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Gary

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    Atlanta, GA
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    Software, Dogs and watch collecting

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  1. Gary

    West End Secundas question

    Hi Everyone, I found it. AS 636. Overnight in the bench it has dropped to+37 - +\- 16 and BE 0.1 and 291 I’ve demagnetised and still sporadic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Hi Everyone, I am working on an old West End Secundas. I haven stripped it three times and reassembled but still cannot regulate it to a decent rhythm. I haven't found any issues but it did come with a new alloy mainspring. My guess is someone tried to work on it and put it in there. It is erratic will. Level out from -3 secs to -61. Then +47 to -3. As a last attempt I want to try a blue steel mainspring. However, I'm open for suggestions. amplitude is 251-289. BE is .5 With D/U or D/D. I cannot find am movement number to locate a new mainspring? Could anyone identify the one below? Not my watch but I borrowed the photo. Thanks for everything! Cheers, Gary Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. In th US we also have Sally's a store related to beauty salon supplies (coiffure) they have white cotton gloves for $.89 each. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Gary

    Beginners bench

    I have a regular sized desk. Glass desk at that, however, what has worked for me was my chair is hydraulic and I can lower comfortably as if I'm sitting at a bench. Not optimal but works for me and I'm about 5'11" tall. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Gary

    Watch Lume first attempt

    Thank you! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Gary

    Watch Lume first attempt

    Not yet but I'm. A bit shiny at this hour! Lol Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Hi Everyone! While I often times share my failures I am not as quick to share my successes! I have been limited in time but I have tried to dedicate a few hours to watches. It makes me happy! Below is my first attempt at a set of hands on an old Coleman beater pocket watch. I have to say getting the ratios correct and balanced is always going to be a challenge but I’m pleased with the results! in the lightlight exposure 1 minute lights off and I didn’t like the chapters yet, only the hands. I’m satisfied! Thanks everyone! Gary Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Gary

    Removing Caseback

    If they are too tight this will not work but on most cases this little inexpensive tool is amazing! https://www.amazon.com/Friction-Ball-Watch-Case-Opener/dp/B0058EDAUA I usually purchase the less expensive ones on eBay! I keep a couple at all times . Good luck! Gary Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Gary

    Is My Pallet Fork Misaligned?

    Looks like a keeper and given the years and history in good shape! Service and tidy? Gary Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Do you apply the shellac then heat and then insert the jewels. Sounds like a silly question but I’m playing it through in my head. Thanks! Gary Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Gary

    Hello from Montreal

    Welcome ! You will find everyone here a resource! Gary Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Gary

    New Watch Repairman (Lady)

    Welcome! You will find everyone here a great resource and very willing to help! I speak from experience! Gary Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I would like to have seen this on video. Something I would like to attempt down the road! Awesome work they look perfect! Thanks for sharing! Gary Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Gary

    How do you 'Age' your lume?

    I was thinking tea! It should work. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Thought I would place a photo of the watch as well ! We all love the pics! I wish Marvin kept better records as I would love to know the approximate age.With the dial style and the case I am venturing a guess around 30's to 40's? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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