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Hi,

I am from Sinagpore. Was into watch collecting but took up a watch repair course a few months ago. Have been practicing with some old watches. And I hope to learn from all the experts here.

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52 minutes ago, trident said:

Hi,

I am from Sinagpore. Was into watch collecting but took up a watch repair course a few months ago. Have been practicing with some old watches. And I hope to learn from all the experts here.

Welcome onboard! The more u practices the better u will be. 

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Hi friend, My Grandson  collects watches. I learnt a little many years ago from a swiss trained watchmaker and have recently taken it up again to pass the time with interest. I have had one failure which I am now getting on top of as it had been botched up years ago by a cowboy who got it going to sell it !.  Interesting !!. The more we practice the better we get. Amateurs are not liked a lot over here very much by the watch making fraternity but there are not many "pro`s" left now. I had a Chinese watch here last week for a new crystal. Clone ETA. Very good it was as well. Good wishes and best regards,  Mike. PS. Have you got a copy of Practical Watch Repairing ? I use it often for reference and Mark Lovick on U Tube who runs courses is an excellent watch repairer.  I am bit old for his courses almost 76 now. I also have purchased a Timegrapher 1900 (£147) GBPS. and worth every penny. Good wishes, Mike.

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Thanks Mike for the warm Welcome. And yes I do hv a copy of Practical Watch Repairing and a timegrapher too. I have just cleaned and oiled a Russian Slava 2428. The date wheel mechanism is a bit tricky though.  Hoping to complete it today or tmr.

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On 11/14/2017 at 2:44 AM, trident said:

Thanks Mike for the warm Welcome. And yes I do hv a copy of Practical Watch Repairing and a timegrapher too. I have just cleaned and oiled a Russian Slava 2428. The date wheel mechanism is a bit tricky though.  Hoping to complete it today or tmr.

On 11/13/2017 at 4:04 AM, trident said:

Hi,

I am from Sinagpore. Was into watch collecting but took up a watch repair course a few months ago. Have been practicing with some old watches. And I hope to learn from all the experts here.

 

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Well done trident, you are doing OK.  Good luck with the Slava 2428. You will fix it just take your time. I  cleaned an old friends  manual wind Avia yesterday,  Then a tiny touch of oil on pivots etc.  The balance is worn but it keeps reasonable time now. He is very pleased and one can easily make a rod for ones back trying to get an old watch perfect on the Timegrapher. If these old wrist watches keep reasonable time dial up and crown facing down then I am satisfied. Mark Lovick would do better but I will never have his skill, he is excellent at this business. The best that I have ever seen. Good wishes friend.  PS. I do not use specialist cleaning fluids. Just Benzene and usually Naphtha with a U/S cleaner,  for oil I use Pegasus or Anchor. I find these materials to be fine. Best regards, Mike.

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