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About Stian

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  • Birthday 12/27/1968

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    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    Well... watches? :)

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  1. Haha, looking cool is indeed utterly important! It looks very nice after painting it. What's the year of manufacture? And where is the motor for it? Stian
  2. Yeah, I'm a bit the same in that I buy or get a lot of stuff that I probably won't use enough to get real value from. Tools are cool though I currently have an M1 on hand for about €6000, which seems reasonable from what I've seen when researching. My main question is really whether the Wabeco can place the holes precisely enough or if I need the 0.001mm precision of the M1... If the Wabeco is good enough that's probably the way to go then? -- Best regards, Stian
  3. Thanks a lot for your message, and I've also been looking at an Aciera F1 or a Hauser M1. From what I have read, the Hauser M1 might be enough for both boring and light milling, but would milling a case from stainless steel be - considered light milling? -- Best regards, Stian
  4. Hi Vin, Thanks for that, and I would certainly need to build some experience. Could you point me to that thread you quoted? -- BR, Stian
  5. Hi gurus, I'm working towards a project of making watches from scratch, and as part of that I'm considering buying a milling machine. Given the precision levels needed for both milling and boring, I'm considering a rather costly option, the Wabeco F1200. It has a 0.01mm tolerance for milling and 0.03mm for boring. My question: would you have an opinion or experience with the suitability of such a mill? Or would you have alternative suggestions for me? -- Best regards, Stian
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    Help identifying a movement

    Yeah, I sort of think it's an AS 1200, but not entirely sure. I'll try to get some dial side pictures like Tmuir suggested. Stian
  7. Hi gurus, I bought a 14k Ulysse Nardin a while back and need to get some parts for it. I however have not been able to identify the movement yet, and was hoping you guys might be able to help. The seller said it was caliber 1065, but that doesn't really help. Seems to me it's an ebauche maker's movement but which one? -- Thanks, Stian
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    ETA 2824 calendar not jumping

    Hi guys, Turned out the problem was actually that the setting lever spring / plate was not lying completely flat, making the calendar ring rub against it. When that was corrected, everything was smooth again.. Another stupid error and learning experience... Stian
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    ETA 2824 calendar not jumping

    Great, thanks all for your input! I will check everything mentioned here and let you know if it works. -- Best regards, Stian
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    ETA 2824 calendar not jumping

    And here the picture... Sent from my VIE-L09 using Tapatalk
  11. Hi guys, I am finishing up an ETA 2824 service, but now have an issue with the calendar not jumping. In the picture it should be clear that the jumper spring does not force the jump. What I did that probably caused this was put a little D5 on the calendar ring teeth. I tried cleaning that off again, but it still does not jump. Any ideas? -- Best regards, Stian Sent from my VIE-L09 using Tapatalk
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    Too much oil?

    Well, the good thing is that you're not so afraid of parts pinging away, they're sticking nicely together
  13. Stian

    Too much oil?

    Hi guys, Sorry to abuse this forum with a post that's not asking for help, but I just had to share these pictures... This watch was not at all running,for some odd reason. I think there are three potential reasons for what the "repairer" had done : 1. He mistook the watch for a clock 2. He got a really, really good deal on lubricants 3. He's actually a car repairer and is used to parts running in oil. Other suggestions are welcome Stian
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    Newbie pocket watch question

    This is the inside. Certainly not a high grade movement... I'll share more pictures as I pick it apart.
  15. Alright, seems the verdict is clear, although hand winding a mainspring seems very tedious in today's world... Thanks everyone for helping solve yet another problem! This forum and its members are a fantastic example of what an online community can be. -- Best regards, Stian