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Len33

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  1. Len33

    Oops !

    Report post Posted just now oldhippy Distinguished Member Moderators 1,141 3,532 posts Location: Mid - Devon Report post Posted January 6, 2017 That's T V for you. One of the things I used to do was look at the clocks to see if they were working, I also found many times a clock would be in a seen and would chime or strike but the sound it would give out was nothing like the clock. I haven't had a T V in my home for about 12 to 15 yea I'll 'ditto' that last comment above about giving up the tv. I did that a few years ago. It's nothing more than a constant repeat of things that you've already seen before. Why do people find it necessary to watch the same films and programmes over and over and over again? And, of course, you have to pay the BBC (Biased Broadcasting Company) an outlandish fee to do so, so that they can waste millions of your pounds, giving it to the same ubiquitous celebrities.
  2. Len33

    Oops !

    oldhippy Distinguished Member Moderators 1,141 3,532 posts Location: Mid - Devon Report post Posted January 6, 2017 That's T V for you. One of the things I used to do was look at the clocks to see if they were working, I also found many times a clock would be in a seen and would chime or strike but the sound it would give out was nothing like the clock. I haven't had a T V in my home for about 12 to 15 yea I'll 'ditto' that last comment above about giving up the tv. I did that a few years ago. It's nothing more than a constant repeat of things that you've already seen before. Why do people find it necessary to watch the same films and programmes over and over and over again? And, of course, you have to pay the BBC (Biased Broadcasting Company) an outlandish fee to do so, so that they can waste millions of your pounds, giving it to the same ubiquitous celebrities.
  3. Len33

    Watch hands alignment.

    Hello, rogat63. Thanks for your input, I value every piece of advice and help. Regards. Len.
  4. Len33

    Watch hands alignment.

    Thank you, jdrichard, that sounds like just the job and absolutely spot on. Why didn't I think of that! Excellent. 10/10
  5. Len33

    Watch hands alignment.

    Not just the seconds hands on quartz watches, but any watch. You know the sort of thing I mean. You get them fitted exactly on the 'seconds marker,' then once powered up (Or wound) they end up in-between!
  6. Morning, all. What a lovely day. Here's something that has been causing quite a lot of problems. (Well............ it has for me!) When refitting watch hands, how can you be certain that the hands will land accurately on the minute markers and not (As is so often the case) in-between? You just cannot keep removing them and trying again and again. I swear that it's easier to fit a gear train bridge on a Timex, than it is to align watch hands! Anybody got advice, or tips on the subject? Thanks.
  7. Len33

    Tweezers advice?

    I have a ladies, very small, (No model number on it) Sekonda wind up watch that needs some work attending to on the hairspring. This obviously represents quite a challenge and, without really good, fine tweezers, I think there's no hope of (Hopefully) getting this watch back in use. I use a stereo microscope and when I view the tweezers that I have, they look like a garden shovel; compared to the hairspring! Can anyone recommend any reasonably priced tweezers and where to buy? I know there are plenty available, but they are way too cost prohibitive.
  8. Morning, all! I have a Krug Baumen Marqius watch with an ETA stamped movement, but the number, even under a stereo microscope, it is very difficult to see clearly. It looks something like this:- 8.80H2.60 The word 'something' is the problem here. There's a blue coloured plastic gear wheel in there with a broken tooth. Can anyone identify this movement for sure? Thanks.
  9. "Thank you," WatchMaker and well spotted! Your eagle-eyed homework will be with me in a couple of days, or so. Len.
  10. Can anyone identify this Greville watch? There are no names on it at all, (Except the dial) but there is a number '61' adjacent to where the balance (With its broken staff) lives. Thank you.
  11. Len33

    Akita, watch battery?

    Thanks for that, it seems that the smallest one will do the job.
  12. Does anyone know which battery an 'Akita 4GB1' watch movement needs? I've done a search, but drawn a blank.
  13. Len33

    Timex 'watercolors'

    I did try a crystal lift, but the crystal refused to budge. I realised that if I carried on, the crystal lift was going to slip off and chew the edge up.
  14. Len33

    Timex 'watercolors'

    Thanks for you response, wIs1971, it more or less sums up what I was thinking. A shame, really, because I was so much looking forward to stripping the case down; getting my rubber gloves on and giving it a good scrub in the sink. Oh well, it'll have to be a quick 'cat's lick' for this and move on to the next one from my lucky dip bag of salvaged time-pieces. Regards. Len.
  15. Does anyone know how to get the movement out of this watch? When viewed under a stereo microscope, there is no joint to be found around the front or anywhere else. (Only the bezel is removable) From the inside, it is plain to see that the dial is under the edge of a section of moulded plastic edge; so it has to come out through the front. What on earth is holding this watch movement in place! I tried a watch crystal lift to see if that was the way forward. However, the crystal refused to move and, to avoid damaging the edge of the crystal I dumped that idea. Is it really cemented together and never intended to be taken apart, or what! Over to you, for any ideas and suggestions.
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