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  1. Look closely through the hole while moving the stem in and out. At one point, either on the second or third position, a lever with a little hole or dimple will appear.push gently on it while pulling on the stem and make sure you do not pull the mechanism to the third position while doing it. The lever is seldom visible when the stem is pushed in all the way. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Yes, it just sits at the top. Think of it as a watch and a stopwatch. The stopwatch is normally idle. Just as an FYI - there are a few chronos out there that reverse the two second hands so it looks more normal, but having a tiny chrono secondhand makes it hard to read accurately. The vast majority are like yours. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  3. The second hand in the subdial at 6 runs all the time. It is the real second hand. It and the hour and minute hand keep time. The center second hand is only for the chronograph and is otherwise stationary and at 12 during normal operation. When the top right button is pushed, that one should start ticking off the seconds, the one at 3 o’clock will remain still, and the one at 9 o’clock will register each minute that passes. When you hit the top button again, the center second hand will stop moving, the one at 3 will jump to show the 20th of a second that you hit the button. Together, the three chrono hands will tell you the seconds, 20th of a second and minutes that it ran. Then when you hit the bottom button, all three will reset to 12. The 3 hands that tell the time are independent of the 3 for the chronograph. Hope this helps. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  4. No, that movement was originally a pocket watch movement and the beauty of it is seeing the beautiful bridges and wheels. It just wouldn’t be a good idea. Hand winding it and setting the hands is half the fun of using it anyway. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Omega with plastic case back

    They probably put it on with crystal cement and you will have to run a razor blade all around it until you get it to come off. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Do not touch the screws. Ever. They are factory adjusted to set the quartz oscillator frequency. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Hmmm. There needs to be two contacts for the piezo to work. One is that springy lever that touches the piezo itself, while the other is normally a coil spring sticking up that touches the back cover. You can see it on your other watch, sticking up above the battery and a little to the right. I don’t see one on your Shark movement. The spring is usually just sitting in the hole where it belongs and is easily lost. Look for yours, maybe around that white battery cover. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  8. I’ve never seen one either. Sounds like a misguided idea and future ‘fail’. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  9. I’ve been doing it for 19 years now, buying watches at auctions that aren’t working at the time, fixing them, wearing them, selling them, etc. Overall the value of them is greater than I paid and a few have been stellar money makers when a desirable one has been discovered in a 20 pound box. The main thing is that it has provided me with a great hobby that isn’t just a money sink that has constant costs and no return. I’m happy. I have over 1100 in my collection and more than that lying around waiting for a new home. I maintain an inventory list of all of them with details and costs and store all of them in ziploc portion bags that are 3 by 6 inches and heavy plastic with a place to write the inventory number on. Perfect for me. I can store them by brand name in drawers or big Tupperware containers. I concentrate on chronos and probably have 500. I can use the inventory and by sorting on checkmarked columns, find out how many of any brand/ movement type/ chrono or not / solar or not/ smart watch or not/ etc. I am a database manager by profession so I enjoy doing it. Just have fun! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  10. I haven’t found a lot but have a couple of things. It is a ‘70’s era 36000 bpm hi-beat movement in the 2800 family of movements. It seems similar to the 2826. Here is one link of information and a couple of screenshots. Steve http://www.tztoolshop.com/page30.html Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Record 1955-2 train question

    It sounds like the hairspring needs to be shorter. Too long and it will run slow, too short and it will run fast. This is provided that it simply isn’t running erratically because of another problem somewhere.steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Case back opening.

    Yes, there is a picture of the crown in the ‘set’ position. Pull the crown out the unscrew the back. That’s my guess. Never seen one like it! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Remove watch dial

    There are small screws on the sides of the movement that press against two ‘feet’ that go into holes in the movement. Loosen the screws and wiggle the dial off. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Tag Heuer 1000 Quartz

    In the area of the top right of the orange insulator where it has a tab going up into a channel, there is supposed to be a gold metal springy tab sticking out and above the insulator. That is what the battery makes contact with on the negative button. The insulator is there to prevent the battery from shorting out to the body which is positive when the battery is in. I can’t see the metal tab at all and assumed it was under the insulator, but I don’t really even see it there, looking through the insulator. It is possible it is completely broken off, which happens all too often if battery acid corroded it. Pull the insulator out and look for it underneath. It should be obvious if it is there. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Tag Heuer 1000 Quartz

    Did you cover up the gold negative tab with the orange insulator by accident? It has to be showing with the little tab on the insulator under the metal terminal tab. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro