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What Did you Buy Recently, Watch Related But Not A Watch?

  1. Ebuster Jun 4, 2020

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    In effect @JimInOz paid to send me this watch case, now in use and his generosity is greatly appreciated :thumbsup:

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  2. w@tcher Jun 5, 2020

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    I'm waiting to receive the same book as well...

    Hope it's pleasant to read it...

    :)
     
  3. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Jun 5, 2020

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  4. eduk Jun 5, 2020

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    I really didn’t need this, but....
     
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  5. base615 Jun 5, 2020

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    BoR bracelet (1036/511) seen here on my 168.0061
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    Super comfortable and fits perfectly.
     
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  6. yvrclimber Jun 5, 2020

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    There from Chase, who is @Horology411 on IG. They are working out well.

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  7. Readiness77 Jun 11, 2020

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    Can I ask how you've found this book? Is this something that would be readable to someone like myself that doesn't necessarily understand the inner workings of a watch very well or is this more suited to people that are planning on being watchmakers? Looks like it would be interesting and I'm also tempted to buy it...
     
  8. sokard Jun 11, 2020

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    Newest addition to my workshop!!!:)
     
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  9. impalla62ss Jun 12, 2020

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    Original Backup Crystals for my older Omegas while they are still available.
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  10. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Jun 12, 2020

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    Looks a bit fragile to me.

    Are you sure that it's solid and well made enough for watchmaking?

    (said JimInOz in a tone dripping with envy)

    :D
     
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  11. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Jun 13, 2020

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    With College students in the house, no more money for watches these days... so back to my first love... books on the subject... ::book::
    Ordered two books: " Tudor Anthology " (€ 150.00) and " Rolex Viaggio nelle Pubblicità Storiche " (€ 95.00) hardcover books
     
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  12. impalla62ss Jun 15, 2020

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    Box and strap for my new to me Longines. box 1.jpg box 2.jpg IMG_1810.jpg IMG_1811.jpg IMG_1809.jpg
     
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  13. MtV Jun 15, 2020

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    Something beautiful to read (and for the „coffee table“) from @mac_omega

    Thanks a lot!

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  14. ExpiredWatchdog Jun 16, 2020

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    https://watchprint.com/en/technical-insights/356-the-theory-of-horology.html

    On one side, it contains a lot of formulas, nothing complicated, high school algebra level. It's definitely a textbook, plenty of exercises and answers in the back. On the other side, I wish it had more detail on some subjects. It's long on pictures and drawings but short on text.

    It really doesn't go into watchmaking too much but it does explain common designs and mechanisms. As a for-instance, there are five pages discussing lubrication, not so much as how to apply it but the types and modest theory regarding lubrication.

    I found that it could have covered subjects better, for instance, there's a brief discussion of Q factor, but not how to derive it. There's no calculus at all. It's clearly targeted at a trade-school population. The physical quality of the book is outstanding.

    It is nice that it was printed in 2015. The most recent book I have before that is Practical Watch Repairing that was first printed in 1946.

    I'd highly recommend it for the hobbyist, but it was rather expensive, like $130 if I remember correctly.
     
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  15. GuiltyBoomerang Jun 16, 2020

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    Enough watchmaking tweezers to last a couple of lifetimes at least.

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  16. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jun 16, 2020

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    The heavy #8's are really good for pivot straightening...
     
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  17. ExpiredWatchdog Jun 17, 2020

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    ^^ I own that pair to the far left. Dumont #2 carbon steel, right?

    Mine had quite a bit of rust stains but I cleaned them up with Rustoleum rust remover (whatever happened to Naval Jelly?). They cleaned up nice and took on a pretty thick surface of iron phosphate which passivates them and gives you a fantastic grip. I wouldn't use them on watches but they make a great pair of general purpose tweezers.
     
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  18. impalla62ss Jun 18, 2020

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    BOR for my '59 1503/70
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  19. mcemeren Jun 18, 2020

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    Chasing Time - Alistair Gibbons
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  20. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Jun 18, 2020

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