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  1. CousinsUK appear to have the part you're looking for! if you search by part number you will find it, 585.006 Have found this happens on Cousins quite often, that parts are not associated with movement numbers in the search function but are available via the search. https://www.cousinsuk.com/category/filter/seiko-movement-parts Hammer, Seiko 585.006, £2.75
  2. I wouldn't know sorry, do you have a micrometer or caliper you can use to measure?
  3. Just seen your Pallas in another thread! Beautiful watch
  4. As we say in Ireland, Well wear! I have the same screwdrivers and love them. What is the watch you are working on?
  5. I've polished this way by hand a couple of times, starting first with 600 grit sand paper, then moving finer towards 2400 grit, and finally cerium oxide worked into a paste. This took a great deal of time by hand (with a wheel I'm sure it would be a lot quicker) and I would only do it again if very stuck. Some of the deeper scratches I just gave up on removing. Polishing acrylic crystals is so much more satisfying, and Sensodyne toothpaste is a lot nicer to work with than cerium oxide paste
  6. 10% Economies of scale, 10% high quality control, 80% Fancy Swiss brand with huge consumer loyalty taking the mickey with their prices. I'm sure if the oils were the same quality and half the price there are people who wouldn't buy it if because it doesn't seem expensive enough.
  7. Movement looks to me like a Russian Wostok 2409, https://17jewels.info/movements/w/wostok/wostok-2409/ Not sure what this case was used for...
  8. On the way to me from the USA, always wanted a GP
  9. Top word is Защитнику, reads as Zashchitniku, which means protector/defender. Bottom word Спецназовские , reads as Spetsnazovskiye , and means special forces (I think). So what you have is Russian Military watch
  10. I've noticed with my Bergeon set just from use every few weeks the grub screw will loosen and need tightening. The screwdriver tip will wait parallel to the body though, it will just slip down during use. I like to keep them within the carousel just to keep things tidy on the bench, and for ease of finding them.
  11. Seiko part number is 290W10GC0F if this helps. JulesBorel appear to stock it... http://cgi.julesborel.com/cgi-bin/matcgi2?ref=SEK_CS^5606-7360 Boley also https://www.boley.de/en/case-parts/seiko/17491.5606-7360?p=199&s=50&l=18 Worth contacting both of them.
  12. The dial on the looping cleaned up very well, fair play! Sent from my Redmi 4X using Tapatalk
  13. Welcome to the forum Nigel! I'm from Co.Mayo
  14. As a few members on the forum recommend, pencil eraser works very well to brighten up tarnished hands. Every dial I have touched, with the exception of dusting off with a blower, I have regretted touching.
  15. Tools/parts have priority over food/clothes, still managing to keep shelter above that for now... I did pick up these beauties, half the worlds supply of bows and crowns, pallet alignment tool, some new books and an escapement model I now have as the center of a shrine in the house.
  16. Thanks very much for the updates Praezis and David! Unfortunately these aren't my tools, but helping someone identify them so they can move them on to a good home.
  17. Movement is an AS 5008 with signed Sandoz rotor, crowns are unsigned. I actually picked it up from a former Sandoz employee, it's pretty much mint condition, even the plastic protective sticker on the caseback, so I'd hope the crowns are original?
  18. CousinsUK stock a mainspring for the 6601A movement, a Generale Ressorts GR3507X
  19. Picked up this Sandoz Alarm watch, a bit big for my wrist, but it has a certain retro charm
  20. Ding ding! You got it, knew I had seen them somewhere before Sent from my Redmi 4X using Tapatalk
  21. Thanks Frank! Sent from my Redmi 4X using Tapatalk
  22. Drive wedges? what's the application? Thanks!
  23. I didn't get a great look as it, but I didn't see any marks on it. Is the tool driven by turning the black knurled knob on the right hand side?
  24. Unfortunately I don't have them here to weight them, but I will check next time I'm back. Thanks!
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