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    $ Manual for Overhaul, Repair, and Handling of U.S. Navy Mechanical, Boat, and Deck Clocks Seth Thomas Type with Parts Catalog April 1953!

    I'm sorry everyone, I feel like an idiot. I do not remember making that last post at all, since I made that last post my mom had multiple strokes, then our house burnt down, dad lost his job, ect ect.... So it was an honest mistake. I'm sorry for wasting everyone's time, and it won't happen again.
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    $ Manual for Overhaul, Repair, and Handling of U.S. Navy Mechanical, Boat, and Deck Clocks Seth Thomas Type with Parts Catalog April 1953!

    I recently came across this awesome book, it is titled Manual for Overhaul, Repair, and Handling of U.S. Navy Mechanical, Boat, and Deck Clocks Seth Thomas Type with Parts Catalog. Also printed on the cover Navships 250-624-9 Contract NObs-47863 Bureau of Ships Navy Department April 1953 Not...
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    Do I Really Need a Pivot Gauge, or a bushing tool?

    Also, what is runout on a drill press? Sorry for the dumb question, just never heard that before.
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    Do I Really Need a Pivot Gauge, or a bushing tool?

    Thank you all for the advice, I will figure out what works best for me with time and more practice. And when I said I learned it on YouTube, I meant I had to learn the correct procedure for installing a bushing. I am not foolish enough to think I can learn everything I need to know about clock...
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    Do I Really Need a Pivot Gauge, or a bushing tool?

    That was suppose to say I've never seen those guys use them in the videos..
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    Do I Really Need a Pivot Gauge, or a bushing tool?

    I was just wondering if I absolutely NEED a Pivot Gauge when repairing a movement? The man that was "teaching" me sold me one awhile ago and I've never used it, and he never showed me how any of it works or how to install a new bushing. I had to learn by watching videos on YouTube. I've been...
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    Clock L4- Cuckoo music box , Cases and Dials for wrist watches and pats for an electronic Benrus!

    One of my regular customers brought me this giant cuckoo with the huge Regula 72 and rather large music box. The music box is complete toast, and he wants this clock back asap, so he ants to just buy a music box instead of having me rebuild the one he has. If you have one like the one pictured...
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    Watch Character watch parts wanted.

    Are you still looking for these parts? I just found a complete 37PZ movement with stem and crown, in a really nice case. I'm going t run it through the cleaner and make sure all the parts do what they are suppose to. Would send you all of it, it's always nice to have spares! PM if interested...
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    $ Are there any good websites for buying, selling, and trading watches and parts?

    I will see if I can bring up the message, I don't know how it works after you close an account, but I think a copy goes to my regular email so I'll check that. I only got the one, the rest was done by phone. What do you mean by who it was from? As far as I know, it was from eBay, it was in my...
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    $ Are there any good websites for buying, selling, and trading watches and parts?

    Thank you guys very much! I appreciate you guys taking the time to reply my post. I know what Reddit is, but have never checked it out.. That's the first thing I'm going to do now! I was using eBay to sell my watches because I'm trying really hard to build my repair business and out o no where...
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    Tool HELP! Need an Ultrasonic Cleaner That Can Handle a Full Size Clock Movement! Lots to Trade!

    If you are interested in any of the items, let me know as soon as you can because I have them listed for sale in some watch groups I joined on FB. I either need to sell some or all of these items to buy a cleaner, or trade them to one of you. Thanks for your time!
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    Watch Please Help! ookng for Le Coultre Wrist Alarm Cal. 814 Case and Movement for Hamilton 600 Cape Horn

    I recently receive a large amount of parts from a retired watch maker and found 2 that I would really love to reassemble. I have every part I need for the Le Coultre, the complete movement, hands, outer and inner dial, and both stems and crowns, but I can't find a case and case back for it! If...
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    Did I Find a Real Patek Phillippe Movement and Dial? Also Heuer and Depose with Chime!

    I met a very nice gentleman at an antique store, I supply all the store's cuckoo clocks so we were discussing them when that man walked in and overheard us and said he was a watchmaker. He gave me his number, in case I needed help with anything because I am still new to watches, I usually only...
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    $ Are there any good websites for buying, selling, and trading watches and parts?

    I was just wondering if there were ny good websites out there for buying, selling, and trading watches and watch parts. I also have the same question about clocks and clock parts. I'm sure a website like that would include clocks too, but I just figured I'd mention clocks as well in case there...
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    Watch Please Help! Looking for a Seiko 8F56-0021 Perpetual Calendar Movement!

    I was browsing eBay a few days ago an came across this gorgeous Seiko watch with a Perpetual Calendar. I had never seen one, and fell in love instantly. It was listed "For Parts or Repair" so I figured my mentor wouldn't have an issue getting it going again for me. It looked near mint and the...

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