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    As I mentioned I've been learning enamelling with...

    As I mentioned I've been learning enamelling with the intention of making dials.
    Mostly its a distraction from the Porsche rebuild (still not done...)
    Anyway I intend to write it up once I have...
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    Are you really writing all your knowledge down?...

    Are you really writing all your knowledge down?
    Can I pre order?

    Dave
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    The Anordain guys are really friendly, Iíve been conversing with Lewis for a while now as I travel the enamel dial making adventure.
    Iíll post some pics later but there are some on my Twitter...
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    Hadnít actually thought about using dry enamel for printing, will give that a go as well.

    Iím very much at the investigation / experiment stage.
    Will write it all up once I have something to...
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    Bob,
    Thanks for the offer but Iíll have to pass :)
    My ďinksĒ are heated to 820 degrees C to ďsetĒ them.
    Iíve not yet found a totally satisfactory way to add the numerals, but a thin deposit is...
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    Bob, Did you anneal the brass sheet before...

    Bob,
    Did you anneal the brass sheet before brazing? Might help with the distortion, although lower temp soldering should be totally adequate for a printed dial.

    Iím working on dials at the moment...
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    My hand made bronze watch is patinating nicely. ...

    My hand made bronze watch is patinating nicely.
    https://i.postimg.cc/5t74w45L/C4-B084-C1-C231-48-C5-8-F75-7-FEE5-C2-DFAAD.jpg

    Small hint of whatís next there as well :)

    Dave
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    If your not in a rush drop me a pm and we can...

    If your not in a rush drop me a pm and we can sort out the details

    Dave
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    Madness... :) Heat treating mystery metal is...

    Madness... :)
    Heat treating mystery metal is unlikely to end well, although cosmetic blueing may be possible.
    WRT warping itís not so much the heating but the quench and differential cooling that...
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    Anyone know what the Ďceramicí is?
    Dave
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    Cheers that looks really useful. Iíll have a good read later

    Dave
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    Might not have been totally clear on this... By...

    Might not have been totally clear on this...
    By ĎOn my next watchí I donít mean the next watch I purchase, but the next one I make.

    Iím leaning towards a plain white, with black numbers, but all...
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    Enamel dials - thoughts solicited.

    What are peoples thoughts on enamel watch dials?
    You see them on pocket watches but less so I think on wrist watches.
    Contemplating some enamel in my next watch so interested to hear views

    Dave
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    Just another hotel stairwell ...

    Just another hotel stairwell

    https://i.postimg.cc/L6WdjrmZ/87-E66-CE8-3-A06-41-B4-B538-D1-E6-F72-DFC6-D.jpg
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    I have read Daniels auto biography, and for what...

    I have read Daniels auto biography, and for what itís worth Watchmaking several times.
    I think the co axial is a historically significant thing, and I quite like the elegance of it.
    I also ( and...
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    Omega 2500 - what watches?

    Evening all,
    Just been re reading Daniels autobiography and it got me thinking about adding a 2500 calibre Omega to my small collection.
    Apart from the Aqua Terra what watches did this end up in?
    ...
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    Best angle the mirror up a bit then

    Best angle the mirror up a bit then
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    Mine from 2006 is usable with night adjusted...

    Mine from 2006 is usable with night adjusted eyes. Itís not as bright as my Orange Monster initially on lights out, but after several hours itís on par I would say

    Dave

    Edited as I read the...
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    Sherline? Dave

    Sherline?
    Dave
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    Yep, canít mistake that green ;)

    Dave
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    My dive computer on one wrist, my dive watch on...

    My dive computer on one wrist, my dive watch on the other. Most likely the Citizen BN0000-04h as it appears to be on a black strap. The Orange Monster is of course on an orange nato.
    ...
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    I have some Karrimor KSB300ís from about 20 years ago, when Karrimor made proper gear, not sports direct tat.
    They are still waterproof and the goretex lining is still fine. The soles are wearing...
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    Itís a slippery slope, before you know it youíll have hundreds of tools *and* piles of watches waiting fixing...

    Best of luck
    Dave
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    My Porsche engine rebuild is still not done a...

    My Porsche engine rebuild is still not done a good couple of years on.
    Mind you I can blame a house move for some of the delays, but even so thatís a small part of a restoration, and I have the...
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    If I had power to my Milling machine Iíd offer, but alas my workshop is still unusable following our house move.
    Itís not to tricky, but I wouldnít want to use a B&Q special pillar drill to do it -...
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