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  1. Yes please we'd love to see more video's for beginner on how to start/progrss. It would be very encouraging and inspiring. I'm told... "If you think collecting watch is an expensive hobby, try watch repairs/making"
  2. Thank you. So you can strip down a seiko movement and put it all back and find faults. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  3. When I remove the crown from the stem, where do I hold the stem from? Say 0 is near the crown and 10 is the end of the stem the opposite side, where shall I grip the stem? My pliers aren't very good, i need to buy a decent pair from Cousins UK.
  4. Now that I've introduced myself I'm a beginner. The screw-down crown is not screwing, as far as I can tell the tube is not threaded. 1. How do I remove the tube? 2. Once the tube is removed I have to check that it is the tube that's faulty and not the crown? 3. I have to measure the tubes width and length to find the replacement tube? Thanks. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  5. Greetings everyone, I trust you are well. I come from an I.T. background, I've lost all interest in I.T. I started with smartwatches (which is really nothing to do with Horology), then begun an appreciation for mechanical watches. I came across Mark's YouTube channel and found it very therapeutic and appealing. I have bought some watch tools, I have an 'affordable' collection of watches, mainly Seiko, Miyota, ETA, Seagull movement watches. I need to buy oils and oilers and maybe a few bits. I want to start with modding, replacing hands and dials to a few of my watches. But before that I'll start with something even simpler. I want to replace a crown tube to a watch because the crown won't screw in, let's see how that goes, I have no idea how to take the old tube out, but all the answers are here The first time I opened a watch my hands started shaking, its a good thing because it shows a certain degree of respect for the delicacy of the fragile movement. I feel very enthusiastic about all this, I am very happy that this forum exists and I deeply appreciate the kindness here. Thank you everyone! Ps. I can help anyone that wants to know what tools to begin with, it me ages to figure it out. I am by no means an expert on beginners watch tools. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  6. How old are you (if you don't mind answering) and what habe you learned so far about watch repair? Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  7. Specifically Seiko, Miyota, ETA, Seagull type movement? Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  8. Will a mesh/milanese bracelet with a small magnet effect a mechanical watch? For example, something like this: https://m.aliexpress.com/item/33027240361.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.33027240361&aff_trace_key=b89a3440ab3c411a9fa12873a71fb082-1569946906622-01221-VnYZvQVf&aff_platform=msite&m_page_id=7208amp-io59oqMbEcd8iLt7LOBMaQ1570458464852 Regards. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  9. I haven't sent the Seiko 5 to for a service yet, I've ordered a Demagnetiser so I'll try that first. I have a few affordable wathes, mainly Seiko, Miyota and Vostok's, i want to regulate and do some light modding (change the dial and hands), I have £100 max to spend on tools, so no Bergeon tools for now. I can't find a £100 watch repair kit from England? Any suggestions please?
  10. Thanks for the reply guys. So generally speaking a typical service for a vintage watch that is working but running fast would include: 1.Replacement of worn out parts if needed (probably less likely if the watch is running) 2.Cleaning 3. Lubricating 4. Demagnetising 5. Regulating Anything else?
  11. I'm having a watch serviced for the first time, its a vintage (1974) Seiko 5 Actus, because its running two mins fast, i don't know its past history. Will a service include regulations or is that a separate service?
  12. Very interesting article, high end watches handmade in Birmingham: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180316-the-watchmaking-skills-that-nearly-died-out
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