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ro63rto

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    ro63rto got a reaction from AndyHull in Watch of Today   
    7a28-7040 today

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    ro63rto got a reaction from FLwatchguy73 in Watch of Today   
    7a28-7040 today

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    ro63rto got a reaction from FLwatchguy73 in Which Watch Have You Got Coming In The Mail ? Show Us !!!   
    I meant at the shoulders.I could see it wasn't a hairpuller bracelet  
     
    This is what it should have I think

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    ro63rto got a reaction from AndyHull in Watch of Today   
    Sector Altimeter
    https://i.imgur.com/bY7BIIt.jpg
     

     
     
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    ro63rto reacted to m1ks in Watch of Today   
    I've heard from a few folk that watch winners don't swing the oscillating weight rapidly enough to charge kinetics, but I don't know for certain.
    I do know that if correctly paced on a Braun toothbrush induction charger base they'll charge up though. 
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    ro63rto got a reaction from Johnnie in Which Watch Have You Got Coming In The Mail ? Show Us !!!   
    Criteria range 5t52-0aa0 Worldtimer


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    ro63rto got a reaction from AndyHull in Which Watch Have You Got Coming In The Mail ? Show Us !!!   
    Criteria range 5t52-0aa0 Worldtimer


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    ro63rto reacted to AndyHull in How to remove those fine scratches/marks caused by sandpapers?   
    Failure to do adequate cleaning between polishing stages will contaminate lower sized grits with courser ones and this will tend to lead to the sort of results you are seeing. The object needs to be completely clean and free of any grit/compound. A quick wipe is not enough to get good results.

    At each stage, you need to check carefully that you have a uniform satin or smokey finish. You need good lighting, and you need to inspect from multiple angles to observe this.
    If polishing by hand, I tend to polish in a figure of eight pattern, changing the axis of the figure of eight by 90 degrees each time I change grit.
    If machine polishing, then each grit should be polished at right angles to the previous courser one, to ensue that you bring down the previous troughs. If you always polish in the same direction, you will never completely remove the lines from the previous grit.
    Many years ago I used to have to terminate fiber optic cables by hand from time to time, and the figure of eight polishing  technique was used to polish fiber ends. With a suitable jig and polishing compounds, and If done correctly the ends were typically optically smooth when inspected under a relatively powerful microscope, the process wasn't particularly elaborate or long winded, and from memory, only required three or four different grades of polishing compound. 
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    ro63rto reacted to vinn3 in How do I remove this screw with two holes in it?   
    i use "snap ring plyers".     the type that can be set  to : expand or contract.   i could post a photo?  vin
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    ro63rto reacted to AndyHull in Watch of Today   
    After a week or so, you just wont recognize me.
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    ro63rto got a reaction from AndyHull in Watch of Today   
    Make sure you alternate wrists otherwise you'll end up like Tessa Sanderson
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    ro63rto got a reaction from Lwayslate in Timing and Lift Angle!!   
    Heres a video guide on how to work out L.A.

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    ro63rto got a reaction from m1ks in Watch of Today   
    Seiko 7a28 today
    https://i.imgur.com/TOoaNwe.jpg

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    ro63rto reacted to AndyHull in Which Watch Have You Got Coming In The Mail ? Show Us !!!   
    More USSR era spares.. and potentially a couple of resurrection candidates, winging their way to me from the penny lots on ebay.
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    ro63rto reacted to thierry in Which Watch Have You Got Coming In The Mail ? Show Us !!!   
    Here is a 1972 Seiko coming from Greece

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    ro63rto reacted to AndyHull in Watch of Today   
    I would think pretty similar in terms of robustness. In my opinion,  the BFG866 is more of a faf to put back together.
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    ro63rto got a reaction from AndyHull in 1960's Jaguar Small Brass Desk Clock   
    I was born in the summer of '69 but my grandfather died when i was only 5. Don't remember him too well.
    I found this small clock while searching for some old certificates. He used to give them as a stocking fillers to his clients with the company name etched into the plinth.
    I thought that after all these years no way would it work. Wound it, felt ok setting time and has been going since this morning.
    I shall keep this on my bedside table as a reminder.



    Only one jewel

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    ro63rto got a reaction from AndyHull in Watch of Today   
    Seiko 5206-5080 LM

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    ro63rto reacted to AndyHull in Watch of Today   
    A 17 Jewel "superflat" EB88XX (EB 8805) based dress watch with the rather strange moniker "Dimetron".

    This arrived in a fairly sad condition, scratched up, fully wound, and locked up unable to set the hands, and of course filthy, but the sunburst blue dial made it almost irresistible. Well that and the strange name of course. 
    I have absolutely no idea who actually produced it, but following its service and clean, it pretty classy. The most tricky thing about servicing the EB8805 is the date mechanism, which can be a little bit of a head-scratcher, but other than re-fitting that, things went without a hitch. No flying springs or mysterious vanishings.   
    This EB88XX lacks the balance shock protection, but is fully jeweled.
    The photograph doesn't do it justice, it has a very nice shimmer to the dial, and the slight wear to the plating is almost invisible under normal lighting. The crystal is the worlds worst dust magnet, but I'm going to give that a further polish anyway, then I'll give it a scoot with the glass cleaning spray and that should settle down. This is the original crystal, cleaned and polished.
    I'm in two minds about the strap it is currently on. That may get swapped for something a little more formal.
    It is of course a fully paid up member of the 404 club.
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    ro63rto got a reaction from AndyHull in Which Watch Have You Got Coming In The Mail ? Show Us !!!   
    Only a vintage Sector Altimeter

    Sellers Pic. Hopefully in as good condition as I think it is.
    I have a soft spot for this case shape


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    ro63rto got a reaction from AndyHull in Watch of Today   
    Seiko Timer on a miserable day. The light looks like just before sunset. Horrible!
     

     
    This is the only forum that messes around with Imgur links. It looks like I used a potato to take the pic.
    Here's the direct link
    https://i.imgur.com/sYMenRf.jpg
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    ro63rto got a reaction from jdm in Watch of Today   
    Definitely agree.
    Pancit is my favourite
    Halo halo in the summer
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    ro63rto reacted to yankeedog in Watch of Today   
    I have to drive to Virginia  to get halo halo. Filipino  bakery that is next to a Greek eatery..so I can have a really  superbly greasy gyro and halo halo that must contain  at least  one quarter  pound of sugar for dessert..
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