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Chopin

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  1. I've seen a couple of Swiss Sector watches that were just as good as more expensive brands... Indeed underrated...
  2. Partially took it apart and checked the MS which was fine. Added some lubrication, put it all back together and not it seems to run fine, for now. Could lack of lube in the MS cause something like this or maybe there was something stuck in the gear train somewhere ?
  3. I don't have a timegrapher, sadly. I have checked the jewels and the balance but I couldn't find anything wrong with it. They are clean and lubricated. Might have to take it all apart, again, and check the MS but I wanted to inquire first in case the solution is somewhere else.
  4. Long story short I serviced a ladies swiss watch with a generic-nothing-special movement. It wasn't running before but looked like it needed just a service. No damaged parts as far as I can tell but there was some rust around mostly in the keyless works area. The watch seems to run but it stops, sometimes, if I change the angle or lightly shake it. Also the hairspring doesn't seem to spin very energetic, seems just a tad lazy. If I remove the incabloc rubies system it feels a bit better but haven't tried changing the angle... One thing that I did not check or clean is the mainspring. With the watch unwound if I spin the hairspring around it doesn't seem to stop if I change the angle.
  5. I had the same problem on a Longines and it's what Marc described. It's that little spring that presses on the pinion or whatever it's called that the seconds hand is attached to on the other end. On mine I had simply misadjusted it.
  6. Call me paranoid but I would not use the air blowing method on any watch (unless it had no small moving parts but what watch has that, right?). I'd rather just use the claw tool to remove teh crystal.
  7. Alright, I figured it out. It's this hole here where the tab that needs to be pushed is located.
  8. Indeed that is not the correct style for a 40s watch... Have you tried eBay ?
  9. When in doubt I go for the larger size... I'd say get the tap 11.
  10. The thing is that I loosened that screw near the stem (quite a bit) and it didn't work but I might have to retry.
  11. It's partly made out of plastic... Will further check tomorrow.
  12. The part that you pointed the arrow at actually moves as you pull or push the crown so that's why I fear it might not be what needs to be pushed. Will try to check tomorrow. I did think of that hole but I can't see much inside...
  13. Here's a better image I hope. I can't see anything that should/could be pressed.
  14. Could someone tell me how I can remove the stem from such a watch ? I believe it's a rebrand of an ESA 9181. I can see a fairly large screw in the stem area but I'm not sure if it's that one. There is a two-sided arrow near it as well. Also, I should pull the crown all the way out before attempting to unscrew anything, right ? Generic pic off the internet.
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