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  1. Thanks again HSL! There are always surprises when looking at watches. I managed to find an escape wheel so hopefully have it running soon.
  2. Great call HSL! The ranfft site lists a number of calibres in this family, although none have the same train bridge. I believe Rolex and Omega used AS movements. Do you know if there is a list of these?
  3. Thanks Watchweasol, I’ll have look.
  4. Hi I got this watch in a job lot but I’ve been unable to identify the movement. The only numbers are 411.7 on the plate and 7 under the balance. I like the look of the watch so would like to repair it. Any help identifying the movement would be appreciated. An opinion on the dial would also be appreciated, the crown and lettering look ok to me but I’m certainly no expert. There are service dates on the dial and case but I can only really make out one which is in 1944. thanks
  5. Thanks for all the advice. It turns out that it's an adjustable hairspring, with a lever to set the beat. Should make it a lot easier!
  6. Thanks for your response. I have watched mark's video which was great for another watch but the collet on this balance looks different and doesn't have a slot for the screwdriver. I didn't know if there was another tool I had to use.
  7. Hi, I'm new to collecting and repairs, so this may seem like a daft question. I am in the process of reassembling a FHF908 movement (bought cheaply on ebay) and noticed that the impulse jewel was misaligned. I looked at a video online and thought I could perhaps do the alignment myself. However when I looked at it I was expecting to see a slot in the collet that I could use a screwdriver on. What I found was more like a circle with two flat edges, a bit like a rounded triangle (sorry I couldn't take a picture with my phone as it doesn't give enough detail). Any ideas on how to adjust thi
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