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    I thoroughly enjoy fettling old quartz watches -...

    I thoroughly enjoy fettling old quartz watches - not servicing, mind, but fettling.

    I get far more pleasure from this than walking into a dealer and buying something new, expensive....and...
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    It certainly worked on the tweezers/screwdrivers.

    It certainly worked on the tweezers/screwdrivers.
  3. Agree entirely regarding the horizontal dates at...

    Agree entirely regarding the horizontal dates at 4 o'clock - they are instantly readable.´

    Now when I look at my other watches where the dates are inclined at 4 o'clock simply highlights their...
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    I have had a couple of watches that I thought...

    I have had a couple of watches that I thought were magnetised - as well as some tweezers and screwdrivers that I know were magnetised!

    Having bought one of the small square...
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    Two more flights and then it's the weekend. Wore...

    Two more flights and then it's the weekend. Wore this today having replaced the movement earlier this week.

    HAGWE all

    https://i.imgur.com/wC4DdKm.jpg
  6. Thank you for the kind words. I am pretty...

    Thank you for the kind words. I am pretty ham-fisted generally, so achieving this was very satisfying.

    I hadn't realised beforehand how finicky the chrono hands would be, thinking also that they...
  7. I think before I even anticipate repairs like...

    I think before I even anticipate repairs like that I will need invest in a "proper" watch repair course from the BHI. Doubtless my current efforts would make the purist wince, but I find I am...
  8. Many thanks all for the excellent help and advice...

    Many thanks all for the excellent help and advice - much appreciated!

    The date ring turned up yesterday and I got around to swapping it over. I laid the date ring retainers out on the worksurface...
  9. "...and the points are meeting correctly". I...

    "...and the points are meeting correctly".

    I learned just exactly that from my mistakes this week.

    I recently acquired a Citizen chronograph (3510-H04392) that was advertised as "just needing a...
  10. Superb, thank you. Note to self - keep a...

    Superb, thank you.

    Note to self - keep a close eye on the date ring retainers and wrote down which order they are removed/replaced!


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  11. Paul Do you happen to know the answer to my...

    Paul

    Do you happen to know the answer to my other question regarding stem removal on the 251.272? What position should the crown be in when removing the stem?

    I did have a look at the ETA...
  12. Agreed. The description of the various date ring...

    Agreed. The description of the various date ring options is totally confusing, particularly for an amateur like me!

    There are options for 3 o'clock, 4 o'clock (inclined, trapezoid, horizontal,...
  13. Apologies Paul, my original post was a bit...

    Apologies Paul, my original post was a bit rambling.

    I was after a replacement date ring for an ETA 251.272 that would match the format of the scarred one in the photo I originally posted.
    ...
  14. Super, thank you! Exactly the information I was...

    Super, thank you! Exactly the information I was after.

    I now have one on order from Cousins.

    One other question if I may?

    Do you recall what position the crown had to be when for removing...
  15. ETA 251.272 Date Ring - Anyone know of where I can get one?

    I have a Victorinox 24668 chronograph that I am trying to coax back into life.

    When purchased the existing 251.272 movement was broken - the chronograph works but not the regular...
  16. Upgrading the crystal on a Citizen Lefty

    Having bought a Citizen NY0040 I realised that the crystal needed refreshing.

    Rather than go with the standard mineral I decided to upgrade it to a domed sapphire from Crystaltimes.

    I think...
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    Currently on the beach with the dogs, so wearing...

    Currently on the beach with the dogs, so wearing my favourite beater - the Seiko BFK. The domed sapphire from CrystalTimes has transformed it.

    HAGWE all.

    https://i.imgur.com/4Dx7JSb.jpg
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    Lovely - the strap really suits the watch, which...

    Lovely - the strap really suits the watch, which an absolute belter!
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    No date, no seconds hand, no weight, no worries:...

    No date, no seconds hand, no weight, no worries:

    HAGWE all

    https://i.imgur.com/KHw6E61.jpg
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    My choice would be the ceramic.

    My choice would be the ceramic.
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    This looks like it’s coming along really well.

    I find it incredibly satisfying doing mods like this, as to me it makes the watch much more “personal” - silly, I know.

    Keep at it, and looking...
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    How come?

    Those “polishing, cutting and grinding wheels” are abrasives, and removing metal is what they are designed to do. If you do that for long enough and/or hard enough there really will...
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    I think a properly barbecued burger is still hard...

    I think a properly barbecued burger is still hard to beat, though I am also partial to chicken thighs.

    I cook a lot with venison - in fact I did 12 family sized pots of venison tagine earlier...
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    Yes, do you have a photo of the case back please?...

    Yes, do you have a photo of the case back please?

    The front looks lovely by the way!

    Edit: The back has come up very well too.
  25. I don't believe it gets frozen if it's a joint...

    I don't believe it gets frozen if it's a joint account - all the money should go to the surviving partner. Certainly this was the case with my father, though clearly we informed the bank of my...
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