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    andy; those gears are made to be put in a picture frame --- art work. a "collarg" (sp). VIN
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    DeWalt Timex Ironman

    "Philip head screws" are very common and loads of timex dead watches out there for "a buck or two". I did not know the screws came in metric and S.A.E.. vin
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    thanks; good to know what thread patern is in the chuck. vin
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    does it have metric or S.A.E. or metric threads on the head stock? vin
  5. some high end watches come from the factory with a "case back wrench'" . have you seen one of those? vin
  6. are you sure it is a "rolex style" of back remover?
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    the original unimat, ( the one made in the USA ). the used ones most often did not have the chuck amoung the accessories. BUT the headstock thread was 1/2 x 20 inch and a drill press chuck fit and it works like a collet. vin
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    Polishing Gold Plated Case & Band

    you dont need a grinder, even "a rag on a stick" works good. vin
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    Polishing Gold Plated Case & Band

    jewlers rouge is best for me. vin
  10. the single edge ( safety razor ) allows you to tap on the back with a jewelers hammer. this should open the seam for a wedge' vin
  11. Rumpole had had a solution for similar problems, Chatto fleet street I think? all kidding aside, it may be a new import watch that is not repairable . vin
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    wecome to the best watch forum. vin
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    Elgin 3/0 Movement Runs Fast

    yes you need a compass (very small ) or something to indicate a magnetic field. vin
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    Elgin 3/0 Movement Runs Fast

    most watch books will explain the de mag. proceedure. de Carles book says to remove the balance and de-mag. it seperatly. vin
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    What makes a quartz watch "tick"

    "electrickery" i like that. how about digittrickery? vin
  16. welcome to the forum.
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    Hi from Sweden!

    welcomen. watches are a very good hobby. you don't need a big work shop. i started out with a cigar box and a few basic tools.
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    IWC 66 Finger piece.

    the path of least resistance; get a used mvt., the internet, with a good description, might find one. vin
  19. good welders know a lot about this. for example, first you do not use an iron, use a torch and a wet rag to cool the dial face. and, the oxy/acetlene torch includes "jewlers torch". epoxy and double sided tape are a jury rig for replacing dial feet. the machine mentioned above sounds interesting vin
  20. welders that have a lot of experence could solder the dial feet without any - stain/burn ? vin
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    Tool identification please

    wire gages and sheet metal thickness. calipers do the same thing. vin
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    Hello from Norcal

    welcome to the forum; watch tools are important even if you only want to take the watch back off. north Cal. is realy nice. vin.
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    Is there a tool?

    on watches,cameras,guns etc., bugered up screw heads are the first thing the eye sees ! on a good watch, its worth buying a parts watch JUST for the screws. vin