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  1. They can take a bit of getting used to, that's for sure! I certainly had a few ping around the room. There's a great guy called Adrian who runs VTA in Australia, they specialise in vintage Seiko and suchlike. Adrian was kind enough to make a great tutorial video; helped me a lot and following this method I've had no real dramas since. Hope this helps. Phil *Edit - link to the video I was actually talking about! *Edit:The original video I posted below is actually from Mike at My Retro Watches. Another great guy but he's based in the rather less sunny climes of Coventry in England!
  2. I might have sourced one thank you, a friend on the other side of the world is going to check for me! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. It should look like this one: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’ve tried looking most everywhere I can think of but to no avail. Does anyone have a knackered old Seiko G757 or parts of one sitting about as I need a battery clamp for one I’m working on. Thanks in advance. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I checked a movement on my chinese one against a proper professional Witschi (spelling?) one. There was a difference, but it was only a few degrees of amp between the two. I think over the course of several comparisons the biggest difference I had was 4 degrees iirc. I can live with that.
  6. Thanks OH. I'd have the thing myself but I already have a stereo scope, and the first time my wife saw the big stand she would no doubt string me up from it!
  7. Thinking about BHI (and doing some of their exams just for fun and to stretch myself) but at the moment just a member of Epping Forest Horology Club where I’ve been learning for a couple of years via evening class. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Just to be clear: this is being sold by the Horology Club that I am a member of; I won’t benefit from any sale but the club will (which is a good thing!). Mods please feel free to nuke this post if that crosses any lines. With that out of the way, I’d just like to point out a large Zeiss microscope that is being ebayed at the moment in Essex, England. Listing is 254317526719 People may not notice it as it is not listed under watch or clock tools. It’s a medical quality ‘scope on a blooming big stand! From what I’m told the working distance is perfectly suitable for watches and clocks (depending of course on how big your clock tools are!). So If anyone is in the market for a decent quality ‘scope in that area it could be of interest to you. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Can you post what make and calibre of movement it is, then it’s quite simple to look up the lift angle in a lot of cases. Google for Lepsi Lift Angle and you’ll find lots of info. As for the lines, yep all looks normal (for a poorly running watch). I disagree slightly with some of the above as imho the BE of 1.4 is a bit too high. Sort out that (see if you can get it down to 0.5 or below) and regulate the watch a bit and see what lines you get, I think the amplitude reading is probably miscalculated as the BE and regulation are out. But it’s a good place to start from and I don’t ‘think’ there’s anything wrong with your machine. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Maybe you have a broken or unseated piece meaning the stem removal lever doesn’t move into position when you pull the stem out. Shit happens! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. According to the B876 guide... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks everyone, food for thought and I’ve learned some by reading your posts. More research needed! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. There was talk tonight at a club I attend of possibly buying a 3D printer. I can think of movement holders and parts trays as obvious choices, but what else might one be useful for in a modern watch workshop? Also if anyone has any experience of them and has 'must haves' and 'must avoids' lists that'd be great!
  14. I've never had any issues with them. Bear in mind on the technical side, they won't know all that much high end tech info as they are a reseller and not the manufacturer.
  15. Congrats from me too. I don’t have parts but hey, I’m jealous of you having a home brew and watch repair area so I wouldn’t share if I did, nah-nah-na-na-nah! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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