rogart63

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    rogart63 reacted to chadders1966 in Silicone Grease (For Gaskets)   
    As I mentioned Bergeon don't say KT-22 is silicone. I don't know who makes theirs, but the American made KT-22 I have has an msds sheet that specifies it is made from mineral oil, so I think that is pretty clear.
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    rogart63 reacted to rodabod in Silicone Grease (For Gaskets)   
    Is Bergeon KT22 definitely silicone? I've seen it advertised as silicone, but their website does not mention the word "silicone", whereas their other gasket grease does mention that it is silicone. 
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    rogart63 reacted to chadders1966 in Silicone Grease (For Gaskets)   
    Back to your original question I don't really see you can do anything about it anyway if Cousins are insisting it is silicone.
    Interesting point you raise though about KT-22. Bergeon don't say their version is silicone, I have some from an American company that doesn't  mention silicone and it certainly doesn't look like silicone. Yet both Cousins and Walshs call it silicone (well, Walshs call it silicon for some reason). Makes me wonder if the word is being used incorrectly to mean gasket grease or something like that?
    Stephen
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    rogart63 got a reaction from rodabod in Silicone Grease (For Gaskets)   
    It's like Bergeon KT-22? It says silicon grease but it doesn't smell like silicon? And it's not working very good either? Have used it on gaskets and it makes the gasket stick to the crowntube in no time. Use Seiko silicon grease . That's the best? 
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    rogart63 reacted to ricardopalamino in Panda Time…..Finally...   
    Well I finally was able to scratch an itch for a watch I have tried numerous times to get and had come up short on those occasions . 
    That watch is a Seiko 6138 - 8020 "Panda " Chronograph . 
    The more I saw this watch and kept missing my chances at acquiring one , the more I wanted one.
    The pics are the sellers and he apologized that some of the pics had a yellow hue . He said he had it serviced a few years ago , wore it for 12 month , and it has been in a drawer for the last 2 years . 
     
    The Watch :
     








     
    I think the day usually comes in 2 languages and I can see Sun in red letters . I'm curious if there is another language and what it is .  I made an offer and didn't hear back from the seller for a few days so I figured the offer was too low for them compared to what they were asking . I feel it doesn't hurt to make an offer and see what happens , and sometimes you get a surprise . 
    I can add this to my collection of other Seiko automatic chronographs . So far I have 2 Pogues and 2 Helmet/Vaders ……Maybe another Panda is in the future ….
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    rogart63 got a reaction from jdm in Scrapper movement   
    Maybe i could have that? Shall take a look during the day. 
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    rogart63 got a reaction from measuretwice in best way to use oil cups   
    I put a drop in the cup and then use it for a couple of movement. But change it frequently. Always a lot of debris and other stuff that gets into the oil. So i recommend that you change it at least once a week. Use a stick or a  larger oiler to transfer it from the bottle to the cup. A clean screwdriver is also good. For grease i use a toothpick. 
    If you have a lot oil like 9010 in a cup it makes it harder to get the right amount of oil. At least that is something i have discovered. A drop is enough for 2 -3 movements . 
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    rogart63 got a reaction from szbalogh in Slava 2428 Shock SPring help   
    There is plenty of donor movements on Ebay. Only problem is that it takes weeks to arrive from ukraine. 
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    rogart63 reacted to Winston in My watch collection   
    Hello!
    Here is my watch collection I know it's nothing amazing for some of you but being a full-time 21 years old student I worked quite hard to have theses . Horology is really an amazing hobby and I can not wait to learn more!
    From left to right:
    -Festa pocket watch from the 50" I think. I got for 20$ from a watch market. The watch runs but my goal is to service it myself soon
    -Casio F-91w the legend , it is my beater watch for when I work outside or on my car.
    -Orient Bambino gen 2 version 2. An entry level automatic dress watch with a hacking and hand-winding movement and date complication on a leather strap.
    -Orient Ray II an entry level dive watch with a hacking and hand-winding movement and day-date complication.
    -Casio EF-527D-1AVEF, quartz chronograph with date complication.

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    rogart63 got a reaction from PJA in How much?!   
    I think i pass. Must be some kind of mistake? 
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    rogart63 reacted to chadders1966 in Screwdriver Storage   
    I picked up some of these for about £6 each.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Major-Brushes-Wooden-Holder-Capacity/dp/B00XDO2CF6
    The small holes are perfect for holding screwdrivers suspended so the blades don't touch the bottom and you can clearly see the sizes, larger holes are great for tweezers, levers, lots of other tools.
    I prefer to put every tool I use away in storage at the end of each day/session to avoid dust etc. and these are great for that and for keeping things together. In fact I ended up buying more and using them in my workroom for other small tools. They would probably not be that difficult to make but at that price it wasn't worth it to me in time and materials, easier to buy.
    Stephen
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    rogart63 reacted to wls1971 in Zodiac 72B movement   
    The way to remove them is to loosen the dial screws and lift the dial up thus lifting the discs, see full explanation  here:
    http://www.crazywatches.pl/zodiac-astrographic-oval-sst-mystery-dial-1971
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    rogart63 reacted to ro63rto in 4 mm crystal for Aqualand   
    According to Louis aka Longbike from WS, he got his from
    http://labanda.com.au
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    rogart63 reacted to jdm in 4 mm crystal for Aqualand   
    Do you have a lathe to remove a little from the 31mm one? 
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    rogart63 got a reaction from jguitron in Tweezers with special tips   
    I bought some black acrylic sticks just now . They  looked good. 
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    rogart63 reacted to jguitron in Tweezers with special tips   


    @rogart63

    Sorry I missed the point initially. These tweezers come with mirror finish out of the box. They are filed under hand specific pickups. Perfectly rounded. It feels super safe to handle hands without he fear of scratching them at all. I don’t use them for anything else to keep them in good shape.











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    rogart63 got a reaction from Ishima in Tweezers with special tips   
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/PLEXIGLAS-Acrylglas-Rundstab-klar-5-mm-x-1000-mm/362045491116?hash=item544b97c7ac:g:aBwAAOSwVL1WAaAg
    This was the first i found . They looked good . Have to dig farther back since it was some time ago i bought.  Have a few left i am sure i can part with them. 
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    rogart63 got a reaction from jguitron in Tweezers with special tips   
    5 mm plexisticks can be bought on Ebay for peanuts. 
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    rogart63 reacted to jguitron in Tweezers with special tips   
    This is the extent of my Pick-up armamentarium. Next is tweezers to manipulate cap jewels
     
     

     

     
     
     
     
     
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    rogart63 got a reaction from Johnnie in Seiko 6139-6009 opinions wanted.   
    Nice one. Looks okay to me. The upper pusher is a shorter version. That is to short. Gummed up pushers is usually gaskets that is sticky. New gaskets you can find on Ebay or from VTA . Other then that it looks like it's original. 
    https://thespringbar.com/blogs/guides/the-seiko-6139-600x-collectors-guide
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    rogart63 reacted to jdm in Uhren-Roemer   
    Same as I pay to ship a boxed watch in the EU. Could be that the UK has a better route to your country. Unregistered from Cousins takes a week, but once I had an item from the UK arrive in 2 days, still can't believe that myself.
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    rogart63 reacted to Chopin in Crystal Thickness   
    You'll find sapphire with that thickness on chinese online stores. Look it up on eBay or aliexpress.com.
    Here's one for 1,6mm. You could try other large online stores but I'm not sure if they have it.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-3-1-4-1-5-1-6mm-Thick-30-38-5mm-Double-Domed-Sapphire-Watch-Crystal-Glass/302390289985?hash=item4667dda641:m:mYqJ8FK7B_ylMPPH0It4TmA
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    rogart63 reacted to Chopin in Uhren-Roemer   
    Unfortunately I've interacted with a few such sellers of watch parts lately, all with strange or bad communication skills.
    I'm not talking about bad language or anything like that but some people would reply to my first email and then go completely mum if I sent a follow-up with a few more details or requesting info about other parts as well (which would basically mean even more money for them).
    I don't know why that is but whenever people ask me questions I always answer them as best as I can...
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    rogart63 got a reaction from Johnnie in Seiko 6139-6009 opinions wanted.   
    Nice one. Looks okay to me. The upper pusher is a shorter version. That is to short. Gummed up pushers is usually gaskets that is sticky. New gaskets you can find on Ebay or from VTA . Other then that it looks like it's original. 
    https://thespringbar.com/blogs/guides/the-seiko-6139-600x-collectors-guide
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    rogart63 got a reaction from Johnnie in Seiko 6139-6009 opinions wanted.   
    Not sure why the day is half showing But could be that it doesn't sit properly in the movement. You shift the day by pressing the crown inwards. Does the inner bezel moves when you turn the crown? 
    A service is probably what it needs in the future. good thing that the chronograph is working . Then you now that the chronograph wheel is okay. Almost everything else is obtainable.