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About chrisdt

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  1. Thanks all for your help....Spot on 7066 with date
  2. Offered to me by an elderly lady. Lives a long way away and sent me the pic. (Thats why its out of focus) Can I do anything with it? So it would be nice to know the calibre first before commiting myself re availability of spares etc. Thought it might be recognisable by the photo as obviously I cant ask her to look under the balance wheel.
  3. Very quick one....Can anyone supply the calibre of this Accurist movemet please?
  4. Thanks OH Its corrected now
  5. Could some one please tell me if I have the date jumper on this MST 521 up the right way. It flew away when I took the cover plate off. Managed to find it and the spring but might not be so lucky next time....Thanks
  6. Thanks HSL for your very detailed and instuctive reply. I appreciate the date jumper is out of position in the pic but when in position and the hands turned the date driving wheel engages with the teeth of the date wheel then takes the least line of resistance and is pushed in by the teeth towards the hub without moving the wheel at all. Thanks OH I will try it with a new one.
  7. That is because I loosened the plate at 14 to see if it was binding. The date wheel revolves easily by the 'Quickset' method but will not move by moving the hands or by normal working of the watch
  8. I personally don't think it looks bad as it is and I absolutely love those expanding bracelets. Excalibur 49 or 50 if I'm not mistaken. Did'nt think £140 was bad for a refurbished dial. The trouble is any you might find on line etc will probably be as bad if not worse than yours.
  9. Hope everyone is well and not suffering too much eye strain. On the ETA 2783 -1....Could someone please explain the correct function of the date drive wheel or at least one of its components, the small copper coloured pin which emerges from the centre hub, gets ready to turn the date wheel, fails to do so then disappears behind the hub until the cycle has passed. Is the reason it fails to turn the date wheel because the spring is weak or date wheel too tight in its location or some other reason? The pic is a Garrard S76/28 which I think is very similar.
  10. Look excellent screwdrivers. Got mine from Cousins on a turntable which look very similar. Think you should have moved the 'Rolson' tweezers out of the way before taking the pic though.
  11. Totally agree with Colditz. If you want a luxury watch beit 3000 4000 or 5000 bucks go and buy it while you still can. But see my earlier post (Make it a gold watch) because as soon as you leave the smooth talking salesman and walk out the door it is immediately worth around 25% less than what you paid for it and it will continually drop in value until it becomes a vintage watch. Of course gold drops in price and fluctuates but will always recover and historically will always edge up. So your luxury gold watch could be worth more in 10 years than the price you paid for it. My idea of a lu
  12. If you want some advice on what to spend your 3000 bucks on....Its very simple even in a recession....GOLD You will never lose and when the recession is over you can buy a dozen 'luxury watches'
  13. I'm giving a plug for those in the UK (No commission or personal gained involved) for Allendale Ultrasonics. They have always been very helpful to me providing good customer service and advice. They sell a full range of everything Ultrasonic including cleaning fluid. As far as watch cleaning is concerned they advised me to use small glass jars with 10% fluid 90% hot water which I have used with good success. The glass apparently has no effect on the cavitation process and obviously avoids filling the tank with cleaning fluid. Transfer with tweezers to another jar with water to rinse. Hope this
  14. Thankyou. Might just leave it then
  15. Had this item offered by mail order. Selling her husbands tools and obviously knows nothing about it. Can anyone help? Does it look as if its for clocks? Does it look complete?
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