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  1. re-seating an incabloc spring

    Oh this is useful, I have a diafix to put back in when I get to it some time over xmas and it's a very similar set up by the look of it.
  2. I have seen this posted on a couple of the forums I visit this morning, a quick search on here didn't bring anything up so apologies if it has been posted already. Nick Hacko is a bit of a icon in Aussie watchmaking and is viewed incredibly highly by the people I talk to. Looking at the info on his website he seems like a good guy too, I well remember following his beginners tinkering thread. Anyway, I've copied the below email from Nick in case we have any budding watchmakers in Australia (I think he's based in Sydney): Hi, It has been a few years since I had the time to post here! I don't think that our life was any less busy nor hectic than yours - indeed, thanks to the internet, any creative and curious person nowadays would find an exuberant amount of 'material' to entertain and emerge themselves into, endlessly. However, the last 18 months have been just crazy. Our new workshop is in its final stage of completion. The lathe and barfeeder are installed, the Kern Pyramid Nano mill has been delivered, awaiting installation by German engineers; the Affolter hobbing machine is here as well. On February 1 the EDM cutting machine is to arrive from Makino Japan. And then the 'other' small stuff: polishers, tumblers, hardening oven, perlage machine. A Schaublin 102 (complete set with all collets and milling attachments!) is next on our 'to acquire' list. And more... In other words, soon we will have at our disposal the best equipped watchmaking workshop in the Southern hemisphere! The only thing missing: one or two watchmaker apprentices/machinists who will join us in the quest for designing and manufacturing the first Australian-made watch movement. Exciting times! If such a person exists on this mailing list then, please, make us aware of yourself! We would love to hear from you and invite you for an interview. Alternatively, I would REALLY APPRECIATE if you can forward this message to anyone who wants to take on the apprenticeship, or to your favourite Watch Forum. Opportunities like this don't come along often; and certainly not in Australia. Thank you for you support, all the very best for 2018. Nick Hacko www.NicholasHacko.com.au
  3. Avia and Doxa….

    Very nice. I’m hunting for an Avia myself, a Daytymer model pre Inca block. What can I say, I’m enjoying the chase at the moment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I'll be honest, I'd much rather all you lot stayed away from Seiko so that I can get them more easily. Too much competition! But I trawl eBay also looking at stuff that's ending soon for not much money, I've picked up a couple of fun things that way although as for whether I could get parts for them easily I'm not so sure. And I'm not quite to the standard yet where I can make my own parts, give it another year or two for that.
  5. For value and quality I always think you’re hard pushed to beat Seiko. Lots of beautiful vintage in a myriad of styles and parts are (normally) available. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I have funded some research by a theoretical physicist into whether the particular “snap” of tweezers shutting unexpectedly opens up a rip in space-time that all these damned little bits disappear into..! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Be sure to post your results as well please@ro63rto ! And is this the same Robbie I talk to elsewhere? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Bookmarking to read later, looks interesting! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Ive git a stacking set that needs some tlc, a bit of surface rust in show. Could I ask you how you cleaned yours up so nicely? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Any ideas???

    I’ve subscribed to the thread as this is like a little cliffhanger waiting to see what you have! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Good luck! I have a number of fried ani-digi Seiko watches, mainly H608 from memory? No luck in getting any of them running yet so I’ll be following your progress with interest. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I found a makers mark, it was made (or possibly distributed?) by a French company called Sepmis S.A. If anyone has any info on them or on the beast in the thread above, even if you've just seen a similar one, I'd love to hear from you! Phil
  13. Th Hamilton is worth a bit, very nice piece. And the jump hours sometimes go for good money, have a look at jump hour watches on eBay and click on sold listings to see what they have been going for. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Well, so was I so we should be good! I'm sure this won't be perfection, but I am hoping to get it working and see what it can do. It can't be any worse than my current US, although that does take up slightly less room.
  15. You may well be right of course, but there again who'd buy an old watch that I have to correct every day or so and waind when I put it on when my iphone tells me the time with no bother? Sometimes I have things just because it's nice to have them. You are 100% though as there is no agitation device that I can see. The baths do have covers, just not shown in the pics by the way. They're made of laminated wood and will need re-laminating. The three baths are made of quite thick glass so any fluids I put in won't be going anywhere in a hurry. I was more wondering why three separate baths if you can only use one at a time?