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  1. Hi to anyone who is interested getting to know a cleaning machine which is not a Elma or one of the other usual names! since I`ve had my watch cleaning machine for about a year now, I wanted to introduce it since its not something that is seen very often! Here's a short video for those who don't feel like reading through everything below where I summaraize everything and show its function, settings and the rest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhNwU6risSo&lc=Ugw1n_nEOT2mDSkHEaB4AaABAg Watch cleaning machine from VEB Glashütte 1. View in its lowered and raised state. 2. Name plate with the reference to the DDR Peoples watch and machine factory in today's Glashütte Sachs. I acquired this beauty in Dresden from a former apprentice out of the German watchmaking town of Glashütte. At the time I had become interested in the profession and the cleaning machine was my first major investment in a machine from the profession. At its core this machine, just like many other vintage machines, is a hand-turning machine where you still have to manually lift and turn the upper disc, where the rubber sealing rings and the motor hang, from one one position into the next after each washing stage to change the cleaning jars and fluids What I particularly like about the machine is its somewhat more "solid" construction compared to conventional vintage machines. For example, the machine has an external guide in the form of a rod that leads the upper plate into position. Another feature is the size and weight of the two disks that make up the main part of this tool. In addition, I must say that I also find the stepped shape of the cleaning glasses and the compact size of the cleaning basket very aesthetically pleasing. The machine is in good condition and I have often started it up to clean the movements which I was working on. However, time has of course not left it untouched. In addition to the somewhat superficial defects such as the some painnt and lacquer peeling off, I noticed relatively quickly that the rubber washers on the upper plate do not all lie flat on the glasses when lowered, which means that the smell of the cleaning fluids cannot be isolated in their respective glasses. I have also noticed that the glasses are starting to have minimal hairline cracks in their shapes. I will probably have to buy a modern alternatives or invest in another machine in the event of a complete shattering. Ultimately, the only disadvantage of this machine, in my opinion compared to other vintage machines, is the lack of a drying system. Until now, I have always used a hairdryer to dry the cleaning basket after the three washes. Thats a bit inconvenient! Overall though, I am extremely pleased with the look and function of this old watch movement cleaner and am extremely proud to be an owner of such a practical piece of history! If you have any questions, comments of thoughts I would be happy to read and answer them in the comments! Here are two more pictures: 3. View of the washers and the basket mount. 4. Size and aesthetics of the cleaning basket.
  2. Hi friends, I have a 1970's Slava Soviet made watch my uncle gifted me when I was 9... I have kept it in mint condition all these years and for some reason I decided to have it serviced. I took it to a watch repair shop (had 5 stars) spoke with the employee and specifically asked to have the watch back in the same or better condition, when I got it back 6 weeks later I noticed they had scratched and damaged the bezel and changed the spring (even through I asked to call me incase any part needs to be replaced) Now I need to replace the bezel so thats its not chewed up, the factory does not make parts for it and I am distraught as it was in perfect shape and it took someone else to ruin the watch. I only blame myself but it hurts ? Please help me find the bezel and get it back to its former self as much as possible.
  3. Hi all, if you have trouble holding onto your screwdrivers then you should try this. I reckon this bloke is pretty cool. Please watch the whole video. I think you will like.
  4. Continued Creations Art's, Craft's, furniture and construction... I always considered adding watchmaker and jeweler but I lost sight in one eye. But I do have a few tool's that I don't know what they are or how to use them? So, thought I'd share and hopefully gain some knowledge. **** MODERATORS NOTE -> No buying or selling on the forum please **** Or if someone is interested in them?
  5. Hello, was wondering if anyone has dealt with any reliable watchmaker's that can repair vintage Seiko watches, I have a few that require dire need of repair, I'm located in New York City, and was wondering if anyone has anyone they can recommend in my area, or, someone who is reliable that I can mail my watches to. Thanks, EddieR
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