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  1. Ah ok, not had chance to take it apart yet so will hopefully reveal the cal when I do. One thing I have noticed is that the balance wheel is loose on the staff. I thought it was a broken pivot but if I move the wheel up and down the staff doesn't move. something I haven't come across before.
  2. Hi all, I got this very old, very small Zodiac 810 recently. I'm struggling to find any info about it, nothing on Ranfft. I'm wondering if it's an AS or ETA in disguise? Joe.
  3. Yes I've ordered from Speedtimerkollektion too. They have lots of Japanese movements and spares. Very good service as well. Anilv, buying from someone in person has to be the best way, traveling and finding those sorts of sellers must be great.
  4. I'm sure that we all use eBay, but where else does everyone get their watches to repair from? It seems to me that the Internet has left the vintage watch world behind, though perhaps there are some websites that aren't so easy to find but have those gems that we are all looking for. I will kick things off with this one http://www.millsys-watch.co.uk i haven't bought from here but they have a watches for projects section and the prices seem ok.
  5. Thanks. Got lucky with this one. It came up as a "buy it now" on eBay for spares or repair for a really good price so I snapped it up. I love it
  6. Interesting. I wonder what the CJ stands for? Had a quick google of it but nothing came up.
  7. Happy to help! Looking forward to seeing what you find. More pics please Out of interest, is your movement signed? Mine has a medallion ( again I think that's what it's called) with make and serial number written in a small circle on top of the movement. The rotor is hiding it on your picture.
  8. I have just repaired a Tissot 2481 with a similar problem. The crown in any position would just alter the time. I found that the clutch lever (I think that's the right part name, I'm still learning) had popped out of the pinion which was sat in the setting position. I just had to reassemble the keyless works and it's fine. I didn't take any other pictures but you can see here the lever out of place. Joe.
  9. Thanks. It is a nice movement, has a good weight to it and looks like it's been looked after too. It needs the case cleaning so may do the crown and stem in the ultrasonic too just in case there is any dirt building up. It still needs new glass and a gasket. I've also noticed that it doesn't have a signed crown. I'm sure that it should.
  10. I'm wearing my latest purchase today. A Tissot Seastar 2481. A quick repair to the setting last night and it's running nicely. It still needs new glass, signed crown and a clean of the case but it's coming to the German beer festival with me today
  11. Turns out the setting lever had just slipped above the pinion like you said. I reassembled the keyless works and it's working perfectly, the quickset date works well with a firm press and it's keeping good time. Got a bargain on this one too. Very pleased with it.
  12. Yes I saw that was loose, I can imagine knocking it off without even noticing. I've already spent over two hours this week looking for parts on the floor so don't need to drop any more! The movement is clean and seems to be running well apart from that.
  13. Got it. I had removed two screws first but I don't think they were holding it at all and it it did just ease off like you said. Just the setting lever to fix now. I think the spring has slipped under or over the lever somehow. The winding pinion is loose.
  14. Hello, I have a Tissot seastar cal. 2481 here which I need to remove the dial from, but how? I can't see a single screw or clip that looks like it would release the dial. Help greatly appreciated. Joe.
  15. I discovered that it is a 1746, it was printed under the balance. I also found this handy document https://watchguy.co.uk/technical/AS/646_as1746.pdf I fitted the driving wheel back after tightening the pinion which worked ok until the date changed and then I found that I couldn't wind the mainspring at all, it kept slipping. I discovered that as well as the loose pinion the driving wheel itself had become loose on its own pinion. This one may require some spare parts to fix. Joe.
  16. I managed to tighten it but only after spending two hours searching for it on the floor so will have to wait until next time to see if it works. I'm feeling optimistic.
  17. So I have taken the train wheels out and this is what I have. Sorry for the bad picture. On the right is the great wheel, similar to yours, then on the left is a pinion which clips onto the dial side and drives the minutes and hour wheel. It looks to be different to yours but I imagine that this pinion has become loose. Any thoughts?
  18. Good call. And there's a free iPhone one too luckily. Downloaded that and ordered a demagnetiser. Looks like I'm all sorted. Thanks.
  19. Excellent. And I think you answered my next question too. Are those cheap demagnetisers ok? I have couple of screwdrivers and some tweezers that have been magnetised so if I can solve that for £6 then I'm happy.
  20. Hi everyone, I am looking for some general advice about magnetisation of movements, tools etc. What equipment is essential, which measures need to be taken to avoid it. Any tips or advice are greatly appreciated. Joe.
  21. Great description and pictures. Thank you! I will give it a go as soon as I can. Will let you know how I get on. Joe.
  22. I've been reading your post, and thanks Cad for pointing it out. I really didn't want to strip this down as the watch was ready to wear but it looks like I'm going to have to go for it. How did you tighten the gear? And was the cannon pinion on yours very loose on the center pinion?
  23. Will have a closer look at this later on. The cannon pinion is loose though, for example if I were to turn the movement over it would just fall off.
  24. Hi everyone, I have this movement which is from a 60's Everite King. The movement has been running great while I have been refurbishing the rest of the watch but I've run into problems. I accidentally advanced the date too far and decided to pull the crown and wind the watch forward a full month. This was not the best idea as around 21 days in the winding began to feel much looser. The watch still runs but the minute and hour hands don't move. I am going to try to tighten the cannon pinion but I'm hoping that I can source a new one just in case. Regards. Joe.
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