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I am very excited. Got some tools now. Horotec swiss tools are expensive but being swiss, you know your quality is there. Got the caseback opener which is made in HK, but does good enough work.
So far, I have the following tools:-
set of 6 screwdrivers and stand (horotec)
hands press (horotec)
tweezer 100% antimag 110mm (horotec)
blower
rodico
screwdriver sharpener
hands remover
high quality japan-made cloth
movement holder and pillow
eye loupe 3X
finger cots
bracelet opener
swiss knife
caseback opener (HK-oem)
soon-to-come: press for snapcase back

I have so excited to create this mini workshop bench. Want to hone my skills :) with the 6497 and some other cheap watches.

I have quite abit of time at home now.

Will upload more pics and videos as I work on the movements, hope you guys will enjoy.

For now, this is the workspace. Will probably have to get a shorter bench and a white plastic-like mat.

 

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It looks like you mean serious business.

Do you play the piano?
 

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It looks like you mean serious business.

Do you play the piano?
Awesome,you're one serious WIS:wink:
No, I dont play the piano. My brother does. I would love to play one day. I find piano and saxophone the two most beautiful and sexy musical instruments to convey your emotions to.
I am not that serious, HAHAHA. I am one hella fun person to hang out with. Ask my friends you will know. But when it comes to watches and my watch business, of course, I have to be responsible. Afterall, I am really fascinated with these mechanism.

I may not be the best and most talented watchmaker in the century, but that's fine with me. I just keep my mind focus on every movement I can practise with. I treat this like a jigsaw puzzle, and more importantly, a way of training my patience, and the way I treat life.

I reckon if one can handle a movement well with respect and patience, basically it shows one's character in life too. :thumbup1:
 

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I reckon if one can handle a movement well with respect and patience, basically it shows one's character in life too.
I think you're really on to something there.
 

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That is one cool-looking work station. I as well am waiting for you to start accepting lume jobs, mods, regulataions, and maintenance!
 

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Nice tools. I got a bunch of watch tools for the holiday. I haven't played with them yet, but I can't wait.
Congrats on a well thought-out set up
 

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Nice tools. I got a bunch of watch tools for the holiday. I haven't played with them yet, but I can't wait.
Congrats on a well thought-out set up
Dan, why did you need more watch tools? :confused1:




























I thought that you already had every watch tool that you needed! :D :lol:

 

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Yep, the best that money can buy! :thumbup:
Actually, the set is not complete yet;
No duct tape, and how can you oil a
fine mechanical movement without this?
 

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Isn't that the EBNWKS Delucks Watch Re-pear Kit? :D
Yes, but my fool family actually went out and spent good money on "watch" tools. Ridiculous! But now I have to use them.

Oh, and for the uninformed, that large back thing at the top of the photo is called a Lalo. It is used to flush balky movements.
 

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I got a bunch as well. My wife got me the Timezone level 1 kit. Most of mine are Bergeon (also Swiss).

It willl be interesting having so many tinkerers around here to chat about tools and techniques. I've just been goofing thus far, but when I get a proper light I'll start the lessons in earnest.
 

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I got a bunch as well. My wife got me the Timezone level 1 kit. Most of mine are Bergeon (also Swiss).

It willl be interesting having so many tinkerers around here to chat about tools and techniques. I've just been goofing thus far, but when I get a proper light I'll start the lessons in earnest.

Good light and jewelers goggles, especially the googles, are a must for tinkering with timepieces.
I've been repairing cuckoo clocks for decades (very primitive movements) and I've found the goggles the most valuable tool.
 

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I got a bunch as well. My wife got me the Timezone level 1 kit. Most of mine are Bergeon (also Swiss).

It willl be interesting having so many tinkerers around here to chat about tools and techniques. I've just been goofing thus far, but when I get a proper light I'll start the lessons in earnest.
Yes, get a good light. The best is actually natural day light plus good adjustable table/standing light. Also, the table should be around shoulder height, so chances are your stool/bench is very low.

I just realize that the current watch case opener is unable to open a casesize of 45mm and above. I am heading down to get the suction-type. Will snap pictures and perhaps demo.

Yuyan
 

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just want to say i got the suction for my 47mm case size. I am trying to practise disassembly and assembly before snapping videos of it.

I am having fun :) :) :)

Give me 4-6 hours, and I will create a video.

It's really not that difficult.
 
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