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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:33 am 
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That’s a good idea. And you can’t tell if it’s open or closed through the blades though either.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:23 am 
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There’s no lever on your clock, so it’s the caliper that counts.

Surely the levers will be the hands on the clock? Could have a Sport lever as the long hand and a pro lever as the short hand...
Great project.


Unfortunately the levers would be too heavy, as the mechanism is likely to be quartz and i dont think that robust as all the larger hands available for it as thin and lightweight.


I suppose I should thank Coreygun for this prod or it might have stalled at the missing caliper issue :oops:
But I've taken the advice on board and so managed to get a No8 Mini M4 and as there's a couple of the calipers arent in the best of condition with now using the m4 calipers meant ive also replaced a grubby one(C2 No6) with an m4 No6, which I think improves it no end.

Just really the No12, which I think is a mini, so I'll be on the lookout for that while researching which is the best quartz mechanism to support the largest hands, and theres bound to be a quality scale :?

Size increased somewhat :oops: I'm now using a wheel so its a bloody huge clock including the tyre.


Pic. Again ta for the prod 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:40 am 
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Cool. Perhaps you could use a beaded and a non braided hose cut to the right lengths for the hands. Bit of wire inside to keep the shape maybe? Nice banjo bolt to attach to the mechanism.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:18 am 
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Looking good Andy and I like coryguns suggestions using braided and unbraided hose for the hands I think banjos on both ends would look good.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:32 pm 
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Bumping this thread as I've just bought a set of mini mono's and the ultra elusive No12 caliper is on them.

:D :D :D Rather chuffed about it.

So thats the final piece. Had to buy the entire system, but hey such is and ive waited absolute ages for this.


I was beginning to think this No12 was on paper only and that it didnt exist in the real world as ive not ever seen one here, ebay or anywhere else.
A pic for those who also havent seen one


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:11 pm 
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awesome, love this project.


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