec case grab out and removed the bezel in a couple of minutes. I don't reckon this tool to much as a case back remover but as a bezel remover, it's the BEST I've come across. So insert the jaws apply tension, the bezel pops and gently lift up with no effort with a Seiko type case back remover. See pics Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  13. Adjustable Banking Pins

    Also the slightest adjustment will effect the beat error Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  14. Adjustable Banking Pins

    Setting the pins to there furthest position can be a means of obtaining a heartbeat in a non running watch, if only a very poor beat. Then making adjustments. Much to my horror I soon discovered, making adjustments to one pin ie.. the entry stone side effects the adjustment you've made on the other side and how the exit stone behaves. I think making adjustments really belongs in the realm of the skilled Watchmaker Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  15. Seiko 7s36 to replace 7s26

    Gotcha and yep I think the 7s series is far superior than the earlier models but I'm sure there are plenty on the forum that won't agree Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk