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    • Hi  In what respect is "not moving"   Is the balance not moving, the train wheels not rotating.    First things first, You have dismantled and cleaned and re assembled the watch, Yes ?  Was the watch working before treatment and not afterwards,  Yes ? If so lets begin by removing the balance and checking the pivots and spring for damage,  then remove power from the watch and remove the fork. Now put two winds on the spring. does the train run down and reverse at the end  or is it stuck ?  if stuck remove the train and check all pivots check mainspring barrel and spring, check the fork pivots are not broken.  The common cause after reassembly is either a particle of dirt/hair in the train and or broken pivots. so when we have determined that they are all intact start  to re assemble the watch from the bottom up checking as you go that all is well.   then report back.
    • There isn't much information in your question but judging from your previous post, the movement was running before you disassembled it, yes? There are probably hundreds of reasons why a movement isn't running. I'd suggest you read through this checklist which should help you locate the issue. A couple things I would check right off the bat: Is the movement taking a wind? As in, if you turn the crown, do you see the ratchet wheel turn and held in tension by the click? Is the balance wheel rotating freely? Give it a gentle puff of air from your blower. It should swing without much resistance. Remove the balance and pallet fork and wind the movement up slightly. You should see the train of wheels spinning freely.
    • My pleasure.  I had just finished working on a 6138-0040 Bullhead for a friend of mine, and he had requested a few pictures of the watch while it was apart.  When I read your post I knew I had the photos available.
    • The line is a visual depiction of the rate. Straight across is 0s, heading down, losing, heading up, gaining. A solid line means the watch is perfectly in beat, a double line is out of beat, with the spacing relative to how much beat error there is.   You should ask Witschi for a manual if you don't have one; here is a link to their "training course" with all you will need to know (used to be on their website but not anymore).   Play around with your machine in the meantime: it should be set to "aut",, so it detects and sets the freqency, or "man" where you tell it the frequency. There you have it set to frequency, so it isn't giving you what you really want here- that watch's frequency is 21,600.   https://www.welwynwatches.co.uk/uploads/9/1/4/3/9143536/witschi_training_course.pdf
    • Well there is an issue with Orient. After reassembling it isn't moving! What can affect on it?  Thanks for any answers!
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