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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Quartz battery tester?

    Excellent. Much appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Hi Does anyone know of a reasonably priced substitute for this?? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Breitling Die Set

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

    How do the Horotec and the Bergeon 5700 compare? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 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
  13. Breitling Die Set

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  14. Breitling Die Set Anybody got these? What are they like quality wise? The equivalent at Cousins are £350 Thanks in advance Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Don't bother There's no difference. I'm a qualified Horologist and use the cheaper one in my day to day work. It is more than adequate. The only thing I would splash out on are screwdrivers, tweezers and a decent overhead light and watch holder and mat. Bergeon are the best for screwdrivers,Dumont tweezers You really get what you pay for Having the right tools make the jobs so much easier and are more efficient and ultimately pay for themselves time and time again Remember 90% of watches issues eminate from the escapement Happy watchmaking[emoji37]!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk