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by Frobob
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Photobucket has gone full retard
Replies: 56
Views: 1823

Re: Photobucket has gone full retard

I personally have used Imgur for quite a while. It's also what pretty much every millennial uses (being one, I speak from experience) for quickly putting an image on the internet to link to from somewhere. That said, it's pretty much an image-based social network, so I wouldn't delve too far unless ...
by Frobob
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Dial Hall of Shame
Replies: 39
Views: 1893

Re: Dial Hall of Shame

Professional refinish: ~$30
Sharpie: $1
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by Frobob
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Electric 505 Short Circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Electric 505 Short Circuit

It does make enough contact to function as of now, to the point that it was running before this escapade; the silver paste was just something I wanted to try.
Problem is that it shorts whenever the coil gets full power and continues shorting until recleaned.
by Frobob
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Dial Hall of Shame
Replies: 39
Views: 1893

Re: Dial Hall of Shame

Yes, that is a lady's dial in the subsecond spot.
Heart-shaped, just to make it more obvious.
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by Frobob
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: How did this happen?
Replies: 1
Views: 248

How did this happen?

An eBay image from several months ago. Let's have some fun with it. http://i.imgur.com/OeFoR6Y.jpg First off: there's the end of a threaded stem stuck to the only remaining side. Aren't you supposed to, uh, discard those? But what I ask the detectives of this forum is: how did they manage to 1. rip ...
by Frobob
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: 1950 Berkshire
Replies: 0
Views: 153

1950 Berkshire

Got a Berkshire for about nothing a month or so ago and cleaned it up. Ran when I got it but was sold as not running; perhaps some people don't know what "winding" is? http://forums.watchuseek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12071274&d=1496970586 After cleaning and such: http://forums.watchuseek.com...
by Frobob
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Electric 505 Short Circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Electric 505 Short Circuit

So I had a theory for renewing the contacts on 505's: a dab of silver conductive glue. Unfortunately I slipped and made a connection from the contact to the staff. Did some research to see what could remove the stuff, and it's your choice of isopropyl alcohol or acetone. I knew the alcohol would dis...