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  1. I noticed you were working on some 2824 movements and providing help with balance wheels, and pallet forks.  I have a asian clone, i had a keyless issue and did a full tear down. Now that i put it back together and got to the balance wheel, i can manually start it and then it will stop about 2-3 seconds after. 


    I'm located in the orlando florida area. Is it possible to ship the movement off to you for you to inspect and repair?

  2. Welcome watchtime! Very good beginning! Most, if not all, of the tooling is already there I guess so now, with that hurdle covered, it is time to put them to the test! Good luck and please, ask away if you get stuck with any of those and/or derived projects.
  3. Welcome Scott, that looks like a good involved project and I'm sure will turn out great. Keep us posted!
  4. Welcome to the forum dh! Let me suggest to also watch Mark's videos. They might not be exactly about Russian watches but the overall techniques and procedures apply. Good source for learning and progression towards your future plans.
  5. Welcome Francis, yes, once you fix the first one you can't get away from them anymore! Good advise about the classes and videos.
  6. Welcome David, good to have you and your questions here!
  7. Welcome Warmik! Wise decision about the Fortis! If it is not broke don't fix it!
  8. Welcome Terry! I second Vinn regarding the portability of our hobby!
  9. Welcome Yorkie, I wish I could help you with your question! It seems to me it is an impossible talk but maybe, just maybe, someone will start something soon...kind of like and infinite, never ending task!
  10. It doesn't look like a real Rolex but I like the "vintage" style of the lume (nice aging color, hands and dial) and the general appearance trying to convey some Rolex-ish presence. Other than that, I don't think anyone will take it seriously as a Rolex, not being their style. Again, I might be wrong and if so, it might command a respectable amount of money for being one of a kind...I guess! On the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised to find inside a Chinese 6497 clone! Cheers, Bob
  11. That's very nice Armand and we appreciate it...I believe this is the general feeling so I suppose I'm, for once and without risk, thanking you back in the name of all our members. I personally appreciate it and wish you all the success in your hobby and the satisfaction it carries with it. Cheers, Bob
  12. Welcome to the forum Sebastian. Maybe you can get a hold of Lawson by PM? I haven't seen him around recently. He is your countryman and very good at this. I'm not familiar with the movement myself so I wouldn't know where to start...all I can say is pegwood whittled properly and maybe even rodico to support your tweezers (well dressed) are your best friends for springs...in general. Of course, a specific moment might need a particular extra trick or two for a successful restoration. Cheers, Bob
  13. Hi H, Welcome to the forum. My take on what you are asking is a little convoluted. This is what I would think will be better. Don't start with the vintage watches you own. Rather, get a cheap, working Seiko 7S26. I believe that with as little as US$60 you can get a brand new one. For much less a used one. You need the watch to be in working condition. Then visit this link: http://www.clockmaker.com.au/diy_seiko_7s26/ It is a free class. Also, visit Mark's video for that movement. Become an expert while you, little by little, put your tools together and prepare for the meaningful surgery: your vintage watches. Remember that the original guinea pig watch should end up working, the same as when you got it. Then, get a used vintage watch of the same model as yours. I may be not working. Get familiar with the differences between the one you learned and that one. Become an expert and double check your tools are appropriate for the job. Then, tackle your vintage watches. Remember to always get the service data for any watch you work with if available. Also, ask question no matter how simple. We are here for helping one another. Always be patient and take your time. The books recommended are definitely a good thing to have and our site is full of walkthroughs and videos that will help you to reach your goal. I hope this is of help, Cheers, Bob
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