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  1. JoT's post in 1974 Gold Watch Movement was marked as the answer   
    Looks like a FHF 96 movement 
  2. JoT's post in Oberon Watch Questions was marked as the answer   
    @Tony76  It's a 7 jewel movement as stated on the dial, probably a low-cost pin lever, watch will be from the 1950's
  3. JoT's post in Ladies Mentor Watch with peek a boo lid was marked as the answer   
    Mentor was a brand belonging to Bader Ltd, they made low-cost everyday and fashion watches, yours for example has a cheap 1 jewel movement probably late 1950's or early 1960's not much more to say other than it isn't very valuable
  4. JoT's post in Accurist Chrono Alarm was marked as the answer   
    You could keep an eye on Ebay for a watch to use as a donor movement
  5. JoT's post in Tissot was marked as the answer   
    You have a few options, send it to Tissot to replace the battery, buy a gross of insulators or have a go at making your own
     https://gleave.london/assortment-battery-insulators/
  6. JoT's post in signature watch by citizen was marked as the answer   
    I would advise sending it to Citizen, it is a discontinued model but is young enough that they should still support the watch. They have service centres in the UK and in Ireland.
     
    CITIZEN WATCH (UK) LTD.
    BERKSHIRE
    P.O. BOX 161, Wokingham, Berkshire , RG41 2FS
    TEL: (0118) 936-8855
    service@citizenwatch.co.uk
    CALCUL (CITIZEN)
    Bay F20, Free Zone West
    Shannon, County Clare
    TEL: 061 472722
    service@citizenwatch.ie or service@solatrex.com
  7. JoT's post in Seiko kinetic 5M42 - repair/service was marked as the answer   
    Check the insulation under the battery retainer plate is in position
    This is from Seiko a lot of swings needed 

    If the above fails you could try https://kinetic-repairs.co.uk/seiko/
  8. JoT's post in Fitting high domed crystal was marked as the answer   
    How did you get on?
    Personally I would upgrade the crystal press, worth it especially if you are going to carry on tinkering
  9. JoT's post in Zeitner Marine Chronograph LM1662 was marked as the answer   
    I would by a pack of gaskets, you can get them on EBay for a couple of quid. I would also recommend a silicone grease applicator such as this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/372122316231?hash=item56a437edc7:g:HKIAAOSwm-9amtzc
  10. JoT's post in Longines service was marked as the answer   
    Phoenix might be able to, I haven't used them personally so can't vouch for them but they are BHI and BWCMG members according to their website. If you do use them give us some feedback
  11. JoT's post in Wind up Watch service was marked as the answer   
    Depends on the watch, depends on the watch repairer, depends what needs doing to it .... etc
     
  12. JoT's post in 7T92-0CF0 FLIGHTY Bezel insert was marked as the answer   
    Your best bet is to keep an eye on EBay, it might require some patience though!
  13. JoT's post in Problems trying to calibrate a Pulsar chronograph PU2007 was marked as the answer   
    You will find Pulsar instructions here, the calibre number should be on the back of your watch (might be VK73)
    http://www.pulsarwatches-europe.com/Instructions
     
  14. JoT's post in Doxa Sub 300t Sharkhunter Aqualung Help was marked as the answer   
    Assuming this is a vintage Doxa It is highly unlikely you will find an original second hand which had a rectangle of luminous paint about a third of the way down. The crown shouldn't be a problem as I don't think the vintage Doxa watches had signed crowns so a good watch repairer would be able to sort it out.
  15. JoT's post in Bulova "Moonwatch" was marked as the answer   
    From memory it is an engraved back with painted script? It does happen unfortunately, wrists are quite a hostile place and watch backs do can suffer.
    The engraving has probably just been paint filled so if you are handy with a good quality black enamel model paint and a toothpick you might be able to fill them in. You will find examples of this work on Youtube  
  16. JoT's post in Seiko 7009A what size mainspring winder was marked as the answer   
    #6 left-hand should do it
  17. JoT's post in Raymond Weil 7731-ST1-20621 Freelance -Date changes at 0445 was marked as the answer   
    I am afraid not, it will have to go to the service centre
    No it isn't supposed to do that!
    It is possible for hands to be out of synch with the date change, in which case the hands need to be repositioned which will involve a trip to a repairer tor service centre, but given the watch used to change at 00:00 then it is likely something has happened with the date change mechanism, perhaps as andy suggested the date was changed between 9pm and 3am which can damage things
  18. JoT's post in Sinn 6060 was marked as the answer   
    Have you wound the watch up? I know it is an automatic but they can run down if not worn or if the person wearing it is sedentary
    If that doesn't work take it back to the shop / seller
  19. JoT's post in Problem with case or crown on divers watch. was marked as the answer   
    Sounds like the threads might be damaged as you suggest, it probably needs a new crown and new threaded tube (the tube fits into the case). I think Barbos watches are no more or at least not being sold in Europe and it is unlikely you will find a matching crown. Given the low value of the watch you are probably better off putting the repair money towards something new,  
  20. JoT's post in Mrs was marked as the answer   
  21. JoT's post in Broken Orient Kamasu was marked as the answer   
    Drop an email to https://www.michaelswift.co.uk/ and see if he can help, for info the movement is a F6922 Caliber Automatic
     
  22. JoT's post in Replating was marked as the answer   
    Part replating the answer is no,
     
    But yes you certainly can replate watch cases and there are people around who specialise in such work. Gold, silver, rhodium, chrome and nickel are possible. Cases are usually stripped back to the base metal by reverse electroplating to remove the outer plating, if the outer plating has been plated on nickel plate then the nickel is stripped off using a cold stripping bath rather than reverse electroplating. The base metal case can then be filled and repaired and the plating process can then be carried out.
    I looked into it a few years ago to get an old gold plated watch redone which I never got around to doing, but yes it is possible. 
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