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    Deggsie got a reaction from ITProDad in Bent hairspring   
    I've heard of people using sewing needles with the end of the eye ground away to turn them in to a two pronged fork.
     
    Nice idea I’m going to make up a selection of size and give this method a go.
     
     
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    Deggsie got a reaction from ITProDad in Bent hairspring   
    Agree with the above, but in my limited experience playing around with damaged hairsprings, I get best results if the hairspring is removed from the balance staff. Then lay on a sheet of white paper. Sharpen your tweezers really fine. Take time, and come back to the job every 15minutes. Don’t be keen to finish in one go. When the damaged areas are teased back into form, keep laying the hairspring onto the cock and make final adjustments to the stud area so that it is perfectly concentric. Also pay attention to keeping the stud upright, of not it’ll push the hairspring out of flat when reinstalled into the cock. Take your time. Good luck


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    Deggsie got a reaction from dadistic in Watch of Today   
    I have been ‘tinkering’ with this ‘Aviation’ watch on and off for about 6 months. As ever, those beryllium copper hair springs are my nemesis. The problem with vintage watches is you never know if someone has fitted incorrect parts before you get to look at it. I just couldn’t get this watch to regulate - always running way too fast. It turned out the spring was too short so I had to sit tight and wait for a similar movement to come up on fleabay. Anyway, with the case polished, a new crystal fitted and sporting a brown leather bund from Germany, I’m rather pleased with this little Pin Pallet ticker.


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    Deggsie got a reaction from MrRoundel in Cleaning Solutions, UltraSonic and not   
    The problem with these small movements is that each time you manipulate things, you get close to disaster. And it's a game of numbers. Cheers.
     

    .. well put sir!


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    Deggsie got a reaction from ro63rto in Seiko crystal supplier in UK   
    Hi. Just to update you with this. I found the crystal on cousins by chance. I find their search engine to be near useless. Even after finding the part by luck, I entered the cousins part number and it returned ‘no data was found’. I’m confused. However here is the part I found:

    So all that is required is to order and fit.
    Kind regards
     
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    Deggsie reacted to vinn3 in Bronze Diver Project   
    "in the groove"  if its proper.  15 thousance compression  will hold 3000 p,s.i.   if i remember wright.    vin
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    Deggsie reacted to vinn3 in Bronze Diver Project   
    o ring guide - and specs and  forumlas at parker.com -  good luck.
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    Deggsie got a reaction from yankeedog in Watch of Today   
    Hi Nucejoe. I now have the hair spring and don’t need any further components. She ticks away beautifully - to my wife’s annoyance, she isn’t keen on loud Pin pallet watches . I’ll report back on the movement, but believe it’s a newmark mk2.



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    Deggsie got a reaction from Nucejoe in Watch of Today   
    Hi Nucejoe. I now have the hair spring and don’t need any further components. She ticks away beautifully - to my wife’s annoyance, she isn’t keen on loud Pin pallet watches . I’ll report back on the movement, but believe it’s a newmark mk2.



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    Deggsie got a reaction from AndyHull in Watch of Today   
    I have been ‘tinkering’ with this ‘Aviation’ watch on and off for about 6 months. As ever, those beryllium copper hair springs are my nemesis. The problem with vintage watches is you never know if someone has fitted incorrect parts before you get to look at it. I just couldn’t get this watch to regulate - always running way too fast. It turned out the spring was too short so I had to sit tight and wait for a similar movement to come up on fleabay. Anyway, with the case polished, a new crystal fitted and sporting a brown leather bund from Germany, I’m rather pleased with this little Pin Pallet ticker.


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    Deggsie got a reaction from Johnnie in Watch of Today   
    I have been ‘tinkering’ with this ‘Aviation’ watch on and off for about 6 months. As ever, those beryllium copper hair springs are my nemesis. The problem with vintage watches is you never know if someone has fitted incorrect parts before you get to look at it. I just couldn’t get this watch to regulate - always running way too fast. It turned out the spring was too short so I had to sit tight and wait for a similar movement to come up on fleabay. Anyway, with the case polished, a new crystal fitted and sporting a brown leather bund from Germany, I’m rather pleased with this little Pin Pallet ticker.


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    Deggsie got a reaction from Nucejoe in Watch of Today   
    I have been ‘tinkering’ with this ‘Aviation’ watch on and off for about 6 months. As ever, those beryllium copper hair springs are my nemesis. The problem with vintage watches is you never know if someone has fitted incorrect parts before you get to look at it. I just couldn’t get this watch to regulate - always running way too fast. It turned out the spring was too short so I had to sit tight and wait for a similar movement to come up on fleabay. Anyway, with the case polished, a new crystal fitted and sporting a brown leather bund from Germany, I’m rather pleased with this little Pin Pallet ticker.


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    Deggsie reacted to oldhippy in Something to lighten the day.   
    You have been pronouncing it wrong all these years.
     
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    Deggsie got a reaction from rduckwor in A lovely little lusina   
    My father recently asked if I would service his wrist watch which he bought from the NAAFI at RAF Akrtiri in Cyprus during his national service days. The watch came to me as ticking, but the oil on the keyless works had gummed up like tar, making it almost impossible to wind without fear of doing some damage. Anyway, here are a few before and after photos.

     
     
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    Deggsie got a reaction from HSL in ETA2408 Balance Complete   
    Just to update you all. Thanks to HSL kindly sorting out a balance complete for an eta2408, I’ve now brought this attractive gents accurist back to life. Thanks HSL, much appreciated sir!

     
     
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    Deggsie got a reaction from anilv in A lovely little lusina   
    My father recently asked if I would service his wrist watch which he bought from the NAAFI at RAF Akrtiri in Cyprus during his national service days. The watch came to me as ticking, but the oil on the keyless works had gummed up like tar, making it almost impossible to wind without fear of doing some damage. Anyway, here are a few before and after photos.

     
     
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    Deggsie got a reaction from anilv in ETA2408 Balance Complete   
    Just to update you all. Thanks to HSL kindly sorting out a balance complete for an eta2408, I’ve now brought this attractive gents accurist back to life. Thanks HSL, much appreciated sir!

     
     
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    Deggsie reacted to AndyHull in Newmark Pin Pallet   
    I have a couple of Newmark branded watches. They seemed to do quite a range over the years. From what little I can gather of their history, they were more of a watch importer and seller latterly, but they did put together quite a number of interesting watches.
    Mainly their offerings were at the affordable end of the spectrum, which in a way makes them more interesting from a historical point of view. Not everybody could afford a Rolex, but brands like Newmark, Timex, Saxon and others were more indicative of the zeitgeist. These brands and styling are very much of their time, and that, to my mind is a major part of their appeal.
     
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    Deggsie got a reaction from yankeedog in Newmark Pin Pallet   
    There is something very relaxing, maybe reassuring about the sound of this relatively loud Pin Pallet Newmark watch. I picked it up on eBay some years ago in a non working state and discovered as usual that the balance pivots and hair spring were to blame. Anyway, a similar movement came up for grabs and luckily the balance and hairspring were fine. The old newmark received a donor kidney and is now ticking away beautifully. Mind you, my wife says it drives her mad!
     
    I’m told these were manufactured at Croydon, in Kent England, adjacent to the now defunct airport. I’m not certain though.
     



     
     
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    Deggsie got a reaction from AndyHull in Newmark Pin Pallet   
    There is something very relaxing, maybe reassuring about the sound of this relatively loud Pin Pallet Newmark watch. I picked it up on eBay some years ago in a non working state and discovered as usual that the balance pivots and hair spring were to blame. Anyway, a similar movement came up for grabs and luckily the balance and hairspring were fine. The old newmark received a donor kidney and is now ticking away beautifully. Mind you, my wife says it drives her mad!
     
    I’m told these were manufactured at Croydon, in Kent England, adjacent to the now defunct airport. I’m not certain though.
     



     
     
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    Deggsie reacted to dbals in oh boy, here we go again   
    At our last house someone called the cops as I was brewing beer.  Said I was making moonshine-  cops come asked a couple of questions and showed up a few hours later when their shift was over with beers to learn how to homebrew!  I showed those neighbors! 
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    Deggsie reacted to yankeedog in oh boy, here we go again   
    Homebrew? AND watches? That's almost as good as alcohol tobacco and firearms.
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    Deggsie got a reaction from RyMoeller in A lovely little lusina   
    My father recently asked if I would service his wrist watch which he bought from the NAAFI at RAF Akrtiri in Cyprus during his national service days. The watch came to me as ticking, but the oil on the keyless works had gummed up like tar, making it almost impossible to wind without fear of doing some damage. Anyway, here are a few before and after photos.

     
     
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    Deggsie got a reaction from AndyHull in A lovely little lusina   
    My father recently asked if I would service his wrist watch which he bought from the NAAFI at RAF Akrtiri in Cyprus during his national service days. The watch came to me as ticking, but the oil on the keyless works had gummed up like tar, making it almost impossible to wind without fear of doing some damage. Anyway, here are a few before and after photos.

     
     
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    Deggsie got a reaction from Nucejoe in A lovely little lusina   
    Hello Nucejoe. I discovered through trial and error with old scrap watches that a laundry product branded as ‘shout’ in the UK works very well as a dial cleaner. I spray on and leave about a minute for the surfactant to do its work. There is no requirement to agitate the surface. After the minute, straight into a bowl of lukewarm water to dissolve the surfactant, then another bowl of warm water to ensure no trace is left. I then absorb excess water and and dry in a stream of warm air. Of course it cannot work magic and restore any damage but at least all the oil is removed. Unfortunately the lume dots are still dull and don’t work, but that’s another skill I need to learn  
     
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