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  1. Hi, Thanks John, Just wondering where you found this part? I had already checked on Jules Borel site through the 1530, 1560 and 1570 and found nothing. Went back and checked 1575 there and still no luck. I had thought of pushing it out and rotating it around to get more coverage of date ring with the stud but it's so thin and rusted I was afraid that it would just fall apart. If picture were better you would see that instead of a small arc of the stud covering the date ring there is just a small piece of it left in that area. Thanks.
  2. Here are a few pictures. It may be hard to see but the tab in question is at around the 14 or 15 date marker. I'm using the old calendar ring to show the original rust. I have found a solution by the way. What I did was use the old date ring and held it and rotated it around the seating ring. I finally felt a bit of resistance near the rusted tab. I then held the ring sideways and used a microscope and found a bit of build up near the jewel under the tab. I took a toothpick and cleaned it out and now it seems like it will work. I still don't like that rusted tab as I'm afraid that it may give
  3. Hi, Its been a long time since I posted anything but I've ran into an issue that's a little different. I'm repairing a Rolex datejust with a 1570 movement. The watch has been exposed to a lot of moisture. The date ring itself is discolored and paint is separating from it. I have obtained a replacement. Now the issue is the date seating ring has some rust. Two of the screws that hold it in place were badly rusted but I was able to remove them. The real issue is one of the tabs on the date seating ring that hold the calendar ring in place has rusted and is preventing the calendar ring
  4. Hi, Recently I got a 7t32 Seiko which was non running. Normally I would just swap out the movement but after just recently watching your videos I decided to repair it. That involved getting another non runner for parts. Anyway I tore down the watches and was able to get one up and running as it should. Just wanted to say that your videos were very helpful in encouraging me to give it a try. Thanks, Charles K
  5. Hi, I just saw this post. If it helps you have a 16 size hunter case movement. If you should look for a case it should come with a sleeve and possibly stem and crown. If you want to just practice with the movement you can actually see if you can get it running with what you have barring any damaged parts. After you take watch apart and put it back together you will find that when you go to screw on the ratchet wheel that the watch will wind up as you try to tighten the screw. Just be careful not to wind up very much as the screw could break off. The watch will run without the hour whee
  6. Hi, I went through all of the jewels I had and finally found two that could work. One had an od of 1.2mm and the other was about 1.05. I decided I would try the smaller one because the 1.2 would get me very close to the edge of the plate. Today I decided to try and get the jewel installed. I was a bit hampered by the fact that the reamer I thought I should use was broken but I was able to work things out. After I got jewel installed I could hardly wait to try it out. I installed drivetrain and gave it a try on my timegrapher. The beat error was .2 as it was running without the minute p
  7. Hi. Wow, I just looked at my last post here and I must have been asleep while writing. Many typos to the point I'm glad you were able tp figure out what I was talking about. Thanks for the offer about doing the bushing but I have done it before and think I will be fine. I just wanted to find if there were any other ideas before I started a bushing job. I had in the back of my mind using a jewel but so far I haven't found one that I feel good about trying. I have found one with proper id and an od that will work but I'm concerned about the thickness. Don't want to buy 1 jewel for $30. th
  8. Hi Joe, If I had to make a quick guess at the id of something I would try to use something with a know od. Say to estimate the id of a jewel I might use a know sfaft, if I didn't have that I might take a smoothing broach and mearsure the od of that. Say open my caliper to.5 and insert broach until the broach stopped. Them mark the broach at that point. Probably not very scientific but would get me pretty close. Yes we live out in the country. As a joke I might say we are about 10 miles west of Nebo. My hometown has two stop lights and one exit on the interstate 40. We are actua
  9. Hi Joe, I really like the sandpaper and tweezers idea. I have already ordered 20 small bushings that hopefully will be here tomorrow. Bushings are 1.5mm od and will have to be reduced. What I will do is reduce od. Then I will have to reduce the thickness- will mount it in a scrap plate to hold it while I thin it down. Then I'll mount it in the rolex plate and increase the id of the bushing. A lot of work but it should work. By the way I haven't heard of a no prize since the Marvel comics of the '60s with Stan Lee. Thanks, Charles K
  10. I had measured minute pinion wrong. Jewel should have an id of about.52 (since pinion is .5) and no more than an od of 1.2mm. I bought 100 earlier from timesavers and am trying to find one in that batch but so far no luck. Also started to look through junk movements to see if I can find something there. Getting a bit crazy trying to think of solutions. Have thought of a bushing with a smaller id so that I could mount it onto a shaft and then chuck it up so I could basically sand it down. Then I could adjust id. Had to stop thinking about it for a bit. Right now had to move on to sha
  11. Hi, Remeasured minute pinion and I must have got the wrong reading before, sometimes my digital calipers act up. New measurement is ,5 mm. I have found a center jewel at Otto Frei at .52 id and 1.20 outer. Still looking through the bunch I have to see if one of them will work. 1.2 will still be real close to the edge of the plate but I think it will work.
  12. I do know movement needs recleaned. I've had it apart several times since cleaning and handled it a lot trying to find what I may have missed. Checked parts under microscope and all I can come up with is the wobbling minute pinion.
  13. Hi all, Here are the pictures. One just shows the hole and scratch marks on one side. (I'm assuming damage made by someone removing canon pinion without using pullers). Took this picture without the minute pinion installed as that where I left off after testing beat error yesterday. In the other picture I've placed the extra bushing from the 1570 repair over the hole to show how much space I'm dealing with. The od of that bushing is 1.2mm- about. I was wondering if anyone had ever used a jewel for such a repair. (thanks clockboy) I have a variety of center jewel I got from timesavers e
  14. Hi clockboy, Yes I'm hoping to find a better solution. The hole in question is the center hole that the minute pinion comes through. There is no bushing or jewel. Watch will run fine without minute pinion but goes wild with it in timekeeping, beat error and amplitude. Minute pinion is new rolex part. This particular hole has no jewel or bushing. I have tried closing holes in the past but not on a rolex and I agree it is not a real good solution. I did work on a Rolex 1570 which had this problem several years ago but in this case Rolex had a bushing that could be used, in fact I still h
  15. Hi, The cap jewel arrived this afternoon a day early. Just got through installing that and then I assembled the movement without the minute pinion and second pinion. Left the second pinion off because I didn't want to chance damaging it. I was then able to set beat to 0.1 fairly quickly and watch held that with no change. Guess that narrows the issue down to the wobble. Now what can be done without spending a fortune? Thought about a bushing but the minute pinion is about .3mm outer diameter and I checked the plate with caliper and there is only about less than 1.2mm distance
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