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RyMoeller last won the day on July 7 2019

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  1. If you don't mind the prying, can you offer some details of the CNC machine you're using also? I know Watchguy has been using a small CNC to produce parts for the past couple of years and I'm aiming to do the same in the near future. He's been using an economical Chinese built system with some impressive results.
  2. The minute jumper looks fantastic- I think you're a bit had on yourself there! The Longines chronograph movement is gorgeous. They are rare thing today and I can only hope one crosses my bench eventually. Lemania's 5100 is well loved because of it's bullet-proof nature. I've worked on one and was amazed at how easy it was to assemble and also that it required no tuning to get the chronograph function working properly. It's sad they don't produce them anymore. The C01.211 is just a shadow of the 5100.
  3. Hello Darrel, welcome to the forum.
  4. I always found that part of watch collecting a bit depressing. In the collector's eye the best watch is the unloved one- bought and never worn. (sigh) I had to tune in for the episode though. Gorgeous watch (although I like the model 6239 better). It wouldn't surprise me if it goes for over a million USD at auction. It was a very sound investment.
  5. The replica industry is a odd beast- I know a lot of people who are pretty darn shallow though. I know someone who owns a replica and won't wear it because they are worried about being robbed. (eyes rolling) Personally, I don't think I'd buy a Rolex unless I had it under the loupe first.
  6. Oh how awful; you have my condolences. The only time I don't have a cat is when I'm grieving over the last one. I had my first cat from age 10 to 29- absolutely my best friend in the whole world and I was devastated when she passed away. None who came after could replace her but they always did the job well enough. Just having one in the room is enough to suck the stress and tension from the air. I'll give "Chooch" a little extra gourmet kitty food tonight in honor of Cookie.
  7. Forgot I had one of these- it might be helpful (sadly I only have the first page). Pierce 134.pdf
  8. I think the PDF was a reference to the Esemble-O-Graf service manual for the Pierce 134 (volume 15). I did a bit of hunting on the internet and cannot find pdf's of the Esembl-O-Grafs anymore. You can purchase them secondhand from eBay though. I would suggest the CD version which has a PDF of each of the 28 volumes.
  9. Still trying to get a Rolex in the collection - looks like 2020 won't be the year though. (sigh)
  10. That's a beautiful watch but the market is small. I have a nearly identical Tissot in 14k white gold which I picked up for $75. An Omega would command more I'm sure.
  11. Looks like a Venus 150 or 175 movement. Good chronograph.
  12. Old radium based luminescent paint will age to rust red color but I think it all started green. If moisture gets to it, it will turn an ash black. Generally, collectors look for a mocha color. Haven't seen much of that in radium watches though.
  13. Wait a minute- you won the watch in the first picture only to have the listing updated stating the watch had been re-lumed and a new picture posted? Yeah, I wouldn't accept that- too shady. The luminous paint in the second image is too bright and doesn't look proper. It might be possible to remove it without damaging the dial but that's not guaranteed. The value of the piece has taken a hit too since the original luminous paint on the dial is gone- even if it's under the new paint, there's no way to remove just the new paint and recover the old paint. The old paint is probably radium based which is another reason to avoid messing with the dial. Lastly, the regulator pushed way off to the side is an ominous sign.
  14. Looking at my Moebius Sales Brochure (which appears to date to the mid 70's) 8300 and 8301 have good adherence but poor response to pressure which I imagine means it would be pushed out of the bearing by torque on the arbor. My (certainly outdated) Moebius document suggests 8030 or 8040 as thick oils for arbors. Might work... D5 is typically what I use unless the technical sheet specifically states otherwise, my understanding is that HP1300 is essentially the synthetic replacement of D5. I don't work on Seikos too often but have viewed almost all of Spencer Klein's videos on them and have noticed worn arbor bearings seem to be a very common problem. Considering that, I'd say the thicker the oil the better.
  15. Well I could have just called it an alternating current motor because it's not really run on direct current; I should have called it an electric motor. AC motor isn't really a great name because that's usually referring to motors used for air conditioning. AC/DC motor is simply incorrect in this case so I apologize for the confusion. The bit that you can see inside the casing is the backside of the reversing switch (and the tubes for the brushes).
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