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  1. Yes he know the time I put in. I dont do this for a living. Just fun and knowledge, so time doesn't matter and it's part of the learning kerb. I'll will do a update once the screws are blued ok? I can take any criticism with no hard feelings. As this will only improve me to become better. Thank you mate
  2. The arguement was my method of polishing. As I cannot get a true flat 90 degree polish. Making the screw head appearing to be rounded? Which is true! But I'm just hobbyist and they look good enough for me? And when I say that? He says "it sounds like you're giving up" therefore you cant please them all. But I love him!
  3. You're a pro mate! Are you in th UK? You have the right tools for the right job! My brother just gave me a lecture, regarding not using a tripod for polish. You WOSTEP boys are hard to please! I'm glad to have a knowledgeable guy like you around here. I shall seek advice from you in the near future! Here a pic of my brother in laws 6497 from scatch he made Manchester Wostep The bridges are made of german silver whatever that is? He describes it as very soft and easily tarnish by just breathing onto it
  4. Totally!- that's almost identical to my first one. I'll post a pic tomorrow of it, my current one and another from a WOSTEP grad who just finished about a year ago. Cool.... Was it a unitas 6497 cased and have it cosc, you had to make?
  5. Cool! Are you referring to ones of these? My brother in law made it at wostep. Heat blue is a trail and error for me. So thanks for the tip.
  6. Thanks for pointing out! I've not noticed the rado engraving? I will have a good look for it? I will update once cased up. Thanks Nucejoe
  7. Hi Jon, yes, it's a real joy to work on these 2824, I had a great time! This is why I have a gold and nickel 2824. I will update with some pics once cased up. Thanks Jon!
  8. I lost track of time. But it took a good few days. 8 hrs at a time, without a break. There were 12 grits I worked with, from grit 320 all the way to grit 10000. Under the loupe I'm really proud of the result. I actually aiming to heat blue these screws soon.
  9. I know these dont actually qualify to be classed as black polish, as my edges are not at true 90 degree, But at an angle they do appear black, this was what I actually meant. That's because of the mirror finish I have given it. To get a true black polish, you need a true 90 degree on edges of the screw head and a mirror finish. I did all by hand, no machines, lathe etc. A member of my family is a watchmaker graduated from " W.O.S.T.E.P he challenge me to it. And showed him without all the fancy tools what can be achieved?
  10. Give it ago! I guarantee you, you'll be amazed with the result after each grit polish. That's under the loupe!
  11. Good question! I secured the screw on a small pin vice and then cut a flat surface on the peg wood, about an inch. It has be flat, so I kept checking on a 12x mag. You then start off with the low grit and work your way up to 10k grit. Theres 12 grit to get that finish. Put plenty paste on and work in a circular motion, with gentle pressure. So you only feel the paste and the head of the screw rubbing. I would say the finish is black polish. Hope this helps.
  12. That's the right word "elbow grease" thanks mate
  13. I brought a clone Unitas 6497 for my watch repair course. Whilst learning the autonomy of this movement? I really hated those blue laquer screws. So I decided to file off the laquer with a diamond filer. I purchased loads of diamond paste grit, which came in a syringe. Peg wood and pin vice was all that was needed. God knows how many hours and days it took me? But here's the result. The pic was before polishing.
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