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    stuck pocket watch bezel

    Sometimes a combination of other ideas mentioned above will work best. Just be patient and put it down for a while and try again. I have been in similar situations where I thought some over zealous e bayer might have glued the sucker on Eventually came off without damage.
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    stuck pocket watch bezel

    Had a similar situation, used one of those large suction cups that you would use to attach christmas lights to a window. It worked great, like you I tried everything to free it up. This will do it for you.
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    Assistance needed from the experts

    Hi Rich, The good news is thanks to your picture I realized I had the wrench in some old tools I picked up previously. The bad news is after trying for hours I just gave up and used a different case. I did learn alot though, and even managed to get the sleeve out. It is just the kind that...
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    Assistance needed from the experts

    Rich, Thanks for the information. I dont have a sleeve wrench, but I'll be looking on ebay for one. Are they all the same or is there a certain size that I need.
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    Assistance needed from the experts

    Hello fellow collectors, I have a problem with a Waltham S/N 18202761 that I just recased. It is a stem wind stem set.The case is a flip up non magnetic shield Pioneer case. The problem is the watch can only be wound when the stem is held down. The hands move in the "neutral position"...
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    Reproduction Hands

    Thanks Greg, if you happen upon one, keep me in mind. Sorry about your storage locker theft, suprised they didnt have security cameras or better security there. James
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    Reproduction Hands

    Rob, thank you. I applaud your optimism, you are keeping my hopes alive that it is not a total impossibility. James
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    Reproduction Hands

    Hello collectors, I an curious as to if anyone knows if reproduction hands are being produced for some of the more difficult hand types that are unavailable through the normal channels. I have been looking everywhere for a moon sweep seconds hand for 16s Elgin and have only been able to find...
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    Problem with Hamilton seconds hand

    I just picked up a new set of Hamilton 940 hands, everything went well until i tried to fit the seconds hand.It seems to be too big and will not stay on. The movement # is 1423374 and the hands are the whip and spade type (replacements ehich fit perfectly). What am I doing wrong?
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    Question about Columbus Mainspring

    Luvsthetick, Thanks for the information. You guys are the best. James
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    Question about Columbus Mainspring

    Hi everyone, I'm hoping this can be moved to the repair section. I have a Columbus 18s serial # 123470 that will not run and is fully wound. How can I let down the mainspring to take a peek at why it is not working. Any descriptive info would be much appreciated. Thanks, James
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    Best model for practice

    Hi all, Just got my tools ,read some books and sent screws flying on my practice movement a waltham 7 j model 210. Had it disassembled and back together with just a glitch with the click assembly, could not get it to engage and the screw on my second attempt for the winding wheel went flying...
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    FG 123 piece Staking Set

    Hi Jerry, My GF Staking set arrived today. Looks to be in really nice shape and all complete as far as I can determine. I can send some pictures if you give me your email address. I still have not mastered this Android phone of mine to send photos directly to the Forum Page James
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    FG 123 piece Staking Set

    Hi Jerry, it is being shipped today but if you want to view another, e bay has an identical but incomplete set for 275.00. Much more than I paid for a complete set .
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    FG 123 piece Staking Set

    Hi Rich, thanks for the info. I found some pretty good youtube videos after you told me what the tool was used for. Thanks, much appreciated. James
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    FG 123 piece Staking Set

    Hi everyone, I went tool shopping today and picked up some basic tools of the trade along with a complete vintage set of staking tools.The price was right and I could not pass it up. My question is, how essential is a staking set, what is it used for and is FG a decent brand. Look forward to...
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    General question about a properly serviced Pocket Watch.

    Hello everyone, I had read that after a proper cleaning and service a pocket watch should keep proper time AND the regulator should be as close to dead center as possible. My question is,If the watch is very accurate (according to RR specifications) but the regulator is 3/4 over to one side or...
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    Hamilton Balance

    Hi Dave, got back my Hamilton 942 a few days ago. The watchmaker replaced the following parts, a new balance staff, replaced both balance rubies with NOS and adjusted to high accuracy. Claimed that a previous repair had a Waltham part which was too large for the upper pivot. The watch keeps dead...
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    18s A N Anderson Standard Time Dial

    I have just acquired an 18s dial marked A.N Anderson Standard Time. Is there a way to tell if this is will fit an 18s Hamilton 940 ?. I needed a dial and this one was inexpensive enough so I just picked it up on the cheap hoping I would get lucky. I will probably take a week to get it so I...
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    Where do you start?

    Thank You for all your insight and guidance. Samie, unfortunately I live in NY, everything is way overpriced here and I am lucky just to have found someone who does this type of work and he is right smack in the middle of the Diamond Center in Manhattan. He is the only game in town even at...

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