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Deggsie

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Deggsie last won the day on May 27 2019

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  1. Thanks for the pointer jdm [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks watchweasol. I’ll try and get some 8217 if it’s not silly money. I’ve got to place an order with cousins Uk Kind regards Deggsie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Hi watchweasol. I’m sure you are correct regarding seiko not intending for the barrel/ spring to be serviced. The fact that a man assembled it means a man can disassemble it, and once open it’s exactly the same in principle as the Swiss design the Japanese so eloquently replicated. I know there are some good debates on here regarding to service or discard, but nothing to advise on the best grease to use on the barrel wall. That’s really the advise I’m seeking. Regards Deggsie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Could anyone please tell me how to correctly service the mainspring/ barrel assembly on a seiko 7009a? I’ve managed to split the barrel with a very sharp knife and walked out the mainspring. What is the correct breaking grease for the barrel wall please. Should I also oil the spring? Thanks in advance Regards Deggsie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I have been to two meetings, the last was cancelled due to covid19. Nice people and very interesting talks. But then I enjoy anything watch and clock related. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yes. Elma WF pro is safe with shellac. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Awww. Mine are definitely much better JDR. [emoji6][emoji3][emoji38]. To be honest I don’t know, but that’s certainly an enviable display of screwdrivers. The grips aside, the main improvement I found was the precision ground stainless steel blade. Nice display box! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Isopropanol will soften and wash away the shellac. Take care with the balance and pallet fork. Just a quick dip of a few seconds, then straight onto watch paper to take off the excess, then use a puffer to dry the critical areas where the shellac bonds on the jewels. After 4 years using lighter fluid and thinking I was getting parts clean, I now use Elma watch cleaning product. Amazing how I fooled myself about how clean was clean. Also, try an ultrasonic which are very cheap nowadays. In general, IPA (isopropyl alcohol)is not a good cleaner, but is good for the final fine rinse if done quickly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I just had proper opportunity to use my new Bergeron Ergonomic screwdrivers with stainless steel tips. I never thought I’d hear myself say this, but really worth the premium price. No slip and screws look like they’ve never been removed. The stainless steel blades are still looking like they are fresh from the packet. One spend I’m not regretting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I just had proper opportunity to use my new Bergeron Ergonomic screwdrivers with stainless steel tips. I never thought I’d hear myself say this, but really worth the premium price. No slip and screws look like they’ve never been removed. The stainless steel blades are still looking like they are fresh from the packet. One spend I’m not regretting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I’m not a chemical engineer, but..... I would say what you say is True, however the fundamental hydrocarbon in gasoline (which provides the cleaning) has still not changed. You are correct that there will be changes such as additives and of course the octane rating will be higher nowadays (which I think means it ignites at a lower temperature). If you can get hold of WF Pro, I bet it’s very close to the formula in the old book. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Here is the latest watch I’m pleased to have completed for my collection. I bought this watch in a pretty poor condition described as runs intermittently and in need of a crystal. Well, that was not very accurate. One of the dual springs was snapped, the lower Inca lyre spring was snapped and by fortune the cap stone was found in the works. That explains the intermittent running [emoji23] Anyway, here it is, 2 new mainspring, a new gilt ring crystal and a nice brown leather strap. I only wish it was larger in diameter. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Hi all. Sorry I didn’t mean to try and make anyone’s statement look wrong, I was merely curious, as to be honest I’d never personally tried it. I think what was meant is that the majority of the gasoline can be hosed off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Hello everyone Apologies if any of you feel this should be a new topic, but it runs on perfectly from Jon’s previous message, and I’m not looking to turn it into a discussion. You mention “lock” of the pallet jewels. This is a topic I know little of. Could you please advise me of a good source of explanation? Thank you in advance and apologies if this seems out of the original poster’s topic Regards Deggsie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. This is a Breitling Ladies Diver, which is half diameter of the Mens Breitling Marine Star. I’m currently restoring it but struggling to obtain a new crystal (chrome armour ring, diver profile). I’m going to try to obtain one direct from SternKreuz. In the photo, the bezel is missing but I have now managed to acquire one with the wire retaining spring which is a bonus. The movement is an Adolf Shilds, automatic (I forget the calibre) but it is running so well I’m reluctant to service it. New stainless steel crown with double o ring is on order from cousins, but the case seal is proving to be a nightmare. Wherever I search they seem to be obsolete. I look forward to any comments or advice. Kind regards Deggsie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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