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  1. Hi all. I’ve stripped and cleaned a 2824 for the first time, all seems simple enough. Except! On reassembly of the movement including calendar side I found it really hard to turn the crown in P3 for setting the time. I’ve had it up and down several times today and can’t quite nail it. However, a likely symptom of this is that the wheel (minute wheel) circled in red below turns with difficulty one way, when turning the other though the central portion of it turns but not the main wheel. Any ideas gang as I’m scratching my head here. Thanks in advance ;o) And here’s a closer pic of that wheel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Excellent pdf’s and good timing, thank you as I’m currently working on one of these exact movements, and so far the amplitude is awful! Bit more work to do. By the way - you have eight 2824-2 practice movements? How on earth did you manage to get eight?!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    My watch collection

    First picture, whole of the middle row... think I’m in love! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    ETA2824 setting issue

    Of course! Feels like that should have been obvious now you say it. Thanks you. No... should it be just a touch of D5? Or HP1300? And I’m guessing that one should put a hint of oil in the friction point between the two elements? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    ETA2824 setting issue

    All rebuilt and no better. This is with the keyless in P3 for setting. I turn the crown away from me then toward me and repeat this process. The video shows what is happening in the movement. Apologies for the shaky video, it was a bit awkward without an assistant! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I’ve ordered a litre of ‘perc’ which is trichloroethalyne and used for dry cleaning. We will see. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ETA2824 setting issue

    Here are pics from the tear down of the keyless. All seems to be correct to my eye but it doesn’t hurt to rebuild it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ETA2824 setting issue

    Thank you. I get the feeling from the suggestions that I have set the spring incorrectly. I’ll check this tomorrow and report back. Hope it’s this as it’s an easy fix! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ETA2824 setting issue

    No, my bad as I didn’t realise they were different things. Apologies, I’m usually working on Seiko’s. Here’s the movement ID at the start of the tear down and a pic of the keyless after rebuild... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    ETA2824 setting issue

    I think I did but I no doubt didn’t. Thanks Roger, I will check this out.
  11. Still working as of now as I’ve just perused them, thank you! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks. I think that trichloroethalyne is dry cleaning fluid, I’ll have to double check that but if it’s the same I would hazard a guess that dry cleaning fluid may be a touch cheaper than one-dip! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Pegging jewel holes

    Thanks guys, I’ll have a shifty. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Just a straw poll on this subject; what does everyone use to clean their (watch) hairsprings? I’ve read I should be using one-dip but haven’t invested in any yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Seiko S-261 opinions?

    Oh wow, I’d love my grandfather’s watch, that is so awesome! I have one of my dad’s but my grandfathers went to one of my nephews as I wasn’t quite so into watches at that time. I’m happy for him but would have loved to have had it in my rotation of course. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Seiko S-261 opinions?

    Hey, how about that! They probably were handled by the same chap on the assembly line! Think about that, 52 years ago old Jimmy on the production line handled these two specific watches that you have now seen, probably in the space of a few days. How cool is that?
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    Seiko S-261 opinions?

    You are most welcome! Ok, was gonna suggest if you're in UK I'd try for you but maybe not then! I'm sure you'll work it out, you really usually don't need special tools. The good news is that if the caseback is very difficult to get off hopefully the movement will be unmolested and hopefully moisture free so long as it has no other issues. Come back and let the team know how you get on yeah?
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    Seiko S-261 opinions?

    Here's a pic of one I found showing the caseback off on t'internet (credit to original poster) By the way, in case you don't know you can tell the year and month of production. For example the one above is a December 1966 - the first "6" in the serial is the year but you have to work the decade out yourself and the second digit "D" equates to Dec using the code 1-9 for Jan to Sept and O, N or D for Oct, Nov, Dec.
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    Seiko S-261 opinions?

    Ok, according to the casing guide that's a Snap3 case. I've attached the relevant extract from the casing guide which shows how it all goes together. It does come out the back. Best bet is some jury rigged razor blades, but careful of your fingers! I'd put it in a very sturdy movement holder and study all the way round under magnification to see if there are any places that look hopeful, then carefully wiggle a razor blade under a bit of pressure. Put tape on the closest parts of the case so hopefully you won't scratch it if the blade slips. Where in the world are you by the way? Snap3.pdf
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    Seiko S-261 opinions?

    Hey @qhartman if you tell me the model number of the Seiko(s) which will be four digits then another four (something like 6139-6002 or H558-5000) then I can maybe tell you definitively how it opens.
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    Pegging jewel holes

    Amen. I’m on the lookout for a much better quality pegwood so if anyone cares to mention a source in the UK or Europe I’m all ears. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hello all from Cardiff Wales

    Welcome! Your name is kenobe but your pic is skywalker... all I can take from that is that you’re a bit of a fellow SW geek [emoji1787] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. That’s very nice indeed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. GS has been around for a very long time already. It was split into a separate company last year iirc as opposed to being a division of the main Seiko company. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Free exchange

    Haha, inveterate hoarders we certainly are! There seems to be no great consensus on a sales forum, fair enough and ultimately Mark’s call. There are plenty of forums (fora?) out there that do have them, I’m a member of a couple of others and have bought the odd interesting piece. In any case, I come here for the insights and the help and the inspiration provided by many, often on subjects I had no prior knowledge of. (Wig wag tools anyone?!!). Anything else would just be a bonus. If I need parts I guess I can always ask, if that’s not considered too impolite amongst friendly watchmakers? [emoji6] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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