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#1 michael26uk

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 01:48 PM

Nice "SIMPLE" job turning into a nightmare!!!

Trying to put two new dial feet onto a  watch face but they're not having it.

Used Hypo-cement from Cousins and superglue but not bonding great. Was thinking of soldering but worried about the heat ruining the dial face.

Now trying those tiny double sided dots to see if they'll hold but not confident.

Anyone tried anything else?

Any two-part epoxy glues or other superglues that would bond copper feet to aluminium dial?


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#2 cowers lane 583

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 04:39 PM

I've general used those dial pads. Use as many as possible without affecting the movement, then put dial and now attached movement in a watch press, wrapped in a bit of tissue for protection. Leave it for a few hours.
I only multi-task at work, don't tell my wife.

#3 Lee

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 07:24 PM

I brought a proper dial feet soldering tool, bit like an electric welder with a carbon tip and a charge put through the dial foot/pin itself. But I never achieved much with it. I found the dial pads not very good and use trophy tape and cut it to size.

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 09:15 PM

A specific soldering tool just for dial feet probably would not be viable for me and the level of those jobs. I like the idea if trophy tape, because you're right , sometimes the dial pads do seem a bit weak .
I only multi-task at work, don't tell my wife.




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