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  1. Afternoon Phil and welcome. Originally from the Valleys myself but moved to a drier part of the UK a while ago now. What sort of watches do you favour? Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  2. Mbk Some really good advice from all who's contributed already. I find myself in a similar position to you with the family long case clock, see earlier posts where OH was very helpful in dating the clock. We differ in that I've been "playing about" with watches for some time before the clock came into my possession. I've also lately been doing some clock work on mantle clocks of varying degree of complication. Been enjoying working on the clocks but I'll not be touching the family clock for a while longer, at least until I've learned some more, and have significantly more space to work in. Everything is significantly bigger in the long case clock than the half dozen Elliott's that I'm currently working my way through. Enjoy the journey. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  3. Thought it was a temporary hand that came with the new movement to be honest. Don't do too many movement swaps to be honest but I seem to remember something similar from one I did in a Rotary I worked on some time ago. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  4. Been using them for a while watchmaking as a hobby. Think I read on the Cousins site a while back that they are Seiko batteries which was good enough for me. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  5. The best solutions are normally found after a visit to the pub. I've watched enough episodes of Morse to know that there's not a problem known to man that a beer can't help to solve.[emoji3] Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Welcome from the Northern hemisphere Malc. Like the photo, class side. Looking forward to RWC2019. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
  15. 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
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