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Everything posted by vinn3

  1. welcome to the forum. be sure to wear "saftey glasses" when using a lathe. vin
  2. a vintage like the one mentioned above does not have to be too acurate. + or -- 5 minutes on a valuable collector watch. save the timer for a newer watch. vin
  3. Welcome home. Try motor cycle racing in Finnland, next time. vin
  4. when in dought; take the balance out. clean and demagnetize, replace the balance and check "end shake". vin
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    i had bad luck with that stuff. vin
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    Glue: that is a good question!: i do not use "super clue" for any thing. (gets wet and turns white and fails,- for surgery. - use stiches) epxy in small amounts. for wood: "weldwood waterproof powered glue". for pallet jewels: shellac. what do the watch makers use? vin
  7. as far as i know; automatic means "auto wind". AND recently learned : only that mainspring has a clutch so the winder will not break the main spring. a good reason to stay with quartz watches. vin
  8. is it automatic wind or battery?
  9. welcome to the forum. nice watch, deserves certified repair. theres a couple in Seattle. can you do the "Eskomo roll" ? vin
  10. in the USA, i remrmber pre TV radio, kids programs, but getting back to the job at hand; is there any thing better than shellac to glue "stones to metal" ? vin
  11. excelent refural ! is Specification.pdf available for vintage watches? vin
  12. when it comes to "horse play" in the machine shop; I am a veteran ! think "oxy acetelene" and spark plugs. vin
  13. that wrench has a " special use". i have had to grind a good wrench down to that size ! (some air grinders, for X)
  14. i have one of these. it is metal , not plastic AND ; it's still not worth a shite ! vin
  15. some men are color blind. that could get you a spot in the artillery. vin
  16. save the 300 bucks and search for used tools. a book by de Carles at the library might be good. vin
  17. i use "snap ring plyers". the type that can be set to : expand or contract. i could post a photo? vin
  18. running USN walthum and elgin needs help. vin
  19. its a spanner screw, be shure to know which direction to turn it. vin
  20. when you remove the stem and tke out the mvmt., put the stem back in. vin
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