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    Great watches, Great Company

    Some time ago I was servicing my Fireman II and I popped the hour hand vial with my tweezers . I have been trying to get a new set of hands ever since. With no luck and in desperation I used MB Microtec's online form.

    This was picked up by a guy called Gavin Palmer who then passed my query onto Kevin Kouch at Ball who then got Charlotte Mollard to help me out.

    I would like to say a big thank you to Gavin, Kevin and Charlotte for helping me resurrect my watch back to perfection .

    Kind Regards Phil

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    Re: Great watches, Great Company

    "Either he's dead or my watch has stopped"
    Groucho Marx

    "The only reason for time is so that everything does not happen at once..."
    Albert Einstein

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    Re: Great watches, Great Company

    Are the tubes easily ruptured?

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    My pictures aren't great I'm afraid sorry Nokie best I can do

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    The tubes are indeed very delicate Norm, very thin glass wall. I popped it whilst reassembling after servicing the movement, I just picked the hour hand up in the wrong place and I still feel a real plonker for doing it. I could have sent my watch in for the new hands fitted but I would have been charged over £100 and I didn't want to part with that for something I can do myself. The hands cost me around £38ish delivered. I will put it down as a lesson learnt
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