Neileg

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  1. Introduction and first questions

    Stainless steel rusts quite readily when in contact with mild steel and moisture. I doubt if that has happened here but stainless is not as resistant to chemical attack as you might think. Cheers Neil
  2. I've got one. It does. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Case Opening, How To?

    Yes but you're paying for the style and the brand not so much the watch engineering. The construction of a YSL is pretty conventional as shown in this example. I have a problem with the common type of case knife because they can be a real liability with tight backs. I prefer my grandad's pocket knife. It is strong and reasonably sharp and eases into gaps that purpose made knives can't touch. Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. You need to check the ad yourself but yes it includes line release. Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. The one I use is currently listed on eBay for 33.99 gbp as a Blue Sky Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Most quartz watch testers have this function. It creates a spinning magnetic field that drives the watch mechanism at speed. This can be enough to break loose old crusty oil or slight corrosion and get the watch running. It's a bit quick and dirty as watch repairs go but can be very effective especially if the watch has been sitting unused. Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. That's the Rotary model number but I can't translate that to a movement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. So what does it say? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Tissot 2031

    Hi PWR Most of us end up with a pile of scrap watch parts that yield screws and other parts. Most of the screw selections on eBay are not watch type but occasionally you'll find a pack of watch screws. By the way it's faux pas - French for false step. Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Lorus V501-X201 won't start

    Quartz testers usually have a line free function which does indeed spin a magnet to drive the mechanism round. No physical connection is made, just the magnetic field. I paid about 30gbp for my tester on eBay. However this movement should be self starting and if you need to spin it up that indicates the mechanics need a service. Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hello

    Hi PJ Welcome from North East England. It sometimes helps to know where you live to point you suitable suppliers (though the internet is often your friend). Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Materials, where to get it?

    Google Metal Supermarket Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Trouble with bracelet watch

    Looks like an LTS - life's too short. Put it away for a week or two. It can be easier with fresh eyes Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Mmm... Repeated water ingress is going to wreck any movement. I think you need to upgrade your customer! Seriously, the movement shape is common to a wide range of Seiko movements ancient and modern. You'll need to match the dial side to find a suitable swap or use dial dots. As for the stem, I've found that even an exact movement swap need a new stem cutting due to wear patterns and different tolerances. I can't read the inscription on the movement (is that due to my iPhone or my eyes?) but I presume you can't get a clue from that. I have a selection of dead movements to trial fit in this sort of situation. Good luck Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Lorus V501-X201 won't start

    I hate the edit timeout and gave up on the post last night. Many quartz movements respond to a proper service just like a clockwork watch. I will admit to the blow and squirt approach but it's not guaranteed to work. I Googled the movement and it appears to be available. Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk