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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    As My day job is not watches I have to go to work. I lift share with a couple of blokes Ive worked with at 2 previous companies.



    Quick snap of the development area above the main factory floor. 2 Radar and a Laser system setup up here.



    We make referential positioning sensors, commonly used for Dynamic Positioning of vessels near oil rigs and similar.
    This is how an operator drives a boat



    After a long day I had to head out to my eldest daughters school for an open evening:



    Very English IMO.

    The Porsche had to go in for a wheel bearing, and didnt get back until to late to head out again, so no pub pics.
    However as compensation heres some more tool pics

    An unusual Swiss micrometer, 0-150mm in a single piece:



    My Watchmakers Lathe (its been seen before)



    My Giant Milling machine:



    This is my favorite tool. its so adaptable, and accurate enough to drill 0.3mm holes happily!
    I occasionally use the little mill, here it is sitting on the Vice of the big mill....



    Inspection Microscope. This is the one I keep taking half finished parts pictures through:



    Ive also got a couple more lathes:




    And everone needs a surface grinder dont they?



    Hope you've enjoed the workshop tour.
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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    That's quite a workshop, some serious tooling.
    Nice one.

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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S View Post
    . . . . . . We make referential positioning sensors, commonly used for Dynamic Positioning of vessels near oil rigs and similar. . . . .
    Love the tools. Is the little mill Proxon? I'm also a big fan of Unimat.

    Hey Dave, any thoughts on what's going on with the compass card on the Watch since you are kind of in the business of "navigation"?

    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    That's quite a workshop, some serious tooling. Nice one.
    Radger, how far from your shop is the Watch?

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    I think the pivot piece for the needle is not right. What that actually means Im not sure. Maybe I should open it up and take a look
    Yep, the little mill is a Proxxon MF70.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S View Post
    I think the pivot piece for the needle is not right. What that actually means Im not sure. Maybe I should open it up and take a look Yep, the little mill is a Proxxon MF70. Dave
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    Almost forgot. The Tour added a new stop - Australia.

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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    I used a wood stick and super glued it to the old crystal to remove it. never did anything to the inside crystal or needle it was working fine originally.

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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    Took the watch out (after reassembling it) for a very English Sporting Evening:



    Bell Target is a Pub Sport, shooting Air rifles at 6 Yds to ring a bell thats hidden behind a 3/8" hole in a steel plate. More info here: BELL TARGET SHOOTING

    Its a very relaxing sociable evening involving Beer and guns...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pithy View Post
    You're braver than most.

    Almost forgot. The Tour added a new stop - Australia.
    Thanks Pithy.. I'm looking forward to it! I'm going to try and see if I can get some more support for the tour from other local watchmakers.

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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    Ok, Ive chickened out of trying to take the compass out to see if I can find out whats wrong.

    However Ive done a little mod on the watch, can you see what it is?






    Custom display back in polycarbonate.

    Hope you like it.
    Watch is ready for the next stop.

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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    Watch is alive and kicking and is being carted round london at the moment, the latest mod by Dave is brilliant.

    The watch will be taking a surprise visit to Sicily as well whilst its with me.

    Will post pictures either when i get back.....

    Keep you posted.

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