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Everything posted by JerseyMo

  1. that is not a model 29 - rather it is a 24 or 25
  2. cool, now you have past date wheel class 101 - ready for Day Date 202?
  3. the negative lead is connected to contact wire. so if the lead is gone or damage, you will have to replace the part. Of course if it is damaged the coil on the balance may also be shorted. So the repairs gets more involved. You have to be careful with those movements because even though the parts look very much alike and even fit they are quite different. For example an "Electronic" balance assembly has an integrated diode.
  4. Which are you referring to, the electro-mechanical or the early quartz?
  5. do you notice any play in the date wheel when it sit atop the four pillars? Also check that the detent spring fits up tight to the notches on the date wheel. You can test the date advance when the dial is off. make note of how the small brass wheel turns and that little pin pushes the wheel. When you place the dial back on you can try to align the date window. that is about the only adjustment there is.
  6. this band is different as it has integrated pins. easy on and off
  7. don't know the modern Timex very much but, I would first suggest you know that a replacement stem and or crown can be sourced first.
  8. first guess is you have the date wheel upside down. second is that you are not getting the date ring seated with tension from the detent spring. post a picture of the movement without the dial.
  9. welcome, like you it was family owned watches they sparked my interest in this hobby. What got me hooked into Timex was a 1964 Marlin I got to run and sold for $40 that cost me about 25 cents to buy.
  10. and here is the after - NOS case, crown\stem and movement. Crystal buffed out, dial has signs of the damage that occurred but she is running again. Now this is not a sort after vintage Timex but since I had the parts a figured what the heck. The kicker even though I did give the movement a quick test before installing it did fail latter on. I tried several times to clear it out with cleaner spay and followed with lube. But it just would not go. Than yesterday I popped the battery back in and off she went running right on time. Could have been some of the cleaner did not flush out and was shorting somewhere. Well she is running now!
  11. no other reason to work on this one other than to say "I fixed it". First up will the before and I will follow latter with the after.
  12. never used it, so can't say. But, again were are talking Timex and not the other X.
  13. Motor oil? aye aye aye!!!!! get some bearing grease too...which btw I have found in at few watches if you don't want to buy a synthetic watch oil you can use a synthetic lubricant with Teflon. I bought two pen sized tubes from Radio Shack 12 years ago and still have at least 1/3 left in each. and you have to by watch grease to use on the stem tubes and area where the set lever pivots. Also, just a dab where the winding gear meets the mainspring gear. Works wonders! Basic "Network 54 Vintage Timex Watch Forum" method 3 cleaners. ammonia , water, lighter fluid > soak rinse soak, oil grease and on a personal note - just back from cardiologist and all is going very well since heart attack 7 weeks ago. Dropped 10 pounds so far and feeling great. He gave me the okay to resume normal activities and can't wait to get back to the garden.
  14. yes but I did repair it at my watch bench!
  15. Poor fellow had only half of his beak. I fashioned a new one out of a chop stick for him. MOV00966.AVI
  16. 1978 Timex 'Viscount'
  17. yep, as with all straps and bands there can be some seriously funky stuff growing in there!
  18. no not the original strap but it is NOS from the early 1970's and was made by Brite. Brite was band and strap supplier for Timex.
  19. the one in the middle had a worn click spring, other than that they were the typical clean up and movement service.
  20. Three projects completed this week. All are from the Marlin series, 1968, 1971 and 1980.
  21. and here was today's project -
  22. Yep! no technology just your hands and brain working together.
  23. Yes, I do think of watches as not only telling of time but as piece of time as well. Where have they been? Who wore them? Maybe witness to some memorable moment in history? Perhaps this one even past my way at some point in time?
  24. Just off the bench is this 1968 Marlin -
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