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    Given 2020 is becoming 1984 I guess he just...

    Given 2020 is becoming 1984 I guess he just Jumped...
    Have a few on vinyl, awesome sound.
    We had Van Halen on all day at work...

    Dave
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    It gets an occasional clean and oil. Itís never getting ďrestoredĒ - Part if itís charm is the honesty of use, and I know where each ding and dent came from.
    Both my kids have a newer version of the...
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    Had mine for 35 odd years. Not sure of the date,...

    Had mine for 35 odd years. Not sure of the date, but I know I got it in Oban at an outdoor shop.
    https://i.postimg.cc/Kc6bHmyp/0-D664778-67-CD-4-E3-B-B778-C771-DB588-A09.jpg
    You can still just make...
  4. I sent mine direct to Seiko. They replaced the...

    I sent mine direct to Seiko.
    They replaced the movement and resealed inc pressure test.
    I dive with it so thought that the best option.
    Wasnít to expensive iirc

    Dave
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    If you donít get sorted drop me a message.
    Have 4 or 5 lathes....

    Dave
  6. Thread: Dial alignment

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    If the stem hole is off by a small amount that...

    If the stem hole is off by a small amount that would do it

    Dave
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    Apparently an SR626SW or equivalent...

    Apparently an SR626SW or equivalent (https://casiofanmag.com/batteries/module-5125)
    Watch out for the little spring that might be connecting the module to the back panel. If there is one it will try...
  8. Thread: New old toy

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    So much more professional looking than my home...

    So much more professional looking than my home made effort:
    https://i.postimg.cc/bw47M9vz/D63-AD3-DF-DB7-B-4-FFE-9-B91-D37684-BEE3-EE.jpg

    Dave
  9. Thread: New old toy

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    Orienteering? Compass, stopwatch for time...

    Orienteering?
    Compass, stopwatch for time travelled, small sandwich tin for snacks :)
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    I have a Citizen BN0000-04H, itís a nice watch.
    Dave
  11. Thread: Battery bodgery

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    Battery bodgery

    Real watchmakers look away now.

    Right,
    First a small confession. I didnít check the battery size before placing the order. There were batteries in my cart, so I assumed they were the ones I...
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    My retro ride is a 1995 Mongoose Hilltopper SX. ...

    My retro ride is a 1995 Mongoose Hilltopper SX.

    https://i.postimg.cc/907whwrh/192-ED88-E-043-F-4-E06-90-C1-33443-B31-A4-B7.jpg
    ...
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    Square bits can be reshaped. Not sure if they are...

    Square bits can be reshaped. Not sure if they are hardened, but a diamond file would work in any case

    Dave
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    Yep the whole Bird experience was good. Phoned...

    Yep the whole Bird experience was good. Phoned them up and headed down for a test ride. Geometry has changed a lot since the Enduro - mine was the monocoque one - but the ride on this is brill. ...
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    I used to ride a Specialized Enduro, but a light...

    I used to ride a Specialized Enduro, but a light fingered oik knicked it. I replaced it with a Bird
    https://i.postimg.cc/Z5nMPHjg/80-F9-A871-2368-4598-B1-F5-15-D5-E3-DC6749.jpg
    Awesome bike, proper...
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    1 agp/pci shared (graphics card in AGP) 4 PCI and...

    1 agp/pci shared (graphics card in AGP) 4 PCI and 2 full sized ISA slots
    https://i.postimg.cc/9FQF6nfy/8-AF1124-E-0-E62-4-F67-A30-C-5-B1-B57-EEB3-E4.jpg
    Gigabyte GA-6BXE motherboard circa 1998...
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    I think the mini tower in the garage roof has ISA...

    I think the mini tower in the garage roof has ISA slots. IIRC itís a P2 motherboard. Iíll have a look later ( Itís nearly food oíclock here)

    Dave
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    I did contemplate that, but I need to practice :)...

    I did contemplate that, but I need to practice :)

    Dave
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    SWMBO Watch repair

    The other day the crystal "fell out" of SWMBO red Radley watch.
    No idea why, but it didn't end well for the crystal.

    https://i.postimg.cc/nc164xNW/IMG-7307.jpg

    After a rummage through my box...
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    Guess my lack of training. I have always regarded...

    Guess my lack of training. I have always regarded glass as fragile with a brittle failure mode. Gently warming on a lightbulb is quite controlled (in an engineering sort of way) and then the...
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    Not paying attention. Acrylic not glass... Heat...

    Not paying attention. Acrylic not glass...
    Heat bad for plastic
    The pocket watch crystal was glass
    Dave
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    Does the crystal fit directly into the case? If...

    Does the crystal fit directly into the case?
    If so then it is possible to fit by slightly expanding the case :)
    Last time I did that was with a pocket watch, with a similar ďknife edgedĒ crystal....
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    Laser sintered? Dave

    Laser sintered?
    Dave
  24. Thread: BST repair

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    BST repair

    We have a clock in the kitchen, cheap quartz one, I think from Tesco some years ago.
    Anyway SWMBO likes it, and a couple of months ago the seconds hand stopped - it just hangs at 6 oclock and doesnt...
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    Cutter holder made, now its time to sort the...

    Cutter holder made, now its time to sort the blank ready for machining.
    Much the same as for the wheels, knock a hole in the middle, mount on the mandrel and true up in the lathe
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