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    Introduction - Hello

    Welcome to that great place. Lucky you are as you're planning retirement at the age of 50/55 [emoji6] Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk
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    Repairing in the UK

    Hi GBlb [emoji4] Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk
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    Stand alone microscope review

    Thank you @transporter If I may ask one last thing Would you please take a pic of a movement with the camera at the highest position and post it here ? Just to know if we can have a general view of the movement or only a partial view.
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    Stand alone microscope review

    @transporter did you tried using that tools for servicing a movement ? Could you tell us if the camera and the display an be oriented to an angle, idependently or not ?
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    Stand alone microscope review

    Great catch it seems. Do you think it would be OK to use it for servicing a movement ?.. is there place enough Another question I have is about the magnification ... is it possible to regulate it ? Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk
  6. Really good pic for New England ... congrats In my opinion selecting the "ideal" set depends a lot on the destination. Last March/April I had a 3 weeks trip in Vietnam with my wife. We crossed from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City using alternatively cars, night buses, night trains, bicycles and even hiking and we slept (when not traveling at night) in rental appartments, junks, homestays and luxury hotels. I needed a set that could cover needs from tough daytime watch to elegant evening watch ... all waterproof if possible. And I wanted to keep on hand my own country time, plus the time in Yamal peninsula as my younger son was there for a few weeks and we wanted to do some phone calls. I have selected only 2 watches to meet these criterias, Explorer II (by far my most expensive) and Casio AE120WHD (one of my cheapest). Explorer II white dial was perfect for the evenings, even in Majestic Saïgon's lounge, and quiet sightseeing days and Casio had to stand the most rough situations. I had both French and Vietnamese time with both of them, plus "phone call" alarms on the Casio at 8AM Yamal time. I tried a Bell & Ross diver's watch while waiting for a flight at Moscow airport but I had to keep some money for the trip
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    Only the watchcase and bracelet for a quick clean of course. I have already serviced some cheap chinese movements on my own watches and I would never do that on a watch I don't own as they are too badly produced and flimsy (though a service is still possible and helps to improve accuracy and power reserve).
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    THanks ... that's how I would have proceeded but I just wanted an advice to confirm. I wont spend too much time on that one, just a quick clean and back to the owner. Next time I'll show you my new comer (which is mine) ... a Mortima SuperDatomatic The case and dial are really clean but the movement is "blocked" ... so I'll need some help
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    Thanks to you two. It definitely IS an old rep watch but I have never seen such a auto bridge on a Chinese nor Russian movement. The reason probably is that I'm new in this hobby so I have seen old genuine russian movements (mostly handwind) but only new asian clones. So an "old " asian clone ... I've never seen. May I specify that the stem has only 2 positions and there is not hacking second hand. So even if a sign of any sort is under the balance wheel (which I clearly doubt of) I'll have to wait for the movement to stop before trying to read it. I definitely don't want to work on the movement and just clean and buff the watch a little but to do this I would prefer to remove the movement from the case ... I have seen the push button on the right of the stem that would probably help to release the stem but I dont want to brake anything in my firend's watch, even if it's a crappy one. So, at the least, do you know if I'd better remove the stem while in winding position or in adjustment position ? P.S. : why ... WHY didn't my friend asked me to refurbish a Kelton or a Timex P.P.S : to transporter ... the watch is an old DateJust clone that my friend got in Asia long years ago. He doesn't exactly remember but he said about 30 years ... that is why he want to keep it alive and well ... as a memory of his youth
  10. Hello, Last week-end a friend of mine asked me if I would agree to "refurbish a little" (that's what he said) a watch that stayed in his drawers for years. It's a cheap automatic watch so I supposed I would find something Chinese inside, but when I opened it it showed a movement I've never seen. I have no idea which brand/model it is so if anybody here have seen that movement and can put a name on it ... you're welcome
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    Mainspring Winders

    Really good catch !!! Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk
  12. thank you for that lnk rogart63 I'm not 100% certain it will work but I can take ly chance -Hour hand : 1.50/10 (longer than the required 7.65) - Minute hand : 0.90/15 (longer than the required 12.70) I can cut them squared to the right shape and right overall length. If I'm lucky the lume opening will be long enough and close to the end. If I'm not lucky ... that set is only €6.73 shipped to EU so I wont lose too much money Nevertheless, before ordering, this WE I will try to rework a cheap DJ style handset I have in my drawer. The idea is to stick both hand on a wood block with non permanent glue and try to lengthen the lume openings with a dremel and a 0.6mm diamond disk
  13. Hello rogart63. Thanks for searching your drawers for a possibly matching handset. I have checked cousinsuk website with no succes, then email them and they say "sorry" so no chance this way. About Ofrei ... they didn't even bothered to answer my information request about the length of their handset (I asked if they are measured from the center of the hole or if they are overall lenghts). The only way I can imagine to get that handset at a "normal" price would be if a US member, already ordering some parts from Ofrei, would add it to his order then send it to me in an enveloppe at the cheapest shipping fee, risk on me of course. I would be glad to pay in advance for that if someone would agree to do that. This WE I will try to rework the cheap handset I have to lengthen the lume openings. I will probably ruin them but we never knows ... if I'm handy enough
  14. Hello, In order to finish a custom watch project need a really specific handset ... baton hour and minute hands with a very long lume opening. I have already opened a thread about lengthening lume opening here https://www.watchrepairtalk.com/topic/9734-how-to-lengthen-hands-opening/ but I would really prefer to source a handset that already fit my needs. Here is a picture of what I'm searching for (idealy) I have searched on Ofrei's website and I have seen their HAN-6595 handset that could be almost perfect Unfortunately at Ofrei's website you cannot checkout for orders lower than $18 Plus if I order from them I will have to pay about $18 for shipping, plus taxes and custom fees. At the end I'm afraid I would pay about $50 for a single handset. So if an EU member on that forum has in his/her drawers a handset really close to the one I'm searching for and is ready to let it go ... I would be really happy to pay for the handset and the shipping fees. Or if a member here knows an EU watchparts supplier that have such a handset in stock or can get it (though I have already searched almost all EU suppliers ... but who knows) ... could he/she be kind enough to provide a link or a web adress.
  15. Sorry ... I posted on the wrong thread about Timex second hands. I put a link to cousins 0.21mm second hands on your other thread. And you still can try Omega Chrono second hands ... Ofrei sells some nice orange ones. Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk