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WatchTech: Breguet 4587

As some of you are aware I sometimes accept restoration/service work IF it is "interesting to me". This piece Breguet 4587, sold in 1825 is a very small pocket watch, 38mm diameter and 5.90mm thick with a Breguet ruby cylinder escapement. These are rarely seen so I felt some would be interested in s
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By: David Walter
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Independents: A Time For Transparency

For quite some time I have been working on a list of descriptions that would prove helpful in defining what "Hand Made" and other such phrases truly mean to both the collector and the independent maker. Recently Independent watchmaker, Kilian Leschnik in Germany posted an excellent list and explanat
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By: David Walter
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WatchTech: I draw my own..

plans with dimensions for any part i want to make. I work in metric and in imperial if necessary, I will be fitting a DRO to the F1 as it makes life much easier .
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By: David Walter
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WatchTech: Watch parts

As you see no CNC for me, all made traditionally using hand operated machines. Initially I will use it to make the watch plates and bridges and possibly wheels and pinions. The Aciera is a very accurate machine.
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By: David Walter
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WatchTech: Great, thank you NT

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By: David Walter
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WatchTech: Just arrived Aceria F1

After years of searching I now have a new and never used Aceria F1 milling machine. It came with some accessories but not all, now I am on the hunt for W12 collets and a rotary table. I set it up yesterday, oiled the spindle as I am sure after 50 years the old oil, even contained within the spindle
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By: David Walter
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Automotive: Thank you I am surprised and flattered

For some reason the 3 pics I posted do not show only the first of the three pics is in post and as mdg commented there are no pics when you click on the post. I will try again
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By: David Walter
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Automotive: After last weeks rain...

I took the covers off my Rover P6B and as it was a nice day with clear skies decided to not only but polish her too. It has been a while since I last polished her and it looked so good I thought “time for a photo” and why not place The White watch on the hood/bonnet as well.
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By: David Walter
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