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Timelord

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About Timelord

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  • Birthday 01/26/1965

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    Timepieces both genuine and reps, trivia, 1960's memoribilia,

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  1. Ditto !!! Well, at least you still have an education system, but we lost ours a long time ago!!!. When we had schools and universities (colleges etc) we actually were learning something!! Nowadays, it has become big, big business with the introduction of so many junk courses which only serve to provide $$$$$ for those running the show. Even in the trade industries, you have to inherit an opportunity to learn and qualify to fix a car or wire a house as most apprentices through a proper trade qualifying system are only passed onto family or very close connections as no trade school in
  2. well I am glad there are those that speak my language! I could not have put it better myself! the 116610 is ok????, well I will keep my opinion t myself! then I could be wrong, because we are living in a better world, mass unemoloyment, COVID pandemic, insecurity, but wait there is more!! rolex cutting off parts to independents, the new age of disposable cars, not sure if there will be a future mustang from a future Steve McQueen for later generations to see. supermodels tattooed from head to tow, The attractive brazilian wax and Wait ev
  3. thanks for your input! Thought my post had become forgotten! I was looking at molykote dx more for greasing watch parts as the eta oiling manual mentions it in their oiling charts. I recall from an earlier post on this forum that it was also recommended by another member that has more experience than me in watch repairs, that it was a good substitute for the very expensive blue moebius grease (9104? If I recall correctly?) used for stems and on some of keyless works parts! Ridiculously expensive! However the molykote was also not cheap either and all it is is a mi
  4. when I was moving homes, I somehow lost my tube of molykote dx and thought of replacing it from my supplier! My supplier no longer keeps it since the COVID crisis Iss7es with shipments and buying abroad from eBay is almost as costly as the product itself! He mentioned to me that it is white lithium grease in mineral oil, which I then saw some truth in the data sheet. Any opinions on using white lithium grease as a substitute for molykote dx as I was using it already as a substitute for the blue grease? Thanks!
  5. The first watch that got me into replicas before I sold off my genuine was the 16610. I have owned just about everyone of them from various sellers except the MB’W. I just had too many and needed to keep just the one that gave me the same buzz as my genuine! I then narrowed them down to just two of them which were the noobmariner F521107 with trimmed c/w ‘s and the yuki2836-2 version which I built myself. I then felt comfortable selling off the ones that were sitting in my shelf including the genuine that were just hoarding up a LOT of dead money which was better spent for my family,s
  6. thanks!! now I don't feel as bad for having paid what I thought was too much! I thought it was too good to be true as I do not score any points on any of those 3 catches! It is strike 3 and out for me😳
  7. those prices are quite good! I paid the mainspring alone $22 from my supply house and there were only three of them left. As for the timed and regulated balance complete. $32? That is good too! Over a year ago, I could only buy it online in India which came in a yellow type of plastic box $45 plus $20 delivery! Just over double you quoted! But this came with an incabloc, so I can’t be too choosy! Lots of people are making Easy money and not just Rolex associated
  8. Thanks! 10 dollars seems rather good price! Is it a clone part? I was thinking about a clone MS as they are cheaper and just a spring that would best be replaced at its next service! I am not sure if the clone Springs would be lubricated and would they fit straight into the barrel straight from the package like the genuine? One of the reasons I opted for a genuine! i never hand wind these automatics because of the reverser wheels being so fickle and not only expensive but now becoming near impossible to get!
  9. Thank you ! Thank you! I will try it, as I just cannot see why one needs a hundred different types of oils when what you say has always worked! the wealth of information found here, makes this more of a group of scientists than watch makers/hobbyists, I feel privileged!
  10. Thanks! Great information! Do you use the 8201 as A braking grease As well as the MS lubricant? What is the difference between the 8201 and 8200?
  11. I pulled apart an eta 2824–2 to see why it kept stopping prematurely and noticed a broken mainspring! got a new mainspring and was wondering what the most economical oil and grease to use apart from the usual moebius oils. I usually put the Mainspring back in by hand. Pain in the a$@ Is it sometimes better to buy a clone barrel with mainspring already in it or does one need to remove it from barrel to grease and oil it again ,to go through he same ordeal.thanks in advance!
  12. Thanks for the tips! Still sounds like a climb to Everest in comparison to just opening up the lyre style spring and be done with it in a blink! i made my tool from a piece of lollipop plastic stick similar to a straw which measures exactly 1.4mm and also made three indents like the original tool. I always shivered when removing these novodiac spring! I still have springs somewhere in my carpets, skirting board gaps and God knows where else! I bought a few of these before the swatch parts curfew and now do not have any spares for me to risk losing! In fact I have a non work
  13. Thanks A, I recall someone here many years ago attempting this exact conversion and gave details in their method for doing this just using a hybrid of both the Xx24 and xx36, but could not recall who it was! Checked the archives but could not find an anything on this. I vaguely recall It could have been The Zigmeister or Jackjo but cannot say for sure! Never the less I really wanted these base plates of the 2824 because of the incabloc setting on the ebauche plate as my 2824-2 has both setups including the hair spring as well , so I could do away with using that horrible no
  14. An update! Something is not right in my conversion! I still find that with the right CP seconds wheel and taller hour wheel, the stem opening is presenting some problems! I guess that there is something in the main movement plates that make or break that 0.45mm difference! However I do recall someone here many moons ago make a 2824 movement work well in a 2836 case! Not sure what happened!
  15. I applaud you! Congratulations! as far as the look goes? As Automatico said, I say “what is the look?” Splitting flea’s hair and if it is 0.001mm out here and there, who is going to detect this? Is everyone that will see it, going to pin point this? Most people have no clue in what to look for! it is unique and special, so let’s leave it at that! Better than one that you may have seen at Sotheby’s because yours is hand made! As for the genuine Rolex movement, I would not worry about is as I find the eta more rugged and practical, I would personally go for a genu
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