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ftwizard last won the day on June 14 2016

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  1. That is an option, but would cost a small fortune by the time I got it over here. Not sure the watch is worth that much lol..
  2. I recently acquired an Avia Alarm Quartz watch, from the '80s. Unfortunately, it has water damage, and although the watch itself has cleaned up nicely, the movement doesn't work. The mechanicals look okay, but the circuit board is toast and I think the coil has gone too. It's a real shame, as the alarm function makes it a bit unusual I think. The long shot referred to in the title is, does anyone have a movement or circuit board and coil, or seen one for sale anywhere? There have been some on eBay in the past, but nothing at the moment.
  3. Thanks, that's exactly what I did. Don't think it's enough though, but I'll see tomorrow. Thanks, that's very interesting and useful information. The adjustment I made seems to be pretty near the mark, and good enough for me, but I can see that it really needs to be done with a frequency meter, simply because of the amazing accuracy that can be achieved. Thanks for everyones help (as usual)
  4. Thanks, that's exactly what I did. Don't think it's enough though, but I'll see tomorrow.
  5. Thanks, but that's not the right calibre. Should be 965.101 They were useful however. Where did you find them?
  6. It's an obsolete ETA 965.1** , so the module is an NOS item and as such, you pays your money and you takes your chance I guess. I'm not overly unhappy with the way it performs, but if it can be adjusted, then I'd like to give it a go. I assumed the adjustment was as stated, I just wondered if anyone knew how much to turn the variable resistor for a certain increase/decrease.
  7. So, I obtained and fitted a new movement as pictured. It runs a little fast, + 5secs a day. Is there any way to regulate it? If so, how much do you think I should turn it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Unfortunately, the bottom edge of the glass has crumbled away.
  9. The height and width measurements are correct. They only do one that is correct in these dimensions, but the Br spec sheet lists hundreds, with some pretty small variations. I think I may give it a go, the glasses are not that cheap though, especially for a watch like this.
  10. I have this watch and it needs a new glass. Cousins do them, but how will I know if it will fit? I can measure H&W but how do I know if the corners are correct? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Okay. Thanks for looking Roger. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks for the link. That does look like the circuit board. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks Roger, always appreciate your help. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I have an Avia watch, with a 965.102 movement that is defunct and obsolete. Does anyone know which new movements would fit, as it's a nice watch and I don't really want to scrap it.
  15. A picture if it helps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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