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Watches [message #1035] Fri, 12 July 2013 00:26 Go to next message
Timeticker is currently offline  Timeticker
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Yes, I am back on forum. Still looking for someone to do your COAs? I also offer lessons on how to tangle hairsprings! LOL! Well, not any more since my thumb has finally healed up! Anyway, PM me if help is needed. I will re-post information on properly cleaning a watch to include the "what to and what to not" touch and adjust.


I welcome all Gruenites!!!!


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Re: Watches [message #8130 is a reply to message #1035] Wed, 31 May 2017 20:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hmmmmmmm, I see that got a lot of response! lol! Laughing

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Re: Watches [message #8131 is a reply to message #8130] Wed, 31 May 2017 22:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Keep plugging away!

All I know is based on hard work & writing by others. I can only aspire to augment this body of knowledge. If I am wrong it is because of my own failings. -me

"If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Newton
Re: Watches [message #8156 is a reply to message #8131] Wed, 14 June 2017 00:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Jack! Not too concerned as this is really not the place to pick up business, but always willing to try. Lots of newcomers that should really learn the art,

People you thought were your best friends will stab you in the back to your face!

Love them anyway.
A "Paradoxical Commandment"
Re: Watches [message #8197 is a reply to message #8156] Fri, 30 June 2017 13:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just got a Bulova back from Timeticker. He performed a COA on it. It turned out awesome! He kept me updated through the whole process. The price was lower than anyone I have sent to before. I will definitely be sending more to him. And a quicker turnaround than taking it to the watchmaker that lives two miles away from me. I recommend him.
Re: Watches [message #8198 is a reply to message #8197] Fri, 30 June 2017 14:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you for the kind comments, and trust! It is largely in part of my success due to people who are far more experienced in the watch repair area, that I owe them an immense amount of respect and thanks! They have offered advice, tutoring, and guidance. Great website, and great people!

People you thought were your best friends will stab you in the back to your face!

Love them anyway.
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Re: Watches [message #8287 is a reply to message #8198] Fri, 28 July 2017 18:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ask yourself a few questions when starting repair.

1.) What value does the watch hold for you?
2.) How much is the watch worth?
3.) Are you willing to learn the trade?
4.) How much do you want to spend in repairs?
Listen, for me? I could care less! I love to teach others, be taught/gain experience (have much to learn, as always) and love this forum. If you're a collector, have a family heirloom, want to get started in the basics, then this is the place to be. I've been meaning to add more stuff here, but military life literally keeps me hopping. I would love to hear from any prospects that want to get started.

Timeticker....out


People you thought were your best friends will stab you in the back to your face!

Love them anyway.
A "Paradoxical Commandment"
Re: Watches [message #8319 is a reply to message #8287] Sun, 13 August 2017 12:18 Go to previous message
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Watches, watches, watches.........what shall I do with this vintage watch that has been in my family for 90 years? This is a question I have really heard quite often. My point? Perhaps it is time for you, dear reader, to learn the ancient art of watch repair. To actually get on old timepiece up and running again, can be amazing super exciting! Imagine your Great Grandfather's pocket watch keeping time yet once again.

Sometimes, all it needs is a COA (Cleaning, Overhaul, and Adjustment). This requires completely taking the watch apart, cleaning EVERYTHING in the watch, new mainspring, and hopefully it fires back up and runs. Of course, this is the most hoped for and simplistic approach. Some folks don't want the added expense of a new mainspring, but it makes all the difference in the world, as in the watch running for 22-26 hours (old mainspring) of 34-36 hours (new mainspring). So much more to add, but hopefully, the future will afford me the time to do so.
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People you thought were your best friends will stab you in the back to your face!

Love them anyway.
A "Paradoxical Commandment"
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