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  1. Which TimeGrapher?

    I echo whats been suggested, the 1000 is best for starting out.
  2. Problems with polishing a watch case

    Agree with Marc, I go from P220, then move onto the following in this sequence, P240, P380, P600, P800, P1000, then P1500, P2000, then P3000 with water.
  3. Problems with polishing a watch case

    Indeed, I simply prefer to get intimate with the work on any watch case, and not treat it like a piece of metal, in my experience, each and every watch has soul, and owners have a personal attachment to them, which deserves the personal touch. No complaints in the years I've been refinishing cases, and bracelets, yes, it takes longer than machine polish, but this to me is worth is, I'm not a machine, my customers are prepared to wait that extra time for the personal touch.
  4. Problems with polishing a watch case

    I personally prefer to have more control of refinishing a case by way of using glass paper by hand using a flat piece of wood, this way I can observe every aspect of the case in more detail, and have complete confined control of the refinishing process. The once I'm happy, then I move onto two stages of 5cm rotor wheels, and finally a light refinishing of polished areas with cape cod.
  5. Hello

    Welcome aboard
  6. Hello from Australia

    Welcome to the forums, greetings from Finland, Europe!
  7. 2836-2 Stem Release Button

    Always use a 1.20mm screwdriver for this task, this prevents the very issue you are experiencing now.
  8. 7CAE1615-DF00-49CD-B7F8-B75405400A15_MOV by S STEEL, on Flickr Double check this gear, the two jewels of this gear should be visible from the rear, if not, you may have this gear fitted the wrong way.
  9. Also make sure you are using the correct screws in the right places, a slightly long incorrect screw can cause these kind of issues.
  10. Have you changed the main spring barrel at all?
  11. Wrong screw stuck

    Just an heads up, if you struggle to find Alum, then you can also use Vinegar, Malt vinegar works, and you don't have to heat it either.
  12. That is bizarre but before you rush into swapping the watch, do some research as some watches with flaws like this have more value as they are very rare. Sounds crazy, but its true to collectors, especially if the history of the mistake can be unearthed.
  13. Screwdriver Storage

    I use both the original Bergeon holder, plus mats. Cleaning Day following Easter Break by S STEEL, on Flickr DSC05414 by S STEEL, on Flickr
  14. Wrong screw stuck

    Are you making sure to heat the dissolved Alum powder? Works best to keep it heated. Ideal mixture is 4 tablespoons to a cup of water.
  15. Rotating Bezel remover.

    I have one of these, and find its pretty useless for most watches.