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  1. Hi all I am looking for a tech sheet/oiling guide for the early (1960s) Omega Cal. 611 or any of the 6 series will be helpful - can you help? I think that even the 55x/56x might even do. Hope you can help Cheers John
  2. Thank you for that helpful information that lead me to the NWCC Forum where I found this: "To fill these oilers you need a small rubber hose that fits over the class tube. Place the hose on the end where the needle is,then place the other end in your oil bottle and suck on the hose. This will draw the oil into the glass tube. Don't fill the tube completely full. A small amount will last a long time. You can store the oiler laying flat in a dark place like a drawer of your watch bench." Not sure how you "place the hose where the needle is...then place the other end in the oil bottle then suck on the hose" I take this to mean suck on the glass tube to draw the oil into the tube? Agree? Edit: Found this on WUS: "In the past you could get glass "fountain" oilers. These are a blown glass tube with a very fine steel capillary in the end. They are about three inches long, and are filled by putting the tip down in an oil bottle and sucking on the open end of the tube. I have used these type oilers, but much prefer the control offered by a set of good dip oilers. "
  3. I came across these vintage oilers and unsure of the markings and how to use. There is an opening channel at the tip of the needle which I assume allows oil stored in the tube to flow. Thanks
  4. Can anyone suggest a less expensive Fomblin grease alternative? Thanks J
  5. Thank you. Everything helps. what does the "s" signify in the "29s"? Is that an American measurement?
  6. So far I have been advised that the "ancestory"" is a fontainemelon (FHF) movement of some type that has been modded to resemble a "Jules Jurgenson" bridge type. So now I need to find the exact caliber it's based on. I have included some sizes in mm and inches (not sure of the lignes) and I am hoping someone with a "Best Fit" book might be able to identify the caliber it is based on. The shoe shaped bridge in the keyless works (photo above) is definitely similar used on the FHF 18.5" H5 bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: FHF 18.5'''H5 Lepine * * Big thank you to Hartmut Richter for this information.
  7. I need to find a donor movement (looking for a balance wheel and staff). Can you help in trying to identify the movement? It's a large size pocket watch with not a lot of info to go on I am afraid. The movement itself measures at 53.77mm. Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated.
  8. Tried to straighten it with the tiniest amount of pressure and as I and others suspected it just sheered right off. I refuse to let it be the end of the road, so how do I size and find a new arbour and perhaps a complete balance wheel, hairspring with it??
  9. Could this be the cause? Is it possible to straighten the pivot without breaking it?
  10. If it is a broken pivot causing the issue, then am I correct to assume that the only solution is a new balance pivot staff? Given the age of this watch I assume that would be an impossibility and leading to the end of the road for the watch?
  11. Looks like end shake might be the problem. I can't see any distortion or obstruction of the hairspring or the balance wheel.
  12. I have just finished assembling this pocket watch and I have hit a small wall. It Runs in the movement up position ie: But when I turn it over so it's dial up, it immediately stops running. Any thoughts on what the issue might be? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  13. Hi all. Does this look like a complete winder? Are all the parts to successfully wind a spring visible? Thanks, John
  14. Says on label: "for small gear trains in watches, clocks and instruments. Remains in gear train, will not ball up, break down or gum up." I guess that's why I am asking, it's very sticky. 9010 or 9504 then for train jewels?
  15. Hi all I hope someone can answer this quetion or put me on the right track. Can KT-22 be used in place of 9010 or 9020 for gear train wheels. It says it can on the label but am I confusing "gear train" with "gear train wheels"? This KT-22 I have is a grease where I thought 9020 was an oil? Hope someone can put me right here. Cheers