I have an acquaintance who is closing his shop due to health after 43 years. He has a large quantity of parts, stems, crowns, crystals and all the paraphernalia one would accumulate after a long period in the business. He needs to liquidate his shop. This isn't a "Hey do you have a __ for a __." kind of post. We're talking serious stuff here. Mass quantities. If you need parts, equipment, etc. for your practice, please let me know. I will pass along his email contact to you. Obviously, this is useful primarily only to those in the U.S. due to shipping costs. But he has a huge amount of useful goods and is 100 miles South of Atlanta. PM me if you need something.
Has anyone got one of these lathes?? if so are they any good for repairing pivots etc..I know they would not be any use for heavy work, but thought I would ask first..
Have a good weekend all..
I got a nice surprise gift in the post from my aunt which she found at an auction, labelled "watchmaker's tool". Certainly looks attractive but I'm not sure what it is! My instinct is a staking set but as I've never seen or used one, I could be wrong, and my image searches don't throw up anything similar.
Suggestions on another forum included a hole punch for watch straps or a sizing tool for jewels or caps. Can anyone help with the answer?
Hello from Odessa, Texas! As a beginner in watch repair, is there a repair kit that is a good starter kit on the market? Before I invest in Swiss tools that cost a small fortune, I would like to start with a set of tools that will help me find out if I am as interested in watch repair as I think I am. Thanks in advance for any advice or recommendations .
Its a bit of a disappointing book actually it's mainly just a list of old lathes from various manufacturers and their specifications, but doesn't explain much in the way of using a lathe any other De Carle book I would rate but not that one, there's is plenty on youtube to watch about watchmakers lathes.
Sorry for the delayed response everyone! Thanks so much for all the information!! Haha yankeedog and andyhull, I will do my best to resist the urge to lick the dial. I have made it habit to use finger cots at all times when taking down or assembling a watch. I will maybe add a mask when dealing with potential radium dials to be on the safe side. So as far as cleaning the movement, is there any precautions needed there as far as pre cleaning any potential radium dust from the dial, I don’t really want anything like that in my cleaning solutions, or am I being to paranoid?
I wonder if you have everything back as it should? You pull the stem out to set time. Then wind it until it shift date. Put the hour hand at 12 a clock . Wind it one more time 24 hours and see that it shift right. With the hour hand at 12 set the minute hand over the hour hand. Then it should work. If not there is something wrong.