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    A success! I got the evertite crystal in, and the chapter ring nest perfectly. Here it is at the end of the day, cleaned, serviced, and reassembled. Thanks for everyone's help! Could benefit from a fun tropic strap or nato (but don't have one on hand). Ended up messing up one of the lumed markets when soldering a dial foot, so ended up rubbing all of them off for a balanced, clean look. Will re-lume in the future once I get my hands on a kit
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    watchweasol

    Molniya 3602 movement

    Hi attached tech sheets for the M3602 Misc. Tech Sheets_Molnia 3602a (1).pdf
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    Woohooo fixed and it winds. Thanks all. Just need to find those lugs now somewhere online and I’m done, although I should probably replace the bearing it appears to have a tiny amount of play.
  4. 1 point
    markr

    One more day and my holidays start

    I got a Rolex for my wife last week. Best trade I ever made.
  5. 1 point
    watchweasol

    Click ball trouble!

    any light grease to aid the bearing and spring vaseline will do its just to hold the ball in place while you clip the bezel back on
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    DouglasSkinner

    Timex Forum?

    I've recently encountered the world of Timex watches. As everyone knows they are still in production and the new Timex watches are all quartz. But the line goes back decades. I myself have bags of discarded Timexes. Been fiddling with them recently. I've had a few flops but I'm surprised as how robust they are. Even my paws seem sufficient to revive some of them. Recently spent a pleasant half-day working on an old 50-60's era men's mechanical. Polished the case, buffed the crystal, did a partial disassembly of the movement, popped the whole thing into the cleaner. Came out looking like a new watch. Put the balance back in (and made a bit of a mess of it) and it works. Seems to keep good time in spite of my faux pas (paws!). It would be fun to get a bag of watches working again. Anyone know how to service the Timex Electric; the analog mechanical watch coupled to a solenoid (or something like it) which was used to provide a push to the balance to provide timing and energy. I have several. They look like they'd work but I doubt they would with modern batteries. (???) I've perused several threads here from like minded individuals who, like me, love these humble little pieces that lack all pretense yet "do their duty" faithfully. How can we share information? I really would like some tips/tricks/gadgets etc. that would make restoration easier and safer.
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    watchweasol

    Click ball trouble!

    Hi a little grease and plenty of patience. Work inside a large plastic bag that way if the ball goes AWOL you have the little bugger cornered. Attached a couple of files you may find of interest. 03. Casing Guide seiko.pdf 3128_Seiko 7548A.pdf
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    Balance wheels made in this era did not all weigh the same, so each balance wheel is to be vibrated with a haisspring. " The scrapper you got this hairspring from" I am afraid may not vibrate with this wheel, since there is a limit to the weight you can add on, therefor, limited adjustment by screws. I am not hands on with Elgines pocket watches, so I don,t know for a fact, but 780secs seem too much to adjust by balance screws. jd knows, he got a truck load of such pieces all of which he has made staff for. If slow motion shows no malfunction on hairspring, considering the amplitude, you just may have a shorter hairspring on the balance wheel. I hope this helps.
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    AndyHull

    Movement id?

    There are a few differences.The version I produced does seem to have slightly better OCR indexing. The Watchguy UK version only finds two instances of Busen for example, but the version I created finds three. Here is a zip file of the oldhippy version, but with a full OCR search capability. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nJuWyxfnWSl5KoG7RU58knJChg_ZFfdI/view?usp=sharing Grab both version, and make up your own mind.
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    FLwatchguy73

    Russian Sub pannel clock

    Tab at the center top is the catch. Push it towards the wall and slide the clock upwards and it should slide off.
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    oldhippy

    Movement id?

    If the links are dead I can always upload them. Just ask.
  12. 1 point
    HSL

    Movement id?

    I think Oldhippy put some of those as PDF's on here once maybe they are the same..
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    StuartBaker104

    Safe separation of wheels

    If you decide to buy the presto type tool then be aware there are 2 variants - one for 5 spokes and one for 6 https://www.cousinsuk.com/category/train-wheel-removing-tools They are quite expensive if you buy new. I got mine second hand, but before I had them I did this successfully with a pair of knife blades inserted under the hub of the wheel.
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    StuartBaker104

    Where is my pallet fork?

    The pivots can be moved up and down in the cylinder to adjust end shake and the correct height of the cylinder in relation to the escape wheel. You may find a makers mark under the dial. If not you may be able to identify from the keyless works and the movement diameter. The case is a generic silver import carrying the mark for George Stockwell whose sponsors mark appears on many imported silver cases of this era.
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    watchweasol

    Where is my pallet fork?

    It Is indeed a cylinder movement(no fork) the escape wheel operates directly on the balance staff (cylinder) which has cut outs to arrest the wheel, locking and unlocking basically the same as the fork/pallet.
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    HSL

    Where is my pallet fork?

    I think that is an cylinder escapement, it doesn't have any fork....
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    JerseyMo

    Timex Forum?

    I know it is a very common thought that Timex produced watches for a short duration of service. But after having handle thousands of them over some 8 years now, I an more apt to think they were more focused on cost savings. After all they designed their movements to be what would latter be called upwardly compatible in computer jargon. For example they take the #24 movement modify it some and now it is the #25 with date ring. take that same base 24 add a rotor and you have an automatic. Plus the metal used was a benefit of having manufactured for the US military. Light weight and durable plus an over sized balance staff that can stand up for who knows how long. And even though the watch cases were base metal they stood up for years even as an everyday working man's watch.
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    Mark

    Tweezers advice?

    I have had many brands of Tweezers over the years and always keep coming back to Dumont. Size 5 or 4 for hairspring work. Size 2 For general work. I personally have no use for any other size apart 5, 2 and from my brass tweezers which are around size 3.
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    Johnnie

    One more day and my holidays start

    A wife with a list is a terrible thing ! As I sit here tiling the shower room, ! Knowing a full refit of the bathroom still awaits me, and then the hall, bedrooms, and sitting room, and I can't escape because of lockdown.
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