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ceejay last won the day on March 5 2020

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  1. Hand winding auto mainsprings...hell no! Especially on those tiny modern calibres! Only mainsprings I hand wind are those that are not replaceable, easily. Other than that, new mainspring, pressed in. I have on occasion came across new mainsprings that the retainer ID is larger than the diameter of the barrel it's going into. On these occasions, It has to come out of the retainer and be wound into a mainspring winder. Mainspring winders are ridiculously expensive but I managed to get a decent set, without remortgaging the house. As, said above make a note or t
  2. Some of his sales threads made me cringe.
  3. “Expensive stuff” Brilliant! I’m out... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. How did you come by such an extensive supply of restricted parts? These cold be advertised on any public site, why choose a forum for replica watches over a forum for genuine watches and parts?
  5. Currently repairing a ETA 2824-2 with extensive 'drop' damage. Parts required for repair, Hour Wheel, Centre Seconds Pinion, Mainplate Centre Post & Escape Wheel. All purchased from my supplier with no drama. As you were...
  6. There are eBay sellers that sell decants of Moebius lubricants (and other brands) I went down this route with the Horotec Episurf-Neo (epilame treatment) got 5ml as 100ml would evaporate faster than I use it! Handwinding mainsprings is never a good idea. New mainsprings will general just slip straight into the barrel from there retainer, just a little braking grease on the barrel is all that's required. If a new mainspring is available, then use it. 10 bucks for a spring is worth it just for the peace of mind. If a new mainspring is not available then a drop of D5 on a li
  7. Little dab of blue loctite should keep it in place😉
  8. There's a fake plate glued on top of the regular screw. You will need to remove it to gain access to the regular screw.
  9. Attached is a research article on the hazards present with radium dials. Crockett_Robin_E_2012_Radium_dial_watches_a_potentially_hazardous_legacy.docx.pdf
  10. Aliexpress? https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20200807064339&SearchText=3135+movement
  11. I trained in Horology with the guy that puts those watches together and owns Mr Jones watches!
  12. I'm not familiar with the MoChaCha dials. Could you point me in the right direction? I have a 2824 auto in the case already so it would be just dial, hands & crystal I presume? Cheers.
  13. Like it! Would a gen 5500 case (complete) be a suitable base to start a build?
  14. My 'ono' meter is strong with this one... There are some guys on this forum that would kill for lume like that though!
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