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PastorChris

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    Chester, New Jersey
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    Watches, fly fishing and tying, Motorcycle riding, bushcraft, photography.

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  1. It is a lovely sunny day here in Chester, New Jersey, and I just sat down to a tall glass of iced Yorkshire Gold!
  2. This might be anathema to mention around the Brits, but that sounds like it would be very good iced.
  3. That was really uncomfortable to watch. My techniques is faster though, don't have to work about all of the fiddly disassembly: take the movement out, hose it down with brake cleaner, let it dry, hose it down with WD-40, give it a shake, boom! You're done!
  4. Could you provide a few photos of the tool and especial the tip of the punch in question? That would be helpful indeed.
  5. This is an ongoing project for me. I have just replaced the hands and dial on this watch, as well as servicing and replacing some damaged internal parts. When I got the watch, it had a very poorly fitted crystal that dropped out with very little pressure from the inside. I have installed a generic crystal that is nice and snug so it is working for now. But I would love to find the right NOS crystal for it. Ebay has many listings for crystals, with the diameter listed, and usually Omega part numbers form the paper envelope, but I am currently lacking the research knowledge to figure o
  6. Well, I have given up on the original hands for the moment. Mostly because the replacements hands arrived and they look pretty darned good and of course fit properly. The tip of the minute hand required a bit of gentle bending around some peg wood to get the same curvature of the original, and the hour hand required a little reaming of the mounting hole with a broach, but success! They are a little wider than the originals, and at the moment the lume is bright white. I bought a second set of the same hands to experiment with aging the lume. I know many have used coffee or tea to accomplis
  7. That is the clean one. The watch came to me with a pretty good (to my eye) repro dial. This one was purchased on ebay in rough condition and I took some excellent cleaning advice from this article: https://watchguy.co.uk/cleaning-and-preserving-original-finish-on-dials/ The next challenge is that the dial feet for the correct dial are in the wrong place. I can use dial dots but would prefer to put on new feet, which is another whole can of worms on techniques and tools that I do not have and do not want to invest in. We shall see. The before and after (after then before). Like many
  8. Good advice and I have heard reference to the "tube" several times and it is all coming together in my mind. This minute had is fairly flat; it certainly doesn't have a tube in the way I have seen them on some seconds hands. It also does not have much of a "flange" or very short tube in the way the hour hand does. I am going to play with it a bit and also some replacement hands just arrived. I have not had a change to compare them directly with the hands on the watch yet, but I might just end up using those and use the old one to learn on.
  9. Yes, this was a bit of a "frankenwatch" ebay purchase. Fairly knarled hands for sure. I didn't pay much for it and as I learned more, and then eventually opened it up, I learned why. Does that sound like a familiar experience to anyone? The setting lever spring was broken and not inside the watch, so it was re-built that way at some point. There was no movement/case clamp and that created a stress on the winning stem which broke. The wrong crystal was installed which I discovered when cleaning it from the inside and it popped out with almost no pressure. It did work well and keep ac
  10. Thanks for the discussion and solution. I’ll report back as things develop.
  11. I have been working on my 1952 Omega Seamaster bumper 344. I like the look of the hands that came with it, but the minute hand seems to have been removed/replaced many times and it slips a little bit when jostled. It only moves a few minutes distance and does not fall off or spin around but obviously something needs to be done. I would appreciate some techniques for fixing this problem. I know I can get other hands but as far as I know, and that is not terribly far, these are original and I'd like to keep them. I also am interested in the correct techniques because that is why I am
  12. I'm guessing it is for putting bends in metal sheet stock; a sort of narrow precision press-brake.
  13. I dig it. It looks great with that strap and the denim shirt is the icing on the cake!
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