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  1. Welcome back, glad you're sorted and now have a decent monitor. Is your old laptop mechanical or a quartz? [emoji3] Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  2. Look under Generic Watch Parts Stem Extensions on the Cousins site. I've used the female extensions in the past. They screw into the crown and you need to cut them to length to ensure that it engages correctly with the male inner stem. They currently only show a limited number of tap sizes. As such you may have to replace the crown as well if what they have available is a different tap size to the current crown. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  3. Cousins are showing that they have a male inner stem for the 955.412 in stock. Length is 9.79mm. ETA956101964 (Disregard the "Swiss Part Description" filter and just search by caliber and scroll through the result set, it will be towards the end of the list.) Bit confused though as the Ranfft site shows that both the 955.412 and 555.412 as having the same stem reference. Probably best to measure the original split stem and check that the ends of both stems that you have actually match. Hope that this is of some use to you. Nigel Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  4. As far as the winding stem, the Ranfft site shows them both as having the same stem :- http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&ETA-ESA_955_412 http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&ETA-ESA_555_415 Not sure if the hight difference that you mention would be significant but I'd be inclined to give it a try. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  5. Well done M1ks, certainly your good deed for the day. Mum used to get quite agitated when she couldn't "see the time" on her clock even though she knew what time it was from her wrist watch. NAD Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  6. Never owned any old Brit bikes but that looks like I would be a nice little rider and I bet it now goes like clockwork. Like the bar end mirror's that have been fitted. We went from the UK to South Australia and NSW on holiday for a month a few years ago, didn't see too much old British Iron about but a supprising number of 60's BMW's while in Sydney though. Any further projects planned? Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  7. Did my last advance riding test on the roads of South Cambs. some decent roads and a nice area. Not too sure how the local landlords would take to my Welsh accent and old biking leathers. [emoji16] I'm currently in the West of the County not far from the old air base at Alconbury. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  8. If the quality of the tools that I've used on old Japanese motorcycle is anything to on, watchmakers tools of Japanese origin will be up to the job in hand. I did examine a vintage set from the 60's by MKS, which I believe is/was a Japanese manufacture, at a local auction some time ago, it look more than adequate to me. In retrospect I wished I'd left a bid on it. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  9. Welcome from the Northern hemisphere Malc. Like the photo, class side. Looking forward to RWC2019. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  10. Most but not all of my all Roamers are housed in a “brevete waterproof” case which pushes through from the front with a little pressure from the thumbs, no tools required to get to the movement. I can't say that yours is the same but a clearer picture from the crown side i.e. picture 4 & 5 should allow confirmation if yours is of a similar design. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  11. Personal I've found books by Donald De Carle to be good reference material. For clocks I have a copy of Practical Clock Repairing which I've found useful. Some may may not agree as it is a little dated but it covers a lot, including tools required, and is readily available both new and second hand for not too many beer vouchers. Hope you find this useful. NAD Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  12. Looking forward to see the end result. Used to live next to a carpenter who restored old furniture picked up at local auctions as a hobby. He used to use an old wallpaper steamer as a source of steam when bending wood. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  13. I've something similar to these which I bought a few years ago on the recommendation of an earlier post to this forum. (Probably other sellers that do the same.) https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F292120239715 Work well for watch hands and small second hands on some of the vintage watches that I've an interest in. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  14. Great information from all, I've learned a lot by following this thread. Thank you WLS1971 & OH for sharing your information. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  15. Good advice in prior posts. I've the C version of the type of staking set that the video that video in OH's posting has a link to. The D version has the addition of the base for the tool. The Unruh-Max, the tool for balance staff removal, appears at 1:05 in the video. It doesn't come as part of the C set and I don't think it's part of the D set as standard. There is one currently on e-bay UK which looks to be ok. Item 153398604657 (I've no connection to this item.) I bought mine on e-bay a few years back following a prior post on this forum. It can be used with most staking sets not just Bergeon branded sets. I have used mine on a few pocket watches. The K&D tool that you have a link to is a different tool but fundemenly is designed for the same task as the Unruh-Max. That is they are balance staff removal tools. Whichever tool you choose to use to remove the staff, you will need a decent staking set of punches and anvils to rivet the new staff on to the balance wheel. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
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