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    Roger that. Ill give it a try. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    I just didnt know if this kit would actually serve as a filler or is it just a paint. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    For kits or new hands??? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  4. Almost done restoring my baby. One of the hands lost some of the luminous paint. Well its not exactly paint as the hand is hollow there so im wondering what I need to fix it. Will this kit work or do I actually need something to fill the hand and then apply this https://www.jewelerssupplies.com/luminous-paste-kit-cas-ker-green-420.307.html Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  5. So as some of you may know I begn my watch repairing venture about 7 months ago starting with the rusting iut of my beloved ORIS TT1 Chrono. Ive learned a lot and have grown to be somewhat of a expert novice. My Crown peice is back on my wrist and Ive started a few more builds with the venus 170 and an old Elgin movement. While refurbishing my Oris I have sort of developed quite a stock pile of spare parts. In fact almost enough to build a whole other watch. I was wondering how diffichlt it is to source Oris parts? To be specific a dial. I dont even think they make this watch anymore. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    3D Printed Cases

    That is the one I currently have has a 250 micron resolution. The SLA is a resin base and the resolution is far better. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    3D Printed Cases

    Not a bad idea. I have my eye on an SLA model. This one has a layer resolution of about 250 microns. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Thoughts from a beginners bench

    Im at about the same point you are. Next level is hair springs and balance assembly disassembly. I have a giant magnet like 6 inches by 15 inches I use to sweep areas. It has been a life saver. If you want I can send you one as I have an extra. I just dropped a bit of cash on lubes. There is a guy in france that repackages mobes lubes in smaller quantities at a cheaper price that I found so the pain wasnt so bad. Anyhow. Im pretty much rudderless but its been fun. Thanks for sharing. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  9. Ive had some time to tinker with this technique and am happy to report some good results. If this has already been posted please forgive me but Im so excited I just had to share. Of course everyone knows how to blue their screws. I wanted to spice up a couple of builds and didnt want to spend 8 dollars a screw. So I spent a few hours testing and came up with this process. I take my screws and polish the heads on emory paper. Once thats done I place them in this brass jig which is basically an old bridge I had laying around. I tried to do this in the tweezers and for some reason it works ten times better in the jig. I think the brass helps distribute the heat more evenly. Also its imperative to direct the heat to the thread side of the screw. When I would blast the heads it never seemed to work right or at least in a predictable fashion. Its also key to make sure your heat, if youre using a pen torch like me is on a low setting and on the same axis as your screw. If you come in at an angle youll get an uneven finish. It takes a little trial and error. Be patient the farther you are away from your heat source the longer it will take but the deeper the blue you will get and the longer the colors will stay in phase. I used just regular canola oil to quench. Its key to get it in quench right away. In fact when you get real good at it youll actually be able to time the quench right when it hits blue. The color phases will be gold to purple to blue. Just as it starts to go from purple to blue id drop it in the quench. I found that the blue isnt as blue as the ones you can buy. Honestly to me the store bought ones are too blue and are a bit tacky. I dont think the store bought ones are blued by heating but rather by a chemical process. I have some gun blueing chemical on the way to try as well. I will report back with thos results. Hope this helps. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    3D Printed Cases

    Ive ordered some of the conductive filament. I have so many projects going on right now. Lol. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    3D Printed Cases

    Heck yeah. We should meet up at captain bibs for a bbq sandwich Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    3D Printed Cases

    Caswell makes a spray. But even better there are conductive filiaments. Its def crossed my mind. What I really want to do before that is get my hands on an SLA printer. They have an much higher resolution and there are plastics that they use that can be electroplated from the start. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. This may be old news but for me its new. As some of you may know I have been working on a few projects lately. One included a from scratch build. Ive benn tinkering with 3D Printed Cases and heres what ive got so far. The gold filament has produced a better than expected product. Sizing is a bit tough for fitment as the printer doesnt always print to scale but once dialed in repeatability is acheivable. I have a 170 and a 7750 planned for these case. I will post in those build threads but wanted to get this result out as Im pretty excited about the product. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Last Question I Promise

    Lol. It is a fascinating subject for sure. I completed my second 7750 movement resoration last night. This time it was perfect on the machine with no adjusting. Im also getting faster and faster at putting this thing together. I did end up sending out the balance work. I will tackle it, just not yet. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  15. I can almost do it with my eyes closed. Resoration number 2 nearly complete. Im so grateful I found this forum. Thank you guys. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk