Comments on: How long does it take to set down your tweezers? http://watchmakingblog.com/2012/02/28/set-down-your-tweezers/ A mechanical watchmaker in a digital world Fri, 23 Nov 2018 22:25:46 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.15 By: Jordan Ficklin http://watchmakingblog.com/2012/02/28/set-down-your-tweezers/comment-page-1/#comment-172751 Sun, 21 Jul 2013 19:05:20 +0000 http://watchmakingblog.com/?p=2441#comment-172751 This depends on what kind of acrylic you use. The black ones CEO. Bergeron are rwly hard. I use clear cad acrylic sticks which are much softer.

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By: David http://watchmakingblog.com/2012/02/28/set-down-your-tweezers/comment-page-1/#comment-172713 Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:13:15 +0000 http://watchmakingblog.com/?p=2441#comment-172713 If i can add some advice, try to stay away from acrylic sticks when pushing on any bridges or anything thats been decorated, it might not feel like it, but the acrylic surface is actually pretty hard and will scratch your rhodiated or gold plated bridges. Personally, i just work with wooden sticks that i cut after the need at hand. Ofc, press hard enough and even the softest wood will leave marks on the bridges, but your margin of error is bigger than with acrylic.

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By: James Gorka http://watchmakingblog.com/2012/02/28/set-down-your-tweezers/comment-page-1/#comment-104892 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:43:11 +0000 http://watchmakingblog.com/?p=2441#comment-104892 Reading these and other posts just scares the heck out of me. The thought of having someone “service” my watch at routine intervals is no difference to me than having my engine torn down and reassembled “just because”. As a former mechanic, then prototype build technician, then engineer and service manager for a Fortune 100 company, I get ill (literally) when I have to take my car in for a repair – and when my watch needs its first service I will think long and hard before sending it to someone for which I have no way to evaluate his/her technical skills, attitude, and/or work ethic. Both of the repairs that I’ve experienced with other watches turned out to be two-step processes (first they were repaired, then they were fixed) – and both were refered by trusted dealers.

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By: J.Peter http://watchmakingblog.com/2012/02/28/set-down-your-tweezers/comment-page-1/#comment-61849 Tue, 29 May 2012 02:51:02 +0000 http://watchmakingblog.com/?p=2441#comment-61849 This was pretty extreme but I see scratches in this area on probably 30% of this caliber, keeping in mind that they are 50 year old watches and a lot of watchmakers have worked on them over the years.

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By: Jeff M http://watchmakingblog.com/2012/02/28/set-down-your-tweezers/comment-page-1/#comment-61818 Mon, 28 May 2012 16:15:31 +0000 http://watchmakingblog.com/?p=2441#comment-61818 This is a disappointing sight. I’m curious whether some “professionals” would be guilty of these kind of actions too…? Not to flame, but I’ve seen some questionable work come out of RSC NY and this wouldn’t be out of the scope of possibility….

How often do you see this type of thing?

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By: davestanda http://watchmakingblog.com/2012/02/28/set-down-your-tweezers/comment-page-1/#comment-61695 Fri, 25 May 2012 12:59:58 +0000 http://watchmakingblog.com/?p=2441#comment-61695 hello instead of the acrilic sticks,i use wooden bambo japanese small size kniting needles..they are nice and smooth..don’t splinter, easy to shape,have a nice weight to them,and pleasing to the eye…you can get like six of them for a couple of dollars…

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By: J.Peter http://watchmakingblog.com/2012/02/28/set-down-your-tweezers/comment-page-1/#comment-56612 Sun, 18 Mar 2012 20:54:36 +0000 http://watchmakingblog.com/?p=2441#comment-56612 There is potential for malfunction here because the clip needs to be free to move. The roughness in this location could cause a problem, but in this case I was referring to the mainplate which I had to replace because somebody fit a jewel into the mainplate that was so loose it was falling out.

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By: Tony http://watchmakingblog.com/2012/02/28/set-down-your-tweezers/comment-page-1/#comment-56577 Sun, 18 Mar 2012 13:12:23 +0000 http://watchmakingblog.com/?p=2441#comment-56577 Well I can understand the frustration at someone scratching the bridge, but why does it need to be replaced? Does it not function anymore?

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By: J.Edwards http://watchmakingblog.com/2012/02/28/set-down-your-tweezers/comment-page-1/#comment-55472 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:50:19 +0000 http://watchmakingblog.com/?p=2441#comment-55472 @Jonathan A plexi-stick is a well worth picking up. After my tweezers and screwdrivers, it is one of my most used tools. For the example above, I prefer to use pegwood to remove the spring, but the plexiglass stick still has many uses beyond that.

@Mike B. Bronze tweezers are also excellent. I find that they hold up better over time than brass.

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By: Tony http://watchmakingblog.com/2012/02/28/set-down-your-tweezers/comment-page-1/#comment-55327 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:51:22 +0000 http://watchmakingblog.com/?p=2441#comment-55327 Reminds me of a Breitling chronograph with an old Lemania movement inside.
I take the back off and ever single visible screw head was damaged.
Every single one.
I closed it up and gave it back to the boss and told him to give it back to his friend.

I so did not want to go digging any further into that horror show.

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