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  1. I think the caliber is an AS 1920 which i believe has an offset cannon pinion. i had a similar issue with an AS 1916 which is from the same family of movements. I basically followed the steps on this thread https://www.watchrepairtalk.com/topic/4375-movement-id-and-cannon-pinion-problems/ and it solved the problem. good luck
  2. Just spreading the word, I wish I was a veteran.
  3. First time I hear about this free of charge 14 months watchmaking course in Delaware but only for veterans. https://youtu.be/9SUo7Ek4Cs4
  4. Hi everyone, Im wondering how long should i wash and rinse the movement in the mechanical cleaning machine L&R. I saw one of Mark's videos and it seems that he does 15 minutes on each cycle, however, i read in a donald de carle's book that only a minute suffices. What do you guys do? Thanks a lot.
  5. Hi everyone I saw this lathe online and I'm wondering if it could manufacture a watch from scratch? I'm attaching pictures.
  6. I use my graver against the lathe and turn it by hand, works every time.
  7. Hi everyone, I noticed there a crack the collet end of the tailstock spindle and when I tighten the collet the crack gets bigger and renders the tailstock useless, I searched for a replacement but I couldnt find any, do you think it can be made and how much would I have to pay approximately? Thanks a lot
  8. There's one right now on ebay, type lorus v531 its a mickey mouse watch and its running.
  9. Thanks for the replies everyone. Nickelsilver and Praezis, do you anneal the steel before making the drill? I'm trying to use blued steel, is it possible to make a drill from it or am I just wasting my time? Thanks a lot everyone
  10. Hi everyone, Yesterday I made a spade drill for the first time following the instructions on the Chicago watchmaking school books, now I'm wondering if its possible to make a 0.10mm drill. Has anyone ever tried making one? Thanks alot
  11. I was in the same situation, what I did was to find this 11dp movement listed as not working but balance swings fine. I bought it shipped for $4, the balance worked amazingly well.
  12. Are you sure it's 2824-2? Im quite sure the stems are different from the 2824-1.
  13. Loose time setting, minutes not moving, definitely a loose cannon pinion, happened to me many times.
  14. I use these two pill organizer from Dollar tree, I use the 7 day pills on the bench and the 14 pills for spare watch parts and other small stuff.
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