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  1. People used to make watches with a lot less a hundred and more years ago! But your question is, “Can you make a watch with this equipment?” and the answer is no, I can’t. But I’d sure have fun trying. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. This thread is fast becoming a favourite! Hopefully next you’ll break a wheel and have to re-machine one from scratch, or find a broken jewel as could do with learning that too! [emoji897] [emoji3047] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Managed to watch the first hour last night JD, very good stuff my friend. It's certainly given me some pointers on how to take my lathe work forward. I've read before that you can tell when you are turning well as you get swarf rather than chips from the material, so you are certainly turning well! Can't say the same for your singing though...
  4. Thank you so much for posting this, I will be devouring it later. It's very timely for me in particular as I'm just starting out on lathe work and have started on the balance staff journey. And all I have achieved really so far is to find that I need a LOT more practice!
  5. I’ll say hello then! I’m one of the Monday night watch gang; what about you? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Just Fa-ting Around

    I’m in awe of your lathe work JD. It is inspiring me.
  7. Which Seiko forum is that [mention=272]canthus[/mention]? The ones I’m on most of the time are really friendly places. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. I’ve just bought and installed a new mainspring in a Seiko 7016 that I’m 3/4 through rebuilding. Bought a new one from Cousins after measuring the old one. Was a bit of a pig to install but got there in the end, hope it’s worth it once I get the rebuild finished and get it on the timer. And yes, Stefan is a good guy and has lots of stuff. Another good ebayer to try is called speedtimerkollection as he has lots of stuff too. Of course, all of these guys want to make a profit and with the strength of the Vintage Seiko Community (of which I’m part) they easily achieve this. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Shame as you were right up there on my list of possibles! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. I can think of a few regular contributors on here that could potentially tick the boxes but of course I have no idea where anybody lives. This advert is currently in a horological magazine; I know a little background so if anyone wants to DM me I’ll fill in any gaps that I’m able to. Mods: I think this is in the spirit of the forum but if not please nuke it as you see fit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Have you tried the Lepsi magnetism app? I’m sure it’s not perfect but it’s better than nothing and costs the same. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hello matey! I’m interested in why / how US cleaning would demagnetise these washers? Firing cavitated micro bubbles at something would be fine I would think, although I’m not up on physics to a particularly high level. Have you found that they are demagged or tested them? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Display cabinet

    I think it looks excellent! I'd be worried about breaking it getting things in and out though...
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    Tool porn!

    One of the things I love is seeing the cool kit and modifications that people come up with for their own use. That’s a great idea, thanks for sharing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Tool porn!

    This is what I’ve been wanting to hear, something that isn’t a crappy bit of plastic! I subscribe to your vids (I think) but haven’t spotted this one. Will watch it later. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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