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  1. Re: Need a reputable pocket watch case repair person.

    In da USA - Wuischpard!

    sm iiH!
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    Re: Dyslexic dial refinisher

    Dah druckfehler'd zifferblatts would have made some pretty interesting limiteded editions "drivers", jah? (LH'd?)

    stiff is glad dat da Al J ist hierher again. You war missed! :D

    sm iiH!
  3. Re: Rolex caliber 1520 Submariner Mainspring Barrel

    Nur blasen!

    sm IIH!
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    Re: Something to consider

    Very gut! stiff admires da erstaz werkzeuge! [stiff ist working on da totally neu articulated, adjustable holder design wid more access and da visibility - der better mausefalle! Ja?]

    Der...
  5. Re: Help with broken off screw in Elgin pocket watch, please.

    Vat's wrong with da Bergeon screw removal tool? If da hole ist not blind, you can loosen/tighten da tool and use like da ratchet!

    sm iiH!
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    Re: Friction rust on pivots

    OK, stiff vill bite. Vat are da specific cleaning solutions dat you used in your machine? How old ver they at da time?

    sm

    iiH!
  7. Re: Was this the proper repair (Elgin Model 2 Grade 96)?

    Vat do you have against modifying da current staff?



    Why is it dat da poor Elgin is always abused in dis manner? Ja, let's measure da staff first and compare it to da spec dimension. (stiff...
  8. Re: how to find the location of the gravitational error, or the natural rate variatio

    Jah, dat's da gut one!!! Da center of da mass concentration with respect to da average centerline of da pivots' axis of motion can change.


    When da dimension of da hole in da balance arm ist not...
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    Re: Running Fast

    But die gold ist 70% heavier than your lead!

    sm
  10. Re: Balance issues on Bunn Special 16 size

    Do you haben da serial number? stiff may be able get da foto with da overall length.

    sm
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    Re: Running Fast

    Hallo GeneJockey! Hallo Skutt!

    On some of da later Elgins da spiralin ist affixed to da stud with da bonding agent - da green goop. (Prolonged exposure to da One Dip vill soften dis!) If da pin...
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    Re: Omega Coaxial

    Die calibre 8500 requires Hp-1300 to run and still sometimes halts.

    sm iiH!
  13. Re: Santos de Cartier Galbee Automatique Stem Removal

    On da better uhren, da sidecutters/kornzange may not be da best for da finish. Bergeon makes da tool for dis exact purpose. stiff used to service da Midos, many of which were one piece cases. Usually...
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    Re: Reminded That I'm NOT A Watchmaker

    Dat's very interesting since "most" werks don't have serial numbers.

    sm iiH!
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    Re: Reminded That I'm NOT A Watchmaker

    Da Durabalance werks are notorious fur amplitude issues. So much so dat da Elgin offered three different Durapower zugfeder strengths. Da impulse of da 13/0's has always been suspect. Dis may be in...
  16. Re: Watch stops when time is adjusted backwards

    Which oil are you using on da pallet stones?

    sm iiH!
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    Re: do I need one?

    You think dat dis ist funny? Is dis your idea of "uhrmachery" of da stiffmeister? Vat - you think dis ist some kind of game?

    Hey Flynn, how many bars of plutonium das da palette varmer consume?
    ...
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    do I need one?

    Irrespective of da exact chemical formulation of da fuel - does stiff need da alcohol lamp when he already has all da alternate heat sources?

    Vat vill dis lamp do dat my other burners and irons...
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    don't own one

    Is stiff missing something? stiff has da butane, methane and acetylene (oxy) torches but no alcohol. Never owned da lazer but demo'd da heliarc and have da electric (and butane) soldering irons.
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  20. Re: Mainspring Problem with Elgin 16s.....

    Dis ist not da problem at all. stiff vill share da O.I.T: compressed air

    sm iiH!
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    Re: Mainspring Selection

    Spring force varies at da cube of da change in da thickness.

    sm iiH!
  22. Re: Watch stops when time is adjusted backwards

    Dat's a gut calibre, ja? Vat's da beat error?

    sm iiH!
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    Re: Pallet fork

    Stones or da arbor won't fix it?

    sm iiH!
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    Re: Broken post on dial

    stiff has used da lazer and da heliarc. On da base metals da joints are more brittle than soldering or brazing. Dis probably isn't da long term solution.

    sm iiH!
  25. Re: Center wheel complete. (vs. incomplete)

    Ja, Ja! stiff suggests dat da rgw use da canon pinion tightenner (or da stake set) and dat he "gets down it"! A real uhrmacher however, would use quite different techniques to effect dis repair on da...
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