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Lenj

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  1. Hi, Thanks for getting back to me and for the advice, I will try that now. I did not want to take the watch apart in case it invalidates the warranty, but just been informed that there is NO warrany, only for the first 30 days, Chineese rubbish. I know this is not our usual mechanical watches I only got this for the blood pressure and heart rate etc was not expecting them to say no warranty is given, I though all new goods had 1 years warranty..I will not be buying from them again, Thanks again Len
  2. I got this smart watch off ebay about 6 weeks ago for blood pressure, heart rate etc. My problem is when I work up a sweat the dial shows up a milky bloom, there is also some spots on the glass inside fungus?? and also what looks like the processor ? over heating?? and shows up when the dial is not showing time etc..I have got a couple of photos to show, best I can get that shows what is actually happening... I emailed the seller and he said to send some photos which I did he cam back with can I take it to a watch repairer for them to check, surely the cost of fixing if it can be fixed will cost more than the £30 I paid for it..Am I right to say I don't want this watch repaired of replaced and ask for my money back. I know it's only £30 but know this can't be fixed or can it, I know nothing about watches.. Thanks for any help.. Len
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    Fema Click springs

    Hi, Thanks for this I will have a look on Ebay and see what they have. Thanks again Len
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    Fema Click springs

    Thanks all for getting back to me. I could adapt, but was hoping for an original. I like the idea of making one, how would you get the "Spring" in it, would this be done by heating?? Thanks again Len
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    Fema Click springs

    Hiya, The one with the broken click spring is in bits and waiting for mainspring.. Here is a photo of the other that I have to strip to repair the mainspring. The click spring is identical as in other attached photo. Thanks for help Len
  6. Hi all, Strange I have two Fema clock movements to repair, both with broken mainsprings and one with a broken click spring, can you please tell me, are the click springs readily available???has anyone bought one, if so where from? Photo attached of good click spring, this is the type that I need.. Hope you are all well.. Thx Len
  7. Good luck in your new venture..
  8. There have been a few of these on Ebay, I looked at one for spares and repair, saw that dial, and you all say not right fake..Left that one alone..
  9. You always seem to get the challenging ones CB..It will be a lovely clock when finished..
  10. Yes I like this one, however, I would not buy it..
  11. Those barrels come out without taking the movement apart, so you can pop them out and clean the spring by taking the barrel caps off, if you are not going to take the spring out...Oh I have just seem you have already taken the time train barrel out, was it mucky?? Len
  12. CB...You have to also remember the old timers saying.. A walking drill will wander off.. With such hard steel a slow speed is a must, I don't envy this job, trying to drill down a 2mm is bad enough, but a 1mm. Take care mate..
  13. French clock pivots are like glass, need plenty of annealing, and a slow drill. £5 a pop is expensive drilling, wish I had a fly here for you..Good luck drilling..
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    Lathes

    Thanks OH, I will keep an eye out for one, and will use the three jaw chuck, with caution!!!
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    Lathes

    I have been upt north with the family for the weekend, so not had any "playtime" I will have a play tomorrow!! going to have a go at the platform. I was wondering if OK to put wheels in the three jaw chuck, a little scared in case it rips the teeth off....I had a look on Ebay and saw this collet holder, ended now, but is this what I should look out for? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Unimat-3-lathe-collet-holder-chuck-E16/264162907662?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Hope you all had a good weekend..
  16. OK no problem, I had another look, all the others are smaller movements, sorry I can't help. As OH said, without the Fly, it would go like the clappers..Have you had any more luck finding one??
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    Lathes

    Hiya, Yes these motors are so smooth using the toothed belt drive, apparently you can take a bit more metal off each cut, but I am in no rush so take it easy. the other two spare motors are 150w dc, so a bit more powerful, I don't suppose I will use them. I am very happy with my purchase.. Len
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    Lathes

    Hiya, Must admit I made a few of the bushes before I got it right, taking off too much metal on the collar, they will do as spares if needed, but put down to practice and experience. I am glad I kept all those clock pillars, they have come in handy.. I had a wood lathe, but never a metal lathe. I think I done pretty well in getting this lathe so cheap with all the extras, oh and I forgot there was a brand new chuck as well. What do you use for holding collets is there something special?? Once again thanks for all your help, its much appreciated.
  19. Hi Clockboy, How you getting on with the French clock fly?? I have an old Frence clock plates measure outside 35mm inside 30.4 approx. sizes. any good to you let me know and I will strip, (the clock the is).. Len
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    Lathes

    Hi All, Thank you to OldHippy for all the help and advice and to Nicksilver and Vinn3. All the help was much appreciated. I have now collected my lovely old Unimat3 lathe, well please with it, all that is needed is a repaint. It was full of metal shavings, etc, I gave it a good clean out, I will strip it later and repaint to tidy it up a tad. The Unimat3 that I got, has the improved drive in the way suggested many years ago by Rex Tingey?, in that the supplied motors on both lathe and vertical column have been replaced by powerful dc motors using toothed belt drive..I must say it works very well, I got some extras with it, including 2 more brand new dc motors, a speed controller spare belts and the original Unimat drive pulley. I have had a little play with it and considering I have not used one before, pleased with what I have achieved, I have made my bush for my contrate wheel, a couple of new tommy bars as the old ones were a bit tired, and a couple of drill centres, apart from the tommy bars, rest made out of recycled clock parts!!!. Now on my way to restoring my Chiming carriage clock..Need to sort out the platform next before I strip and clean. Once again thank you all for the help and advice.. Len
  21. Love that old 50's photo, that brings back some memories..
  22. Nice clock and lever platform..Has the stone come out??
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    Lathes

    I have email a couple on ebay, don't want to know too small a job..I will get my lathe..
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    Lathes

    Hi All, Thank you as usual for getting back to me, and for being very informative, I can see why you all recommend the Unimat 3, but a bit out of my price range, I saw a brand new one for £2,5k that is a lot. I also saw a second hand one for starting at £900, for what I want it for I can't justify that kind of money, I am not an engineer and don't know how to make wheels and cogs etc I don't have the know how.. being a pensioner I am too old in the tooth for starting up another part of this hobby..I just need something to mend a few pivots and to make the bush for my contrate wheel.. I saw a bare base for a Unimat 3 but time you add all the motor and parts, it would probably end up being a lot dearer..I will have to keep an eye open for a cheap one, I don 't want to go down the road of the little mini cheapy £100 lathes that I asked about in a previous thread, saw one in action and, I could do a better job freehand.. Thanks for all your help - Len
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    Lathes

    Hi all, My task for this year is a clock that has been sitting in a tin for a long while..I need to put a new bush?? Into a contrate wheel, I have tried to make a new insert with a piece of holed brass bushing wire drilled and tapered to arbor, but split the bush reaming it out, so needs rebushing, are these bushes off the shelf?? If not, I need to invest in a small lathe, I have looked at the those on ebay for about £450 are they capable/suitable or do I need a proper watchmakers lathe as they do look a tad big for what I want to do, a Boley? Well that Is out of the question....As usual any help greatly appreciated..
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