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  1. Wow! Excellent @matabog! I'm having it 3d printed but for some reason, the supplier is asking for dimensions. Can I have the dimensions of each part? Thanks!
  2. I hope that is the case. I just ordered a would-be donor movement and I hope I won't damage it. Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks for the advice! Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using Tapatalk
  4. Just want to thank all of you, especially@svorkoetter, for this diy timegrapher. Finally finished my amplifier combining the circuit of@svorkoetter and@wlysenko. But I have to read on all the replies to gather all the lessons learned and best practices. Hats off to all of you who contributed to this post. Now, on to improving the sensor part... Happy New Year! Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using Tapatalk
  5. Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas. I'm working on an Elgin 554. After disassembly, I inspected the jewels and found the one where the fourth wheel passes through damaged. I suspect I cracked it when I was removing the second hand connected to the fourth wheel pivot. I think as I was removing the second hand, the shoulder of the pivot pressed on the jewel. The distortion on the jewel's surface - bent towards the dial side, supports this theory. Question: I would like to seek your advise - How to remove the subdial hand without breaking the jewel? I'm thinking, while the dial is still attached, pull the fourth wheel after removing the train bridge. What do you think? Looking forward to your advise. Cheers! Joel Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks for this precaution. You really have to ask the right experts. Some instructions on the web seems to be the right way to go until you ask those with more experience. Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using Tapatalk
  7. And so after more than a year later, I am finally done with this project. And this is the finished project. Honestly, I still don't like how it looks overall. But I'll be wearing this one proudly for sure. Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using Tapatalk
  8. The hands were installed, after which, I placed the movement into the case. With the partially assembled movement inside the watch case, I then installed the automatic winder works. Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using Tapatalk
  9. I bought a used 6309 movement and gave it a bath. The assembly of the movement was straightforward. But I stopped short of installing the automatic winding works to proceed with the rest of the watch Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using Tapatalk
  10. My wife thinks the case is too loud, especially with its cushion case. So I thought of using a brown leather strap to temper it's look. I use a 2mm brown leather and brown stitching for the strap. I wanted to give it a rough look so I just burnished the edges a little (To be continued) Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using Tapatalk
  11. This project started more than a year ago when a friend gave me his gold-plated 6309-7040 case. Just the case, the crown and the bezel. Now, I really don't fancy gold watches but the thought of pulling this off to something that I will actually wear excited me. So I attended to this project whenever I had the time. Started off by buying all the parts that I needed including the crystal, the crystal ring holder, gaskets and the two-part stem. These are all after-markets and are readily available here in the Philippines. But the movement ring and spring as well as the case back, I have to acquire from ebay. The real challenge however is deciding on the look. Gold hands and gold-black bezel inserts are available. But I don't think it will look good to use the available dial and chapter ring. So I had a local watchmaker custom made the dial and chapter ring with my desired color scheme. (To be continued) Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using Tapatalk
  12. Thank you all for the replies. I guess I have to live with it. Cheers! Joel C. Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using Tapatalk
  13. Hello everyone. It's been a while. I got this Seiko 6139-6005. As shown in the picture, the sundial has this brown seems like gooey stuff around it. It doesn't seem like rust, more like grease or lacquer like. Anyone has experience removing this? In general, how do you clean dials? Cheers, Joel C. Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using Tapatalk
  14. Hi, Mark!  I can't seem to access the patron videos.  I've been a patron for 2 years already.  Would you mind checking why is this so?

     

    Cheers!
    Joel C.

  15. This field is best learn, as it has been ever since, in a mentor-apprentice or senpai-kouhai setting. In this age of online forums and the likes, I consider Mark as my senpai. So just like Mark, I'll have some of my balls hang in the air. And so far I like the cool feeling. :D
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