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    Show your space

    Here's a very hastily made video I did a bit ago to show the room where I do my watchbreaking. Now let's see yours!

    www.youtube.com:watch?v=FGjqUgbILJQ

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    Re: Show your space

    nice spread! Funny kids too!
    Have a great day!
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    Mines up soon

    Oh man, its 20 minutes long. What the heck, how did that happen?
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    Re: Show your space

    I'm gonna cheat and put up a pic I've used before. Not much changed, though. I did pick up a K&D Inverto staking set.



    That's at home. I clean my watches at work, using one of the many fume hoods. First I lay the parts out in the top of a pipet tip box lined with copier paper, then load up the bits in mesh teaballs. Plates and bridges go in the large one, and everything else goes in the smaller one. I tried putting small bits in the large one, but screws and such fell out.



    After they're loaded in the teaballs, I soak and swirl them in the jars. I started out with homemade solutions, but now use Zenith.



    Balance and pallet, I clean separately in clean naphtha. After cleaning I lay everything out to dry, then take advantage of the large, 37 degree Celsius, fan-driven incubator to dry it all completely.



    Then home again for pegging and pithing, followed by assembly, oiling, and regulating!
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    I am, and always will be jealous, of your desk GJ.

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    Re: Show your space

    My messy bench

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    Re: Show your space

    For anyone who fancies wasting 13 minutes of their life while I prattle on, here is the tour of my watch space.



    I apologise in advance to anyone who feels carsick.

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    Holy Smokes Trim! Here I was thinking I'd got too much stuff for watches. I now feel like my little shop is essentially empty compared to yours. My wife is going to be really upset with you because now I need to do a whole lot more shopping. It's all your fault.

    Nice space, though. Like the amount of light. And all the goodies.

    Two poising tools? One for each hand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robb Ludwig View Post
    Holy Smokes Trim! Here I was thinking I'd got too much stuff for watches. I now feel like my little shop is essentially empty compared to yours. My wife is going to be really upset with you because now I need to do a whole lot more shopping. It's all your fault.

    Nice space, though. Like the amount of light. And all the goodies.

    Two poising tools? One for each hand?
    Thanks Rob, I was very lucky - with much of my stuff coming from a very kind and generous retiring watchmaker, plus sorties into ebay and a very expensive trip to Switzerland.

    I forgot to mention things in the film, like the little triangular sorting trays on my bench are really useful. You just pour the bag of loose jewels, cannon pinions, whatever, into them, find (hopefully) the match, and pour them back. Little things like that make life a lot easier.

    You will notice some things I don't have. Like a screwdriver stand, I find them annoying.

    The room is very small, so isn't useful for much other than a small office, and the large window makes it ideal. I can also scoot around on my chair and reach most stuff, so the size has its advantages - although I will be a little more squeezed for space when I put the model making lathe in there. The best thing, is no one is competing with me for the space - especially the kids, because then I would lose.

    I will take the blame, just say, it's Kris's fault.
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    Oh wow Kris, that is a lot of stuff

    As ever you motivate me to get a lot more organised. Quite a few useful ideas in there, thanks


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