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  1. Hi everyone. I'd like to thank you all for helping me discover the type of watch calibre I have and the sources of valuable information regarding its assembly. As of now I have been able to reassemble my watch. I got very lucky and found an exact 2025 on Ebay. The watch was broken and was being offered as parts. I couldn't refuse and finally got my hands on it. All of the pieces that I needed were there for the taking. Anyways, I successfully re-assembled my watch, mostly by trial and error and was able to put it all back the way it should go. Unfortunately, as other members were right in assuming,I lack the oils and tools necessary to give it a proper servicing. When I wind the watch it makes the distinct "clicks" that wind up watches make when you're cranking them. But sadly that's all it would do. On the plus side, every piece is present and the replacements are working. The bad side, it's not exactly working. It winds and the hour and minute and even the second hands are working fine but the hairspring or part that's round and is semi suspended by a coil doesn't pivot back and forth. Research suggests that the problem is lack of oil, friction and foreign particles. I think I will take it to a horologist tomorrow to have it serviced. Hopefully it just needs the servicing to be fully functional again.
  2. Well I figured out how it works. I know how to assemble it now. The only problem is, one of the pieces is broken. I figured out that one of the needle-like ends is missing and that piece connects to the seconds hand. What is it called so I could replace it? The broken piece is the one that's on the cardboard and next to the main watch piece. The other two are working. Thank you all
  3. Thank you so much for your help. I know well enough to not take a watch apart. This watch belonged to my godfather, I got to see it when it was still working. I didn't ask him why he took it apart but I came across it when I visited him during the summer. It was in a plastic box. My guess is he thought he would save some money by fixing it himself. Anyways, he gave it to me because it was practically useless to him. These are all of the pieces that came with it. I have attached multiple pictures that display all of the pieces that were part of the watch, I have a lot of homework to do and I know this will take a long time. I do intend on keeping it, even if I can never fix it myself. I'll definitely get my hands on the appropriate tools and lubricants and will make my attempts with it with the highest delicacy. In its current state, it's just sitting behind my drawer. If it were possible I would even pay in gold to have it reassembled. Thank you for your very kind help.
  4. Hi everyone, I have a Bifora vintage wind up watch, German made. I don't know how to assemble it and no horologist or watchmaker or jeweler that I contacted wants to help. I would really appreciate it if someone could direct me to the proper website, magazine, book, anything so I can fix it and get it working again. I have all of the pieces, my only problem is figuring out how to assemble it. These pics are references, My watch looks just like the one in the picture. I really want to fix it but lack the expertise. Thanks a lot
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