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    Recent pic ups at the local flea market. After a little clean up: Both running strong.
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    clockboy

    Banking question! Not certain.

    Looking at your readings I would say there is not a lot wrong. Personally I would just re-clean the escapement side Ie hairspring assembly & pallets. It amazing how the tiniest amount of grease/dirt can cause this issue.
  3. 1 point
    oldhippy

    Tissot 28,5-621 mainspring question

    A simple way and rough calculation with barrel and spring 1 third is for the spring, another is the size of the arbor, the final third is the space between spring and arbor.
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    Neileg

    Lew & Me

    This is George. He doesn’t just do watches. Here he’s helping me update the operating system on an iPhone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Deggsie

    Replace lead gasket

    Ok. This is interesting. I’m going to take my seal onto the quality lab at work on Monday, they’ll be able to measure it and weigh it to the nearest knat nads. From the volume and mass, I can derive density. That’ll help determine if my seal is lead. From what you say, my seal looks and feels very much like lead Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Deggsie

    Lew & Me

    Urrrg. Lighterz, how many times have I told you. Not on my watch repair bench! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    dadistic

    Hello from Southern California

    I have a whole pile of Timex documents that I'm sharing here- Timex Documents A lot of it is from the old Timex forum, some of it I collected myself and some JerseyMo sent on to me. There are service instructions for many of the old Timex movements.
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    Tudor

    Hello from Southern California

    Welcome! And I'm interested in learning more about the old Timex watches. I still remember the ridiculous commercials as a kid. And the Museum (recently closed) was here in CT as well.
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    dadistic

    Hello from Southern California

    Not true! Someday soon I'll have to put together a walk through to demonstrate how this is done, both the factory recommended way, and taking a movement to pieces. It is not easy, as they are full plate movements, but so are a lot of other watches of historical interest. Cheers!
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    anilv

    Hello from Southern California

    Welcome Ramos, unfortunately Timex are not really repairable in the sense that they can be dismantled, cleaned and put back together. They are however, tough as old boots and if not damaged by water they can usually be brought back to life by removing the hands, dial and giving them a dunking in naptha (Zippo fluid) and then oiling the pivots. If you do this it would be great to see some pics! Anilv
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    JerseyMo

    Hello from Southern California

    The good and bad of getting interested in vintage Timex is that there are millions of them out there. And somehow you will want to get them all!
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    JerseyMo

    Hello from Southern California

    Hi Mike: I've been collecting a restoring vintage Timex for 9 years now. There is lots of fun ahead for you!
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    clockboy

    Great book on adjustment

    Here is it's PDF can be found. http://www.survivorlibrary.com/library/rules_and_practice_for_adjusting_watches_1920.pdf
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    JerseyMo

    Vintage Timex Restorations

    My collection of 1950's - 1960's - 1970's US Time \ Timex restorations
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    JerseyMo

    1969 Mickey Mouse

    From the album: Vintage Timex Restorations

    The mechanical Mickey Mouse watches from the 1960's and 1970's were cased in the same case as the Mercury series. Here is one form 1969 that I completed today. It uses a non-sweep #24 movement.
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