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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
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By: David Walter
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MCG (Markus)
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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 th
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By: David Walter
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David Walter
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Making a 1 Second Pendulum Clock (3D printed)

Pendulum clocks are fascinating me these days. And of course different ways of making them. Having recently acquired a 3D FDM printer I decided to see how (if) one could make a precision clock using this means of production. As I already had a mechanical
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By: DonCorson
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julienalpha21
4,176

Thoughts on small and shapely ladies

errr... I mean small and shapely Seiko movements made for ladies! Regular readers may have seen a few Seikos walks or my technical articles here. I have had about 100 Seikos in my hands and on my bench in the last 90 days; 20 of those were ladies watches.
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By: cazalea
2
InDebtButOnTime
331

Question

Has anyone ever made a two handed watch with a jumping hour hand and an analog minutes hand? In the classic 2 handed format. Is it technically possible?
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By: EinPa
6
als1678
632

I couldn't fix all the 10 watches in my $40 bag, and here's one of the failures

It's a tiny women's watch. I can't read the dial without a loupe. Heck, I can hardly find the watch on the counter without my magnification: The movement was immediately diagnosed with a broken balance shaft. And made by Loyal Watch Co. Balance shaft tip
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By: cazalea
2
Ronald Held
302

So I bought this batch of 10 Seikos for $40

As I clicked "BUY IT NOW" I remembered a story from my friend Steve, when he bought an old Jaguar. He asked his dad's mechanic, who was sadly inspecting the car, "How could I go wrong for only $750?" I can't replicate the Mexican accent but as he walked a
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By: cazalea
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Ronald Held
652

Case Needs Cleaning

I was hoping to use this brown loaner watch for one of our Seiko walks, but the chrono wasn't working properly. The Start/Stop button was sticking down. So off to the bench we went. Ooh. Dirty. Even the gasket! This was a many-years-ago eBay find which wa
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By: cazalea
4
Ronald Held
324

I have this tiny old watch, maybe if I can fix it, we'll have another morning Walk With Seiko

I think it entered our lives about the time I expanded my watch repair facility from this modest home setup ... to insane craziness by buying out my friend Ken's watch business, benches, parts and tools. That was in 2009 I think. After a few months of sor
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By: cazalea
5
cazalea
430

In praise of Tungsten Carbide - 22 years on...

I have been wearing this RADO in rotation, on and off, for 22 years. I have not been careful with it, but It hasn't been treated as a beater either. At my desk today, the mirror polish of the clasp was still blinding. On most of our watches, this part of
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By: HighEndOne
18
nasseriq
2,211