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For some reason i can not remember how this is done....i know it is not hard with the correct tools...please let me know what i am forgetting....thanks in advance
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https://www.hswalsh.com/product/berg...winding-crowns

Bit expensive! Pin vice? Tighten, rotate, tighten.
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Bit expensive! Pin vice? Tighten, rotate, tighten.
Yep a pin vice can do it but you need steady hands. I normally give the pin vice a buff with a smoothing broach to make sure there are no burs. Also a swiss made pin vise helps too.
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I normally just push one side of the 'shoulder' (for want of a better word) with my tweezers
Haven't had one I've done that to fall off.
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If you are going to use a pin vice a suggestion is to place the hand, upside down, on an old movement. This will help control it and keep from crushing it.
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If you are going to use a pin vice a suggestion is to place the hand, upside down, on an old movement. This will help control it and keep from crushing it.





True.

It could go over the end of some tweezers etc too.

Same with canon pinions - I put them over an oiler and then squeeze them in with the D tweezers.
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If you are going to use a pin vice a suggestion is to place the hand, upside down, on an old movement. This will help control it and keep from crushing it.
Nice tip. Going to use.
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https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/se...and-hole-tools
It's this . If you have a seitz tool. Works fine. Seitz Jewelling Reducing Hour Hand Hole Tools
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Bit expensive! Pin vice? Tighten, rotate, tighten.
Won't one . But it's way pricy. Seen some tool where you can use a lathe collet to do the same job.
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Always wanted one of those since seeing Duncan sort a 6139 chrono hand with it. Didn't quite realise how much they were...

I remember reading a Dr Seiko thread on broaching a chrono hand to sit just right with a tapered slot for the subdial....can't find it tho.
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I tightened the minute hand on my 6309 by using a concave pusher from my jeweling set. All of the Seitz diagrams I could find looked like the profile and shape were the similar between the jewel pusher and hand resizer. It worked.


I was also advised that I could make 3 or 4 tick marks on the hole with a sharp X-acto knife. This would raise a burr on the inside, enough to allow the hands to hold. That was from one of the real watchmakers on the forums so it must be OK to try.



I had the Seitz tool so I tried that first and it worked.
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[QUOTE=bk_lake;2723539]I tightened the minute hand on my 6309 by using a concave pusher from my jeweling set. All of the Seitz diagrams I could find looked like the profile and shape were the similar between the jewel pusher and hand resizer. It worked.


I was also advised that I could make 3 or 4 tick marks on the hole with a sharp X-acto knife. This would raise a burr on the inside, enough to allow the hands to hold. That was from one of the real watchmakers on the forums so it must be OK to try.



I don't remember typing that.....
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It was on TOF. If this is your technique, you are in good company.



Found it there. 3 ticks, 120 degrees apart. Inside of the hole.
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well thank u all my friends...i knew someone here would know what to do and so many of you know...even better ...i appreciate this more than u know...God Bless,John
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