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  1. Have you considered joining a watchmaking school as faculty? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. UPDATE Excellent idea from@jdm Nylon beveled cast filed at spoke levels: Pressed case back And crystal was out without struggle Thank you very much [emoji1303][emoji1303][emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Totally agree. In fact it’s of a size I otherwise very rarely use so I may not have to replace it. I’ll try and report back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Brilliant!!! Thank you very much. [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hello everyone, Coming across this issue for the first time. I have a Tissot watch I’m cleaning and has this cool display case back with a steering wheel profile on it. It’s a single piece with the case back as you can see in the pics here: I was drying it out and I stupidly left a fragment of paper trapped under the center portion between the glass and metal logo. I didn’t capture it very well but you can see it in the second picture. It’s very noticeable otherwise. I’ve tried putting it back in the US tank and flushing but it’s stuck. It seems that I will have to remove the crystal to clean it properly... but how?? I can’t push it out because of the shape of the case back, so I can’t use my press. Here I’m thinking, what if the crystal needed to be replaced? Would you have to crack it to remove it? I’m hoping someone would enlighten me on this. Thank you very much!!! Cheers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Excellent perspective. [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I hear you! In my opinion a good fix with Rod. But the “party line” is that it has to be perfect, so I wonder if anyone here that may have some insights into Ro or Om would comment on how it’s dealt with in their shop. From my standpoint I’d wear a T saying “I love Rodico” [emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. To clarify a bit, It seems from what I hear, rodico is so effective that it has allowed watchmakers to cut corners at various steps. Examples are oiling; if you get a mini drop on the periphery of the jewel, careful rodico can correct it rather than cleaning up the whole jewel and reapply. Also not using the finger cots that someone mentioned here already, doable because at the end you could remove the marks with... rodico! So, my interpretation is that there is really nothing against it other than people getting into bad habits. It’s true, if Rolex or Omega don’t allow it, it’s so that in principle you will take all actions and precautions not to need it in the first place. Cheers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I’m still learning and certainly it’s been emphasized that the use of rodico has been abused. There is a push to keep it off the desk and only to be used for selected procedures. I love rodico and it certainly helps me cover any tracks I may leave behind [emoji39] which is why I guess it’s frowned upon. So, I have it there on my tray and honestly try to minimize using it but it’s always handy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I found one on eBay that worked perfectly fine at a very reasonable price. Nothing else I tried worked! Good luck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Looks excellent! How challenging is it and can you reproduce the results reliably? Even on the smallest of drivers? Thanks for sharing. JG Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Looks great!!! Can you show a pic 90 degrees to the one you took? I couldn’t open the vid. Maybe a Tapatalk issue? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. This is the time when you need to adjust the hairspring. It’s the next level up in complexity as you have to remove it, put the wheel on with the pin in the middle of the way and mark the spot on the wheel where the pin is located while the impulse jewel is right between the safety banks. Thought to describe without pics! Maybe others will have images or a shortcut? Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Super interesting!! I hadn’t seen any staking tool without a shaft to guide the stakes. There has to be a away set things up. I wonder if these sets are more accessories to a basic set rather than the whole tool by itself. I’m interested to learn more about this! Let’s see what the gurus have to say [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I agree, the pressure of the stem on the setting mechanism and wheels must release some of the friction built up allowing the movement to run. Maybe gunk... or maybe someone serviced it and messed up the wheels/CP. As always, the fact that it does run one way or another is a good sign that you should be able to save it. Good luck!!
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