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  1. Watchmaking
    Hey guys and gals, my friend inherited a cool Citizen watch from his grandfather. Sadly one link on the bracelet broke because of that small metal piece in the photos. I tried just skipping the broken link but as the bracelet gets bigger with every link that does not work. So my question is, if...
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    Hey, I'm planning on doing a mod involving the ISA 1198/32, but I've looked around for the specific movement, and many of the websites are saying it's out of stock or for example esslinger has removed their page for it, which leads me to believe that it's being discontinued. I'm not too sure...
  3. Watchmaking
    Hello everyone, Thank you on advance. I bought a watch that i will try to revive, It's a Seiko from the 70's with fluted bezel, Model 6119-8070 The watch is in very bad state, the day won't change, the hour hand moves strange and slower than normal but the watch ticks; The crystal for now is...
  4. Watchmaking
    Did you ever wonder if you could do a full restoration including lubrication of your own vintage wristwatches? I did. It cost me about $800 in tools and supplies and I made a one hour and forty six minute multicam video to record every detail of the process in realtime. ETA 2472 Full Service...
  5. Watchmaking
    I just picked up a speedmaster reduced, when it arrived ( a week ago) it all worked well. Today I engaged the chronograph when I was bored like I have before and this time on reset it did not reset to 0. I have seen there are many reason for the issue where the chronograph hand (the centre...
  6. Watchmaking
    What are your opinions and views on this combination? I have finished a few dials...however...due to thickness, mechanical movements will have to be specially made as a custom order. Production times for these "high hand" movement are atleast 6 months or more. There is a Ronda movement in stock...
  7. Public Forum
    Hi Everyone! I'm new to watchuseek and am taking this opportunity to introduce myself. I have a YouTube channel called "I Shoot Watches" on which I show realtime DIY watch repair and restoration using a minimal tool set (both literally and figuratively). The main difference between my...
  8. Watchmaking
    Hello together, today I changed the strap on my watch from it´s natural resin strap to a leather strap. Since this was my first time changing a watch strap by myself, i took a closer look at the description the seller gave me with the spring bar tool. There i read to always make sure the...
  9. Watchmaking
    This if for all the watch makers out there... I have a few vintage watches that are rather small, or not in great condition, so don't get worn. The movements (to my untrained eye) still seem to be in great condition though and do keep good time. My question is, is it possible to make new cases...
  10. Watchmaking
    Trying to fix my Audemars 2003 movement. Curious if this is a bolted stem/what size screwdriver I might need. Thanks –
  11. Watchmaking
    I need an upper 3rd wheel setting for the elgin 306. Its almost complete but just this is missing. Scotchwatch doesnt have it, ebay doesn’t have it, ofrei doesn’t have it. Where can i get one and if i can’t what can i use to replace it? Its really frustrating and I’m almost tempted to run it...
  12. Watchmaking
    Hello there, I‘ve wondered if you think it’s possible to build a watch movement from eta 6497 parts with two balances. I know that the two balances wouldn’t make the movement any better because i didn’t include a differential but it would certainly look more interesting. The parts would be...
  13. Tips, Tricks & Reviews
    What watchmaking and maintenance tools do you have that have found new, other than watch related uses? Here's one I use every morning.
  14. Watchmaker

    Watchmaker in the workshop
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    Hi! So i have been servicing a Universal Geneve Polerouter with a cal 69 movement recently. I have encountered an array of issues woth this watch which I have mostly been able to solve. However, there is this one issue where winding is no problem. But when I try to set the time, somehow the...
  16. Watchmaking
    Just got back my project watch – a Breitling chrono with a Valjoux manual wind. The movement rattles a bit when the watch is shaken (seems not 100% secured). Any ideas on how I might fix this? Thanks
  17. Public Forum
    An interesting series of an exciting topic. Maybe it is not yet obvious for the industry that the topic is important, but the next and coming generations will not ask WHETHER BRANDS ACT SUSTAINABLY but will ask WHY BRANDS DO NOT ACT SUSTAINABLY. What is your view on sustainability and its...
  18. Orient
    I chipped the crystal on my Defender II after rubbing against a concrete retaining wall while doing yard work. My plan is to replace it with sapphire. Does anyone know the dimensions of the crystal or am I stuck having to disassemble the watch, pop out the crystal and measure it myself in...
  19. Watchmaking
    Hey guys. Just completed a really interesting restoration (will be the topic of another post), but the Camille Fournet strap I've purchased doesn't fit within the shallow lugs. My immediate thoughts are a curved spring bar might do the job, but I'm unsure how to reshape the spring-bar section of...
  20. Straps & Bracelets
    Hey guys. Just completed a really interesting restoration (will be the topic of another post), but the Camille Fournet strap I've purchased doesn't fit within the shallow lugs. My immediate thoughts are a curved spring bar might do the job, but I'm unsure how to reshape the spring-bar section of...
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