rogart63

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    rogart63 reacted to measuretwice in A handle for a Levin   
    I have a Levin lathe that was missing a handle - that was today's little project and I thought I'd post some photos.  The blank is small, .220" dia and less than an inch long.  I turned the press fit section in big lathe then switch to a Pultra and did the balance by hand with a graver.  Fun work, sort of like wood turning.
     


    The one I made is on the right, obviously not identical, but good enough for an eyeball job

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    rogart63 reacted to Wesley881 in ETA 2824 Crown Replacement   
    Looks to be external thread on both diameters of the tube, with an internal gasket. The crown contains a face seal gasket. I've attached some more photos. Needs a good scrub.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

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    rogart63 reacted to Chopin in Longines 291(?) help   
    Thanks guys. I haven't decided if I'll "take a punt".... The price isn't as high as a functional one but not as low as 50$...
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    rogart63 got a reaction from Chopin in Longines 291(?) help   
    Is the 290 post the same as the 291. I now where you can find one. Send me a PM and i can give you the contact. 
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    rogart63 reacted to DJW in First time lumed dial..   
    I will try to put together a walk-through of the process of dial printing along with creating the plate itself. Honestly I spend more time on the computer designing the dial layout then it takes two create the actual plate or print the dial.
     



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    rogart63 got a reaction from PJA in Omega Info Required   
    Redima could mean girl. In Sanskrit Riddhima is girl.  Take care if the watch is from India? Could be a fake? 
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    rogart63 reacted to systeman in Omega Info Required   
    I just found out that Omega do a later version of Redima tick which id still current today.
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    rogart63 got a reaction from matabog in Punches needed   
    In my other staking tool that is now sold. I had a few Star punches. They are made in Switzerland. Sold by Boley.de. They are 4,7 mm .  You also have a comparable list here. 
    https://boley.de/en/shop/3159.rivet-punches
    cousinsuk has Bergeon  punches that are 4,7 mm in dia. 
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    rogart63 reacted to oldhippy in Punches needed   
    You can never have enough punches. I had two staking sets, my own and my masters, plus loads of boxes of them, I even had a small box of punches, which was for cylinders with its little staking unit, and block. You will never use all of them, but their good to have around, because one day who knows.

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    rogart63 got a reaction from Airoh108 in Hi guys anyone replaced the crystal on a citizen promaster? Where could I source one or a sapphire equivalent?   
    If you have an accurate caliper i would go for a 27.8 .  But your way of measuring is not perfect . You could very well be measuring at a place where it's smaller .  I think this method is safer. 

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    rogart63 reacted to TimFitz in Magnetism   
    After servicing, cleaning , installing new crystal, new mainspring, and winding stem, I have to wait for the hands from ebay. So I decided to check for magnetism with my little compass. I looked all over the place for my tiny cracker jack toy compass and finally found it stuck in the back of a little used drawer. I lose this thing all the time.  So I went to Esslinger to buy one i couldn't lose. The wanted $68 for one in a little wood box plus tax and shipping.
    So I sat down and made a case for my toy compass out of scrap wood and cheap hardware. Here it is next to my Illinois 12s 19jewel pocket watch that is waiting for hands.


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    rogart63 reacted to FlyingWatchmaker in pallet staff exchange   
    Use a jewel press, not a staking kit, as the placement of the fork vertically on the staff is critical... there are pallet staff pushers available for all of the jewel presses (Horia, favorite and seitz)

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    rogart63 got a reaction from Airoh108 in Hi guys anyone replaced the crystal on a citizen promaster? Where could I source one or a sapphire equivalent?   
    If you have an accurate caliper i would go for a 27.8 .  But your way of measuring is not perfect . You could very well be measuring at a place where it's smaller .  I think this method is safer. 

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    rogart63 got a reaction from jdm in BRAC 37   
    Have a few Brac movements . But not sure that helps. Or if it's even a brac 37 . Looks like you movement is missing a lot of vital parts. Pin lever movements are not the funniest movements to work on either. I would dig it down somewhere in the garden  
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    rogart63 reacted to jdm in ETA 735 mainspring ZF873   
    Zugfeder (mainspring) 873 on Flume
    https://www.flume.de/de/zugfeder-zf-873-1-30x10-00x0-110x320-00mm-71800873
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    rogart63 reacted to jdm in ETA 735 mainspring ZF873   
    I don't know if these MS are the same or different but I can tell you that spare part prices have little to with the part itself. They can depend by unfathomable reasons, can be stale hence cheap, or driven by demand or rarity, so very expensive. The thing one can do is decide if worth the price for the project a hand.
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    rogart63 reacted to djoxlp in 4205 seiko to a NH05   
    Dear all...finally i can give an update on my seiko divers 4205.
    My watchis working well now after changing exact movement that i bought from Perrin, notwithstanding i am not really sure about the authenticity of the movement because the signed Seiko wordings on its rotor isn't as clear as the original (you can see from the picture attached), otherwise it works well.
    After i tested the watch to run for more than 48 hours to make sure all hands working properly after reassembly,  then i decided to also changed the worn out bezel to a black with gold markers.
    My this vintage watch looks cool now even with both options (bracelet or nato strap) see pictures.
    Thank you very much for all WRT members whom gave me an input and share your thoughts earlier.
    Without you all , my project will not reached the goal.
    Sincerely,
    Djo



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    rogart63 got a reaction from Airoh108 in Hi guys anyone replaced the crystal on a citizen promaster? Where could I source one or a sapphire equivalent?   
    Check crystaltimes out. They could have a sapphire replacement. 
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    rogart63 reacted to jdm in Hi guys anyone replaced the crystal on a citizen promaster? Where could I source one or a sapphire equivalent?   
    Nope, they stock for only one vintage Citizen. Having the exact sizes one could do a better search.
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    rogart63 reacted to PJA in Newbie help with repainting bezel numbers   
     
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    rogart63 got a reaction from Chopin in Newbie help with repainting bezel numbers   
    Fill the numbers an indexes with black paint. you can do this without thing to much about getting paint outside them . Let it dry . Test on 1 or 2 numbers before doing the complete bezel. Then use a cloth to wipe of the excess paint that is on the bezel.Or scrap it off but that could get you marks on the bezel.  Leaving the numbers in black . http://doxa300t.com/bezelrepaint/bezelrepaint.htm
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    rogart63 got a reaction from Chopin in Newbie help with repainting bezel numbers   
    Fill the numbers an indexes with black paint. you can do this without thing to much about getting paint outside them . Let it dry . Test on 1 or 2 numbers before doing the complete bezel. Then use a cloth to wipe of the excess paint that is on the bezel.Or scrap it off but that could get you marks on the bezel.  Leaving the numbers in black . http://doxa300t.com/bezelrepaint/bezelrepaint.htm
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    rogart63 got a reaction from EtronX in Certina 0821 449 ladies gold watch 1970 (ish)   
    The crystal looks like it could be polished. A little small but tape the case for protection. Lot of threads on polishing acrylic crystals on the forum. I see one problem . The crowntube is a little deformed. That has to be changed. 
    If you like to change the crystal anyhow you could probably use a Sternkreuz  ATC  crystal.  With gold tension ring.  You have to measure the old crystal and order one in the same size. 
    Cousinsuk is the best place to order from i think. 
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    rogart63 reacted to flloba in Spare parts seiko 7005-8020   
    well, it has took me some time but i have a functional watch again. I have polished the best i could, i am happy for my first watch repair.Don't know if i said that in another post, but this old watch belonged to my father so it has some sentimental value for me. Thanks guys for the hints.