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15 hours ago, AndyHull said:

I presume by that, you mean that they would survive a nuclear apocalypse, rather than that they are tasty when fried in a wok.

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EDIT: I forgot to mention it also needed the winding pinion replaced as there were teeth missing. I also shortened the stem to the correct length, and re-polished the crystal, so it now looks a whole lot better.

I'll finish adjusting and regulating it tomorrow. The Eden-matic (from the same job-lot) is also going nicely. The pair of them can then join the 404 club.

I have noted a problem  with Russian  keyless  works..As to whether  it is the weakness of the metal  or the strength  of the wearers I have yet to determine. Of course  it should  also be politically  incorrect of me  to cast aspersions  on ethnic  cuisine. 

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35 minutes ago, yankeedog said:

I have noted a problem  with Russian  keyless  works..As to whether  it is the weakness of the metal  or the strength  of the wearers I have yet to determine. Of course  it should  also be politically  incorrect of me  to cast aspersions  on ethnic  cuisine. 

No aspersions need be cast, deep fried cockroaches are real. This from Wikipedia for example.

"... The cockroaches are fried twice in a wok of hot oil, which makes them crispy with soft innards that are like cottage cheese.[92][93] Fried cockroaches are ground and sold as pills for stomach, heart and liver diseases.[94] A cockroach recipe from Formosa (Taiwan) specifies salting and frying cockroaches after removing the head and entrails.[95]In traditional and homeopathic medicine..."

I'm pretty adventurous in terms of what I will eat, and in my travels,  have tried some strange stuff over the years, including seal meat, ostrich, crickets and kangaroo (not all at the same sitting of course). If offered deep fried cockroaches, based on that description, I might be tempted, though not as a solution to any internal medical issues.

As to the cause of the demise of the key-less work of Russian watches, I suspect the lack of proper sealing of the stem is probably a major contributor. On those watches that I have seen this problem (not all Russian), there was evidence of corrosion or ingress of crud, both of which could lead to binding and stripping of teeth. Metallurgy may also be  a factor, particularly if the cause is a snapped spring but I suspect that poor case construction is a more common reason.  Lack of servicing is also likely to be a common cause, since grease tends to turn to tar if not regularly replaced, and once in this state, the wearer will tend to simply put more pressure on the winder in the hope of "freeing it up", which is obviously not a good idea.

 

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There are some things I just wont eat ! for instance a Balut..insects are another thing I will without exception decline to knowingly consume.i also will not eat crabs, they look too much like a spider to be put on my plate.

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There are some things I just wont eat ! for instance a Balut..insects are another thing I will without exception decline to knowingly consume.i also will not eat crabs, they look too much like a spider to be put on my plate.
Balut .... Half formed chick in egg ?

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There are some things I just wont eat ! for instance a Balut..insects are another thing I will without exception decline to knowingly consume.i also will not eat crabs, they look too much like a spider to be put on my plate.
Balut .... Half formed chick in egg ?

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4 hours ago, ro63rto said:
4 hours ago, yankeedog said:
Eggs with legs....

BLEURGH! Don't know how that ever became a "delicacy" in the Philippines!

Considering  that most Filipino  food is delicious..I agree. 

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Polish that crystal and you will double its value.


How do you polish the glass crystals, if I may use that contradiction...
Rouge? Buffing wheel?


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1 hour ago, ITProDad said:

How do you polish the glass crystals, if I may use that contradiction...
Rouge? Buffing wheel?

 

Various threads about that. First, scratches are removed with wet paper, then polish with diamond paste. All that with a rotary tool or bench motor.

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9 hours ago, yankeedog said:

Your guess would be correct. Your statement agreed with.

Just to prove yours isn't a fluke, here is my "almost COSC" 1970s Sekonda TV face, which I have literally just taken off my wrist, having worn it all day everyday for the last month, wound and slapped on the time grapher.

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.. also giving a not too shabby performance.

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