• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Mattaphysics

  • Rank
  • Birthday 07/14/1987

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Oneida, NY
  1. I have a love affair with slide rule bezels do this is really useful info. Thank you and a really wonderful job. Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  2. New Member

    Oh! Many thanks, I figured there had to be a way to work on them. Only swatch would make something like that lol. But it's interesting that my opinion of Timex was always equated with lower quality but now that I look at the older ones I see they had many great timepieces. Do they still make mechanicals? I haven't seen any, but it would be interesting to look at them. I've been looking at many older models and they really had fantastic workhorses and they're extremely affordable, which helps for me. Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  3. I never knew

    Yes, I plan to get the Bible in due time. And of course they look simple enough but of course are a pain to work on as it sounds. Should I look to make sure that the leveler is there? I know they need one to make sure the pendulum is hovering above the cup as perfectly as possible or is it alright to use a regular leveler? Not sure if they have a specific level that is more accurate. Of course it seems like you could just eye it but as temperamental as they are in sure a minute amount off can throw the timing off. They are of course already not as accurate but my what memories and nostalgia it will bring. Not to mention a fabulous time piece and ingenuity of engineering. Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  4. I never knew

    Whoa, yes thanks for the word of warning. Yes like I said it will be a bit before I do get a clock, I have to get the requisite tools yet. I've looked at a couple Schatz and a Kundo. Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  5. Economical watch tools (again)

    Wow! Many thanks I thought I was going to have to spend hundreds to get one but this is extremely affordable! Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  6. First time lumed dial..

    Many thanks, extremely informative Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  7. I never knew

    Yes, thanks, I haven't purchased one yet. I definitely want to make sure it is a glass dome. I'd like to get a Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos but that's not happening anytime soon. But thanks, how old are the disk ones? I know the one my grandparents had was the torsion pendulum (not sure if that's the correct term) with the four balls as is common. I'm beginning to appreciate clocks more and more than watches. It seems though bigger things, bigger problems. Of course it could go the other way as well since they may be easier to work on but require more tools. I know I definitely want an anniversary clock and I guess when I get one I know where to go with any problems.
  8. I never knew

    So when I was a kid I remembered, amazingly, my grandparents had this cool clock they I thought was amazing and I would watch it will the time in it's glass case spinning. I've now just learned that it's called a 400 day clock. They moved and I'm unsure if they even still have it but now I want one so bad. I've seen them on eBay with the suspension spring broken and that seems to be the only problem. They go for peanuts. So I was wondering, obviously the hard part would be sourcing the part and I'd have to get that “Bible” of 400 day holovars. There could of course be more wrong with it. I've worked on a few watches I'm no expert but those clocks intrigue and fascinate me so that I just have to have one. Just wondering what are major issues with them, besides the suspension spring which is obviously, probably, the most common problem because they're so sensitive. Any thing else I might want to know, all is appreciated, thanks.
  9. Pocket Watch and Jeans

    I used the small jean pocket to clip my pocket knife to. Interesting story though. Too bad watches aren't as popular add they should be here in the states, except smartwatches. I don't think I've seen anyone with a pocket watch here actually.
  10. Tools for cutting dials

    Ok, so checking out AliX and found this: a2706.7835515.1998800312.26.4d1e5da7n0tmav So what are the limits of this machine? I'll need a dial plate right to make the pattern on the dial? Anything helps, thanks
  11. Tools for cutting dials

    Many thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
  12. Oh wow so it's a balance run by a battery? So is it a hacking seconds hand or is it fairly steady like a mechanical movement? I never knew they made them like that. That's why I live this place always learning
  13. Simply outstanding. That's a beastly mainspring and barrel, it's a wonderful piece nonetheless. Very nicely done write up.
  14. New Member

    Welcome, that's an interesting topic, renewables. I've come to like Timex as well, never worked on em. Heard the older models you're not able to work on them.I want to get some of the older ones anyway because I like the look and especially the price point.
  15. Should have joined 3 years ago! Better late than never

    Welcome! That times is gorgeous. May I ask do you just paint the dials or do anything to them? I'm interested in making dials and am unsure how to begin. I want to take blank dials and make my own custom design. Not looking for quantity just make a few for myself or a present. Glad to meet you I'm from upstate New York, did you get hammered with snow too, with more in the way?