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  1. So, I'm gonna try and post a couple of photos shortly, both Seiko of course for reasons stated earlier. The blue one is apparently called the "ashtray" bezel. It winds, works, keeps good time, over the last 8 hours anyway, the only snag being the day pusher function does not operate every time. The silver one is a Seiko deluxe which does not wind or work, in fact it makes a disheartening rattly noise when shaken, like something has come adrift inside. They were purchased as items for me to take apart and study, then hopefully reassemble, having cleaned and lubed. The ashtray arrived from India today, the deluxe arrived from Japan today, both were ordered last midweek. How easy these days to begin a new hobby, what with international freight, the Internet, and training vids on you tube. I may not even renew my porn subscription, this hobby could save me money!!! Next purchase will be a set of intro level tools, then to business.
  2. Ah yes, a coupla good ideas there! I'll go find a welder and cadge a rod, that's a cheap option. Thank you fellas.
  3. Damn, that's annoying. I tried Ebay earlier using 'wire' and 'pins' as the search terms. Thanks for putting me straight, there's loads under 'rods' like you say.
  4. Hi. Firstly, is there a way that I could search previous topics to find out if I am about to repeat a previous query? I intend to solder some 1mm stainless pins into the drilled lugs of a case. However, I'm finding it hard to locate a source for the pins in non industrial quantities. Can anybody point me towards an outlet for 1mm stainless wire, or dowel please?
  5. Hi from sunny Cornwall. I have just bought a few watches from e-bay with a view to stripping them down and seeing what's what! I may or may not have any aptitude for this pastime, and so in the first instance I'm gonna be sticking to cheap, and fairly cheap seiko's. I've ordered a pair of vintage 5's and a vintage 5 Sportsmatic deluxe diashock. The former because there are thousands of them around, cheap as chips and mountains of spares. The latter because I think it looks gorgeous, in a 60's dated manner! I'd rather not trash the deluxe so it'll sit for a while until I build up some skills & confidence with the other two. Stumbled across Mark on YouTube and have been sucked in by the seeming simplicity of this activity.......however, I know from previous experience that when somebody makes something look very easy, it's usually not! Take plastering for example. It involves making a liquid defy Newtonian gravity and stick, flawless, to vertical, or even overhead surfaces. Looks easy when viewing somebody that has sold his soul to the devil in exchange for that skill. Drystone walling, glass cutting, brain surgery etc etc can all look deceptively easy until you try them. Apart from this intro, I shall probably become a frequent, but silent visitor, a so called "lurker" hoping to pick up the lingo and a lot of tips. The library of Mark's servicing videos seems to be lacking the venerable 7619-9020, I could loan one, if he promised to be careful (-; Pezed
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