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    Left- hand threaded screws usually have the...

    Left- hand threaded screws usually have the marked, but not always. You can work out which way a crown- wheel screw turns to loosen, its the opposite direction to the direction in which the crown...
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    We look after stepdaughters Labrador, her husband...

    We look after stepdaughters Labrador, her husband works shifts so we donít always have the dog, but he spends a lot of time with us and its fair to say he has two homes. They got him as a puppy and...
  3. The problem with using anything soft is the risk...

    The problem with using anything soft is the risk of overlapping onto the brushed/grained area around the edges. A harder backing is far more effective at removing scratches whilst taking the absolute...
  4. No. I’ve explained this many times over the...

    No.

    I’ve explained this many times over the years, I could spend another 20 mins typing, only to see my post disappear and be lost without trace. Life’s too short!

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    Hairline scratches can...
  5. I sent the OP a very detailed post ( via PM) on...

    I sent the OP a very detailed post ( via PM) on how to refinish the polished sides himself. As Iíve stated many times, it isnít rocket science but you do need to understand what youíre doing, a piece...
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    That's a bad spot to damage a watch, that can`t...

    That's a bad spot to damage a watch, that can`t be fixed without removing metal and thinning the lug which wouldn't be acceptable on something like this. Laser welding would fix this but it won`t be...
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    An obvious question but Iíll ask it: have spoken to the guy about it? Iíd at least give him chance to explain why heís missed payment. There are ways and means to have these conversations, ideally...
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    Do you expect Brendan to have taken a photo at...

    Do you expect Brendan to have taken a photo at every stage? If repairers did that theyíd spend more time taking pics than building watches! In my case I only takes pics of movements to help...
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    Surprised Duncan (Genesis) has turned this down,...

    Surprised Duncan (Genesis) has turned this down, unless the case is suffering from crevice corrosion around the glass seal and caseback I canít see why there should be a problem, heís got an Omega...
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    House-buying and selling is definitely stressful,...

    House-buying and selling is definitely stressful, especially during the current of uncertainty regarding the bloody virus.

    I've agreed a sale on my house, I`m very confident the buyer will come...
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    Doing watch work in a shed isnít a good idea, a clean environment with minimal dust and dirt is a must. Working on a tray is a good way to avoid losing parts or screws, but it can still happen....
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    Try again to find it. Use a magnet, or a...

    Try again to find it. Use a magnet, or a handkerchief around the end of a vacuum cleaner hose. Both methods work, trust me.
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    +1, I was thinking along similar lines yesterday....

    +1, I was thinking along similar lines yesterday. The fashion/ trend for SUVs is something I find hard to understand, especially the 4 wheel drive things, theyíre no more practical than a decent...
  14. Work on overcoming your size aversion and start...

    Work on overcoming your size aversion and start to appreciate smaller (34-35mm) watches, then the world of vintage is your oyster.
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    +1, why didnít he simply show the watch and explain the background?.......strange behaviour!
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    The Cousins chair isn`t suitable for a normal...

    The Cousins chair isn`t suitable for a normal desk!

    A watchmakers bench is around 39" high compared to around 30" for a typical desk. I use a draughtsmans chair for the watch bench, it has the...
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    I think the old ones looked OK, but if I was to...

    I think the old ones looked OK, but if I was to change I`d go for the length of the old minute and second hands but with the extra girth......if that makes sense!
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    At the risk of tempting fate, I`ve got a sale...

    At the risk of tempting fate, I`ve got a sale agreed on my house after 8 weeks on the market. Ironically it's the buyer who saw it the first weekend it was for sale, she's now got a sale on her own...
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    The magnetic compass trick may show whether the...

    The magnetic compass trick may show whether the case is magnetised, but the real problem is the hairspring being magnetised and a compass wonít pick this up.
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    Time Management course/training, it is a skill in...

    Time Management course/training, it is a skill in itself and doesn`t come easily to some people.

    Back in the days when I had a proper job we all had to do it, it helped me a lot and it sounds...
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    I got that wrong! When fitting hands it applies,...

    I got that wrong! When fitting hands it applies, but thatís a different situation and thereís always some trial and error involved to get the date changing at 12 and the minute hand synchronised...
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    Have to wonder whether these sellers are TZ forum...

    Have to wonder whether these sellers are TZ forum members, I think it quite likely......but they'll never own up!

    Maybe Eddie should start keeping the warranty card for 12 months?
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    OK, but it's a mistake to generalise based on...

    OK, but it's a mistake to generalise based on limited experience! It's worth trying to demagnetise a watch if its running fast, and checking the performance before and after will show whether its had...
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    Modular chronographs will always exhibit this, it...

    Modular chronographs will always exhibit this, it isnít a fault, its just a quirk of the design.

    All watch will suffer some degree of backlash which will cause a slight delay between setting and...
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    Just watched a bit of this, the guy's a monkey! I...

    Just watched a bit of this, the guy's a monkey! I stopped watching when the hammer came out, that is not the way to remove casebacks.
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