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    • By marcusg83
      Hello all!
      My name is Marcus, and I am a watch repairer. I've only started recently, maybe about 2 years ago.   
      I work out of my family jewelry/pawn shop. I enjoy fixing pretty much any types of watches.  
      Although I am new to watchmaking I have had the opportunity to work on Rolex', Omega, piaget, Seiko and many other brands of watches.   
      I'm still learning a lot and I hope to learn a lot more from browsing this forum! 
    • By wilding
      Hello to all of you out there!
      So, the moderator asked me to do some intros to myself. Here they are.
      I'm just getting properly into watch repairs and slowly building my kit and various bags of to-be-fixed watches.
      So far, I'm sticking to quartz watches. Actually I have a few books on repairing mechanical watches, but it is scary stuff! Maybe I just need to explore more.
      I'm certainly NOT a pro, but a home-repairing amateur.
      I have fixed quite a few already, but also killed some watches in the process. Hey, that's part of learning - right?
      So, I guess that's all for now.
    • By yankeedog
      To all ye present greetings,
           I am an incorrigible tinkerer,I cant help it. I took apart my first watch when I was nine years old. Of course I could not put it back together, but my father, whose watch it was did not get angry.. he understood my curiosity . He was the same way. I have absolutely no training. I am in no way any kind of expert or authority on anything, but I do have more than a fair amount of mechanical aptitude and a decent command of the English language. I believe there is no such thing as a stupid question, especially when I am the one asking it.I look forward to exchanging opinions and experiences and information with you all.
      Henry
    • By Scottswatches
      My name is Scott and I am a watchaholic.
      I got the disease bad.  I have gone from having one watch, to too many, to having my own business specialising in birth year watches.
      As a former race car mechanic I figured that the mechanic skills and knowledge would be transferable to watches.  Some is, but the spanners are smaller!
      I have done two courses at the BHI - Basic watch and quartz - , and I am booked in for the auto and calendar course later this year.  Meanwhile the WIP drawer gets fuller, and my free time is diminished.  I found the forum whilst searching for info on removing a Tissot 2031 stem - which is still stuck, and thought I may stick around.
      If my username is familiar I am also on TWF.
    • By Burton
      Hello everyone,
      I am a watch enthusiast and amateur watchmaker. I have been longing for a site like this that allows for friendly exchange of information. I am interested in all aspects of horology, but my passion has become bespoke watch creation. I would love to help with anyone wanting to build unique watches or share my own projects. I have experimented with everything ranging from repair  to custom dial design and 3D case printing. I am very excited to meet you all.  
       
      Best Regards,
      Burton
       
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    • Lol that's the problem JohnHutchins....I do not want to have to take apart this watch just to replace a capacitor, especially with those annoying/fragile plastic gears. Not worth the effort for a $60 job. I feel like Citizen made it like this in order to force customers to send their watch in for a $200 service that takes 6 months (in which they will just rip the stem out and replace the entire movement). Shame. You might be right though, Pip, maybe there's been some sort of manufacturing flaw or unseated piece that is preventing the stem from coming out. Shit does happen.
    • Maybe you have a broken or unseated piece meaning the stem removal lever doesn’t move into position when you pull the stem out. Shit happens! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    • A vintage Dundee lady tonight. I doubt if this is the smallest Timex watch ever made, but it is certainly fairly dinky. Serviced and polished, but the strap that was on it is done, and I have no 10mm straps, so I'll need to get one. I'm unsure of the age, if any of the experts know, do tell.  Other than a very light crop of green fungus on the strap pins (fresh pins fitted) and the dead strap it was fairly tidy and polished up rather nicely. It is managing a fairly respectable swing of 265 degrees and sitting slightly fast at +70 at the moment, so I'll let it settle overnight and finish it up tomorrow.
    • Seems like you are getting to the point where you have to make a decision - do I disassemble the watch completely in order to get the movement out of the case?   
    • Pip - yeah I've also taken a look at the diagram, but thats the assembly from the underside of the movement. And if you look at the dashes, the set lever ends up being set into a place farther up towards the center, which can't be reached from the dial side. This thing is a straight up anomaly.
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