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  1. This might interest you... https://forum.replica-watch.info/forum/hublot-replicas/35305-the-complete-guide-to-hbb-reps-a-work-in-progress
  2. Could anyone tell me about this staking set? I'm considering it for a beginner. I'm assuming new Bergeon punches will fit it if I have to replace something. https://www.ebay.com/itm/203358492156?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  3. I was thinking a hollow staking set punch would be nice to hold the barrel arbor in place while I mess with the spring. I've been looking at staking sets recently.
  4. All back together & a new strap. Apologies to Markr, the screws were from the dial & the 3rd one was the hairspring stud retaining screw. The timegrapher results were mixed. I have to work on correcting beat error & getting better at oiling. And yes...It bump winds!
  5. IT LIVES! I haven't done the 9015 yet but the little fellow just really wanted to tick again. The winder came today and it's good that I had an old spring to play with because this happened twice when I was trying to reposition my fingers to feed the braking attachment into the winder. I got the hang of it after a few tries and my new spring went together without too much drama.
  6. Just a thought I had while watching SpaceX today. I'm guessing a pro could but it would be quite a challenge. My 1st purchase would probably be a goldfish catching net for those little screws that wonder off in zero gravity.
  7. Yes...I think I walked into a discussion about Epilame that was over my head for a beginner. I also found the topic of cleaning solutions to be very confusing and so I went with something I thought was simple. Everything is new to me and I'm trying to make sense of it all. So far I have not destroyed or lost anything so I'm feeling pretty good about that.
  8. The most satisfying tiny little click was when the train bridge dropped into place. I was tickling it for so long that peg wood fibers were accumulating on the gears. (about 30 min) Next up was oiling the center wheel and I totally messed that up. I approached with a large drop of 1300 and it sucked it in so fast that I couldn't pull the oiler away in time. Lesson learned. No way I'm pulling the bridge off to clean the excess oil. I tried sopping it up with rodico but I'm pretty sure there is still too much on there. The 9010 went fine. I switched to a smaller oiler and only put enou
  9. At 1st, I thought about what would be the worst. This one is 17mm wide and spare parts probably don't exist. Plus $$$$$
  10. I really like the 1940's art deco style but it's hard to find a large case. This one is unusual in that it's 28mm. It's one of my top 3 & I probably wear it as much as my black strap watch because oxblood goes with almost everything.
  11. Very nice & likely gold filled, which is significantly thicker than plating. I really like tank watches w/ Arabic numerals & those particular hands. (not sure what they call them) I'd go for it. There are probably plenty of spare parts movements to be had & you could keep it running for many years.
  12. They have a shoulder and are smaller. The only screws I've seen with a sharp point. No clue where they came from. I did ultrasonic my oscillator bridge but the jewel cap screws are still on it. Plus, there are 3 of them???
  13. Here is a sample from the Timegrapher App. The watch only ticked 343 times before stopping and it was fully wound. It didn't record a amplitude.
  14. All clean and waiting on a spring winder from the UK. I started to assemble it but had to stop. Everything went well except I think I'll wash the barrel & lid with the main plate next time because they were so dirty that they needed an additional rinse. I found 3 tiny screws in the dirty solution that I didn't remove from the watch. That was puzzling. They look kinda like those screws on the balance wheel and are about jewel cap size but are steel. I never used my orange (0.05mm) screwdriver once but they are that size with a really pointy end. Also, the yoke spring was hor
  15. Now for cleaning... 1) Zippo ultrasonic bath for 5 minutes for everything except the escape wheel, pallet fork & balance/hairspring. 2) Remove from bath and peg wood all jewel holes & anything else that looks dirty. 3) Zippo ultrasonic rinse for another 5 min. 4) One-Dip escape wheel, pallet fork & balance+hairspring. Hand clean end stones & jewels on regulator w/ One-dip also. 5) Treat escape wheel & pallet stones with Epilame.
  16. Excellent link...Thank you The article uses "mainspring and slipping attachment" rather than the what has been referred to now as a "2 piece mainspring." It older terminology is more useful regarding oil selection. 8200 appears to be the correct choice for possibly all bumper automatics assuming they all use slipping attachments.
  17. So how much slip are we talking about here if I use 8200 rather than a 8217 on an automatic? My Elgin bumper 607 has some weird stuff going on with possible over-stressing the small "ratchet wheel lever" (I don't know what to call it because I can't find a part number) Here is a picture...My guess is when the watch is almost fully wound, the rotor just moves back and forth over a few teeth and doesn't swing the whole way OR there isn't enough slip to keep from over stressing the mechanism. My thought is I might want a bit more slip in the winding spring....Any ideas? (Pictu
  18. Thank You...I might be picking your brain later. I was careful to remove the regulator 1st and unhook/unscrew the balance wheel hairspring before doing anything else. I'm looking into a product called One Dip to see if there is a consensus on its beneficial use. I had a bit of luck while looking for parts movements and picked up what looks like a NOS round case bumper. I'm not sure if it's a 607 or a 618 because I'm trying to locate a tool. I thought a "screw-ball" would do the trick but it is really stuck. Beautiful though and almost/maybe 70 yrs old.
  19. So...Instead of sending it out, I decided to go on a shopping spree. I'm now researching lubricants and cleaners. Expensive little hobby you folks have here. (And yes...I have a couple junk 607 movements to play with before the good one gets messed with)
  20. Only thing I can see is the balance jewel cover shape & maybe the stem??? But aren't all the "BA" stems the same?
  21. Thank you for the welcome and advice. I'll be sending it off soon & will report back when it's wrist ready.
  22. This little watch intrigued me so I wanted to see it for myself. I wasn't planing on liking it so much, now I'd like a full restoration. The problem is that it's my 1st non-Swiss watch. I have no idea where to send it. Does anyone know a 607/618 expert?
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