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    Re: anyone use an airbrush for lume?

    Most volume commercial dial lume work is done by screen printing.
    As for airbrush, the pigment particle size makes airbrushing quite difficult although I have got away with using it for full lume...
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    Re: Omega 2254.50: non AC dial swap help.

    Who ever does the swap for you should be used to sourcing Omega parts and be able to get it for you in with their normal parts deliveries.
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    Re: Omega 2254.50: non AC dial swap help.

    The case ref on those is 168.1642
    Unfortunately Cousins only stock the hand sets for that one and not the dial so they would need to special order it from Omega if you didn't want to order one from...
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    Re: Watchmaker training - Advice on Training/Tools

    :lol:

    Peaceful enough?

    http://thewatchsmithy.com/g2/d/512-1/IMG_1371-2.jpg

    What our workshop looks over. The view can be distracting though :D
  5. Re: Kampfschwimmer / Radiomir style 40mm - does one exist

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    Search item number 290410952919 :wink:
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    Re: Watchmaker training - Advice on Training/Tools

    Where in Bucks are you? We may be able to help a little if you are close to us (MK). It would certainly be worth you visiting us at least to see a working environment and to try some of the different...
  7. Re: Kampfschwimmer / Radiomir style 40mm - does one exist

    Roland Kemner (ex Fricker) has some quality ones for under 100 euros on his ebay site or email me for his phone number if you want to talk to him.
  8. Re: Kampfschwimmer / Radiomir style 40mm - does one exist

    The 6497 is 36.6mm dia. and you need to allow at least 0.5mm each side for clearance and fitting, taking you to 37.6mm, leaving just 2.4mm of metal space for a 40mm case. That's only a case wall...
  9. Re: Anyone know a jewellery laser welder in England?

    Yep. Quite local to me :wink:

    txt me m8 if you want a phone number
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    Re: Dial manufacturer or 'customiser' sought.

    Kent stopped doing custom dials about a year ago.
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    Re: "Antique" re-lume brightness

    Tritium is used in nuclear fission and therefore any use is subject to restrictions that control the possession, resale, disposal, and use of radioactive compounds for consumer devices. Devices that...
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    Re: "Antique" re-lume brightness

    liquid tints are best added to the dry powder and mixed thoroughly before adding the binder and so just dye the natural colour of the luminous pigment powder. Depending on the substance used for the...
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    Re: Post-service run in period ?

    Won't be as bad as the Ti one I finished a service on today. Catch was broken as well as the wear and tear, even the Sapphire was scratched!
    (Click on the thumbnails for the original images)
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  14. Thread: Need Help!!!!

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    Re: Need Help!!!!

    Doesn't show on the Ranfft photo you included but there's a screw just below the stem when viewed from the back and the stem at 3.
    Loosen this gradually while pulling gently on the stem, should need...
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    Re: iphone music streaming

    I use "Simplify"
    works pretty well
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    Re: Regulation advice needed please

    Regulation varies across the 5 usual positions so a watch will be set up to get the best average across those.
    Trouble is it gives each position an equal amount of time and therefore weighting...
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    Re: "Antique" re-lume brightness

    It depends on how the lume pigment is tinted. Some add coloured tinting liquid to the powder, some mix a range of pigment colours to darken the daylight colour.
    It is possible to get lume...
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    Re: Post-service run in period ?

    I always give a watch at least a days running after service before attempting proper regulation.
    The standard method of lubrication for some parts (mainspring for example) involve applying small...
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    Re: What does "original" mean?

    To get a watch that has been used to be completely original would be incredibly difficult, as it is with "Concours d' Elegance" standard cars.
    Manufacturers change the suppliers they use over the...
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    Re: Gold plate removal?

    The proper 'safe' way is electro stripping (reverse plating) - any platers should be able to do it for you. Otherwise just bead blast it off. 8)
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    Re: Sourcing a 3mm thick sapphire crystal?

    Try the Sternkreuz UV Cure adhesive. I've created thick domed crystals in the way Lysander described with no problem when the correct size couldn't be found. Use a good UV lamp to cure it.
  22. Re: Omega repair Seamaster Chrono - ball park figures?

    Prices on Omega spares have shot up over the last year.
    A crown for that style of watch was around 13 trade cost last summer and is now around 25 before vat and delivery, tubes were about 5...
  23. Thread: AR'd Anonimo

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    Re: AR'd Anonimo

    There is a UK lab that does work as good as his from just a single sided coating. Brian only does double sided.
    The biggest issue with getting really good AR coating done (apart from finding the...
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    Re: Hot tub?

    What I've found is that to be worthwhile, be prepared to spend a lot!
    We are fortunate in that our best friends have a large house in a remote setting with fairly large grounds, and tucked away in a...
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    Re: Unhappy!!!!!!!

    No wonder you're unhappy!!
    You always search for examples being sold as pristine. Your detailed questioning during the sales process confirms to the seller that you are expecting pristine. ...
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