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  1. WatchCor Jun 18, 2020

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    Some "light" summer reading.
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  2. Dsloan Jun 18, 2020

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    A fun Zealande strap!

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  3. kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Jun 18, 2020

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    WOW! please make and post some videos of it working.
     
  4. ExpiredWatchdog Jun 21, 2020

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    I've wanted one of these for quite a while:
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    A Micro Welding Torch. Comes with six nozzles for Oxy/Propane and another six for Oxy/Acetylene. Beco-Technic in Germany.
     
  5. pongster Jul 4, 2020

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    R is for Rolex baby book. For my two boys.

    my eldest boy wanted the Water resistant G shock, the Hublot and the Richard Mille.

    my youngest boy liked everything.
     
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  6. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Jul 25, 2020

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    I got sick of taking watches out of my winder to do testing, so I gave in.

    Cyclotest

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  7. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jul 25, 2020

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    Hi Jim,

    Good stuff - I recommend hanging it like so...

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    Cheers, Al
     
  8. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Jul 25, 2020

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    Thanks Al, will do. I just need to find somewhere suitable to put a big nail in the wall, or I might make a stand for it.
     
  9. Deafcon Omega Qualified Jul 26, 2020

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    How did you attach the watch heads Al, a twist tie or something similar? I don’t like how the watches fit on the merry go round while on the bracket still.

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  10. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jul 26, 2020

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    Yes, twist ties. I've never trusted just the brackets, in particular with heavy watches, so I've pretty much always used twist ties.
     
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  11. Noisy Nova Jul 26, 2020

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    A red Corvette, to go with my Speedmaster, :)
     
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  12. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Jul 27, 2020

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    All done, can't find a spot on a wall so a quick and dirty stand (and it is dirty).

    I'll make a nice one to sit on the bench later.

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  13. 30t1 Jul 28, 2020

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    A custom watchmaker desk, so is the correct size.
     
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  14. 30t1 Jul 28, 2020

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    Mine will be here tomorrow, among others.
     
  15. 30t1 Jul 28, 2020

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    Another 200 dollar book about watches, is on my list. Got the Daniels one coming, a bit cheaper.
     
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  16. 30t1 Jul 28, 2020

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    Wow is beautiful to look at
     
  17. ExpiredWatchdog Jul 28, 2020

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    After an incredible amount of screwing around (mostly on their part), I received my delivery of some coveted watchmaker's tools. I placed the order sometime in the middle of June along with a credit card number on their order page. First it was an item was on back order. Then they said that it was supplied. Then silence. Finally, there was a mixup in payment and I settled that with them. Finally the order shipped last Monday and it's flight across the world was f*ing incredible:

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    I'm sure there's gotta be a time warp in there somewhere.

    So......

    Presenting my new VOH Hand Levers:
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    OMG, things of beauty! I haven't had a chance to use them yet, but I will take them to either an old stopwatch or a Benrus Competition three hander that I want to get some practice on.

    I chose these levers because of a few discussions on the WUS Watchmaking forum. Al (@Archer) recommended these as the best he had used. Again, I haven't tried them (or used anything but a Bergeon Presto) but they have the best fit and finish of any hand levers I've seen, particularly that there's nothing sticking out the bottom to damage the dial (speaking at you Horotec).

    As you will find with VOH, they are not on the south side of the price range. I paid about 57 euros for each pair. They have a wide range of watchmaking tools and accessories, just go to http://voh.ch and click on the "Catalog" button on their banner. Interesting read, many tools for movement manufacturers (torque screwdriver calibration, for instance) but they also have a bunch of hand held tools. I'm particularly interested in their screwdriver range, but at over 400 euros, they may take a bit more convincing to free up the funds.

    The supplier I worked with had a minimum of 250 euros, and from all the back and forth, they earned the right. Anyway, to fill the minimum, I bought a Mikroschweißbrenner which is a Micro-Torch, capable of running on either Propane or Acetylene and Oxygen. I've always wanted something to heat/solder/weld little tiny things and this is just the item:
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    Here are the tips, 18 AWG thru 28 AWG:
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    I haven't been able to try them out as I need some adapters (and probably flashback preventors as they recommend) to hook them to my Oxy-Acetylene rig.
     
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  18. 30t1 Jul 29, 2020

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    Added some reading material, I got a couple more coming ok 3-4 plus the 30mm signed book. Everything was cool except the shipping peep at amazon, that put my watch repairers manual with a can and folded(damaged) the cover.
     
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  19. connieseamaster Jul 30, 2020

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    Custom double wrap blue ostrich strap to give a bit more presence to this ladies Zodiac Olympos
     
  20. PauloSummer Jul 30, 2020

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