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  1. DJT2: Thank's. I'll check that. I will check the top jewel when the watch is facing down (the balance cock jewel). Vinn3: I did, during service, removed the balance from the mainplate - and it looked fine. BUT i did not (come to think of it) include the balance and the balance-cock in the cleaning liquid. And I did not remove the jewel itself and inspect it isolated. A new day, with new knowledge. This is going to be a good day! :-)
  2. I am servicing a wristwatch named OSSO for a friend. The movement is Felsa cal690 automatic. 25 jewels Bidynator. I see something strange here I have not seen before. When the watch is face up it stops after 5-30 seconds. If I flip it over, face down, it starts automaticly. Then I flip it back to face up, then it stops. Ideas?
  3. I don't need to enlarge the hole actually. I think the solution is to move the dial. Yes, the the base of the hands (i don't know the proper name for it, but it is the cylinder that goes through the dial into the movement) is slightly touching the rim of the hole. Both sub-seconds hole and hour-hand-hole. Yes it probably was like this prior to my service as well - because the owner said the watch could stop after 1 minute, or after 5-10 minutes. This is what I see too when I fasten the dial again and mount the hands.
  4. Hi. I did a service on this movement, and it runs fine outside the casing and without hands. When I add the hands, it can stop after ie 1 minute, 5 minutes or 15-20 minutes. I see that the center of the secons-hand is touching the rim of the hole, the same goes for the hour-hand-center. What should I do? I would like to move the dial 1/10th of mm upwards towards crown to free some space in the hole since the center-pins are not 100% in the center of the hole. I am afraid to break the dial-feet - as this is something I do for a friend that inherited the watch from his gra
  5. Ok, I will try to look for it and the position in resting-mode.
  6. I will buy the necessary oils etc, just have to get time to do it. :-) And I also have plans to buy a TimeGrapher 1000. This way I could measure more correct. --- But - what about the watch stopping when I lift it up in vertical position? What do I look for to solve it?
  7. And I also checked this. All holes were circular, not oval.
  8. I have done some work to my Elgin, and this is the situation now: #1 Checked, cleaned. #2 Checked, not an issue. #3 Checked, not an issue #4 Checked, not an issue The watch is now running (https://youtu.be/RY4CgX58qmE). One thing I have NOT done is to lubricate. I have not bought the necessary yet. BUT - this is the issue now: When it lays flat, it runs (even though it runs tic-tac-----tic-tac----tic-tac, not tic-tac-tic-tac-tic-tac). If I hold it vertical, it stops after 3-4 seconds... Is the lubrication the only thing missing here to have it running in vertical posi
  9. Thank you Marc! I also read about this in the link in my previous posting. So this is something I will look for with argus eyes.
  10. Thank you @Marc, and your assumption is correct. :-) This is super. Yesterday I stripped down and cleaned the movement with a bath in denatured alcohol. The old dirt and oil residues that was not removed by the bath, was removed by carefully using a sharpened pegwood. (#1 check) Then I also looked carefully at all pivots and alle the teeth on the gears. Everything looked ok to me. (#2 check) There are only 7 jewels in this PW, but I forgot to check them. (#3 to be done) This is a super tip. I will do this and see how it goes. I also see that there are issues with 7-
  11. I have started to look at my non-workin Elgin (details in title) pocket watch and discovered the following: I was putting tention to the winder so I could hold the click "open" and unwind the mainspring in a controlled manner, I saw the balanceweel started moving, and the watch was running as long as I held tention to the winder. When I released the winder and the click was back in normal position (with only mechanical normal "running" tention to the gears) the balanceweel stopped again after 1-2 seconds. This was reproducable. I hope you all understand what I was trying to explain. Have an
  12. Thanx. I have never done something like this before - so to at least do it as good as I can, I will attend the "TimeZone Watch School" and buy the necessary tools.
  13. Thank you! I love the vintage models where there are some "wear and tear", like the Seamaster '55 i have with some nice patina to the dial. I love to think about a watch that is 60 years old, that is still working and keeping time nicely, and wondering about all it has been through. :-)
  14. Here are the pics of some of my watches (at least the interesting ones). I have some problems setting the size in the post, so sorry about a couple of the large images... Omega 1916 Elgin 1917 Hamilton 1920 Longines 1948 Omega Seamaster 1955 Omega Seamaster 1956 - "Bullseye" Omega Seamaster Automatic 1973 Urika (early 1970)
  15. Then I'll have two projects as a learning process then, Elgin PW and Urika WW.
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