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  1. KayMan

    5700 Type Back Opener

    Ah, I see! Thank you.
  2. I'm considering buying one of the 5700 back openers but not fully understanding what I'm seeing in the photos that accompany the listings for these things. Just what are those 8 white blocks of various shapes that sit behind the main body of the tool?
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    Impulse jewel lubrication

    That’s a great link, thanks. Seems I got it right, more by omission than conscious decision!
  4. I've been servicing movements for a couple of years now and am slowly getting the hang of it. I lubricate pallet stones with 9415 but have never thought about whether I should lube the impulse jewel. Is it a case , like pallet fork pivots, that the torque is so small that lubing the impulse jewel will kill amplitude? Apologies for yet another lubrication question but my searches have not yielded any guidance on this particular subject.
  5. KayMan

    Help identifying movements

    Thanks all, I now have all the info I need.
  6. KayMan

    Help identifying movements

    Thanks for your help, with which I think I can answer my own question - though confirmation from the experts would be nice! The square gold watch has a symbol under the balance with a "P" in it and "330" underneath, which I think might be Peseux. The SS watch has a symbol under the dial "FEF 190". Fleurier perhaps? A shot of the keyless works for the FEF 190 is included for info.
  7. I don't normally touch other peoples' watches but on this occasion a good friend asked if I could have a look at 2 of his 50 year old watches and hopefully improve them. Both dials and movements are signed Winegartens and one case has Dennisons stamped inside the back. Both movements run quite well despite never having been serviced. If possible I would like to find service documentation for these but of course I need to know something about the movements first. Can anyone help me to identify them please?
  8. KayMan

    Older Vostoks

    Sorry, my Amphibia is quite new and I have no useful knowledge of the older ones.
  9. KayMan

    Older Vostoks

    I'm guessing your movements are the same as my Amphibia, in which the seconds pinion is held in place by a weak cantilever spring. Pressing the seconds hand in place simply pushes the shaft down against the spring so that the seconds hand doesn't engage properly on the shaft. You need to brace the seconds pinion from the back to prevent it moving when you attach the seconds hand. I just use my finger to brace the pinion but I daresay there are other more proper ways to do it.
  10. I buy white cotton gloves from a motorcycle store. They sell them as inner gloves for winter wear on bikes.
  11. KayMan

    Removal of 5M42

    Thanks Ishima, but perhaps I've led you astray. The rotor was present and correct but I had removed it during the attempt to extract the movement from the case, which is why it's not shown in the photo.
  12. KayMan

    Removal of 5M42

    Thanks jdm, I'll try that tomorrow. It does run but this battery lasted just 9 months and the previous one only 2 years, so I'm guessing the movement is in need of cleaning. Is this a particularly tricky movement to deal with?
  13. KayMan

    Removal of 5M42

    Having accumulated a bit of experience of repairing basic watches and a few automatics, I thought I'd try my hand at restoring my 5M42-0880 which I bought new in 1995. It has never been serviced and needs a new power cell and a good strip and clean. I discovered how to extract the stem but cannot see how to remove the movement from the case. It does not respond to gravity or to gentle shaking and I can't see any obvious screws holding it in. Can someone enlighten me please? Cheers, Kevin
  14. KayMan

    Application of Lubricants

    Thanks for your suggestions. I'm currently without a timegrapher but hope to acquire one quite soon, when I shall try out jdm's suggested experiment. I hadn't thought of oiling the pallet stones before installing the fork, but I shall try it. Failing that I'll see how I get on with lubing the escape wheel. Cheers, Kevin
  15. Hello folks I've been repairing watches for nearly 2 years now and the more I learn the more I realise I still don't know. I have more or less settled on the Seiko 5 as an affordable range of watches to work on. I get on fairly well with them but there is an aspect of lubrication that I still need to learn, which is how to apply some of the lubricants. Specifically how should Moebius 8217 be applied to the barrel wall? I generally just smear some on with whatever comes to hand such as a bit of pegwood. Likewise mainsprings, for which I use 8200. What is the best way to apply it? Finally 9415 - due to damaged eyesight I find it difficult to apply to the pallet jewels, so would it be ok to apply it to the escape wheel teeth, which I can see more easily? TIA Kevin
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