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  1. Thank you very much for your advice and the offer. I am not often in the UK these days, so I wouldn't be able to pick them up so soon. I see Cousins have some, as do ebay. But do you have some advice on how to NOT break the copper dial feet when taking the movement off the dial in times when you need to? Obviously they are good things to keep on, but are not made for pulling, bending etc.
  2. Hi and thanks for the reply. Are the sticky pads I'm using no good? Is there something I can get from, for example, Cousins UK? The ones I have are like this :-
  3. Hello to all. My post is all about the situation when I have to reattach a watch dial to the movement, but when the original watch dial feet are broken or, in this case, missing. I have added sticky pads, and tried to put it all back together. However, there is just not a tight enough fit of watch dial to movement. And this means I cannot properly reattach the hands as there is less space on the dial. I tried pressing them together more, but also no good. And I don't want to handle the dial too much with or without finger cots. WHY won't the sticky pads stick properly?
  4. Hello again watch-fix fans. You've helped me quite a bit in the past, but THIS one may prove more tricky. It concerns my beautiful big Detomaso Palermo DT2052-B watch. Yup, I like 'em big! and THIS is 53mm of watch bigness here! But ... size in THIS case IS a problem. Having got the back off (it is a snap-back) to change the battery (or maybe it was two I changed), I just CANNOT get the watch back to snap back on! I have tried hand pressure ... NO! I have tried a watch case press both with plastic dies and now with aluminium dies. I even bought a new set
  5. Any advice out there for cleaning/polishing watch crystal glass? I know there are videos upon videos on howto clean acrylic watch crystal glass using toothpaste, Cape Cod cloths, an old toothbrush, etc. However, I am trying to get a number of scratches out of a watch crystal I have taken the movement out of. It is for me a "tester". I am fairly sure that this "tester" watch crystal is glass. I have sandpaper (wet/dry) and I have a Cape Cod cloth which I have just started using. I think you can see the scratches in question in the pics. So, what I have done so far
  6. Hello to all. Yes it's me again. This particular problem I feel I cannot do much about, but I would value your collective opinion(s). It concerns this Seiko ladies watch. New battery in and it goes great. But the crystal is, as you can see, somerthing of a write-off. However, I do not know about changing such things - it is way beyond my area of knowledge (which in itself is not so great). This maybe a short and easy answer, but should I just take it to a watchmaker? Or maybe a whole new case? Or something e
  7. I STILL can't find the crown/stem position to set the date. Am I missing something?
  8. Well I have cut out both the bars. DEFINITELY NOT spring bars! And now I CAN use spring bars with a normal strap.
  9. Hello and good afternoon to all. OK, here is another little horological teaser for you to get your heads around. I have this great OASIS lady's (?) B270 watch that I got in a set to be repaired. It actually only needed a battery and works great. However, the strap DEFINITELY needs replacing! AND here is my problem. I just CANNOT figure out HOW to get the spring bar out. Actually, I am not sure it IS a spring bar. I have tried hard with all manner of tools (spring bar removers, screwdrivers, sharp knives etc.) to get the spring to release, but no joy. I
  10. Yes YES YEEESSS!!! GOT the little stem piece out!! Jeez! What a pain in the butt that WAS!
  11. Hello there watch fix fans. Here's (I hope) an interesting one for you. I have this beautiful small ladies 'Fero Feldmann' Swiss-made watch - it came in a bag of "used and to be repaired" watches. From what I can see, the mechanism seems in very good working order. Just a slight shake and it goes and goes. There is no strap, but that is not the issue here. The problem is the stem and/or crown. As you can see, there is definitely no crown. But I am wondering about the stem. The watch does have its case and edoes have, as you can see, a hole where the stem and/or crown will/s
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