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Gpsluvr last won the day on December 8 2018

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  1. Gpsluvr

    Disastrous watermarks on Rolex dial?

    They are moisture related speckles. Some people say they remove them with a damp q-tip. It shouldn’t be too hard to fix up. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    quartz movement ID

    Yeah. I should have worded the joke better. Jokes on me now. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    quartz movement ID

    Oh, yeah, but where was it made?? Can you guess that one? Ha. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Seiko H601-5579 How to Open

    It just pops off. Use a single edge razor blade or thin knife or other tool and just work it off. There is a perfect example of one with the back off on eBay. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Getting started

    Personally, my favorite is the Swiss ETA 6497/8 that used to be seen in a lot of pocket watches by companies that didn’t build their own movements, and they can still be found very clean and cheap, I also think they are beautiful. I’ve found them in a lot of old Arnex watches. That way you also have a common movement that is not proprietary to a big company. Just my option. Steve You can also buy parts to turn it into a wristwatch! I’ve done that, plus VIctorinox has made some nice ones. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Correct. You can change the date wheel because the only difference is in the direction that the numbers were printed on the wheel. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Orient 46D40 part needed

    Interesting. I may have to take apart an old Seiko tomorrow. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Orient 46D40 part needed

    Yes. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Hi, all. Do any of you have or know where I can obtain a sliding pinion part #47 for an Orient 46D40 movement? I have looked all over the net and there doesn’t seem to be any movements or parts for this one for sale. This is a 21j auto multi year calendar model. I bought a brand new one several years back and was never able to set the hands on it and am just now getting around to tearing it down. The sliding pinion seems to be stripped internally, as the stem just turns freely within it when in the hand setting position and the stem looks fine. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  15. Do not touch the screws. Ever. They are factory adjusted to set the quartz oscillator frequency. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro