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Yeah, this is what I'm used to working on, top to bottom and everything in between, and others like it both big and small... ;)




As they say at NASA failure is not an option, everything must be right every time! ;)
Great work, God willing, Accutronitis. I like the wrench off oil filter. I get those from K&N (made in USA) for our Honda cars. But for our Daimler, its Hengst and Mann or just MB OEM. I hate the plastic cages that hold the synthetic cartridges.
 

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I plan to do some watch and strapwork if I retire one day. I'd hate to start something without a realistic completion schedule in view. Adjusting the speed of a lacker may be enjoyable without a serious commitment, like swapping straps.
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It has been sitting in the jewellery box for weeks since its arrival from the customs. Unwrapped the plastic around the bracelet last night. It does not have a second marking hand, but seems to keep time down to the minute accurately.
 

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Yeah, this is what I'm used to working on, top to bottom and everything in between, and others like it both big and small... ;)




As they say at NASA failure is not an option, everything must be right every time! ;)

That's just amazing Steve, and although I have known that you do this, it still
is unbelievably fun to hear more about. :D:cool: I mean it is such an important
job that has people's lives hanging in the balance, literally right?! 😮🛫

Watches must be like a piece of cake to work on for you actually. :)
 

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That's just amazing Steve, and although I have known that you do this, it still
is unbelievably fun to hear more about. :D:cool: I mean it is such an important
job that has people's lives hanging in the balance, literally right?! 😮🛫

Watches must be like a piece of cake to work on for you actually. :)
The mechanics of working on watches is not the hard part because it's all mostly just gears, pinion shafts in jewels, bridge plates, a few spings, and a lot of screws, it's that the parts are so small and delicate it requires a stereo microscope to see what you are doing, a great set of tweezers and screwdriver set, and a developed light touch, one thing most people wouldn't understand is most everything is so lightweight that the physics of handling the smaller parts kind of changes and one wrong touch and a part can go dancing off and placing them is more difficult while keeping them there until you can get a screw in place and started, if I had three hands it would be so much easier... ;)

You just have to place the part in place (the nice thing is many have tiny dowels for alignment) and then place the correct screw (of which there are many diff types so you can't mix them up) and then get it started, once you get them started the hard part is over, I think it goes without saying that taking them apart is far easier than putting them back together BUT you still need to be very careful... ;)

Things can always fall apart BUT they nearly never fall together! :LOL:

Working with and around the balance wheel and hairspring is ALWAYS the danger zone! With an Accutron, it's working with and around the indexing fingers and index wheel... :eek:
 

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It has been sitting in the jewellery box for weeks since its arrival from the customs. Unwrapped the plastic around the bracelet last night. It does not have a second marking hand, but seems to keep time down to the minute accurately.
I'd expect that from a quartz movement, that's a fine bracelet! I hope she loves it.
 

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The mechanics of working on watches is not the hard part because it's all mostly just gears, pinion shafts in jewels, bridge plates, a few spings, and a lot of screws, it's that the parts are so small and delicate it requires a stereo microscope to see what you are doing, a great set of tweezers and screwdriver set, and a developed light touch, one thing most people wouldn't understand is most everything is so lightweight that the physics of handling the smaller parts kind of changes and one wrong touch and a part can go dancing off and placing them is more difficult while keeping them there until you can get a screw in place and started, if I had three hands it would be so much easier... ;)

You just have to place the part in place (the nice thing is many have tiny dowels for alignment) and then place the correct screw (of which there are many diff types so you can't mix them up) and then get it started, once you get them started the hard part is over, I think it goes without saying that taking them apart is far easier than putting them back together BUT you still need to be very careful... ;)

Things can always fall apart BUT they nearly never fall together! :LOL:

Working with and around the balance wheel and hairspring is ALWAYS the danger zone! With an Accutron, it's working with and around the indexing fingers and index wheel... :eek:
The whole size point you are making with watches is such a great
one Steve. (y)(y) I think a lot of times that we might not even think
about that. Mainly because so much of the time we are looking at
the watch on a computer, or tablet. So everything seems bigger.
Nevertheless, even when things seem bigger in those videos, it
still seems difficult to me. 😊

And once you remember that everything is in fact way smaller in
reality. It’s that much more impressive seeing, as well as hearing
what you guys do with watches. ;)🏆

Hey, I wonder how it would be if you could shrink down in size
like Ant-Man ! 🐜
 

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The whole size point you are making with watches is such a great
one Steve. (y)(y) I think a lot of times that we might not even think
about that. Mainly because so much of the time we are looking at
the watch on a computer, or tablet. So everything seems bigger.
Nevertheless, even when things seem bigger in those videos, it
still seems difficult to me. 😊

And once you remember that everything is in fact way smaller in
reality. It’s that much more impressive seeing, as well as hearing
what you guys do with watches. ;)🏆

Hey, I wonder how it would be if you could shrink down in size
like Ant-Man ! 🐜
I was thinking on the same line. Micro vs quantum.
 

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Hence the ant man eye requirement. Do you always prefer the wrench off oil filters?
Well, general aviation aircraft only use wrench off oil filters (or as aviation calls them "spin-on oil filters") which must be installed using a torque wrench which is then safety wired...


Spin-on filters are easier to change and offer fewer chances for leaks so I lean towards them... ;)
 

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I was thinking on the same line. Micro vs quantum.
There is no microscope to look at the quantum world electron or otherwise... :p

Not yet... ;)
Yes, imagine that Lawyer Aidroos?! 😮Things are already small
enough right?! ..Imagine losing a quantum sized screw, or pin?! 😲
We need that Quantumscope as soon as possible L.A., and Steve. :)

Before you know it, we'll be seeing the thread Engineering Luxury:
The 'Quantum' World's Thinnest Watch. :D
 

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Yes, imagine that Lawyer Aidroos?! 😮Things are already small
enough right?! ..Imagine losing a quantum sized screw, or pin?! 😲
We need that Quantumscope as soon as possible L.A., and Steve. :)

Before you know it, we'll be seeing the thread Engineering Luxury:
The 'Quantum' World's Thinnest Watch. :D
So thin you can't see it with the world's first Quantum Movement that keeps time by way of Q-Bits! :p
 

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So thin you can't see it with the world's first Quantum Movement that keeps time by way of Q-Bits! :p
😁Good one Steve ! 😄 And even though we are joking around, I truly
wonder how long until we actually see the kind of technology Mr Pym
came up wit years ago. 😊

Somewhere between 20, and 200 years?! ..More? Less? It's too much
fun to think about.
 

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😁Good one Steve ! 😄 And even though we are joking around, I truly
wonder how long until we actually see the kind of technology Mr Pym
came up wit years ago. 😊

Somewhere between 20, and 200 years?! ..More? Less? It's too much
fun to think about.
 

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Steve, that was one wild video, man oh man ! 😯o_O Have to admit that
I never even knew that all of this was even going on like this. 😊 I had
actually thought we were kind of joking up above here about Quantum
technology. Honestly, I was connecting it to Ant-Man, and Dr. Pym as
almost a joke. However, now I see that the Q-Bits you mentioned is a
real thing, and it's all just amazing to me. My head is spinning. 😄

It's all fascinating, as well as a little scary. But thanks a ton for the
the video once again, and for just taking the time to post it up for
all of us honestly !!!
 
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