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Everything posted by eezy

  1. Personally I have more interest in watches from the 'budget' and low price end of the spectrum. I can wear them, abuse them or use them for projects without losing much money. I prefer quartz because I know my skill limitations. Accurist, to me, is one of those brands that you used to see in most jewellers shop windows which sets them apart from the Chinese cheapies you buy off a market stall, even though they've probably got the same innards.
  2. 404 Club? Accurist MS075S 10 year battery life. Cost £3.10 P&P also £3.10 1-As it arrived. 2-With cyclops removed and new strap
  3. How about a fake Patek Philippe? My Facebook page is bombed out with fake Omega, Rolex et al. You would think FB would have some responsibility in ensuring they did not facilitate these sorts of ads. These are FB sponsored ads which a lot of people might take at face value. As it happens you rarely get the watch that is in the pic, more likely some piece of useless plastic junk. https://yelygiaogiao.com/products/limited-edition-designer-watch?fbclid=IwAR0LjZ7zFIuLtNWde5qXB-y5c5R4z-tot0b7kKg_YzzDQo9cVpraWAX9D1w
  4. Yep, battery checked, knackered and replaced. Looks ok for now. Thanks
  5. Do all quartz movements indicate low battery with the customary second hand jump or do some keep going and losing time until the battery runs out? In particular I have a Hattori in a watch which is 3 weeks old and in that time it has lost exactly 1 hour. It has 2 year warranty but postage would be more than what I paid for the watch. I'll change the battery and see what happens.
  6. Gents, thank you both for the information, exactly what I wanted. With the name Mauthe, I have been able to find a wealth of information. Not so with Kohler though, there seems to be very little about. Hence I have not been able to find a link to Berchtesgaden and can only assume that Kohler had a base there. Thanks again
  7. This clock was liberated from the Belsen WW2 prison camp by my father. He was one of the first into Belsen and this clock was in the Commandant's quarters. There is a note somewhere, currently mislaid, from within the clock which contains Commandant Kramer's name. It sat on the mantelpiece at my Father's and worked everyday up until about 2006. I think it is an 8day movement. The movement is signed Kohler and the case has Berchtesgaden and Bergen on it. I cannot find any info at all onthe 'net.
  8. I had something similar that the tab broke off. I just squeezed the sides of the outer clasp so that it pinched the bracelet. Still working now.
  9. Am I the only one that has difficulty at times, navigating their website?
  10. I have my late father's Cyma WWW that he was issued with in 1945. He wore it most everyday after that for about 40 years, working as a builder. The black pigskin strap is still serviceable although has a small piece of leather glued over a crack on the inside. I never saw him clean it or use any leather treatment.
  11. Thank you Marc. That's more info than I found. So it is a separate company to Dubois Depraz but not a copy
  12. I searched Depraz a few weeks ago and could not find any reference. There was an ad on ebay for a watch. It was priced £10 and did not sell. I found a lot of ref to Dubois-Depraz which if I remember right was more of a high end movement. So I came to the conclusion it was a cheap knock off. Can't confirm that though.
  13. As a general first rule I ignore anything with military images on the watch face. Not that I've got several thousands to spend on a watch
  14. Could not afford Coca Cola as kids so used to nick Dad's HP brown sauce - same effect.
  15. I don't think it would be a problem, at least not one that I've encountered. Most of these cheap Chinese pocket watches have tiny movements. I tend to use Miyota since they are only a couple of pounds and I can be sure of finding hands to fit. I'm not sure about Andy's idea of gluing the dial. OK you can adjust the thickness of glue to bring your crown in line, but in my experience the problem is gauging the void between the hour wheel and dial. Too big a gap and the hour wheel disengages if you tip it upside down. This is a novelty pocket watch bought for my birthday.
  16. It does, yes, even down to the lightly brushed finish on top of the case. Is the Nino a screw back as well?
  17. The case is unmarked, looks new. Has a screw back also. It's my ''play with'' watch as the movement was knackered.
  18. Another Henry S. Don't know if the dial is genuine or not.
  19. I'm pretty certain that no Russian watches were ever issued to their armed forces, or any watches for that matter. Vostok were the appointed supplier I think, but they were supplied to their equivalent of the NAAFI to be purchased privately. So it is not an issued watch. Other nations also adopted this policy, Portugal (Berlan), India (HMT) etc
  20. On top of the module in the centre is the wheel and pinion which the hour hand attaches to. Usually nothing holds that in place but a dial washer. In my case using a convex dial, I have a gap there which allows the wheel to come out of mesh when it is tipped up. My gap is bigger than the washer so I need to make a deeper one to make it up.
  21. Probably stating the obvious, but a couple of errors I've made with my own current project. I'm using a convex dial and a Miyota 2033 which obviously will not sit flat against the underside of the dial, so I used dial dots. As luck would have it, the dial dots bring the module into line with the stem. The problem I have is I need to shim the unknown gap between the dial and the hour wheel to stop it disengaging when it is turned over. I might try a bit of rodico in the gap and try and measure it. I don't like the idea of placing a spacer under the case back in case something gets squashed and distorted. I would have thought a close fitting mov't ring and the stem would hold things in place.
  22. Yes but mine is this one. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/600X-3-6MP-USB-Digital-Microscope-4-3-Display-LCD-Electronic-HD-Video-Stand-Kit/183572621415?epid=21026543881&hash=item2abdc7e867:g:kdMAAOSwM7Fcqz8d Using it as in the pic, you are working on the small base area. If you turn the whole lot around as if you are looking at the back and then turn the screen and scope around to face you, you are not restricted to working on that small base. At that though it will be top heavy so you need to place a counter balance weight on the little base to stop it falling over. I also work off a piece of yellow card marked with datum lines so I can focus the scope and place tiny parts exactly in the spot under the scope. If that doesn't help I'll have to set it up and post a pic. (Nearly forgot to add the pics, video and battery life are excellent. Reckon my battery lasts about 6 hours)
  23. I have considered an old pocket watch conversion project but one thing stops me - nickel poisoning! Most old pocket watches are nickel or if you pay more, silver or maybe gold. I doubt if you would want to potentially destroy a gold watch though. If I wear a nickel watch, within the hour I have a severe rash all the way up my arm and within a couple of days it starts to bleed. Takes about a month to clear up. I think I am an extreme case though.
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