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jmb last won the day on December 12 2017

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  1. OK, but still not a low beat. Have fun with the build. Won't be checking in much because right now I'm off-grid up in the mountains hiding from COVID-19. Not sure when I will be back.
  2. You will need to use a 2824 in my case. Stem position on a 2846 is wrong. Automatico made a low-beat 2824, I think, by swapping in a couple of 2846 parts into the 2824...
  3. The Sherline is really nice for small precise work. I have a Harbor Freight 7x10 that I converted to CNC which is what I make bezels on and re-shape the DJ cases into 1016 cases. For manual work I have an old 50s South Bend "Light 10."
  4. Yeah, that's what I'm talkin' about! With him along I doubt you gotta worry about anybody clamming up!
  5. You shoulda took your buddy, Yogi, with you... 😜
  6. Just to spread around the praise it was LHOOQ that provided good verifiable data/dimensions and hi-res photo from a gen bezel which I used to pull into a CAD program and develop the CNC program. I then tweaked it with his input until he was satisfied it was correct. And, as they say, the rest is history!
  7. Tell me about it! Taking about .007" per pass gets pretty long and old real quick!
  8. To try and clear things up about bezels. I do not routinely sell separate bezels anymore unless somebody asks for one and I have an extra available. I make them in batches, usually just to supply as part of a case set, and will usually make one or two extra. It used to be a lot easier to make when I could get thick-wall stainless steel pipe. I have not been able to find any sched 160 pipe in the size I need for a couple of years so I have to start with solid stainless steel round stock and bore it to size which is very time consuming on the small machines that I have.
  9. jmb

    18238 Build

    I suppose that makes sense...
  10. jmb

    18238 Build

    I have always wanted to understand why people obsess over the weight. I like a lighter watch and have debated with myself whether it would be worth my time to build an aluminum case. If somebody could enlighten me I would appreciate it!
  11. The main issue you are going to run into is the stem position is different between the two movements.
  12. Thanks for everybody's conjecture guess educated hypothesis, I don't feel so bad now! I'll go with "service" dial that way it could conceivably be in anything.
  13. I hated this the last time I tried to answer this question. The more I stare at them the more they all look the freakin' same!
  14. No, I don't think that will be the end. They run out of the white ones quite often. They ran out last month, got some back in and a week later they were out of stock again!
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