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Everything posted by vinn3

  1. check out a book or video on watch repair. it will help you a lot. vin
  2. corroded watch battery case: i use a "que tip" with a baking soda solution just in the battery area. what would would happen if you dipped the movment in baking powder solutions? vin
  3. welcome to the forum. you can measure it in inches.
  4. if you have a tap and die set, (and a lathe) just thread a hole in a brass rod and you have the perfect "screw holder". doe's not work on left handed thread. vin
  5. i agree, the "bloody past" is good for lapping engine valves - waste of time on miniture screws. 1,000 grit paper works fine.
  6. welcome to the best forum. judgeing by some of our posts; we can use an egineer. vin
  7. NOT TO WORRY; it is a problem caused by the internet. and authors. like "crown gear" or castle gear or "hunting case" or just "hunter". we can live with it. vin p.s. i like the above posted "time zone watch school" closssory. spelling is also a problem with the older guys.
  8. polishing or restoring screw heads is an art ! with a lathe (or a drill press) cut the head and then go to "wet and dry" sand paper to 1,000 grit, you are done. the slots are a whole different art. vin
  9. yes it's a clutch, when it wears down you can still wind it some. originally patented by Movoto. how can you tell which watches "have the clutch". vin
  10. the same can be said for ancord main spring. just know how to wind it. have you heard of a "lifetime main spring"? to each his own, cheers. vin
  11. sliping main springs and breaking grease. seems like it is more trouble than it's worth. why not just anker the spring? VIN
  12. welcome to the repair forum. you have probably worked on vntage railroad watches. the ones that were calibrated and those that were just named RR. i have my grandads RR. vin
  13. will isopropel alcohol desolve the shellac ?
  14. if its made in USA, the threads will be SAE pitch or maybe MM. it is a problem. you can find the answer in the US machinery handbook or open a new topic "lathe threads". so we will all know. vin
  15. good show; best let him restore it. work on the next one. cheers vin
  16. welcome to the forum. my favorate suggeston is "when you take the stem out of the case, put it back in as soon as posable". as there is a winding gear in there thay may capsize. then you willhave to take the dial off to relocate the crown gear. welcome and good luck. vin
  17. REALLY ; after some reasearch, the best guest. it was a promotional watch made in Japan for the clone of the masda miata. much like the "Studabaker pocket watch". vin post script; the thing that caught my eye was the inclosed case wrench, most likley would only fit that watch
  18. good show, very good pic.s. the watch is a "raceing timer" ? vin
  19. i have known collectors that have bought them. beautifully made jobs! BUT can't sell them. sad.
  20. like many hobbies or aprentiships; "it will all come together in a few years". vin
  21. USA AND UK ? I must read that book. vin
  22. if you can not find a "click"; take our the balance. it should be taken out anyway. vin
  23. the case back removeing should be done with a special watch tool. good luck
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