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  1. Stone the watch.

    Stone the watch.
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    Makita 4 stroke one here, neighbour friendly as...

    Makita 4 stroke one here, neighbour friendly as it's very quiet compared to the 2 strokes and just as powerful. It also has a vacuum attachment.
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    Mugabe? E ba gum!

    Mugabe? E ba gum!
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    Nice job Dave, I'm sure all the fork achieves is...

    Nice job Dave, I'm sure all the fork achieves is less backlash between direction changes with the bow. As you've proved it was just the lack of the actual burnisher that was causing the issue.

    Now...
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    The fork on mine doesn't actually grip the wheel...

    The fork on mine doesn't actually grip the wheel but I do keep the burnisher in contact with the pivot whilst drawing the bow to prevent it lifting out of the lantern.

    In Donald de Carle's book...
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    I'm no expert in Jacot lathes but I do use mine...

    I'm no expert in Jacot lathes but I do use mine occasionally!

    What I can't see on yours is the forks on the drum that turn the wheel when you move the bow? You can see them on mine below.
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  7. Nice one Jason, I do like the Visodates :thumbsup:

    Nice one Jason, I do like the Visodates :thumbsup:
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    I was up there a couple of years ago for a break,...

    I was up there a couple of years ago for a break, the north east is my favourite part of the country to be honest (I grew up there).

    I couldn’t get my head around the amount of Greggs in...
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    The weakest point on toughened glass is the edge,...

    The weakest point on toughened glass is the edge, the slightest tap can shatter the largest of panels.
  10. Cheers Olli, that was a great video :thumbsup:

    Cheers Olli, that was a great video :thumbsup:
  11. I much prefer the coupe too, that's not to say I...

    I much prefer the coupe too, that's not to say I don't like the roadster of course.
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    The movement can get twisted when the caseback is...

    The movement can get twisted when the caseback is tightened and of course if the movement moves the dial moves with it. The date window will stay centred in relation to the date disk.
  13. Lovely. The first car I bought after passing my...

    Lovely. The first car I bought after passing my driving test was a 1968 Daimler V8250 factory manual overdrive. I was 17 years old and had to sell my classic motorcycles to buy it, the insurance was...
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    A resistance foot soldering machine is...

    A resistance foot soldering machine is specifically designed to flash heat the brass without marking the dial, I've done many, many dials over the years and have yet to mark one. Of course that could...
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    Even with a resistance solder machine there's a...

    Even with a resistance solder machine there's a small the risk of discolouring a dial due to heat, I haven't done so to date but it's always a worry!

    Here's a speedy dial I did, new feet had...
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    In cases like these (and assuming the dials are...

    In cases like these (and assuming the dials are still brass!) I usually solder a pair of feet back on.
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    Chris was referencing the more recent Rolex model...

    Chris was referencing the more recent Rolex model dials not touching the case, such as the one OP posted about. Older models dials do indeed touch the case as can be seen from your example.
  18. I'll bet you're glad to be home again Eddie,...

    I'll bet you're glad to be home again Eddie, congratulations :thumbsup:
  19. Years ago before I invested in a dedicated quartz...

    Years ago before I invested in a dedicated quartz movement tester I used to use a £5 ebay multimeter for testing coils.

    By using the correct multimeter setting they will give the same resistance...
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    I believe there were mechanisms in place to...

    I believe there were mechanisms in place to prevent reinvestment into new housing stock which always seemed a ridiculous state of affairs. As I said it wasn’t the sale of housing stock that I...
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    The way it was implemented was an error of...

    The way it was implemented was an error of judgement, not the reasoning behind it. The aging LA housing stock was sold to long term tenants at a discounted price, the issue for me was the income...
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    The Bergeon 6111.

    The Bergeon 6111.
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    I watched that when it was aired and it's the...

    I watched that when it was aired and it's the same as it ever was as far as I can see. My cousin is from a well to do family with good connections (my mother's sister married well), he failed his...
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    Nice job, nicely done! Again the BHI courses are...

    Nice job, nicely done! Again the BHI courses are great and John's a good laugh as well as being as qualified as you can get to teach about watches.

    Is that my old mainspring winders I see on your...
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    My parents just had an ASHP system fitted, works...

    My parents just had an ASHP system fitted, works a treat and about £1600 per annum received in RHI payments for the next 7 years.
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