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Everything posted by Lee

  1. Clock repairs

    I wouldn't worry for every inquiry your answer would be "I'm sorry we only do watches" its still good advertising, next time they want a watch done they will think off you. I personally wouldn't want anything that allows me to speak to a potential customer dropped.
  2. I don't think this is a flaw to worry about Keith. Anyone with a strong reputation wouldn't put that on the line by helping someone with less skills imo. I like a three tier membership, But I'd name it "Willing to give Robin some support, here's a tenner" "I've been a member two years & Robins doing a good job, here's a score" & "Sign me up, its working" My personal advice is 1.SOCIAL MEDIA....... Facebook, instagram & Twitter all have their place. give the PUBLIC somewhere to interact, they love it. 2.ONLINE joining & renewal filling out a form and sending money is so last century 3.SOCIAL MEDIA Lee
  3. ETA 956.112 for Braille Watch

    its just a blanked of cannon pinion. what are you trying to acheive? the chnaces are your customers original is a second hand blank with a fake screw top it probably just pops off like a secondhand would & is just a press fit
  4. capacitor MT416

    Must be a postcode thing?
  5. capacitor MT416

    I just added one & the delivery showed at £6.90 for delivery. What price your quoted your customer? I'd charge £35.00 for that one?
  6. I had to start wearing glasses today, I'm suing the forum for eye strain in the early days. On the plus side I've realised today my inability to thread a needle the past 12 months, is not down to shaking hands but wonky eyes.
  7. Local Independent family optician, practice what I preach.
  8. That snow man or woman at the top of the page is taking a long while to melt.
  9. Please post on this topic key blanks that can be cross referenced or you know work certain locks. then members can use the search on the site to find the results as it builds search.php
  10. music license for shop

    I bet the price will go up
  11. Quality. Well done massive step forward.
  12. New movement for a Lorus

    Pm’d you Valerie.
  13. I personally think it’s up to a business how it makes money it’s what we are in business to do.its up to consumers to decide is you are value for money and to make the decision on using your services or not. If a business charges you £10, 1% or nothing to use a card that should be entirely up to them. I’d been charging 50p on transactions under £10.00 this was enough to cover the costs of offering a card facility to all my customers and no one ever minded. Now I have to foot yet another cost to please “them” everyone wants a peice of the pie when you work for yourself
  14. Watch tools

    If you have a curved glass you can make a die specifically for the watch using polymorph https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/mindsets-polymorph-250g-n14at Ive used this when pressing glass into Armani etc by making a mould of the watch before removing the old glass then using my mould to press in the replacement. Heat it up put it in a metal die and press down your press (lightly) onto it to make the shape allow to harden, clean up on a grinder and hay presto a custom die
  15. Watch tools

    I own this press https://m.cousinsuk.com/sku/tools/press-dies-robur/press-robur/G0728?_=1518899944670 Along with these dies https://m.cousinsuk.com/sku/tools/press-dies-robur/die-set-robur/D0425?_=1518899944675 Which I use mainly for glass and stubborn backs And this press for day to day batteries https://m.cousinsuk.com/sku/tools/press-dies-horotec/press-push-fit-dies/C4675?_=1518900336785 And I use this for screw on backs https://m.cousinsuk.com/sku/tools/case-opening-universal-horotec/universal-case-back-tool-horotec/C44241?_=1518900336792 With other dies for more specific backs like Omega etc I never push a snap back on with my fingers and never use a hand tool for a screw on back. It looks more professional to the customers eye and eliminates risk. These tools where brought a long time ago and are low enough investment to be returned quickly. And that’s the approach I always use with watch tools nothings too much money when you think how quickly you return your money on batteries alone. Lee
  16. I still do watch repairs both retail and trade but I’ve moved to other areas now so no longer do training days, they where a means to an ends at the time if I’m honest. I no longer need the hassle!
  17. Watch tools

    Best is cheapest at any price When it comes to watches imo spent the most you can afford what ever the tool.
  18. I've been asked for these twice in a few weeks, but haven't found a blank that will go in, quite a narrow cyclinder key. I easyentried one but the other said no. any thoughts on which blank to use? Thanks Lee
  19. Is engraving viable ?

    Bike repairs & Barbers shops are the future
  20. I buy from Starlite direct myself. I know locally they are sold for £10.99 I charge £12.00 including fitting, but charge £6.00 if a customer brings them to me for fitting & £6.00 to swap from one pair of shoes to another I also lift the insoles so no nails come through or show & replace the original nails that come with the packet for 11mm square shank small head from the whoelsalers as this gives the carbon a longer life for swapping from shoes to shoes.
  21. I Don't wholesale them, I buy them from a dance wholesaler & supply & fit them retail. I do loads of them!
  22. They should make Rick the chairman imo. Knows the trade inside out, knows the people inside out and is relentlessly loyal to the industry. Who even is the chairman? Cutting edge need to do what they do best organise a decent show and produce a decent magazine and finally get the right person from within the trade at the helm of somsr and give that person a budget.