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  1. Seikos

    Hey Arlington, I'm a fellow Seiko lover/collector, although I may not have much knowledge about restoring them! What ones do you currently have?
  2. Yes, job number could be right, but what watch repairer in their right mind would scratch the OUTSIDE of the case?!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Just curious about this really: I received a nice old Citizen last year as part of a deal and tonight it finally came out of the ‘to-do’ box and onto my mat for an inspection so that I can plan what may need to be done. It was only under the microscope with the light at an angle that I noticed that around the edge on the outside of the caseback there are numbers faintly scratched in various places. Are these likely to be service marks? The markings, which have seemingly been made at four different times as the scratches are very different but look to be made by the same hand are: 22925/ 14024 14964/ 44665/ If it helps, I got the watch from Holland if memory serves. And the answer to the obvious question, all that I can see on the inside of the caseback is dried up old oil (I think someone may have overdone it a bit!). Thanks in advance. Phil Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. I'm guessing he means as an auto-oiler, so oil held in the syringe body and applied via the needle. Kind of ingenious if you ask me, and no doubt rather cheaper than if you buy the Bergeon automatic oilers.
  5. I’ve not seen that defence before, nice watch and a good save! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Tweezer dressing?

    Just watched it as it was just what I was after. Very good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Rolex 1570 losing time

    Sorry I can't help, but this thread is a great tutorial in what to look for! Commenting as a place holder, but watching with interest and hope you get it sorted and report back on what the final diagnosis and cure was.
  8. Installing mainsprings

    Well I could have done with one today, I went from this: To this: Ok, it’s a 40 year old ms but I’m not sure that it wasn’t at least partly me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Apparently the correct technique is to tighten them up in a watchmakers lathe. Someone is showing me the way to do this next week, wish me luck! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. I think I may love you. Do you have comparison charts for any of the older ref’s? I’ve made similar for the 7Axx range, although the file got corrupted and I’ve not tried to resurrect it yet, and I have a partial one for the 6139 series. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Application of Lubricants

    Sounds interesting, are there any videos of it that you know of? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. A simple screw...

    Thanks. Is that always the way as my case seems to be built with threaded holes just where the screws go. I’ve packed up for tonight so will check tomorrow but they don’t seem like add ons iirc. But you’re right in that every dial I’ve dealt with so far (all wristwatches admittedly) has dial feet of some kind. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I’m sure this is a very easy one but I’m damned if I can find the answer so thought here would be the best place. There’s no such thing as a stupid question and all that...! Anyway, been working through a junk old pocket watch. Got it done now (I think) BUT of course the dial is broken and one dial screw is missing too. My questions are: What screws do I need to order from Cousins? Are they a standard size thread? And do I get bigger head screws or tiny washers? Or just order a new dial? You’ll see what I mean from the pics. Shot of dial and close up of one side of damage: Pic of screw on Dumont No2 tweezers and close up: Thanks for your help! Pip Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Smiths Ty

    That's a great job @Blacklab , really nice end result. Can I ask what technique / kit you used to clean the dial? It looks so much better (partly due to the crystal I expect but even so). Have you had it on a timegrapher? Just wondering what sort of figure you'd expect to get from one of these. My guess would be around +/- 1m a day would be a decent result?
  15. What an awesome score for a few bucks! You need to have a look at the Seiko M929 Tech Guide. Hopefully this link will do the trick for you: https://goo.gl/zWrZbo It goes through the checking procedure for these. Although in my experience you may well end up buying a new module for it anyway as per clockboys post. Good luck with it!