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quantieme

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    quantieme got a reaction from AndyHull in Why does this barrel say do not open   
    they are just plastic discs and you just line them up as you would normal hands but they were a nightmare to refit and try and keep level, the hour one was loose on the pinion and i had to tighten the hole and i spent a good hour on the seconds disc as there was only a gap of about 1mm between that and the minute disc before i realised that i was fitting it upside down DOH! hence no gap because there is about a 3mm gap between each disc to make sure they do not rub together and that is why the watch is so deep about 15mm. i wasnt happy with the rotor because it was very black and pitted but that was the best i could clean it. on the whole it didnt turn out to bad considering the state it was in originally .
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    quantieme got a reaction from Johnnie in Why does this barrel say do not open   
    Still working and keeping good time.



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    quantieme got a reaction from rduckwor in Why does this barrel say do not open   
    Still working and keeping good time.



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    quantieme got a reaction from rduckwor in Why does this barrel say do not open   
    Watch is now back together and working fine so I think I dodged the bullet on this one.
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    quantieme got a reaction from nichod in Why does this barrel say do not open   
    Still working and keeping good time.



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    quantieme got a reaction from AndyHull in Why does this barrel say do not open   
    Still working and keeping good time.



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    quantieme got a reaction from Deggsie in Why does this barrel say do not open   
    Sorry for late replie but i have been Away at a Watch fair.  every dealer I spoke to about that watch even ones that had that particular model said don’t touch it. I have taken Seiko barrels apart before and replaced the springs no problem at all but they’re just a normal barrel this one has definitely been peened over . I do have a lathe but still don’t fancy doing it and I know from searching that that barrel is obsolete so l am sticking with my original plan, I have cleaned it all and will just put it back together and see if it runs ok. If it doesn’t I will seriously consider taking the barrel apart but m1ks I think it is a battle I might lose.
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    quantieme got a reaction from measuretwice in Help finding lathe collets   
    i now get it, i had to read it about 4 times to get my head round it but i do now understand. thankyou for taking the time to explain it. if only everything in life were simple and and a set standard.
     
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    quantieme got a reaction from Mark in Help finding lathe collets   
    Hi Mark it is 7.9 mm which I suppose is as good as 8 mm. So I will get a universal drawer bar and 8 mm collets and I should be in business then. Thankyou 

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    quantieme got a reaction from measuretwice in Help finding lathe collets   
    Hi Mark it is 7.9 mm which I suppose is as good as 8 mm. So I will get a universal drawer bar and 8 mm collets and I should be in business then. Thankyou 

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    quantieme reacted to Mark in Vote up function   
    I personally would love members to use this feature.
    1st it places the most voted answer at the top. Very useful in a long thread for readers to find the most sensible answer.
    2nd it gives a pat on the back to the person or persons who took the time and trouble to answer the OP’s question.
    3rd it helps to build the community by showing that we care about what others have posted. That’s not a bad thing at all.
     
    So come on guys (and gals) let’s use this facility when a good answer has been posted - it just takes a split second to do and it really can make that section of the forum much much more helpful for others too.
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    quantieme reacted to oldhippy in How is this for a rip off?   
    Here is the reply.
     
    Sir, it is not a reproduction, and you are barking up the wrong tree. I have been selling clocks for over 40 years, specializing in chinese antique clocks specifically.  I own a company in china making reproduction fusee clocks and other famous english and french clocks.  I have owned more antique clocks than you will ever think of, and had the largest collection of Chinese antique clocks in the world outside of the Forbidden City in Beijing.  It is antique and made in Japan, not china, and a wonderful clock. Not champleve, and not cloisonne, but a beautiful antique clock.  I suggest that you do research yourself before you make such inaccurate accusations, a clear case for a libel suit.  Keep your thought to yourself until you learn what you are talking about.  You are officially blocked from bidding on anything offered for sale from ProClocks from this day forward.   A copy of this note has been submitted to ebay.  Have a good day, now I highly recommend you start your studies before you put horologist behind your name.

    Robert Crowder, BA, Edd. DEd
    Horologist
    ProClocks, Inc.
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    quantieme reacted to Tmuir in Would this barrel hold a new spring?   
    Do not put a spring in it with a crack in the barrel like that.
    At some point it will fail with spectacular results.
    If you cant find a replacement barrel it will need to be repaired.
    The tube part is just soft soldered to the wheel, it will need to be desoldered and a new tube and possibly end cap will need to be made to fit unless you can find a donor barrel of the same diameter and height that can also be desldered and fitted to the wheel. The endcap from the donor barrel tube would need to be bushed to fit the arbor too obviously.
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    quantieme got a reaction from RyMoeller in AVIA Marino crystal needed   
    Hi Mart crystal arrived this morning and is a perfect fit, see pics 
    regards tonyTony


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    quantieme got a reaction from rogart63 in AVIA Marino crystal needed   
    Hi Mart crystal arrived this morning and is a perfect fit, see pics 
    regards tonyTony


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    quantieme got a reaction from Pip in My first steps in the dark arts   
    you have done well there to get to that in half an hour , it is definitely one of the more challenging and frustrating aspects of watch repair.
    i believe the method for a coned hairspring is to hold the collet and the outer coil and pull through the spring in the opposite direction, good luck with it all.
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    quantieme got a reaction from dadistic in correct way to use alum any advice please   
    thanks for all the advice, i have now successfully removed the screw, i soaked it for 3 days in an unheated solution and i have to say i was a bit sceptical as these things never seem to work for me but i checked it yesterday and it had gone black and just dissolved into mush, there was no damage to the thread or plate and i now have a new part and screw fitted. 
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    quantieme reacted to Gary in correct way to use alum any advice please   
    I just used Alum to remove a broken screw crown screw in this thread. I put 2 teaspoons of Alum to 5 tablespoons of water. I did have to heat the mixture. I sat it in a stainless steel dish on a heating pad. Within two days the screw was gone. With the heat I kept adding a tablespoon of water every 10-12 hours.
    Good luck and as others stated any ferrous material will be damaged so be mindful!
    Marvin repair and service 
    https://www.watchrepairtalk.com/topic/8652-banking-question-not-certain/
     
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    quantieme reacted to Tudor in correct way to use alum any advice please   
    Subscribing to learn about it too!
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    quantieme reacted to frenchie in correct way to use alum any advice please   
    Once you are sure the only steel part is the one you want to remove, mix as much alum as will dissolve in a small container (I use a tiny glass jar). I try to keep mine warm in a double boiler on very low (you want the solution warm, not hot), it allows more alum to dissolve in the water. After a couple of days, the broken screw will be gone. I usually only do this on weekends so I can keep an eye on it, and add water if necessary. Starting on Friday evening, the screw is usually gone by Sunday. 
    If you don't heat it up, you may have to wait a bit longer as mentioned above. You will see the steel part turn black in a few hours, that's a sign that it's working. Be patient, an it will work.
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    quantieme got a reaction from anilv in How do you get this watch out of its case   
    Well mystery solved, it was a split stem, in the end I just gave it a tug and 5he whole stem pulled out, it did not split and it damaged the clutch wheel in the process so I now need one of those.

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    quantieme got a reaction from anilv in How do you get this watch out of its case   
    Tried lifting lever but no movement on it at all, Watch still gaining 10 mins in an hour despite demagnetising it and I have looked at the Case thoroughly under a 20x loupe and definitely no join for case back although I can see someone has tried to prise it between the lugs obviously assuming there was a join. I will try later and put some pressure on the stem incase it is a snap fit.
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    quantieme got a reaction from rogart63 in How do you source a new balance staff   
    I have tried balancestaff.com but to be honest all their  measurements confused me, I put in what I thought were mine and nothing seemed to come close.
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    quantieme got a reaction from RyMoeller in Can Venus 175 & 178 parts be interchanged   
    Thanks I looked into it and there is a difference in the length.
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    quantieme got a reaction from Andyclient in Re casing omega dynamic   
    Thank you, read article really helpful, problem now sorted and it turned out to be a bent   Dial on one side so it was not meeting the tension ring.
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