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kanikune

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Re: Rolex restore?
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2014, 06:11:50 PM »
I guess different versions have different studs..

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Re: Rolex restore?
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2014, 10:07:14 PM »
Back tothe search....they all want too much$. I gave up hope of finding lost stud. Have a great weekend.
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Re: Rolex restore?
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2014, 09:58:14 AM »
What's your plan? Seeking for a complete balance?

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Re: Rolex restore?
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2014, 09:17:21 PM »
Hi my friend. My goal was to make the watch perfect (or at least running).
I bit the bullet this morning and ordered an original never used Rolex part
complete with stud, spring & wheel. At halve original asking price. Wow this is
costing so much. Had this watch since 1985 but last cleaning 1995, new stem
wrong Crown leaked water and was a mess. Didn't look at for a few years then
learned prices up & I could use the $. Got estimate to get cleaned and decided
to do myself. Lost many parts through a mishap and spent much$ getting new
parts including this complete balance(I'm sure the old spring broken short). It
was nearing completion till stripped the click screw hole.
Now I'm ready to finish the task. You are a wonderful supporter
thanks. Al
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Re: Rolex restore?
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2014, 11:15:14 PM »
In the beginning of my watch tinkering, I broke the pivot of the Certina 17-25, I think it was 3rd wheel, twice! I got so annoyed by it, it's still waiting for the 3rd 3rd wheel   ::)
I guess I have to redo it one day.

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Re: Rolex restore?
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2014, 11:31:09 PM »
How long have you been doing this?
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Re: Rolex restore?
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2014, 12:01:43 AM »
My watch tinkering started less than 2 years ago. Will post soon a new project.

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Re: Rolex restore?
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2014, 01:27:22 PM »
Where did you get your knowledge?
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Re: Rolex restore?
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2014, 10:44:36 PM »
I've read these books and can recommend these.
Also been following lot of watchmaking related discussion in the net in various forums.
DeCarle: "Practical Watch Repairing"


DeCarle: "Practical Watch Adjusting"


DeCarle: Complicated Watches and Their Repair

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Re: Rolex restore?
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2014, 11:17:17 PM »
Thank you my friend.
Al
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