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    An update on my Marvelight

    So it's been about 3 and a half months since I first introduced myself and my new Marvelight.

    I wear the watch basically everyday except in the evenings. It goes everywhere with me, running, working out, hiking, climbing, working in the machine shop, and it hasn't skipped a beat.

    However, after observing it for about a month and a half, it was keeping about +5-6 seconds a day. Now, I know a lot of people would be completely happy with that and I thought I would be too but I couldn't shake the fact that after a month it would be almost 3 minutes fast. No big deal I'm sure but the urge to do better would soon override the desire to keep the case seal intact and unopened.

    So I cracked the sucker open with a homemade 3D printed tool and gave the adjustment screw about half a click towards the slow side. Gave the seal a little silicone lube and closed it back up.

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    I wore it for 2 days continuously and it kept time spot on. Observations over the past month shows that it now averages +0.8 seconds fast a day.

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    The stainless steel bracelet was starting to get heavy and unwieldy so I replaced it with a Hirsch Carbon black strap. It's supposedly leather woven in a carbon fiber like pattern with white stitching and a rubber lining. I've jogged with it and the sweat seems to have 0 effect on it. So far so good!

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    Re: An update on my Marvelight

    Hello,
    I like hearing about how you are not afraid to wear the thing. Nice looking watch. heb

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    Re: An update on my Marvelight

    Nice job! I regulated an Orient I own. It's a good feeling if nothing bad happens....

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    Re: An update on my Marvelight

    Quote Originally Posted by heb View Post
    Hello,
    I like hearing about how you are not afraid to wear the thing. Nice looking watch. heb
    I am, usually the first time I do anything new with it, being an automatic and all.
    But I'm constantly surprised by how robust the movement is!

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    Re: An update on my Marvelight

    Quote Originally Posted by lovebandit View Post
    Nice job! I regulated an Orient I own. It's a good feeling if nothing bad happens....
    Don't jinx me! So.... what's the worst that could happen?

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    Re: An update on my Marvelight

    Quote Originally Posted by XiL View Post

    So I cracked the sucker open with a homemade 3D printed tool
    Do you mind share the STL file for the tool?
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    Re: An update on my Marvelight

    Quote Originally Posted by ten13th View Post
    Do you mind share the STL file for the tool?
    If you give me your email address I can send it to you. For some reason it won't let me attach STL's here.

    The tool looks like this.

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    The bottom has a cutout that just fits the marvelight and the top, obviously, clamps onto the bottom. The nut in the middle I just engage with a wrench. It has two holes on the bottom in the STL file that's like .050 diameter that has a C-C (Center to Center) dimension of 1.162, which matches the case of the marvelight. You'll need to drill out the hole to 0.060 or something like that and stick two pins in there. The pins should be 0.075 dia. In a pinch you can probably just jam a piece of a large paper clip in there. The holes for the screws are all undersized so you can open them up on the upper portion and use whatever screws you find handy; on the bottom you can either just thread directly into the plastic or stick a nut on the bottom. There are also two counterbored holes flanking the cutout for the watch, those are for mounting it to a 2x4 for stability.

    To be honest, you just need a block with two 0.075 pins sticking out of it with a C-C of 1.162.

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    Re: An update on my Marvelight

    Do u have a thingiverse account. You can just post it there.


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