Recently I faced some problems while fitting the hands of my amfibias..probably my chinese hand fitting press tips are damaged. so i d like to ask you which tools are you using for fitting the hands ? fitting press or single press ? and the diameter of the tips ? plastic tips or steel ones ? thanks in advance
3pcs Watch Hand Pressers Pusher Ï†0.2/0.5/0.8/1.0/1.5mm Fitting Set Repair Tool | eBay
Not the greatest but they complete the task; I've never tried any others. I like the manual control they give me.
By the way, is an accuracy of +10 seconds/day reasonable for an Amphibia with a 2409 movement? That is what mine seems to be doing...
Thank you for your time to compile all of this information!!
Once in a while, you get to feel a little proud of yourself. It happened to me tonight when I reassembled my first barrel arbor (Vostok calibre 2409). It wasn’t fiddly, at least not for me, it was outright difficult, but, in the end, I prevailed! It took me over an hour and a half…
The only guidance I had was this section of a video on the Watch Repair Channel. It’s not a bad instruction but no matter how I pried and twisted that arbor I couldn’t get it back. At one point I also shoot the arbor across the room. As usual, my wife was instrumental in finding it for me (bless her!). Finally, I sharpened a bit of peg wood and by prying the main spring right next to the arbor hook I was finally able to get in back in place. It took a lot of patience (and thinking).
Well, I just had to tell the world!!!
Never use force. Get a bigger hammer.
Has anyone had experiance of this ebay seller - here's an example. He/they seem to have a non-eBay site as well. Lots of good feedback, but I can't send direct question. One thing that stuck out to me, was on the advert for the custom Amphibia it states the glass as "Mineral Glass" Which if so, would make it very attractive. Yet on the non-eBay site this claim isn't made.
Current watches in use:
Omega Seamaster - 1960ish
Seiko 5 (1988)
Seiko Belmatic (1971)
Vostok Komandirskie (199x bought new as USSR crumbled and these appeared in the UK)
Ollech & Wajs Astro-Chron (Inherited from father-in-law)
Poljot Aviator style constructed by third party from new parts
I've dealt with Boris before. He is a good and reliable seller. There are many good mentions him here on forum as well. I do not believe there is a mineral crystal being made for Amphibia. Given the design and the extreme curvature I do not think it possible. Not quite sure about the attractiveness of a mineral crystal over acrylic in this case, to be honest. It would be the worst of both worlds. Mineral is far from scratch-proof so could be scratched quite easily (given the shape VERY easily) but are hard enough to resist easy fix with Polywatch and 10 minutes of your time. So even if there was this option, I'd say count me out. Not to mention it simply does not fit Amphibias. They are meant to be worn and beaten up and used and abused... and loved in all that. ;)
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