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  1. I've been to that museum - the lighting makes the floor look wobbly!
  2. I have a used Robur press, but the nylon dies have very shallow depths so I bought the deeper aluminium ones too. As ever with watch tools, you can't have enough!
  3. In my humble, it is too large. If you like divers then look for smaller watches, often vintage is easier here. If you like Rolex, then either explorer or datejust at 36mm would look great. A potential bargain is a 35mm Yacht-Master, a smaller Rolex divers watch.
  4. I had to return an oceanographer recently after a new watch arrived with hands out by five minutes. By chance I was later offered another in PX, so hopefully that is better. I'll be able to confirm tomorrow hopefully
  5. I hope they all come on separate days. When they arrive in clumps you already have to pick favourites to wear that day. One a day is lovely though
  6. A very steady hand I prefer to use the fork end of a spring bar tool to make adjustments. Lots of watchmakers use tweezers though. And adjust the beat rate error first before the timing, but you will need a timegrapher for that.
  7. My little lathe project yesterday Arrived with a missing bezel, which was unobtainable. So I made one from 316L stainless. Not polished yet, and this model should have a rotating bezel that is beyond my skill set. But this works and as long as I declare it when I sell the watch then another watch saved.
  8. A good looking design, but possibly without a unique selling point. The divers watch market is saturated (get it!) and I don't see a lot in this that would stop me from buying a CW, Yema, Oris etc that are all similar. What sort of price point are you considering? Bravo on the 39mm BTW - that is good. I would prefer a blue date wheel with a blue dial if you can - as I write this I am designing in my head a blue date wheel with superluminova, high contrast date numbers. Easy to read and there is your USP!
  9. this was the only model with an external bezel, in the 1972/73 catalogue (your sweet spot for watches!)
  10. Better just test this a bit more after buying it yesterday The name Stingray is just sooo cool! (And I will set the date correctly too)
  11. After a disappointing trawl around Newark Antiques fair I did find this Longines. Wears big! (Of course this is a dealer promotion clock, but I bet @Davey P could get away wearing it! @Roy would be able to read it too!)
  12. If you did go down this route you will find plenty of work. Many watchmakers are at retirement age, and too few trained during the quartz years to keep up with demand now many people want mechanical watches. I have done courses at the BHI and would recommend them. They also do distance learning courses. As well as the cost of the course do factor in coming away with a list of tools you will want to buy that will run into several hundred pounds. Many things can be bought used, such as staking sets, which will save you hundreds of pounds. But you can easily burn £200 on just screwdrivers and tweezers. And oils cost a small fortune!
  13. Do they sell watches before buying them? Naughty! Chrono24 now make dealers confirm the watch is in physical stock before you list the add. I have had middle men sell a watch of mine, then try and negotiate a better price to buy it. Fat chance!
  14. You will struggle to find a bezel, but buying a dead watch on eBay is probably the only way to find one. I have a Tudor that is missing the bezel and I ordered some 316L stainless (906L wasn't available) and I am going to try and turn my own design. www.electric-watches.co.uk is probably the best place in the world to look after the service.
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