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Nucejoe

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    Nucejoe reacted to TheFixer in My Workshop   
    Over the last couple of weeks, I have been re-jigging my workshop so I can do Watch repairs in a more orderly manner.
    Its a work in progress but coming on pretty nicely.
    Best wishes from Jon.


     
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    Nucejoe reacted to jguitron in Small staking set (no frame)   
    Super interesting!! I hadn’t seen any staking tool without a shaft to guide the stakes. There has to be a away set things up. I wonder if these sets are more accessories to a basic set rather than the whole tool by itself.

    I’m interested to learn more about this! Let’s see what the gurus have to say






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    Nucejoe reacted to aac58 in How to clean incabloc jewels?   
    Thanks! Great answers, I need to read them again to be sure I understand everything (English isn't my mother tongue) and practice them in the next few days.
    So you recommend acetone instead of naphta for these jewels?
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    Nucejoe reacted to Tmuir in How to clean incabloc jewels?   
    I do and I know others that do too, but not everyone agrees.
    Acetone breaks down dried oil better than naphta, but is nasty stuff and very flammable. I keep my bottle of it in the shed and oil put about 10 mils in a small jar to use inside
    One Dip solution would be best, but its very expensive.
    You will find there is no 'one way only' to do things, but many ways all with their pluses and minuses, you just need to choose the way that works best for you.
    The most important thing is to check the endstone is actually clean before oiling and assembling
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    Nucejoe reacted to vinn3 in How to clean incabloc jewels?   
    acetone works good, but leaves a film that is easly removed with isopropinal.  why naptha?  vin
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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in I put away my cartridge razor   
    No razors for me. I have had a beard for over 40 years. Took me about 3 weeks to grow a full beard.  Started out black and its now grey. I do have it trimmed regular, to keep it tidy now I am older which is something I never did. I used to look like a tramp, so I was told and would just laugh.  I used to hate shaving years ago so took the easy way out. My photo was taken a long time ago must be around 30 years when I was teaching I T in Dorchester. 
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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in The Brasso Scourge   
    Thats great. Has he asked for anything specific. Are you sending him the same photos as you put up here.
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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in HAC (Hamburg American Clock) problem   
    That is good news.
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    Nucejoe reacted to jdm in Seiko Spring Drive   
    There are many technical reviews on the net for Seiko Spring Drive. I recall a very good one with detailed pictures which was done at an American horological academy few years ago, you should be able to find it with Google. 
    The reason why there are no repair or service articles is that by one side the owners are unwilling to give the watch to anyone but Seiko, and on the other hand even competent watchmaker are unwilling to touch these, as they are unfamiliar with them and would not get parts from Seiko.
    In fact even Seiko service centers anywhere In the world will send to Japan the Grand Seiko, Credor or Spring Drive models given to them for service or repair. 
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    Nucejoe reacted to Geo in Seiko Spring Drive   
    Here's a video of the Seiko Spring Drive system that some of you may not know about. It's very ingenious!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FbmKZ5JXyjo
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    Nucejoe reacted to Colditz in New Workshop/Studio   
    Barracuda caught in Thailand March 2019 Island Kho Muk
     

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    Nucejoe reacted to Marc in Help needed with sweep seconds   
    I've not worked on one of these but a quick Google and the found pics show it as an indirect centre seconds movement. These almost always have a tension spring of some kind that acts on the seconds pinion to prevent the jittery motion of the seconds hand.

    In the above you can see circled in red a screw that passes through the centre seconds cock and appears to bear on a flat spring. My guess is that that is the tension spring and the tension is adjusted with the screw.
    try turning the screw to increase the tension on the centre seconds pinion until the jittering just stops. You may need to lubricate the contact between the spring and the pinion if you haven't already done so. The tension needs to be just enough to smooth out the motion of the hand whilst keeping loss of amplitude to a minimum (there will be some loss, it's unavoidable).
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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in HAC (Hamburg American Clock) problem   
    The gathering pallet is in the wrong place. It should be free from the rack when the striking has stopped, it look as if it is still in the racks teeth. These striking movements work the same way as a French strike. Try that first. I’ll have another look and see what else I can find by watching.
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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in HAC (Hamburg American Clock) problem   
    I would check behind the snail for wear and the part with red arrow and make sure all is correct. These clocks are prone to wear in the strike as the brass is of poor quality. It might be a good idea to take off all the strike make sure the wheels are in there proper place and re-build inspecting every part as you go. Are you sure, the wheel with the wobble does not have a bent pivot. Don’t forget the two pins on the minute wheel, if they are worn or bent the lever will not rise as it should.  You have a wheel missing that is why the snail is so loose. Have you removed it?

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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in HAC (Hamburg American Clock) problem   
    Missing wheel here green arrow.

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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in The Brasso Scourge   
    Right away I see the key holes are not in line and the movement doesn’t look in line with the case. Looking at the back plate, it all looks out of line. But is it the photos that are causing this.
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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in The Brasso Scourge   
    The movement has a silk suspension the pendulum rods are normally thin; it is the square brass block towards the top of the rod that fits into the crutch. Look at photo 3.
    This is just showing what is wrong. Someone mentioned the solder, you are correct it is a bad repair.    

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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in The Brasso Scourge   
    What do you use?
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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in The Brasso Scourge   
    This is how I like my alcohol. This is my favourite.

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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in The Brasso Scourge   
    Where on the clock does it say Valliant?
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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in The Brasso Scourge   
    I’m wondering if its like a trade mark of his. To have the key holes out of line.
    Here is another of his clocks.
     

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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in The Brasso Scourge   
    I don’t think this is right. Those great blobs of solder should not be there and because of that, I personally think it is a marriage.
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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in Something to lighten the day.   
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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in Something to lighten the day.   
    I bet that is yours. 
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    Nucejoe reacted to oldhippy in Scrollsaw Cuckoo Clock   
    That is wonderful. How long has it taken you?
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