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buzz12

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  1. Hi guys, with your help I have now managed to identify the movement... it is a Ronda 705. Now I just need to make sure I get the right height. There appears to be 3 different heights that might work, 0.60, 0.75, 0.95 (all very close)! On Cousins they are referring to "Hour Wheel Height Over Dial Seat" Am I right in thinking this is the height of the centre brass section that protrudes from the movement in my picture? If so, what is the best tool for accurately measuring that height?
  2. Hi, trying to sort this Rotary quartz GB02298/18. Can't see any damage but the coil appears to be dead. Stripped it down a bit in the hope I would find other markings but all I have is Ronda 1 jewel, so looking for some help to source a replacement movement or parts. Does anyone know what movement it is likely to be or where I can find out?
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    Omega 484 crown issue

    Finally project complete! Just like to say a big thank you to all the guys that helped along the way. Namely, Jdm, ecodec who helped in a different thread when I ran into an over-banking issue and the help offered here. Originally the watch was working fine, bar an issue with the winder which I guessed would be nothing more than the setting lever, so I set out to sort that and also replace the crown with a signed one along with a signed buckle. Since it is a very small ladies watch and was working well I wasn’t planning on stripping it down completely but that’s not how it panned out! Having replaced the setting lever all was going well until I re-cased the movement and found that it no longer worked. Inspired by the help on hand I decided to bite the bullet and strip it down completely. For the benefit of others - I have to say it was a real challenge! Had I not been fortunate enough to find a set of micro – screwdrivers among my tools I would not have been able to complete this project. I needed to be so close to see what I was doing I could barely get my tools anywhere near it. Anyway, after fully stripping it down it turns out it had over-banked due to a chipped exit stone on the pallet. Having now replaced the pallet fork, setting lever and a full service it is now back to its former glory complete with signed crown and buckle and keeping good time. For only my second completed watch repair I am chuffed with the results but you can rest assured I will not be rushing to take on any more ladies watches in a hurry!! Thanks again for your help guys, I would have been stuffed without you.
  4. It may well help, that I can cope with... haha! I was not planning on stripping it all down since it was working ok and it is about the size of a penny, but hey ho, it is all good experience. Many thanks for the input.
  5. Cheers jdm, oh heck! Not the answer I was hoping for, but very very helpful. Presumably, in order for it to over bank you are suggesting that one of the above must of happened? At least I know what to look for. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. It would help if I could see what I am doing
  6. Hi all, hope you are all having fun with your projects - I was till I hit this snag. I am working on a wee ladies movement and all was going well until I got it back in the case! It was running fine but the crown and hand setting were not right. I guessed it might be the setting lever and when I got the dial off it turns out I was right. The setting lever was broken so stripped out the keyless works, cleaned and lubed, replaced the setting lever and put the dial and hands back on. Problem solved just need to re-case. At this point it was running a treat again and keeping good time. Put it in the case and it stopped running. Maybe the minute hand is fouling? Off with the bezel - no different. Took it back out of the case to inspect and I can now see that when the balance swings the escape wheel is not advancing. Any suggestions as to why not would be greatly appreciated?
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    Omega 484 crown issue

    Thanks for your help Stuart... your a star! It would appear I need to brush up on my "searching Cousins database skills"... as well as my watch repairing skills! The only crowns I found were - restricted! Mind you they were a lot cheaper than the ones you found Off I go... to spend yet more money on this ever intriguing and costly hobby!! Thanks again If it all goes to plan I will post a pic of the finished jobby.
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    Omega 484 crown issue

    Yes I did try the case ref. method but I never found a match. Probably because this watch is dated around 1964, case ref. is 511.184. I spent ages on one of the USA sites but never found a match. Can anyone suggest where else I could try - using the case reference?
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    Omega 484 crown issue

    Thanks for the input Ishima, yes you are correct it is a dustproof crown. Good point about the hole size! Will have to check that out. Hopefully someone with more knowledge of Omega's will come along a comment, but I don't think I will find an Omega crown to fit as it is a the moment because I think someone has fitted that tube... but I could be wrong?
  10. Hi guys, I am looking to change the crown on this 484 movement back to a signed Omega crown but struggled to find a match. This makes me thing that someone in the past has maybe modified this case to take the crown (unsigned) that is on it at the moment. What do you guys think? Should this case have a tube for the crown? The (signed) crown on the left is the nearest size wise that I have been able to find but is a different model. I am thinking if I cut back the tube I may be able to make it fit. Can anyone see a reason why that would not work or a better solution to my dilema?
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    Anyone know which clockmakers mark this is?

    Finally, needs a bit of work, so would be handy if I knew the maker.
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    Anyone know which clockmakers mark this is?

    Still won't let me upload a photo of the movement which is 1.6mb... any ideas why not?
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    Anyone know which clockmakers mark this is?

    Ditto, great minds think alike, Rogart. It is on a triple train movement that I think came from a mantel clock. Cheers Blacklab. So it might be German? Well that's some progress. The search goes on...
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    Anyone know which clockmakers mark this is?

    Thanks for the Mikrolisk idea, Rogart. Didn't find anything in S, but a very interesting site. Tried to upload a picture of the movement but it failed. Will try again later.
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    Anyone know which clockmakers mark this is?

    Nice one Bob! Foreign I got... but can't find anything about the S with what looks like a clock face in the bottom. Hopefully someone will have seen it before. Cheers, Buzz
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