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  1. Hi guys, I was thinking I'd like to dip my toe in the waters and see what makes a clock tick. What would make a good first project / victim? I was thinking a cheap fold up travel clock maybe, if anything just for nostalgic reasons, we had these around the house when I was growing up in the 80's (I don't think they ever got used just sat in a cupboard where I could get my little fingers on them ). Like the one pictured below (I pulled the pic from a google search)
  2. aliexpress has lots of cases for Miyota and ETA also offo Frei in the US (but they are mostly for eta)
  3. I find that hard to believe even swiss quarts movements are pretty affordable https://www.esslinger.com/eta-watch-movements/ Keep the dial if you find the right movement (or a equivalent replacement) you can use dial dots to attach the dial If you can post a better pic of the movement maybe someone here can identify it
  4. Can I jump in on this thread with a related question? in addition to aliEpx sellers selling dials that fix eta and miyota there are also cases listed as fitting ETA2824 and Miyota 82 series but those movements have different stem heights (1.8MM v 2.5mm). How does that work ?
  5. You could also use it as a mould to do resin cast / cold cast from. What resolution are you printing it at ? I'm not sure my 3D printer would be accurate enough
  6. I love Russian watches. I would love to see Mark do a tear-down on a Vostok movement like he did recently with the Chinese clone 2824.
  7. Sorry to post a n00b question, but it's somewhat related... After you put the hands back on the watch how do you remove the stem (in order to put it in the case)? Is it ok to put the face down on the Movement Cushion Pad, I'm worried that doing that may bend the hands or something?
  8. I really enjoyed this thread as well.. now off to cousins to buy a Ronda 715 ;-)
  9. yes I understand that i'm talking about the method of oiling
  10. Sorry if this is a stupid question but is this also a suitable method for oiling a watch. seems way easier than oiling the pallet fork directly.
  11. also is this : https://www.esslinger.com/large-stone-saver-ultrasonic-and-steam-cleaner-basket/ not just a tea infuser https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Loose-Spring-Spoon-Tea-Mesh-Ball-Infuser-Filter-Teaspoon-Squeeze-Creative-Strainer-Metal-Stainless-Steel-Handle/32801089507.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.123.7b1dba01XFpduE&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_1_10065_10344_10130_10068_10342_10547_10343_10340_10548_10341_10084_10083_10618_10615_10307_10131_10132_10133_10313_10059_10534_100031_10103_441_10624_442_10623_10622_10621_10620_10142,searchweb201603_28,ppcSwitch_5&algo_expid=e85e82f4-a431-42ba-aaa4-7550d70ed7a1-18&algo_pvid=e85e82f4-a431-42ba-aaa4-7550d70ed7a1&priceBeautifyAB=5
  12. @PJA are you using the ultrasonic cleaner to clean watch parts? I'm keen to get one as well and would like to hear how you find it. Did you get the little baskets like this https://www.esslinger.com/brass-ultrasonic-cleaning-basket-with-stainless-steel-mesh-1-diameter/ for the watch parts? what cleaning fluid do you use and do you need to rinse or anything ?
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