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  2. oldhippy

    clock stops if i put it back to the case

    Follow what Nucejoe has said. This spring is doing nothing where it is. It should be at the other end of the arrow under neath
  3. I'm looking forward to part two of the series.
  4. Hi All I'm learning and have not yet tried oiling pallet stones or escape wheel teeth. I've read that Mark shows this in a video but I can't find it. Can someone point it out? Thank you Charlie
  5. TexasDon

    To mod or not

    Finally, the parts have just about dribbled in. I'm awaiting only the replacement dial and it's on US soil, inbound to me from the port of Los Angeles. It might reach me by Friday. So far, the case has been stripped, cleaned and polished. I've replaced the stock bezel with an aftermarket coin edge stainless steel model. After installing a new bezel gasket and a green insert, it snapped into place easily with a press. Next, I replaced the original flat mineral glass with a double domed, blue AR coated sapphire version. I have the replacement movement (Seiko 7S36, 23J) ready to go with the exception of installing the hands. They finally arrived from Australia after being in transit 39 days. I'll show them after the new dial is fitted.
  6. merci bien, very informative....
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  8. yankeedog

    Timex electric

    Picked this one up off the bay.It's really brain dead simple. A mechanical switch engaged and disengaged by the balance energizes a coil that is alternately repelled and attracted to a permanent magnet.no sophisticated electronic devices..If you have ever worked on a car with a points distributor or a vacuum tube radio ,this is the watch for you.
  9. TexasDon

    Watch of Today

    I like skeleton watches and yours is a beaut. Several are currently listed on that well known auction site for sale but at 38mm diameter, it's a bit on the small size now for my eyesight. Still, I can appreciate the design. I've read that the backs aren't removable except by a factory service center (snicker). Was doing so difficult?
  10. Seiko ProspeX SRPC39J1 Ordered this over the weekend & what a deal !! 258 buck$ + free shipping & no tax !! (Actual baby turtle not included.)
  11. TexasDon

    Watch of Today

    My latest: It's a Geckota K-01 Pilot featuring a fully polished 44mm case, screw down crown and embossed back cover. The movement is a Seiko NH35 with hacking and stem winding but no date. The sterile dial with large numerals and seconds can be read easily. Amazing lume! The back shot is from the mfg's web site as I didn't want to disconnect the bracelet for a proper pic. Oddly enough, I've had my eye on this one for quite some time. The mfg'r just put these on sale last week. I was browsing another watch forum when this one was posted for sale at half the current discounted new price. The seller felt it was too large for his wrist so I snapped it up. As only 100 of each of this model in brown or blue dials were made, it isn't going to be common. The watch is also offered with ETA movements with other options. Additionally, the packaging was over the top. The box is wood, highly finished and leather lined. Oy!
  12. Nucejoe

    clock stops if i put it back to the case

    This is a case of pretension brought about by screws to the watch frame. Think of Pretensions as forces tending to deform, exerted to a restraint structure. It dosn,t mean you did anything wrong. Release pretensions by loosening all screws, tighten one at time, at any point you see the effect appear loosen the screw back go to another screw repeat the same. This is more like a game of finding out which screws misbehave, the watch will run when the game eliminates the faulty ones, next you may shim the faulty ones to behave. Good luck
  13. amazing attention to detail.
  14. AndyHull

    Watch of Today

    I haven't figured out exactly which model mine is yet. I did have a quick trawl on line, but it seems there are a lot of similar models, but nothing looking like an exact match so far. Here are a couple of closeups for anyone interested. As you can see there are still a couple of minor scratches here and there. It is tempting to over do the polishing, but I didn't want to change the look of the thing too much, I merely wanted it to look presentable. The lume on the hands is pretty good, when I removed it from under the light I used while taking those pictures, the lume was bright, even in a well lit room. The face is also very readable, all in all a well designed little watch. It is beginning to grow on me.
  15. ricardopalamino

    Watch of Today

    While I have seen the asking price on these all over the place , It is a well made watch with an ETA Movement , so hang in there until the right one comes along as they always seem to do .
  16. AndyHull

    Watch of Today

    That is a very nice example. I have bid on a couple of much scruffier ones, but so far not been lucky. If I can find one of those for the 404 club I'd be really chuffed. My quartz version has a steel spring/elasticated band (original swatch, but interestingly, made in Germany rather than Switzerland). That is a much nicer looking fixed link band on yours.
  17. michalsen

    Shaving a Jewel

    I watched your video on this earlier today. Very informative. Thank you.
  18. Hi *, I am a new with clock repairing, however I have successfully stripped down a few cleaned them and oiled them. This is what happened to this one too, however it stops when I put it back to the case and tighten the screws, if i take it out it runs well and keeps the time. It took me a while to realize it wasting hours to investigate the parts etc etc believing that I did something wrong. It still can be the case. Now i think that there is a tension here which slows down the clock and stops it but I don't know what can I do to resolve it. Did I put it together incorrectly? Best regards, Lui
  19. luiazazrambo

    broken mainspring

    For me it is important to learn how to repair the main spring or even measure the mean spring as i am a beginner, it would be nice to fix the clock/watch on top of that as a reward of my efforts. (as far as I can see i am going to be in trouble with the hairspring too)
  20. ricardopalamino

    Watch of Today

    Hi AndyHull , I have a Swatch Irony Body and Soul that is an Automatic and has the original watchband .. The case front looks like your quartz unit . These pics are from the internet for display , but mine is exactly the same . I got mine for [ the good price of $25 ] , because The back crystal was cracked and the watch was not running at the time . because of the cracked crystal I was able to remove it , repair the watch, and install a new crystal . On YouTube , Mark from Long Island Watch often wears his similar Swatch Irony Body and Soul , and shows it on a wrist check .
  21. Davey57

    Smiths mantle clock project

    Thank you
  22. AndyHull

    Where was this movement made?

    Do we get to hear if the Cuckoo has a Chinese accent?
  23. AndyHull

    Revisiting an old hobby

    Just in case you thought all I did all day was play with photos, here is a 5 minute fix, which I performed during my lunch hour. The watch in question is another quartz, but this time a Casio AQ-230 which was part of the pile of junk from a while back. Initially I thought that someone had cherry picked the module out of it, because none of the buttons moved, and the thing felt very light. However when I popped the back off to check, it turned out that some wild eyed baboon had attempted to change the battery and in the process had "done 'er a damage". The watch I believe is made of "resin" i.e. metalised plastic, which is why it feels so light. One of the battery contacts was displaced, and the spring steel plate had been dislodged from the PCB, so I set too with a small screwdriver and some magnification and soon had it all back in the shape that the manufacturer intended. While I had it apart, I also removed the babbon's lunch crumbs, which they had thoughtfully added to the dial side of the watch. In went the battery, beep went the watch, and bingo, another member of the "404 Club". I'm fixing things so fast I've run out of straps and pins, so this one will have to wait for the next batch of cheap pins from China. This watch appears to be still in production and you can pick it up from Amazon for around $30.00, so that probably makes it the most modern watch I own. That white metal tab was floating around inside when I opened the watch, here it is, safely back under the PCB, ready for re-assembly. It beeps, but it has no backlight. Engineered to a price, like everything else these days.
  24. Nucejoe

    Where was this movement made?

    I got a broken bike, you got this clock, with the lathe sitting there, we can make the worlds first pedal clock, this may divert attension from the clock. Just an offer.
  25. Hi. I did remove the balance which had crossing coils on the outer edge. I did what jguitron said and gave it a nudge. And it worked as far as i can tell. I put it on the smart phone regulator again and it was much more readable to the app and also the tick sound was much more uniform. Before, every 2nd tick (back swing i guess) was about 60% the loudness of the first one. Now It varies only about 5%. So i regulated it to 0 seconds with the phone and It's lost now 4 seconds in about 17 hours. I will get a cheap demagnetizer at some point. But it seems OK or for now. I'll have to try it on its back again for a night and see if it sticks again. But its nice, picked up a few tricks during this breakdown. Thanks for the advice. Cheers Ticky
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