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quantieme

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  1. thank you will check it out and than you for the diagram.
  2. Hi all, i have a nos 7736 but the chrono hand will not reset to 12, it always stops just short before or after, i have tried 5 times to remove and refit the hand by resetting and then keeping the pusher held in so i am thinking maybe there is an underlying problem. i am going to part service that part of the watch before i try again in the hope that might help as the movement has not been used in years but is there a way of using an eccentric to finely adjust the hand and if so where is it located, also does anyone know where i could get a proper chrono movement holder, i looked on cousins but all they had was 7750s so i bought one but it is to small. thanks
  3. they are just plastic discs and you just line them up as you would normal hands but they were a nightmare to refit and try and keep level, the hour one was loose on the pinion and i had to tighten the hole and i spent a good hour on the seconds disc as there was only a gap of about 1mm between that and the minute disc before i realised that i was fitting it upside down DOH! hence no gap because there is about a 3mm gap between each disc to make sure they do not rub together and that is why the watch is so deep about 15mm. i wasnt happy with the rotor because it was very black and pitted but that was the best i could clean it. on the whole it didnt turn out to bad considering the state it was in originally .
  4. Yeah that makes sense given the abuse they are likely to get.ha ha
  5. i bought it in germany, the dealer couldn't tell me anything about it, but i think you are right about its possible uses. thank you
  6. yes the screw locks the case back in place. im guessing if it is military and attached to webbing that stops it unscrewing.
  7. Watch is now back together and working fine so I think I dodged the bullet on this one.
  8. Hi all, I picked this up recently at a Watch fair because I like unusual, it’s quite heavy with a screw in back which is locked in place with a screw and has a large D ring riveted to the case back and the dial is marked top and bottom 2679, I just wondered if anyone would know what it was used for or who may have made it. It seems to be fairly good quality Case and movement wise but no makers marks. Any input appreciated.
  9. Sorry for late replie but i have been Away at a Watch fair. every dealer I spoke to about that watch even ones that had that particular model said don’t touch it. I have taken Seiko barrels apart before and replaced the springs no problem at all but they’re just a normal barrel this one has definitely been peened over . I do have a lathe but still don’t fancy doing it and I know from searching that that barrel is obsolete so l am sticking with my original plan, I have cleaned it all and will just put it back together and see if it runs ok. If it doesn’t I will seriously consider taking the barrel apart but m1ks I think it is a battle I might lose.
  10. Yes ,that’s what I would like to know, so do I open it or not, judging by the state of the watch it has never been serviced and actually when you look at the lid of the barrel the outer edge of the barrel looks to have been folded tightly over the lid so I think unless Someone tells me differently I’m going to leave it. I hate doing that but I can’t take the risk that like you say will the lid go back on.
  11. Hi all, I have strippedDown a vintage zodiac mystery watch to service it, someone had flooded it with oil but I’ve come across this written on the spring barrel, do not open, obviously by the state of it it needs to be opened for the spring to be cleaned or replaced but why would it say do not open what is likely to happen.?
  12. Thanks just found the cousins tubes so will try and work out the size.
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