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AP1875 last won the day on September 19 2016

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  1. AP1875

    oiler sizes

    Thanks for the info guys. Just out of curiosity I’ve noticed that both Bergeon and A&F have both black and red oilers as super fine. Why is this? What are the indicators the D5 has gone bad? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. hi, I bought a set of second hand tools. Included were some A&F oilers - black, blue, red, green and yellow. Only problem for me is I don't know which oilers to use for each part. I've watched marks videos on essential tools but it doesn't go into which oiler is used for each job. From Cousins I can see; Black - super fine Red - super fine as well?? Blue - fine green - medium yellow - large if someone could let me know what each oiler is for that would be really appreciated. Also, there was some D5 in there that went out of date last month, should I bin it?
  3. AP1875

    Snapped stem..

    Tudor that’s amazing advice, really appreciate it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. AP1875

    Snapped stem..

    Guys, really struggling to remove the crown from the stem, I’ve tried a few other watches just to get a feel of it and they came away easily. This crown is rubber so I can’t turn it too hard without fear of distorting it. I can’t use an extension because there is a broken piece on the existing stem that needs to be removed. I have a replacement stem that fits Any tips? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. AP1875

    Snapped stem..

    Thats great, esslinger had a nice video on fitting a stem extender, so will take some measure meets and order some, they come in packs of 5 so I can ruin 2 or 3 first
  6. AP1875

    Snapped stem..

    Stem extender sounds useful, i'm not sure on tap sizes. I'll have to look that up
  7. AP1875

    Snapped stem..

    Yeah, I was always warned they can be weak but didn't realise putting my finger on it would snap it. lesson learnt. Anyway, I guess it's good practice for me, another thing to learn. Hardest part for me is getting/finding the right parts. If I buy the 20mm and need to cut it down does it need to be a really nice cut, something I'll need to get a special tool for or can I just use pliers/cutters etc?
  8. AP1875

    Snapped stem..

    Thanks, so from that list can see the 2801 is the same. So if I try this? https://www.cousinsuk.com/category/filter/eta-esa-movement-parts Whilst im ordering parts, are there any specific tools I'll need to resize t or to remove/fit the old crown to the new stem?
  9. AP1875

    Snapped stem..

    So whilst trying to flick the dial hooks out on 2824 I placed my finger on the stem without realising what I was doing and snapped it :-( I have some other 2824 clone movements and also 2840 which is very similar and just my luck all of the stems are much shorter. So my question is how do I size another stem and are they available on cousins? I’ve tried to search the eta branded watch parts section for 2824 stems and all I can find is 2801 16mm and 20mm. I do struggle with the cousins website though, doesn’t come across as the most intuitive to me. Then it’s how I remove the crown and attach it to the new stem, but that’s for later :-) I’d really appreciate any help with this guys, the watch is redundant now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. AP1875

    Swatch 2840 oiling advice

    Thank you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I recently disassembled a 2840. I couldn’t find any drawings on the eta website so I ended up following marks 2824 video as it was very similar. Would oiling as per a 2824 be suitable for this movement? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thank you very much for the advice, I'm going to clean it up and then re-read your post and decide whether or not im confident enough to do it. Yeah it's just a cheap fake I picked up to practice working on different movements and removing dials etc If it were real and it arrived like this I would be devoting my time to hunting him down Liam Neeson style...
  13. Thanks I’ll look into those items. I’m in UK. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Considering this watch was supposed to be in decent condition, I’m extremely **** off about the scratches all over the bracelet. I’ve had a quote to repair it for £75 but I was just wondering if it’s something I could do myself? I can’t exactly make it any worse. (Seller has gone quiet, wont accept it back unfortunately) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Every other day I seem to need another tool.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk