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  1. I personally have had good experiences with the purple Loctite 222. Its described as low adhesive and for fasteners that require occasional adjustment so its easy to loosen if all of a sudden the crown would need to be removed.
  2. I would like to try my hand at doing some different types of case finishes (circular brushing, radial lines of sunburst finishes etc.), and I,ve seen these finishes done on small lathes with the 3 jaw and the results looked quite good. Would the extra steps in setting up the 4 jaw be evident in the results that I would get?
  3. Giving my Accutron Yellow Dot a try today, first time on the wrist
  4. Wow, thanks everyone, there's a whole lot of awesome information happening here! This went a whole lot deeper that I thought it would. I think a 3 jaw is still the most fitting for what I'm looking to do. jdrichard, great video! What you have there is exactly what I would be looking for and after looking into it those pieces are way more affordable than what I have been finding on ebay.
  5. Hi everyone, I hope you are all safe and well! I recently got my hand on a small Boley 8mm lathe as I would like to try to broaden my skill set. I’m looking into getting a 3 jaw chick for it but what I’m finding all seem to be fairly expensive, like in the 300-400 USD range for used. I’m just wondering if anyone out there would have a suggestion of a brand or maybe has hands on experience with something that is more affordable? I won’t be using it a whole lot therefore something more affordable would be great.
  6. Thanks watchweasol for the information, Ill definitely have a look at those sites and see what I can find!
  7. Hi everyone! So I've started a new project, a Seiko 7025-8099. Its seen better days as you can see. At the moment the bezel is missing and original replacements for what I have found are nowhere to be found. Does anyone have any ideas of other models bezels that may fit or of a reproduction bezel that is available? Any information would be greatly appreciated!
  8. Hey everyone! So I thought I would follow up on the progress of this project. I got the case back from being refinished and it turned out really well! I gave the movement a once over and a service as it obviously has had a fairly rough life. There were a number of broken wheels, particularly the chronograph runner and drive wheel, 4th wheel pivot was bent and the hairspring was torn and the balance pivots where both broken. Topped it all off with a new crystal and this is the finished product.
  9. Thanks for the response! That's kind of what I was thinking at this point as well FLwatchguy73. Thought I would throw it out there and see if there was all of a sudden a neat connection I wasn't finding.
  10. Hi all! Just thought I would share a project I'm finishing up that I thought was kind of interesting. Hearing the name Sony I immediately think electronics, the last thing I would have thought of is a mechanical watch like this one. After a service, new stem (in progress) and a little polywatch on the crystal I think it turned out to be a great looking watch. Someone got a little ham fisted on the dial between the 5-6 markers and there's a little corrosion on the dial in the same area but that's alright. Anyone have any info on the history of Sony with Seiko?
  11. Thanks again! I'll give this a go! I'll keep you posted with the results.
  12. Thanks Nucejoe! Just to clarify, pushing from balance side to dial side, is that for removal or installation of the housing? Sorry I just want to be absolutely clear on this and not cause any more problems.
  13. Thanks Nucejoe for the for the info. So I'm guessing a jewelling tool would be the best tool for the job? I have access to one but have never used one. If I'm looking at this correctly would it push out from the dial side to the balance side? Also does the setting bottom out against the plate or does one need to measure the depth of the setting in the plate before removing it?
  14. This is the setting in question.
  15. So I’ve been slowly working on my first Omega, a Chronostop with an 865 caliber movement and so far things have been going fairly smoothly...until this evening. I was removing the lower incablok end pieces to clean the stones and the spring snapped. I seem to have found a suitable replacement on my parts but it seems as though the piece left in the plate is stuck. So my question is, does the setting need to be pushed out to put the new spring in?
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