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  1. Thank you. Here is today's update. Color coat of black acrylic lacquer has dried nicely. What a fantastic paint btw! Looks great. I unmasked everything and began the task of lubricating all the moving components. Letters, numbers, spacebar, tab, shift, all of it. I partially assembled the carriage and confirmed function. All is great! I still have to source a drawband material, but I have a few ideas. Still a couple touch ups, but not overly concerned about them.
  2. Thank you. it has been raining like mad here every afternoon since late march.
  3. After a good soak in Evaporust. It may be difficult to tell, but the entirety of the rust is now gone. I can tell you if y you use it, it does loose strength over successive uses. My son soaked his Remington typewriter first, and it came out better, mine required a bit more labor. At any rate, the entire typewriter is ready for sanding and priming. Below you can see after sanding and masking it's ready to be primed. I choose a sandable filler primer to hopefully even out some low spots, we'll see. The primer went on OK, (no pictures yet) but it hasn't cured all the way. I tried sanding a
  4. That is the escapement that controls the ribbon feed. Each time your strike a key or hit the spacebar it advances the ribbon a bit so you don't hammer all the ink out of just one spot. Ingenious design, you can run the ribbon forward, then by pressing the whole gear and it's associated shaft to the right, a different set of transmission gears engages and now you can rewind the ribbon. Beautiful engineering. Discovered this by accident as I had no idea how any of this worked previously.
  5. As the title States, I have found another early mechanical device in order to occupy my free time between watches or while waiting for replacement parts from overseas. I picked up this 1915 Underwood Model 5 Typewriter. I plan to do a full restoration on it. Mechanically it's in shockingly sound condition. A bit rusty, but nothing a good soak in some Evaporust won't take care of. The only part missing is the drawband, the part that provides tension to the carriage and allows it to advance with each keystroke and return at the end of each sentence. I've already got a plan to address that. The p
  6. Thank you. It was challenging and intimidating at first, but thankfully it all came together.
  7. Vsauce, of YouTube fame owns a backward running quartz. He visited "Adam Savage's, Tested" shop and Adam and him compared watches. Adam has an omega "beater", a problem I wish I had! lol. It's pretty clear the Vsuace is not a watch enthusiast, given the rough handling he gave Adam's watch while he was looking it over. He shows off the backwards watch HERE and the entire video is worthy of a watch HERE as well.
  8. I suggest you replace the batteries despite how clearly the numbers are displaying. It is the simplest and cheapest fix possible. If nothing changes, then clearly something deeper is wrong.
  9. No way I could have sold that one ! Did you get another to replace it?
  10. absolutely amazing timepiece connected to a historic man and vessel.
  11. While I'm generally not a fan of the Submariner aesthetic, it is a beautiful watch. The shade of blue is very appealing. I like how they color matched the hubs of the hands so they kind of disappear into the dial, it's a nice touch.
  12. you're in luck, the seller on eBay I messaged has a complete balance arm available. quoted message below.... New message from: remwatch (650) Hello.I have a balance bridge. But I also have jewel for it. HERE is the link to the original listing. Contact the seller and see how much they want for the Bridge.
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