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  1. Please post a link to one of these, or tell me where you found it. Google is not my friend, all I can find are the 4-round-post-that-pop-out kind. Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Very nice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. So happy I just gotta share some new adds to my collection... Tisso seconds hand needs to be put back on, which I’ll do today, but it’s running with all the rest of them. I’m pumped! Gonna but a lottery ticket next. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. I like everything in that picture! Very nice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Welcome! I’ve been using my phone and Tapatalk to access this forum and I don’t see how to sign up for the course that people talk about. Where’d you find it? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. I was wondering if 52 was too old to really hit the gas with this hobby. Y’all are inspiring to me! Welcome and hope to hear more from you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Yeah and everybody else calls soccer football too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Thank you Joe, I’ll give that a try. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Where are you from? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Nice work! I have a similar pair but the Asian ST36/6497 is giving me fits. Keep breaking the set lever screw - the one you have to loosen to remove the stem. Time for movement #3, unless I can find a suitable set lever screw. The genuine 6498 is so good I’m thinking of ditching the Chinese 6497 copy for a real one. Anyway your pics inspired me to keep going! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Very nice watch you have there! I know you’re proud of it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Very nice! I have an old Miyota movement That needs a new home. You’re giving me ideas! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. That’s a great watch! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. Hello everybody. I lived in Texas 51 years before moving “up north” to Oklahoma last year. One of my passions is fixing things - working on the house, appliances, cars, trucks, motorcycles, lawnmowers, and anything else that needs fixing and I’ve been good at it except when it comes to watches - what a humbling experience. Googling “broken set lever screw 6497” led me down a trail that led to this forum. For watches: I like just about everything regardless of cost. I have a 1969 Datejust that my grandfather bought new (my watch addiction started there when I was little), and a 1966 Datejust I recently picked up, an Omega AT, a few Seikos, a Vostok, a couple Citizens, an old Bulova, a few Timexes, and a wristwatch-from-pocketwatch conversion with a genuine 6498 movement. Like many of y’all I’m sure, I’ve bought and sold a ton of watches since 1985 and haven’t slowed down. The embarrassing screw-breaking watch is a Panerai look-alike with an ST36 Chinese copy of a 6497. It’s cheap but I figured it was good to learn on. Water was getting in, and the set lever screw was stuck so I broke it trying to get the stem out. Broke the two stuck movement mounting tab screws also, probably due to the water. Got a new ST36 and broke the same dang set lever screw trying to replace the stem. Can’t blame the water this time. Had no idea a tiny screwdriver could deliver enough torque to break screws. The price of education... I need to enroll in a course and stop red-necking this stuff. I have plenty ST36 parts if y’all need any -except screws.... Great to be here, Bobo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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