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JBerry last won the day on September 12 2019

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    Copenhagen, Denmark
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    Cycle Touring, Vintage Bicycles, Chemistry, Leather Craft, Guitar, Banjo

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  1. It's a Russian Molnija 3602 movement, quite a nice movement. There is a lot of good info on this page: http://linuxfocus.org/~guido/molnija-pocket-watch/
  2. Sorry, just noticed your message. It's a hard laminate/veneer yep
  3. http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&Foerster_220
  4. Definitely better practice to use a basket yes, especially if you're using metal. The rubber jars I have have a very light seal, and in the process of sonicating usually vent a little bit.
  5. You're right, I should contact them regarding the residue. I tried a few different approaches with no luck. I have had the S10 about two years now. It's been great, horrible on the ears but all ultrasonics are. I'm an analytical chemist and have used lots and lots of different Elmas and never had any problem with them, which is the big reason I splashed out on it. I think for the time scales of heating here there is no real need to get the H. The pallet fork and balance assembly I just give the two rinses in distilled water following the 1:9, and a quick 10 second dip in the IPA. It seems to work well cleaning oiled up balance springs. I make sure to blow dry the parts so the IPA isn't sitting on the shellac. I don't use a basket, but two glass jars with rubber sealed lids, and within these I have the parts either loose (like the plates) or in small mesh baskets
  6. Bit neater than usual. The superglue and file were not used on watches! I promis
  7. Hey, bit late to the party but I use the Elma 1:9 too. I have spent a lot of time trialing different strategies for cleaning parts. The best I have come up with is Elma 1:9 in an ultrasonic at about 40C for 4 minutes, then rinsing the parts basket in distilled water at 40-50C twice, the second time in the ultrasonic. For some but not all parts I use pure Isopropyl alcohol as a final rinse. I have a gallon of the Suprol rinse here doing nothing but posing a fire hazard. Because I hate the smell of it and also, no matter what I tried it would leave some residue on the parts after drying. I have an Elma S10, non heated ultrasonic cleaner, it works very well. I just run my tap to get the water temperature right, and considering the short cleaning times the water doesn't cool down much.
  8. Nice job! What did you end up using to remove the rust?
  9. Welcome to the forum! I'm from Co.Mayo
  10. This case looks familiar... with some Seiko's of this era the crystal is kind of like a tension ring crystal with the tension ring removed, and the space in which the tension ring would fit in the crystal, fits onto a lip on the case. The bezel is then a tight fit around the crystal, which creates a better seal. Hope this description makes sense... But if it is of this type, popping off the bezel may make cleaning up this mess a whole lot easier.
  11. Tissot 27B-621? Though if so yours seems to lack the wheel to drive the central seconds arbor. Does your second hand work? http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&&2uswk&Tissot_27_2621
  12. AS ST Seems to stand for AS Standard, if this is your movement: http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&AS_1950, Then Lepsi lists the lift angle at 52
  13. I've used Internationaldialco in Ohio, USA. You will hear a lot of people speak highly of them, but they have gone through a change of ownership in the last year or so, and I've heard mixed reviews since. I got this Zenith dial refinished just after Christmas, I think they did an OK but not amazing job, the lacquer had was a bit blotchy, kind of like it reacted with the surface, and some of the printing is a bit blotchy under a loupe. Judge for yourself with the before and after pics
  14. Welcome to the forum! I'm from Co.Mayo but living in Denmark
  15. I used a very fine knife to cut out for the buckle attachment... But a punch would be a better job, all depends on the kind of buckle you use. Dusty from sanding, cutting, shaving and burnishing. Little flecks of leather get everywhere.
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