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  1. Greetings from San Francisco, only a few blocks from the ocean and edge of the continental United States. I have been searching for the right implement to control my shaky handwriting for years and had mostly settled on pencils as my best choice. Then several months ago I purchased an inexpensive Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen and everything changed. I am embarrassed I had not discovered the FP before now. Sitting in my study with the sound of a wind-up clock ticking over my shoulder and the feel of my pen moving across velum writing paper has become one of the most profound feelings of calm I know in what is my hectic career driven world. I am writing on this forum today because I am so overwhelmed with what I need to learn about fountain pens. This network seemed like the place to start but yet I feel like I am diving into an ocean. SouzaKH
  2. PenChalet

    Dalvey Items Discounted

    Pen Chalet has discounted many of the Dalvey items we carry from 40% to 50% Off. Here is a list of the items: http://www.penchalet.com/images/emails/15Feb25/dalvey_dress_wallet.jpg http://www.penchalet.com/images/emails/15Feb25/dalvey_orb_clock.jpg http://www.penchalet.com/images/emails/15Feb25/dalvey_barometer.jpg http://www.penchalet.com/images/emails/15Feb25/dalvey_grand_sedan_clock.jpg http://www.penchalet.com/images/emails/15Feb25/dalvey_explorer_compass.jpg http://www.penchalet.com/images/emails/15Feb25/dalvey_voyager_compass.jpg
  3. I recently brought the clock back to life in my Murex Quartz. Fundamental problem was missing battery contacts, which I replaced with improvised parts. The LCD looks a bit suspicious, but it is working for now. LCD artifacts are mostly hidden under the face frame. Currently monitoring to see if it lasts. First step it to remove the clock unit from the cap. - This assumes that the inside of the cap is clean. - There are no retainers to remove - Unscrew the battery cover and remove the battery. - Stand the cap on end on a firm surface, battery end up. - With the eraser on a standard wooden pencil, push down on the floor of the battery compartment. - Once it starts moving, it slides right out of the opposite end. - As you will see the fairly robust plastic carrier takes the physical loads Step-by-step photos are at murex quartz clock unit The picture titles plus the labels I added on some of the pictures should explain it pretty well. If you are not familiar with pbase: just click on any image then use next and previous buttons. To return to the gallery level, click the gallery name at the top of the page. Select image size at bottom center. "Large" will probably work best. Most of the corrosion looks like simple surface verdigris rather than from acid - as from a leaking battery. A battery leak may have contributed to the missing battery contact, but the missing case contact, protected by the carrier is a mystery. Note: to press the unit back into the cap, you will need something narrower than the pencil, in order to fit it inside the open cylindrical end of the plastic carrier.

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