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  1. 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
  2. Got home now and looked in the bible, it’s not shared with any other movements I’m afraid. At least not by 1976 anyway. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Unfortunately not according to the parts lists. 7018A Hammer = 585006 7016A Hammer with hour hammer spring = 585008
  4. Hi Darak, Screwdrivers and tweezers! We spend so much time with these items that it is totally worth investing in good ones. I learnt that the hard way. I wasted lots of money on cheap tweezers before buying Dumont and a bit in cheap screwdrivers before buying AF. Make the jump and you won’t regret it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Unfortunately, replacing coils after screwdriver slips is normally annoyingly expensive. Ask me how I know...! It’s part of the learning curve we all go through and I look on it as “beginner tax” ! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. I'm not sure that I would try and do anything with the hand still attached, I'd be too frightened of marking the dial or bending the pinion or something; so I'd agree that as you are taking the hands off anyway best to do it then. And also, yes! It's a great and interesting hobby that just keeps getting more interesting the further down the rabbit hole you go!
  7. Bend slowly and carefully, inspecting as you go to make sure you are straightening and not putting a correcting bend in if you follow me. And yep, I’ve had loose emblems and hour batons. Always apply glue from back and leave for a couple of days. And post pics of how you get on Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Another vote for tension ring here. New crystal and ring would be an excellent idea. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Afaik the difference is dual colour display and you can alter the gain on the mic. I know plenty of people who do just fine with the 1000, I went for the 1900 as the difference in price was less than a parts watch, but I did find a good deal about 2 years ago for someone selling new ones via eBay. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. For your pocket watches there is lot's of info here as I'm sure you've already realised. In particular one of the guys here @jdrichard is a restorer of PW's and a bit of a whizz on a lathe when you need to see how to make a balance staff or something.
  11. Hello Michael! Plenty of info on here, especially when working on those strange watches that don't say Seiko on the dial...!
  12. Oh, and hello by the way!
  13. I think partly my cleaning wasn’t as good as I thought it was, but the main issue was I think incorrect oiling if the pallet stones.
  14. Well my tech knowledge isn’t good enough to help but I’m watching with interest and hope you manage to get it sorted. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Mainspring was only light touch. Thanks for everyone’s help and encouragement; I got the amp up to near on 300 with 0.0 BE and +1 to +6 spd according to my TG. I’m very happy with that so it’s been cased and final test before return to its owner. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. You da’real mvp! (I’m English so I probably have the context all wrong but thought it better than typing “Good show old bean!”) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Pallets re-cleaned and 9415 re-applied. Is this the correct amount? Endstone re-cleaned and 9010 re-applied. No pics of that though. Amp now sitting around 260/265. Getting better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Another vote for a walkthrough please! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  19. I knew you wouldn’t let me down, haha! And although I *was* joking, yes please to the video. Didn’t know they could be replaced so will be interesting to me at least. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  20. What a fantastic initiative. Good luck to the students and the tutors. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Balance took 1m 16s to come to a complete rest. There is a very slight backlash, and I do mean very slight, on the escape. More often than not though it just halts. Can you tell anything about the jewels from the pics above? Do they look about right? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. I feel all your pain, I've had trouble with these and I found out the hard way about checking for the hook on second hand winders. I'm expecting to see a tutorial pop up from @jdrichard on how to knock one together soon (and although I'm joking I wouldn't be too surprised, there doesn't seem to be a lot that man can't manufacture!)
  23. Can you explain what you mean by excite the balance please? Do you mean to use my blower to get it moving or maybe to turn it manually to a certain degree? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  24. So here are some photos. It’s amazing how much crap you see at 40+ I used my microscope at 40x and then used my phone to take the pics at between x1 and x8 so there are some close ups. Quality isn’t as good as through my stereo scope of course and forgive the reflection of the ring light. Oh, and I’ve not disassembled to take close ups of the pivots tonight as it’s already after 11pm here and I have to clear all my kit up yet! Oh for a dedicated workspace... Cap jewel hairspring side Cap jewel dial side Pallets, one from each side what is that blob after it’s been run from full wind to nothing? That can’t be good, which means maybe we’ve found something! Some other jewel holes That should be enough to give an idea. I’m totally up for any criticism as I need to know what to do better. I simply must be able to be better at this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. MS not removed from barrel. Just inspected and a little bit of barrel grease (8201) applied and a couple of small drops of HP1300 placed on top of spring. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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