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  1. i bet those sets aren't cheap. i'm sure i can order individual ones from Cousins though. Next problem.... what is best best way to measure the inside diameter of a jewel, they're so small
  2. That's great thanks. I think i'll give the chinese one a go. A question regarding changing jewels. Are you saying if i didn't have a replacement i would not find the exact sized jewel to fit so i would have to ream out the hole and fit one with a larger diameter? The inside measurement would always have to be the same though, in this case for the centre wheel to pass through.
  3. Thanks for the info John. This is the first jewel I need to remove. It's from a Rolex clone movement. I have another scrap movement I can source a jewel from. Will the Chinese horia tool not suffice to complete this task?
  4. https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/horia-jewelling-tool https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/assortment-24-pump-pushers-24-anvils
  5. Would the chinese one not be sufficient though? The tool and full set of 24 stakes and puches for less than £300 The Horia tool and 24 piece set is £1278 on Cousins
  6. I would like a jeweling tool to practice correcting end shakes and also to install jewels. The Horia tool with a set of pushers/anvils is out of my budget at the moment. I noticed a Chinese version https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000261581571.html?spm=a2g0o.detail.1000013.1.5ee15a59YGNywJ&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreThisSeller&scm=1007.13339.146401.0&scm_id=1007.13339.146401.0&scm-url=1007.13339.146401.0&pvid=c3dcc468-4930-4773-bc9c-319ccf7b9847 At first glance they look the same and being Chinese the price difference is huge, less than 10% of the Swiss version but too expensive to take a wild punt. Some Chinese tools and equipment i have purchased have been absolutely brilliant. Does anybody have any experience with this tool?
  7. nice find. Trying to visualise how it works.. i assume it clamps the bracelet either side and pulls it apart? The two thumbscrews on the top adjust height and the one at the end winds outwards to pull it apart. i've asked around and not many people are aware of a tool like this? I heard Rolex use one and this must be the copy.
  8. i'm interested in how to remove the links rather than fix the bracelet
  9. I'm interested to know what the tool is. On various other forums it mentions a tool. Most of the threads I found are from around 2010 and dead.
  10. This is one 'link' I found :-p Bracelet at the bottom looks the same https://www.minus4plus6.com/bracelet.php
  11. I have been told these links can be removed and replaced without too much damage. Apparently their is a specific tool to do it? Does anyone know what this tool is? I read a few threads across forums and it's spoken about but I haven't actually seen it. The threads that do show how it is done have broken picture links so unfortunately no good. I would like to see this method for future reference.
  12. I have a bracket link that has a huge scratch in it (not the one in the picture) . Far too deep to repair. Is it possible to remove and replace the fixed links, the end one that sits in the case? How do you do it?
  13. I have had a couple of issues with the sub dial and chronograph hands coming loose after removing them a few times, with Chinese watches. Does anybody know of an alternative to the Bergeon 3010? I can't justify the expense of this tool. https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/hand-collet-tightening-tool?code=C43689
  14. It's a chinese clone, so unfortunately I can't rely on referencing the cal. the sizes won't be right. With the measurements I know exactly what I need. Nothing matches up precisely on cousins so I am now wondering how much deviation I can allow for?
  15. I unwound a mainspring from an automatic chinese watch. As I was greasing the mainspring the end snapped very easily. I need to purchase a new one from Cousins. The measurements I have are 1.43 high 1.12 thick 500mm long I can't seem to find anything on cousins that's close to these measurements? https://www.cousinsuk.com/category/mainsprings-by-list-watch-pocket Is it important to get the exact size? How far can I deviate from my measurements? Could I use a valjoux 7750 1.50 x. 115 x 600?
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