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    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
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    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...
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    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...
  4. 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...
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    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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    I just came across this admittedly rather old article about the use of silicon in watchmaking, and how it has been rather polarising. A quick summary: On one hand, silicon-based movements are indisputably mechanical (unlike say, Spring Drive). They provide tangible timekeeping advantages, and...
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    What do you guys think is the best value for money field watch is? Field watches are in a strange position as many people when they pick a tool watch they either pick a diver or a chronograph. That being said field watches are cool, fun and part of a history in watchmaking. The design goes back...
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    Hello all, Recently got a 1970's Jovial Dual-Time watch, but the corner of the crystal is out of place. Wondering how to repair a non-circular crystal. Might be difficult to tell, but the corner is the bottom-left. I don't currently have a press, but if this requires one would you guys have...
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    I'm curious and I did not find a similar thread after searching. Do company umbrellas like Swatch/LVMH/Richemont leverage their scale and processes throughout the company? In most other industries, scale and efficiency is the name of the game. For these conglomerates, the sale and distribution...
  10. Watchmaking
    Attempting to reassemble an Enicar AR1141, but have run into the issue of extra parts. I am not sure where the 2 pins in the first image are suppose to go in the movement. Any ideas?
  11. Watchmaking
    Having opened this Chronosplit (Quartz), there seems to be a large amount of gunk inside. Any ideas if this rust, or battery leak? Might it effect the watch working? Thanks,
  12. Watchmaking
    Hey all! I've recently started an apprenticeship with a retiring watchmaker. He had me pick up THE CHICAGO SCHOOL OF WATCHMAKING and ill be meeting with him a couple times a week for him to critique my work and go over lessons. Here's my question: is there an answer key for the tests in the...
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    I was very lucky to have recently been able to visit Vianney Halter's Workshop and saw first hand how the just watch lugs of his Anniversary watches are polished, and he explained the time it takes to make them. I was allowed to film, so I thought I would share here for anyone who is interested...
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    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...
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    I have a Seiko SRPC91 Save the Ocean(STO) with 4r35 mvt and Seiko SRPC41 Mini Turtle with 4r36 mvt. I want to swap the whole movt with dial and hands. Is this possible? I'm worried that the crown stem will not fit if I swap the mvt out. TIA
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    Hi, I am facing problem to find date disc for my Longines Ultronic Tuning Fork watch. It is plastic and has 2 broken teeth. All I can find is date disc for ESA 9182 (H3) on Ebay, it looks same, but maybe somebody can tell if they are similar and will fit my watch? P.S. the seller is not...
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    I'm looking to outfit my bench with a set of lubrication products, Cups, Oilers, Lubricants, and I'm looking for some advice on a few questions. First, SyntHP 1300 is obviously on the list, but I see that Sellita recommends the SC version for around date wheels. What I've been able to see, the...
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    Hi all, long time lurker, small time contributor. I'd really appreciate your thoughts on the issue below, as I'm not sure what to think! (I think this is the best sub-forum for this issue but if anyone disagrees, please advise...) Last year I bought a used IWC Mark XV, in good visible...
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    Afternoon WUS! Episode 41 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast is Live. This week I ventured into the world of Antiquarian Horology, and English pocket watches, with knowledgable and incredibly patient watchmaker, Seth Kennedy. Seth brought along a selection of the tools he uses when working on...
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