Peterburke340

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  1. Heuer Cal 11

    I’m looking for a double setting wheel for this watch. Part no 450 or even a movement complete if anyone can help. Thanks in advance Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Bhi Distance Learning

    Rolex charge £600+ and take 4 months to return the watch.As an independent I charge £350 and return within 2-3 weeks maximum. I was told from a very highly qualified watchmaker when I was starting out 1) Don’t be too cheap or the customer will think your work will be sub standard. 2)Don’t be too quick or the customer will think your work will be sub standard Wise words that have served me well. I always give a 12 month guarantee but never give a guarantee on water resistance. I do, however, tell the customer whether the pressure test passed or failed. To date, it’s never been an issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Bhi Distance Learning

    The BHI course is great. You will need a mentor to help you with your record of repairs. If I were you I would work with your mentor for free. Work hard. Study hard. Read around the subject. Immerse yourself in all things Horological.Practice. Practice. Practice. Make mistakes then practice again. Don’t do any commercial work for at least a year. Talk to watchmakers. Visit workshops. You will then gain sufficient experience to be able to start working on watches commercially. The BHI course teaches you precision and attention to detail. However, nothing beats hands on experience. You don’t get anything for free. There are no shortcuts to success. If you want to be a successful at your profession you have to put the hours in. I’m sure(hopefully) others will agree!! Ps Enjoy what you do! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Newbie help with repainting bezel numbers

    Another good way of doing this is to use a black permanent ink sharpie. Press and fill in all the number recesses. Don't worry if you go over the sides. Let the ink set for 3-4 mins. If the bezel is brushed use a Gary flex abrasive block and lightly rub the excess away leaving the ink in the number recesses. If the bezel is polished use some acetone/nail polish remover and carefully wipe away the excess. Works well every time for me Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Ricoh 70's automatic (R31 movement) Yoke spring

    If you're nervous about fitting it, do it inside a clear plastic bag. At least then you can contain the spring if it pops out. I often use a plastic bag when fitting a retaining clip to a chrono pusher. They are really tiny!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Breitling Wakmann Aircraft Clock

    Excellent advice thanks. It really was coated heavily in that green grease. Maybe being an Aircraft Clock and needing to work at high cabin pressures may be the reason for the heavy use of grease. If an aircraft depressurises at 35,000 ft then instruments still have to work !! (Or maybe it was sloppy previous workmanship...) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I've recently taken on this clock for a friend. I only normally do watches !! It's been serviced and is now running well. The chronograph system is quite simple. The Maltese cross wheel was lubricated with a very thick green grease (as per the picture). Does anyone have any idea of what grease to use as I haven't anything like it? Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Changing the axle on a JLC pallet fork.

    Unless you can source a replacement movement then I'd give it back undone. This is the kind of job that you end up being married to!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Quartz battery tester?

    Excellent. Much appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Quartz battery tester?

    Has anyone got the instructions for the one JDM mentioned above. I bought one last week and there were no instructions with it. Ta Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Elma Leak Controller Revealing Gel

    Looks as though this could be the same product !! If anyone has a bottle of the Elma fluid could they let me know if the ingredients are the same!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Hi Does anyone know of a reasonably priced substitute for this?? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Breitling Die Set

    New tool arrived today. Seriously well made!! Thanks clockboy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Breitling Die Set

    How do the Horotec and the Bergeon 5700 compare? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Breitling Die Set

    Thanks for your replies How does the Swiss style case opener compare with the Horotec? Do the Horotec Breitling dies fit the Swiss style ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk