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  1. Gotwatch

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all! May all your goals of 2016 be achieved. Belated but many good wishes to all. God Bless. Stu
  2. It's a beauty, Will. You're very fortunate!
  3. Gotwatch

    What Is This Tool For?

    It's for adjusting a hairspring/bending the balance in a balance caliper.
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    A Little Fun

    Roman numeral at 4? should be IV?
  5. We use those at my gun club to pick up the steel brass to separate from the brass on the rifle and pistol range. They don't work on the Trap range as the clearance is too small.
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    Pocket Watch

    Your best bet for answers on American pocket watches as they have a huge data base is the NAWCC pocket watch board here: http://mb.nawcc.org/forumdisplay.php?11-American-Pocket-Watches They will need photos of the movement, serial number, and dial to do any good. You do not have to be a member but will have to register to NAWCC forums to post questions.
  7. I'm surprised it's listed under watches and not antiques.
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    Aligning The Date In The Dial Window

    I'm curious as to why it was correct before repair and then wrong after repair. I agree the date ring may need replacement but the mystery is the before and after result.
  9. I've seen his bands. They are very nice and excellent quality. The only down side is they are all very thick. Not appropriate for a dress watch. IMO.
  10. Davey, Although I don't see any with the stitching you want, here are a few 17mm to choose from. 17mm is going to elicit few choices, I'm afraid. http://www.esslinger.com/17mm-wide-leather-watch-band-1/
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    Buren 1321/hamilton 630 Movement Info

    Yes, that wheel should not be split. I bought another movement (Hamilton 628, which has the same architecture without the date complication) on the bay that has a broken staff for the part. It was not split, however, the spring loaded pinion is jammed somewhere inside the movement which I'm sure caused the overload of this part so it split. I have not had time to dive into it deeper but luckily have the spare movement for parts if needed. When I strip this down, I'll post what I found. Hope that helps :)
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    Slava 2428 Problems.

    After watching that video, I liked that movement so much I found one on ebay and ordered it to tinker with. Got it for a song but it's in Bulgaria so it won't be here for a good while. Thanks for the heads up! :)
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    Exactly! That was the mistake I made on a Timex. It was the dickens to reassemble. Never again. :)
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    Any successful work on an old Timex is an accomplishment. They are not easy to service. Congrats and welcome!
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    First Ever Repair

    Good job on a very classic watch and welcome, bparks, to the best watch repair board on the WWW