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    Knocking sound

    I think I figured it out that it is the mainspring because I let down the power andvslowly started winding it and the knocking sound started closer to when it is fully wound. The weird thing is that the amplitude is around 270 when fully wound and I would expect that if the mainspring was too powerful that it would be well into the 300's
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    Knocking sound

    So I have a bulova pocket watch I am working on and it makes a knocking sound only when the watch is dial side up. The mainspring is correct so it's not the strength causing the knocking. The finger guard is good, no cracks on any of the jewels. It's really hard obviously to observe the escapement under my microscope while in dial side up to see what's going on, any tricks would be helpful.
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    Seiko 6R15

    Hello everyone, I had someone contact me about servicing a Seiko 6R15 automatic. I have serviced a number of automatics but yet to have a seiko or any seiko mechanical watches on my bench. Is this movement going to cause a headache or is it pretty straight forward like any other automatic? Thanks
  4. Hello everyone, Anyone have any experience servicing a Longines 22A? Any pointers or tricks i should know about and does anyone know where to get a technical document or oiling chart? Thanks
  5. Hello everyone, I just installed a new friction fit balance staff into a hamilton pocket watch and it has no end shake. Is using a pivot burnisher the best way to reduce the height of the staff? Also should I reduce the pivot on both sides or is one side good enough? And as always I am open to suggestions and tips on this process.Thanks
  6. Does anyone have a diagram or a website or anything that would help to know if the regulator on a wrist watch is perfectly centered when there are no tick marks that you see on pocket watches. I'm trying dynamic poisin for the first time on a watch that doesn't have those marks and I want to know if the regulator is centered or not. I'm guessing it is as simple as moving the regulator so it is perfectly centered on the balance cock. Thanks
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    Timing Machine Reading

    Figured out this problem it was because there was some old oil on the balance cap jewel. I was having troubles removing the stripguard, but once i was able to remove it, clean it and oil it everything is now working.
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    Hamilton 747 Balance Jewel

    So I solved this issue, someone sent me the hamilton 747 service bulletin and it says to put a screw driver in the slot and turn counter clockwise and it will release the cap jewel. I did it last night and it worked so problem solved.
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    Hamilton 747 Balance Jewel

    I did clean and oil it, but im experiencing some issues with the watch that I believe, not removing the cap jewel, is causing it.
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    Hamilton 747 Balance Jewel

    I had the same thoughts myself and did try that, but i think i was being too careful not to break it, but im going to give it one more try. Thanks for the help i appreciate it.
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    Timing Machine Reading

    I did soak it in one dip for a while and then oiled it from the bottom of the jewel. Which I had suspicions that my other question I asked is probably the problem as everything else looks fine.
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    Hamilton 747 Balance Jewel

    Thats what I thought too kinda like a Kif spring, but it wont move. Not sure I'm trying as hard because I wasn't 100% sure I was suppose to move it. Any recommendations as to what you would use to remove it? Thanks
  13. Does anyone know how to remove the cap jewel from a Hamilton 747 balance? Im thinking you have to remove the stripguard, but not 100% sure.
  14. Anyone have any information on what this reading on my timing machine could be? This watch is a hamilton 747 and I have cleaned and oiled it, looked at it under my microscope and it is clean, no jewels are cracked. I have demagnetized it, the hairspring is perfectly clean and it is not rubbing against anything. I cant figure it out so any help would be great. Thankse
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    Eta2892 Automatic question

    I did wind it 30 times at 12:00 so it has been running now for 4 and a half hours keeping accurate time. I will let you know in 30 - 40 hours how it did. The amplitude from the balance looks very strong and once i get to my bench i will put it on my timing machine and can let you know. At this point i think it has to do with the reversing wheel or the bearings and am leaning towards the reversing wheel. Are there any list of problems that you could think that would point to it being the reversing wheel?