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    Ha Ha!!
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    new member ,hello everyone

    Hi Fred, Welcome and yes, we all find the old mech watches very interesting. I fix them mainly but spares are a real problem at times. Quartz are OK with me as well . I have little in the way of likes and dislikes with timepieces. I do not collect! All good wishes to you. Regards, Mike.
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    Cleaning Balance Cock With Hair Spring

    Spot on OH. If I have a very dirty balance I will sometimes use a little acetone on it for a short period to be sure that the old oil is all removed and then inspect. I then use clean Naphtha in the U/S on everything. This method has never failed me.
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    Hello newby here

    Hi and welcome Tony. Lots of help here. Regards, mike.
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    New Member - Hi!

    Welcome Matt. Lots of help here.
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    Finally getting deeper into the hobby

    Hi, you are doing well, I am nearly at my tail end nowadays and have never repaired watches as a full time occupation. I am a jobber. Good wishes for your continued success. Mike.
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    Hi friend, Welcome and all good wishes for your new venture.
  8. Hi, Take TimFitz advice and do Not panic, Regards, Mike.
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    Greetings from BC, Canada

    Hi tchalla and welcome. All good wishes . Mike.
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    How is this for a rip off?

    After the discussion it may have been removed from sale or it may have been sold to a satisfied customer; who knows. I have several clocks, one in particular is a regulator made in 1879 in regular use. I have a German pendulum clock in the loft. Will get it down soon, it was my father in laws and he repaired the mainspring, I believe it works OK. I will give it a clean and oil and we will see. More later. From ECODEC.
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    soft solder for repairing recoil escapement

    There is nothing useless about OH. He knows what he is doing, do the rest of us ? I know we all try very hard.
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    Hi from Maryland USA

    Hi Duane, Welcome and thanks for the photo`s. Good luck with the watches, I like anything that tells the time. Fixed a ladies genuine Rado quartz today, Clean, AC line free and new Batt. Goes nice now. All good wishes. Mike.
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    Hi, My father in law was a shoemaker many years ago. He mended clocks and watches and I still have a German clock in the loft somewhere that he repaired in the fifties !!. Must hook it out one day.
  14. Back in 46 I remember my Grandma had one with two birds in it. It had a "penny in the slot" mechanism. She sold loads of things to clear out after being bombed out in the blitz and it went for five shillings !!.
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    Better late than never

    Hi James, welcome to this forum, Mike.