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  1. Public Forum
    Anyone have experience finding various parts and assembling at home? Is it hard to find an off the shelf ETA movement? Curious to hear thoughts! Not sure what I’m getting into lol
  2. Public Forum
    I own a watch which has ETA7750 movement. Last week I found that the old movement was totally broken. So I came up with an idea to modified it as a quartz watch. After that I found ETA 251.264/251.274 share the same diameter as 7750. It means that their spacer ring are the same. 7750 is...
  3. Watchmaking
    I got myself a kit from DIY Watch Club but I really dislike the bezel insert that comes with the watch and I am looking for a replacement. The inner diameter of the insert is 31.7mm & the outer diameter is 39.4mm. Would anyone happen to know where I can find bezel inserts of this size?
  4. Russian watches
    Hi all, I changed the crown on my vostok amphibia. The process of removing the back was smooth, the problems started back when I put everything back together... The issue is the same is I put the old crown or the new crown. I had hard time putting back the crown in place. I could push it...
  5. Watch Concepts & Designs
    I am designing a case that I had in mind. The project takes more than 5 years. He was asleep several times and every now and then he made a little progress. As I said several times here, mechanics are not my thing, even though I have many machines. Various lathes, milling machines (a 4-axis...
  6. Omega
    I have a 2017 Speedmaster Professional Hesalite that I bought second hand this year. It wasn't worn much before me but I've used it nearly daily for 5 months now. Recently the crown has become a little harder to turn and has a noticeable "squeaky" feel as I turn it. Could it already be time for...
  7. Public Forum
    Hi all, Ok, I've got so many questions. It's been about a year since I've started really nerding out about watches and after hours and hours of rigorous (free) research about watchmaking, I've just purchased an ETA 6497-1 movement and I'm ready to start doing some tinkering! I've picked out a...
  8. Watchmaking
    Hey everyone! I would like to share a project that I've been working on for a while. After a few different variations, I think that this is my final design for the time being. Project background: For many in this hobby, applications like Toolwatch are great because they allow you to determine...
  9. Books, Tools, Winders & Other Watch Accessories
    I have this problem: one of my watches has a mechanism which does not have the possibility to adjust the date manually. I have to turn the time forward long enough to arrive to the correct date. This means I either have to keep it running by wearing it, manually winding it every other day (might...
  10. Books, Tools, Winders & Other Watch Accessories
    After 2 previous attempts at watch display/storage concepts, I think I've come up with something that 1) is convenient and 2) is aesthetically decent (even has the wife's seal of approval; thus her watches have been added to the mix.) It's an old wooden bottle rack I picked up at the local junk...
  11. Accutron, Bulova, and Caravelle
    I'm working on a project, and I need a long stem to put in an Accutron II movement. The one that came with it doesn't reach long enough. What stem do I need to get to put a crown on?
  12. Public Forum
    Hi, I've been trying to remove a silver mirrored Invicta logo from inside of the crystal of one of their watches. The black paint on the back didn't respond to acetone or MEK, so I scraped it off easily enough. However, there's a silver foil like part still stuck, so the logo is actually...
  13. Books, Tools, Winders & Other Watch Accessories
    I have nothing against watch boxes but I like to be able to see my motley assortment of wrist watches on display (plus, it's convenient for keeping the solar-powered watches topped up.) I've taken a crack at a DIY watch display stand before (somewhere on this forum are pictures of a Fender...
  14. Seiko
    Hey guys, thought I'd share a little video I did showing how I change the crystal on a Seiko Tuna, specifically a 7549-7000. The process is the same for all other tunas.
  15. Casio G-Shock
    This is going to be my 1000th post here on WUS, and may I present the most beautiful G I've ever owned yet... Okay, I confess. This isn't the real deal and I'd probably never afford the real Burton G. But it's pretty darned close and I'm completely in love with it. The Burton-1CR Rangeman...
  16. Affordable watches
    Hey guys, I did one of these projects a few months back and forgot to post something about it l, and now more recently helped a buddy out with his own Timex mod and thought I would post some pics and a write up for anyone who is interested to see. First, I covered the watch crystal with...
  17. Books, Tools, Winders & Other Watch Accessories
    I've been admiring all of the DIY cases here, and I thought to try making my own. I wanted something big enough to fit at least two watches plus straps & tools, yet small enough to fit unobtrusively in my backpack. I love all the Pelican mods, but I wanted to do something a little bit...
  18. Dive watches
    I tried to make a custom strap for my Piranha. Here's how it turned out. Please share any thoughts or criticisms or general strap/colour ideas! The girlfriend has a set of basic leather crafting tools and materials, so I thought I'd try my hand at some fun DIY/crafts. After a belt-type watch...
  19. Apple Watches
    This $97 Kit Plates Your Apple Watch in 24k Gold Just because you don't have an extra $10,000 lying around to buy a gold Apple Watch doesn't mean you can't have one. One company has created a way to play your Apple Watch in 24k gold for just $97. You can check out a video of the process from...
  20. Watchmaking, How To's and Technical Resources
    Just curious anybody done the online tutorial on 7s26 movement with Nick Hacko? Did you find it helped a lot in getting started? Mods feel free to move this if it is not appropriate here, Thanks.
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