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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:03 am 
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Apologies, not sure what happened to my picture from my first post.

Trim, your Dial-O-Rama is a looker. Thanks for the movt disassembled photo. It's great to see all the jump hour parts separated and laid out. My understanding is the movt. is a standard FHF model with the added jump hour train.

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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:22 am 
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"Why do we fall down? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up"
I started this post with that quote because hopefully I've learned not to cut corners and rush. Because that's exactly what I did. When pressing the Dial-O-Rama movt/dial/crystal assembly into the case I cut a corner and didn't put the bottom support die into my press. What happened next was me kicking myself in the backside - a slip and a cracked crystal :cry:

I am greatful that I didn't damage the dial or movt. Now to try and find another replacement. Hopefully Esslinger has the GS crystal I need.
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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:37 am 
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Movintage wrote:
Trim, your Dial-O-Rama is a looker. Thanks for the movt disassembled photo. It's great to see all the jump hour parts separated and laid out. My understanding is the movt. is a standard FHF model with the added jump hour train.


I suspect yours is nicer - looks like your star is much crisper than mine, which is a little faded.

As to the movement, you are correct. Do you have a copy of the service manual?

I think you can still find the original crystal on the bay - its unfortunate when things like that happen. I broke the minute hand for the L48 earlier in this thread, I needed to give it a little broaching, and was using a different hand holder to my usual one. Sadness followed.

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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:04 am 
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Trim, these are service manual pages I have. I hope you and all our forum colleagues find it useful.

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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
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some of this weeks work.

'67 marlin - '74 Electric - '60 marlin ( UK Made)


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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:34 pm 
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Well it's not on my bench. It's on my dining room table.
An old school clock I am servicing for a friend in the neighborhood.
Best part is he is paying me in firewood. I love the barder system.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:07 pm 
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Movintage wrote:
"Why do we fall down? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up"
I started this post with that quote because hopefully I've learned not to cut corners and rush. Because that's exactly what I did. When pressing the Dial-O-Rama movt/dial/crystal assembly into the case I cut a corner and didn't put the bottom support die into my press. What happened next was me kicking myself in the backside - a slip and a cracked crystal :cry:

I am greatful that I didn't damage the dial or movt. Now to try and find another replacement. Hopefully Esslinger has the GS crystal I need.
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 Post subject: Re: WOYB - What is on Your Bench - Dec 2016
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:53 am 
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Thanks diveboy! I ordered two :oops:

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Movintage wrote:
"Why do we fall down? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up"
I started this post with that quote because hopefully I've learned not to cut corners and rush. Because that's exactly what I did. When pressing the Dial-O-Rama movt/dial/crystal assembly into the case I cut a corner and didn't put the bottom support die into my press. What happened next was me kicking myself in the backside - a slip and a cracked crystal :cry:

I am greatful that I didn't damage the dial or movt. Now to try and find another replacement. Hopefully Esslinger has the GS crystal I need.


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I've destroyed more crystals than I'll ever admit to :)

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diveboy wrote:
I've destroyed more crystals than I'll ever admit to :)


Oh yeah, and hands.... :shock:

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