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    Watch cleaning duration

    Hi Fred, I U/S clean for 12 minutes in Medium Naphtha. I do use a brush and very carefully peg out the jewel holes etc to be sure then a 12 minute U/S rinse in fast Naphtha. Dry oil and assemble. Sometimes if the watch is very old and sticky I use acetone for the balance components and pallet. I have never used a specialist cleaning machine or their fluids. Works very well for me !
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    What Could Be Causing Low Amplitude

    Yes, that is some Lock all right ! I am surprised that the watch runs. Low balance amplitude, I reckon so.
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    What Could Be Causing Low Amplitude

    Hi, Nickelsilvers theoretical and practical advice with regard to your low amplitude is 100% first class. He is obviously very skilled indeed. However I must point out that the last time I had a problem like this it was with a wrist watch and caused by me putting a touch of 9010 on the pallet pivots !! Re-cleaning the bearings here gave another 80 deg ! amplitude. I have always been a stickler for a molecule or two of oil but NEVER on the pallet pivots again which only rotate a very few degrees and need to be free. Old Hippy sorted this for me. Thank you. Mike.
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    My Demagnetiser is Magnetising

    Place the component to be de-gaussed on the Chinese unit. Press the operate button, for a couple of seconds then Slowly remove the component to about one metre away. Switch unit off. Your component will now be de-magnetised. Moving the component slowly away whilst unit is switched on reduces the E&H field with distance and this slowly reduces the AC field strength by inverse square law. Mine works very well.
  5. Yes, it should unscrew easily. Good luck !
  6. A couple of times when I was forced to use them. They have been fine !.
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    Timegrapher - weird fluxation

    If the snowblower is mains powered you may have switched off when the AC sine is near max and magnetised the watch. De- Gauss it first.
  8. I don`t get anything on email anymore. Perhaps I talk a load of rubbish. Packing repairs in soon anyway, getting old now. Good wishes to all, Mike.
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    Shimming the Balance Cock

    An expedient way of getting a cheap watch running. I once shimmed a Russian watch balance cock this way with some Red Rizla paper folded twice but don`t tell anyone !!!!
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    Hi all.

    Hi Scout, Welcome and a good way to forward. Good wishes, Mike.
  11. Hi bnabod, Good luck with the custom watches and welcome to this helpful forum. Plenty of guidance here but I am just a jobber fixer. Regards, Mike.
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    Hi, everyone.

    Hi Vrocket. Welcome and well done with the servicing. Regards, Mike.
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    About me

    Hi and welcome to this excellent forum. Regards. Mike.
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    Greetings from Sunny Arizona USA

    Hi friend from Arizona, Welcome and keep on learning. Regards, Mike.