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Deggsie

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Deggsie last won the day on May 27 2019

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  1. Thanks OH. He’s still a bit twitchy when he hears odd noises, but given time he will be just fine I’m sure. He is four years old, and spent most of his life trying to escape from 4 dogs. He will be ok living with me..... so long as he stays away from my watch parts [emoji38] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Meet Joey. I collected him on Friday from an owner who has four dogs. He really was not happy at home, feeling bullied by his canine cohabitants. 48 hours into his new abode and he seems to be settling in just fine. [emoji6] As you can see, he is a ginger long hair, so we will both need to get used to a grooming regime. He’s like a little lion! Life is beginning to feel better again with a cat in the home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. The Elma WP pro solution smells like brasso but 100x stronger. I recon if you accidentally spilled the bottle even in an open space it would be very dangerous if not lethal Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Should add, I will do the ultrasonic part indoors, on the hob top with the fume extractor on Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks for the good advise. I intend to decant a small quantity from the container into a small glass jam jar with air tight lid. I will do this in my well vented garage where the solution will be stored Parts will then be placed into mesh baskets, put into the jam jar and then lid on tight. Then the jars stood in a Luke warm ultrasonic bath of water ensuring leak path isn’t submerged. 5 minutes in the ultrasonic? Then the same process for the fine rinse ultrasonic for 3 minutes ? Does that sound about right? Regards Darren Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks OH[emoji846] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hi all. Are there any components that is should not put into ammoniated watch solution? I’m going to do my first clean using Elma WP Pro today, which judging by the smell of it, it is definitely ammoniated. Regards Deggsie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Thank you for the kind compliment Mark. It’s incredible how a little cat can become such an integral part of your family. We are all missing her greatly. Time is is a healer, but we’ll never forget her. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Yesterday I had to do my final duty for Lightning. She was laid to rest in the garden along side all my other departed cats. I’m sure the pain will become dull in good time but the memories will always be vivid of this intelligent and loving little creature. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Today, I am sad to report that my charismatic and loyal feline friend ‘Lightning’ passed on. She was only 12 years of age but a few weeks ago was diagnosed with a cancerous lump in her tummy. She slipped away peacefully at the vets this afternoon. She will be greatly missed, and I will always remember her.. always. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I like your blend of philosophical and economical response JDM. It makes sense what you say, but .....seiko still seem to lack the charisma other old Swiss lever wrist watches boast. This discussion is similar the old argument about what constitutes a fine red wine. I think the best answer I read was “whichever tastes best to taster”. Perhaps I will grow to enjoy seiko when I repair and wear the one I inherited recently. Kind regards, Deggsie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hi JDM, thank you for sharing your most uninteresting walkthroughs. I am envious of your skill to produce such professionally written documents but moreover your skill in working with seiko. No offence, but personally I don’t like seiko, maybe because they are not old enough. However, I do have an inherited seiko waiting to be repaired, so who knows I might just come to love it when (or if) I get it running again [emoji6] Regards Deggsie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Hello. Somewhere on here, a year or so ago, I reported an experiment where I purposely placed a scrap pallet fork into ipa (that’s not Indian pale ale[emoji16]) For several hours between me leaving home in the morning for work and then returning midday it was left soaking. I inspected it at midday (5 hours later) and probed the shellac with a sharpened oiler. There was no sign of softening nor where the pallets moveable. I put the pallet fork back into the ipa, and returned to work. After returning from work in the evening (some 10 hours after initial immersion) I probed the shellac again. This time it was sponge like and degraded. The pallets moved when pressed. A watch maker whom was giving me lessons at the time always used ipa for final rinse with the ultrasonic action as well. He bought ipa in bulk to save money. He was horrified that I implied its use was frowned upon by some some watchmakers. In 30+ years of running a watch repair business he claimed he had not ever had an issue with ipa softening shellac. So, I think as long as you don’t submerse the parts for hours, then ipa is fine to use for a quick final rinse, and will not effect the shellac.... imho. Personally, I use it for only 3 minutes then put the parts straight onto absorbent paper to dry. Regards Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Oops. I did mean to say ‘Breguet over-coil hairspring’. Apologies, auto spell correct cut in and I didn’t notice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Hi. The hairspring is supposed to be like that. Google breguet overcook hairspring. Please don’t try to straighten it - it look great! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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