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Everything posted by vinn3

  1. i have got a few of those "glued togethers". its not cricket. i have secured a loose crystol with 3 dots of epoxy rather than smearing other glues all around. i have a book on how to run a lathe i could post. for the hobbist, the UNOMAT is not that expensive . vin
  2. I use 3 and 4 jaw chucks, large and small on a "compound lathe". how does a " bezel - chuck" grab a crystol? with a 4 jaw, you invert the jaws and grab the inside so you can cut the outer diameter. do they make chucks for jewelers lathes? vin
  3. that is a wyler style case, yes. the wyler crystols are unique to this watch AND hard to find. if you have a lathe, cut an "aftermarket" crystol to the proper inside and out side to a "press fit" since it is the only thing that holds the watch together. good luck. vin
  4. no problem; keep going, you are learning to hate that type of escapment. vin
  5. good show, you did good by not removing the balance till the main spring was let down. "no pallets in this design!" a watch "with pallets" it is proper to remove the ballance before spring let down. keep up the good work. vin
  6. "safety" razor blades are still available AND, there were several types of "hand crank " sharpeners made. thou i use a bic razer, there are many uses for those blades, including opening a watch case. vin
  7. Doc; you need high quality for this job. no chineezium. best to replace it or "farm out" the repair. vin
  8. they are good for keywind watches also.
  9. good score Bill ; is it running, is the balance staff good? i noticed the screw heads have been "upset". this is not a problem if the repairs are proper. good show, good luck. vin
  10. crown and stem: if you now have the proper screw and its turned l -1/2 turns. press down on the screw, giggle - the stem should come out. IF NOT; apply "penitrating oil" and come back tomorow. vin
  11. the repair and service is not too complicated, but my grandma let too many of the kids "work" on an 1900 mantle clock. i would avoid the job at all cost. vin
  12. there is plenty of watch and clock repairmen in the USA . it is the same old problem "who can you trust". i would sugest asking the National Watch and Clock Socety (sp). or a parts supplier like Freid. the US should start its own forum? vin
  13. Err; they are asking too much for it ! vin
  14. stu; you can buy a new timex cheep and then later, enter the world of "repair and collect". vin
  15. Stu; welcome to the forum. there is a complete timex forum, but it will be good to work on this one. the earley ones were held together with screws - quite collectable. you should read up or watch a video on "watch repair". good luck. vin
  16. if de mag ing, it is good to remove the balance and run it thru the magnet separtly -- on vintage watches. beside the square wylers; i have one of their pocket watches. keep up the good work. vin
  17. the square wylers are interesting. the crystal is a deep square with flange.
  18. you might be interested in the old book way of timing, set the lever to zero and bend the spring to bring it into time. also re arange the balance weights. then run it thru the time graph.
  19. it must be the wrong crystol. the inner and outer diameters are critical to the inner and outer ring (bezel). that is the "draw back" of that watch. vin
  20. colored crystals: the color is part of the formula, not painted. vin
  21. thanks for mentioning oleic acid. i use it on the tool when turning copper. also; where do you get 99% iso prop.? vin ps oleic liquid acid.
  22. welcome to the vintage timex home.
  23. alcohol or gasoline. vin
  24. are we talking about round wylers? the special crystols are hard to find. there were several colors. vin
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