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  1. vinn3

    What Tissot watch is this??

    good show! screw drivers; very importent for any watch work. inexpencive or high dollar, you should read up or video on screw driver sharpening. vin
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    How to remove clock hands?

    levers are good, you can use 2 table knives, but pretect the dial first. i use a calling card. vin
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    New member from Worthing, UK

    welcome to a fine forum. watches are a good hobby espesialy if you have mechanical aptitude. vin
  4. how about a photo of the battery area.
  5. keep up the good work ! check the balance cock and staff end shake. vin
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    New Collector at Large

    welcome Justin; its good to collect, most of my collection is "repairables' ". vin
  7. Mark; welcome to the forum. good show, " accentual repair" that often happens. vin '
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    Timex Camper Restoration

    timex radioactive dials. still repairable if you are carfull. vin
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    Timex Camper Restoration

    there were lots of Timex of that style in the U S military - 1968 - some made with 17 jewels and radioactive dials. see my photo gallery. vin
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    Problem Removing Movement

    I use leverage rather than pulling. vin
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    Buying Tools in Canaca

    welcome to the forum. you can buy new and used watch tools on the internet - like - Amazon. vin
  12. looks like base metal or stainless.
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    homemade cleaning machine ?

    the ultrasonic could damage the pivots, put them in a mesh basket suspended into cleaner, vin
  14. "let down the main spring" there are several ways to do this. first find the ratchet paul or click. vin
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    a good cleaner is alcohol! find it at rhe chemists shop. vin
  16. the magazine is $29.95, but, there is a forum with that name. vin
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    Eta 2834-2 behaves weird

    running too fast in the up position may indicate a problem or dirt a balance jewel. vin
  18. good show. the scraping patern, we call "frosting" and its job is to hold oil on the ways. vin
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    Movement holder

    they use to sell wooden houlders. i prefure them to the plastic ones. vin
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    Rotor bearing replacement

    good question, even when they are " rattleing" the watch is working. oil or thicker oil on the ball bearing might quiet them down. if you can't get a new one, try oil. good luck, vin
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    Rotor bearing replacement

    welcomr to the forum. if the parts are not avaiable, buy a parts mvt. off the internet . one of the forum members might have the part. vin
  22. a slipping device or a " clutch" is discussed in de Carles book.. was patented by Movoto? vin
  23. here is a story about Swiss made watches -- i heard -- it may be true: they boasted making "the smallest watch screw" and sent it to Japan. the Japanese drilled a hole thru it and sent it back to the Swiss ! vin
  24. it is amazing; on some of these how to vidios, on very meny subjects, are just crap.