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  1. Scored my first Hamilton Khaki used for a decent price ! Should receive it sometime next week. Not the best pictures but looks in decent enough condition and will serve as a "plug and go" watch for me that I won't have to baby !
  2. Yes, I have a Timex Marlin (TW2T23200) with a Miyota 8215 and you can hear the rotor when you move your arm around. It's a noisy movement. On the topic of noisy rotors, I've heard the STP3-13 on the Zodiac Olympos is noisy as well.
  3. You beautiful beautiful man ! Thank you for the detailed response. I've found 2 used for 5€ which beats the NOS for 20€ since this is a watch I'm "working on" for practice and learning. I'll use one on the watch for reassembly and I'll use the other to train on hand-fitting the mainspring back in the barrel since that how I absolutely murdered my original mainspring.... Thanks again, much appreciated
  4. Hello, I'm looking for a barrel complete for a Seiko 7009A I've found the part number, I've found some available online but I've found a cheaper one for the 7S26A. Their parts number don't match but are awfully similar. 7009A : 201.024 7S26A : 0201.024 Would one be compatible in the other ? I've read that the 7s26 and 7009 are quite similar. My barrel and arbor are fine but it's cheaper and easier to buy a balance complete then only the mainspring unless there are generic mainsprings available. Thank you all for your help.
  5. I did a "DIY" ebay build and I've changed batteries, crystals etc... with tweezers from my "IFIXIT" toolkit that I use for computers. Since I've been wanting to learn how to dissassemble and service a watch I splurged on Dumont 5 and Dumont 7 on cousins as well as a second hand Horotec set of brass B1 B5 S5 tweezers. I had the chance of playing with them 2 days ago while taking apart a seiko for training purposes and today for cleaning these parts. By gosh what a difference they make ! Picking up is much easier, the fit in hand and control over them is great. I do not regret my purchase.
  6. I don't know if this is possible but you could contact watchmakers in your area with an Omega parts account to order a case directly from Omega ? 055ST1660324 Seems to be the reference number for the case you're looking for. The Omega forum might be of assistance to source a case as well.
  7. Thanks JDM, ideed I've found 2 reviews on some aliexpress stereo microscopes in the preceeding pages. Seemed to be good quality and bang for buck. If I decide on one I'll make sure to review here for future reference.
  8. I've come across these stereo microscopes on Aliexpress : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/32752270442.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.117a69066Oumsg&algo_pvid=a247116e-6dee-45e2-b33f-670f899494bf&algo_expid=a247116e-6dee-45e2-b33f-670f899494bf-0&btsid=0b0a187b15991436420684975e4323&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_ Allows a big working surface area. Won't rival AMScope I'm sure but looks like a decent budget option. What do you all think ? Thanks.
  9. Amazing ressource ! Thank you for this.
  10. Hey everyone, I'm here because I've decided I'd like to get more "hands on" with watches. I've always like watches, I've worn a watch since I was a child and got my first "real" watch (Seiko Kinetic) for my 11th or 12th birthday. I like to tinker (computers, mostly) and DIY so the natural next step feels like combining tinkering with watches, right? I've ordered tools and things off Cousins to get started and I ordered a cheap "running but not keeping time well" seiko off of Ebay to practice on. I've got three weeks off of work in september, nothing planned so great time to get
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