WATCH DIAL FOOT SOLDERING MACHINE


A professional dial soldering machine. Use this machine to replace broken dial feet without damaging the front surface/face of the watch dial.

Provides a fast, controlled, intense and precise blast of heat that melts solder within seconds. Unlike conventional soldering irons who's weak dissipated heat can damage watch dial faces.

Uses carbon rod based technology to produce a strong, clean soldered joint that will last for many years.

The machine comes with solder, solder flux, copper stock wire and replacement carbon rods.

Not to be confused with lesser quality home made machines. 

It will prove very useful in attaching replacement feet to metal watch dials. These dials are used on all mechanical, digital and analog quartz watches.

Please note this machine will solder new dial feet to the most common brass metal dials and many composite metals. It will not solder on to copper dials as the copper acts as a large heat-sink.


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DIAL SOLDERING MACHINE INSTRUCTIONS


1 - Thank you for purchasing this dial foot soldering machine. It will prove very useful in attaching replacement feet to metal watch dials. These dials are used on all mechanical, digital and analog quartz watches. Dial feet have always been used and should continue to be used in the future for attaching dials to movements.

For the best most accurate results this machine should be used on a well illuminated work bench, a magnifying glass maybe of use.

Only three basic materials are required and are included to complete the repair. Upon depletion, they are available to buy on our website at www.WatchLume.com or from many stores.

A - Copper wire: Available in many diameters.

B - Rosin core solder: 60% Tin 40% Lead

C - Solder paste flux: Rosin paste must be used with the above rosin core solder to achieve a proper strong bond.


2 - OPERATION

First, locate on the back of the dial the exact position the new foot is to be attached. If the foot is to be moved mark a new position with a sharp pointed object very lightly. After marking the position clean the area around the mark with a file or similar object to expose a bright, clean surface.

Before attaching the new foot determine the diameter of the wire required by inserting into the dial foot hole in the movement.

3 - Remove the nut and gently place the dial face down on to the bolt. Replace the nut, rotate until the mark is in the correct position and secure the dial in place.

4 - Clean the selected copper wire stock with a file or similar. It should be clean and shiny. Insert the wire stock into the clip with the end in firm contact with the dial. Ensure that it is perpendicular to the dial.

5 - Apply a small amount of flux paste to the dial and wire stock at the point of contact. Cut three small pieces of solder and place on the dial in contact with the wire stock. Pay attention to not use too much solder as this will cause issues in fitting the dial flush to the movement.

6 - Plug the machine into a standard 120/220 volt outlet. Switch the unit on. Push the little red button down. bring the edge of the carbon rod into contact with the wire stock, close to the dial without touching the dial. Gently move the carbon rod back and forth across the wire stock. The carbon rod will glow red hot. Almost immediately the solder will flow and will adhere to the wire stock and dial.

At this point remove the carbon from the wire. CONTINUED APPLICATION OF HEAT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE DIAL FINISH! DO NOT LEAVE THE CARBON ROD AGAINST THE THE WIRE FOR MORE THAN A FEW SECONDS. Upon completion of the soldering operation switch off the machine and unplug it.

7 - Allow the solder to cool. Remove the clip and unscrew the bolt. Hold the dial in your hand and cut the wire stock to length, leaving the correct amount to allow fixing to the movement.

8 - We strongly recommend practicing using a few old dials or pieces of sheet brass. This will allow you to become familiar with the machine and it's operation. With practice you will be able to produce clean, strong joints.

The only user serviceable part of the machine is the carbon tip. If you require more then visit us at www.WatchLume.com

Please note this machine will solder new dial feet to the most common brass metal dials and many composite metals. It will not solder on to copper dials as the copper acts as a large heat-sink.

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Watch Dial Feet Soldering Machine

  • Product Code: Watch-Dial-Feet-Soldering-Machine
  • Availability: 99999
  • $295.00

  • Ex Tax: $295.00

Tags: Machine, Solder, Soldering, Watch Dial, Feet, Solderer, Dial Repair