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JBerry last won the day on September 7

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About JBerry

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  • Birthday 10/15/1989

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    Cork, Ireland
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    Cycle Touring, Vintage Bicycles, Chemistry, Leather Craft, Guitar, Banjo

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  1. Have a look at the ETA 2801-2/Sellita SW210-1, if you are looking for something new that is. The Sellita is the off patent clone of the ETA Sent from my Redmi 4X using Tapatalk
  2. JBerry

    Watch of Today

    1977 Seiko 2220-0180. Quite obsessed with these 2220A caliber watches, keep +/- a couple of seconds a day Sent from my Redmi 4X using Tapatalk
  3. Hi folks, I'm in the market for a staking set, as of right now my main use for it will be replacing broken balance staffs on wrist/pocket watches. I see this MKS Set on eBay, wondering how it would suit the purpose/how those with more experience would rate the condition and value of the set? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-MKS-Watchmakers-Staking-Tool-Set-Boxed-Vintage-Watch-Repair-Tools/232902907138?hash=item363a185502:g:HfoAAOSw4GFbQ1DB There is also the Bergeon 5285B available on Cousins for about £400, if it would suit well I would also be tempted to pick it up. Thanks in advance,
  4. Looking at your original walkthrough, isn't your mainspring a bit fatigued/set looking? I hope someone with more experience can advise if this is or isn't the case Sent from my Redmi 4X using Tapatalk
  5. JBerry

    The "Screw-peg" ®

    Great idea! Will definitely try this later. You could stick a Bergeon logo on these and get £80 on eBay easily ;-) Sent from my Redmi 4X using Tapatalk
  6. It isn't flat, nope. Thanks for the link though, interesting site
  7. I was sure I had checked, but not well enough! Thanks very much, it looks to be a good match for a Sternkreuz FT261376. Fingers crossed Cousins can source it for me!
  8. I've checked CousinsUK, will have a look at tiptopcrystal, thanks!
  9. Hi guys, I can't seem to find a suitable replacement crystal for this watch online, it was a gift from my late mother to my father so I would really like to get the watch fixed up. It is a barrel shaped acrylic crystal, dimensions are on the picture, and you can see the crystal includes a circular support, which adheres the crystal to the case. The watch has an FE 4611A movement for those interested I really appreciate any help,ideas or sources you can provide
  10. JBerry

    Movement for intro course...

    Your link is just for a set of train wheels to fit an ETA 6498 unfortunately. This is more like what you're after, probably can find it cheaper though, https://m.ebay.com/itm/Seagull-ST3620-TY3620-ST36-Clone-of-ETA-Unitas-6498-2/123287634709?epid=4008410969&hash=item1cb4840315:g:DtIAAOSwSI5bY1jF Sent from my Redmi 4X using Tapatalk
  11. JBerry

    Movement for intro course...

    Lesson one and two are centered around the ETA/Unitas 6498. You could pick up a cheap clone online to save some money, Mark has some videos about these clones on YouTube also. The knowledge is pretty much transferrable to most 17 jewel hand winding movements too, so you could get away with using others too Sent from my Redmi 4X using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks guys, can rest easy. Was curious if there was some specific reasoning behind it Sent from my Redmi 4X using Tapatalk
  13. Hey guys, this is a first for me, the Helvetia 80C I'm servicing has a left hand threaded barrel arbor and screw. As in the pics, as per usual the stem is turning the winding pinion clockwise, turning the crown wheel anticlockwise, then turning the ratchet wheel and barrel arbor clockwise. Why does this have a left hand threaded barrel arbor and screw? Thanks in advance folks!
  14. Hey, I have a Zenith 220S and the hands are in pretty poor shape, it seems like there is a lacquer of some sort on the hands which is flaking off. The lume is also chipping off. I'm wondering if it would be possible to dissolve the lacquer in Hexane/IPA or is this possibly oxidised/tarnished playing I'm looking at? Thanks in advance guys, sorry about the poor pictures Sent from my Redmi 4X using Tapatalk
  15. May not provide sufficient torque but a rubber tool like one to remove camera lens retaining rings will be fairly gentle to the case. Can pick them up on eBay cheaply Sent from my Redmi 4X using Tapatalk