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Post I was looking for a part....
....and now I know why I only come to this place.

I have been looking for a part for quite some time now and logged on to a local forum I used to be part of. I have only been there now and then these days, and from today - never again.

Man, Internet can be an ugly place...

I presented the issue and the first reply was: "Michael, this may be the moment in time where you need to contact a watchmaker..."

Next: "Who do you think you are, to solve such a complicated issue?"

And a few more if the same kind...

Nobody answered my question, they just focused on being impolite. Whether it was on purpose or not, I can't tell and I don't care.
May they rot in hell, I will be there to pee on their stinking corpses.

There are a lot of keyboard comedians out there.


Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:30 pm
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Post Re: I was looking for a part....
Lol. They don't have a clue, do they? Heck, that little Nomos is actually a pretty simple watch. Watchmaking 101 kind of stuff. And what's so complicated about replacing a wheel? Don't worry about the pretentious assholes Michael. They're everywhere.


Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:47 pm
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Post Re: I was looking for a part....
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Lol. They don't have a clue, do they? Heck, that little Nomos is actually a pretty simple watch. Watchmaking 101 kind of stuff. And what's so complicated about replacing a wheel? Don't worry about the pretentious assholes Michael. They're everywhere.


It was for another watch, a 1920s American wristwatch, a finicky part for the winding system, someone else fitted it in the wrong order and it was damaged.

The Nomos is for beginners, it is easy even if it is a small and thin movement. Everything will fall in place nicely when the 3/4 plate goes on, good finish. Still, the QC could be improved.
I had it here a few years ago, a loose screw was floating around in there. Now the dial was off center and killed the seconds pin...It is because the dial feet are too soft and the dial is smaller than the inner case diameter....


Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:12 pm
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Post Re: I was looking for a part....
The world is really full of assholes... This place, HF, is not representative of that, no doubt about it!

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Oh, man. As my grandmother used to say "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything"

Whatever happened to basic good manners?

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Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:42 pm
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Post Re: I was looking for a part....
If you were looking for American parts you should have contacted me. I've got a WONDERFUL pile of American watch salvage..lol.


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unreformed66 wrote:
If you were looking for American parts you should have contacted me. I've got a WONDERFUL pile of American watch salvage..lol.


I know, and I forgot for a moment.

It was for a Wyler and I know a Wyler enthusiast in Germany who found the part after reading my post.

I will remember you the next time.


Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:16 pm
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Post Re: I was looking for a part....
Wyler isn't and never was an American company. Wyler had a U.S. office and distribution network but has been a thoroughly Swiss company from the beginning. And then there's the whole "Wyler-Vetta" association. I like Wylers too and have a few laying around here someplace...


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unreformed66 wrote:
Wyler isn't and never was an American company. Wyler had a U.S. office and distribution network but has been a thoroughly Swiss company from the beginning. And then there's the whole "Wyler-Vetta" association. I like Wylers too and have a few laying around here someplace...


I see, I just thought it was as it came from a collector of American watches. It looked American with its flexible lugs, like a Hamilton from the 1960.
Wyler is Italian now...


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Yes, Wyler has been associated with Binda (Vetta) since the 1930s. I guess Binda owns the name outright now although the brand seems to be defunct. Information is hard to come by on the current state of the brand name.


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