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  1. 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
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    Armitron 1981 Radio Watch

    Well, I’ve not seen anyone else reply, so here goes. We really need a photo, but in lieu of that, I can say I have not had good success trying to solder on those, even with a tiny 15 watt pencil iron. Chances are, you will melt something plastic that it is mounted on at the other end and even if it is gold plated, the metal itself usually doesn’t take solder well. If you can find another one on another busted watch, it would be better to replace it. If I could see a picture of it, I might have something similar in my junk pile. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    A. Schild 1746/47 assembly help

    I’ve never seen this one in person but it looks awkward with the long leg on the right side. Try turning it over and see how it looks and works. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Timex find at Antique Fair

    Cool. The two that say 25 meters waterproof are classics and so is the red black and white roulette wheel model. That one has been brought back as a modern classic. However, those old movements they used are not a good choice for learning to repair watches. They are stamped sheet metal and none of the Swiss watches or Japanese watches will be built the same way. They are not meant to be taken apart and there are no parts available other than from other movements. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    zodiac not ticking

    The battery compartment should have an orange insulator at the bottom of it, with the contact bar sticking above it. The battery goes in button or negative down and on top of that contact bar. Make sure the insulator is there and that you didn’t accidentally bend the contact bar. It is usually a very thin gold plated bar and breaks off easily. Can you check these things and send us a photo of the movement with the battery out and beside it? It probably has an inexpensive Swiss Ronda movement that won’t cost too much to replace if it still doesn’t work. Look closely at the red coil that is close to the battery. It shouldn’t have any marks on the wires. Sometimes that gets scratched when changing the battery and it will be ruined more than likely. If everything looks good, then one other trick that works on movements that are good but just locked up with dust or from years of inactivity, is to place a very small drop of lighter fluid on top of the movement in he center where the jewels are. Then blow it dry with canned air from the computer department of a store. Don’t put the back on if it is not completely dry as the moisture will condense on the crystal from the inside. Let us know how it goes. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    citizen Pro Diver Watch

    Pictures? More information? Did you buy the proper rechargeable battery for it? Did it mount the same way, with a little tab sticking out of it? The tab has to make proper contact with the one on the watch itself. Then if the battery didn’t arrive charged up, you have to set the watch out in the sun for a few hours to charge it. (A very few models have a battery that looks like a regular one without the tag but the rest still applies. What is the model number of the watch? Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Getting the back off...HELP

    It either screws off or pops off. Do you have a watch back wrench? They have three adjustable points that would go in three of those holes at 120 degrees apart and you would the just turn the wrench counter clockwise to unscrew it. Failing that, if it has a small lip around the very edge of the back somewhere, then you would use a blade designed for the purpose to pop it open like opening an oyster. Don’t try using a pair of needle nose pliers to unscrew it. Too many backs are covered with bad scars from trying that shortcut because they didn’t have the right tools. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    H Samuel Pocket Watch

    I found quite a few past auctions of them by doing a google search, and it seems to refer to the cover over the movement that has that spring on it. All the auction houses were in the UK. Description from one of them - The watch has a key-winding movement which is working well. The watch was made by the Lancashire watch company for H Samuel. The movement is stamped H Samuel, Market St, Manchester and it is protected by an inner fitted cover stamped Climax Regd, Guaranteed English Manufacture Throughout. A winding key is included. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  14. That is a Seiko movement. A lot of the old Lorus Watches has Seiko movements. There are watches with them on eBay you might find cheap. Just search ebay or even google and you will see. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    6498 enamel Roman dial

    This is one of my favorites. I have the dark green dial version. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro