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Squiffything

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  1. Squiffything

    Am I MAD to buy this?

    Keep us posted for me it’s interesting to see how a professional does things.
  2. Squiffything

    Am I MAD to buy this?

    Any progress on this one Jimmy?
  3. Squiffything

    The movement collection is growing

    Cheers Jim I do appreciate it when you knowledgeable guys give positive comments it makes it all worth it. I’ve got masses to learn but at the moment my mind is like an empty sponge soaking up loads of info. I’ve signed up to the watc repair course on here and still sorting out the BHI course but I’m learning. And I have to say enjoying every moment.
  4. Squiffything

    The movement collection is growing

    Thanks guys. WW there’s always room. EG does the wife really need that mirror or all those pictures?
  5. Squiffything

    The movement collection is growing

    I’ve spent the day working with wood. Staining, glueing, cutting, screwing, waxing and polishing. Big Bertha is now done and I’ve hung her on the wall in the room that will be my work room. I’m pleased with the way it’s come out and, even though I am a little biased, I think she looks mighty fine
  6. Squiffything

    The movement collection is growing

    and a few bits for Big Bertha.
  7. Squiffything

    The movement collection is growing

    couple more for the collection
  8. Squiffything

    Does this look correct?

    Nice job Davey where about in the world are you? There is a genuine reason for the question
  9. Squiffything

    The movement collection is growing

    Having poor timing in your swing is ok it makes it more like jazz and for that the worse timing you have the better
  10. Squiffything

    The movement collection is growing

    As it’s my clock it’s called big Bertha.
  11. Squiffything

    The movement collection is growing

    Having had a try at removing the movement I’m stumped. The nuts holding in on were easy, unscrew and remove. Nope, it has an arm holding it. Getting to the screw holding that arm to the movement needs black belt yoga levels of skill! After a tiring day in an office emptying of equipment, people and stuff means I’m tired grumpy and deffo not in the mood to take on the challenge. Plus I cannot be arsed to go down the shed to get the socket set to do it properly :). I’ve got a day off on Wednesday so I’ll try again then.
  12. Squiffything

    The movement collection is growing

    It was said in fun
  13. Squiffything

    The movement collection is growing

    Oh my giddy aunt! may I put a stop to the definition of a "regulator" right now before it gets out of control. I've just spent the lunch hour trying to find out and it is a war zone out there on what is one, what it should have and which type of regulator is which. Basic definition: a time piece that is accurate to a degree that others measure their time by. Advanced definition: purely a time piece. no complications, no distractions. run by one or two power trains one running the hands or more running individual hands. No chimes no striking hours these will affect the time keeping. A power train usually of weights (more accurate than mainsprings) but at the enth degree of accuracy whatever produces the best accuracy of the timepiece. A heat compensation system. The warmth of the day will change the accuracy of the timekeeping. Big Bertha, up there, is not a "regulator" It is a wall clock in a "Viennese Regulator" style. The style of a "gentleman's" regulator. with its strike.
  14. Squiffything

    What Tissot watch is this??

    Hi J, like you I'm just starting but concentrating more on the clocks. As it stands the watch doesn't work? You are just getting started and want to do more? You have got to start somewhere and what better than a good movement that would be of little value in its current state. Bite the bullet, give it a go and ask questions when you get stuck. Once you have sorted it out it will be a well running serviced time piece giving you satisfaction for years to come.
  15. Squiffything

    The movement collection is growing

    I had another look this morning before leaving for work and saw the holding screws. Methinks I will be having a look at the movement this evening. I will let you know how I get on.
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