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  1. Man you guys are great! Ok I’m going to try and use the one I have and see how it regulates. So to remove that pin and get the Hairspring re-attached do I simply pull it with a tweezer or push it from the other side? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Yeah about $320 US . This if the one I found https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112015850622 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Thank you all very much! I decided to get a new balance assembly as I couldn’t quite bend the terminal curve exactly uniform. Wasn’t easy to find but I was able to source one on eBay. Very helpful guidance from the members here very much appreciate the help! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Good advice I’m giving it a shot here to see if I can correct it. I’m working on straightening the curve first but I’m not sure how to reattach the Hairspring. Does this pin just pull out ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Thank you all again for the great feedback! I attempted to straighten the loop and the Hairspring completely detached from the collet. Is it possible to reattach this? Is it even worth it to use this same Hairspring given then deformation? Any suggestions on where I can source a new one if this one is not salvageable? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thank you all very much for confirming, I figured it looked off. Any suggestions on the easiest way to pull the loop thru? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hello All Im working on regulating a Lemania 873 chrono which was fully serviced about 2 years ago. I have the beat to under 0.8ms, but the speed is erratic reading -400 plus and moving the regulator doesn’t do much. Despite the -400 reading the watch is running fast. I figure I have a Hairspring problem and noted the large loop in the photo between the beat and regulator levers. Does something look off here that needs to be corrected? Any help is greatly appreciated! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hello All, So I picked up a vintage Omega Seamaster Cosmic 2000 a few days ago. I have always loved this model and figure it would be a nice project for restoration. I believe the model is 166.0129. I have read all about the complex task of opening up the case using pressure to pop off the crystal and/or caseback however I cant find anything on the removal of the actual movement. Does the movement come out via the front (crystal side) of the watch? Do I need to press it out or are there case clamps or other method required to remove? Is the crown removed by simply pulling it out by force
  9. Hello All, Im working on an ETA 2836-2 installing the hands for hour/min/sec. As I usually do I pull the crown out and rotate a full 24 hrs until the date clicks over (midnight) and then install the hour hand. Then I do the same for minute hand to make sure hour hand is installed center. I have done this dozens of times usually with no issues. On this specific movement however I have found that after installing all hands and rotating 24 hrs a few times to check accuracy of install, the date keeps flipping over earlier an earlier, about 5 minutes earlier with each 24 hour revolution.
  10. Hi All, I'm still troubleshooting here. Noticed when it stops its always at the 51 or 52 second mark. The hours in between are random could be as little as 10 mins or as much as 12 hours - but always stops at about the same seconds mark. What does this mean??
  11. Hi everyone Still having the same issue here. I noticed after the last video I posted that even after winding a few times the balance does not start moving. In fact I have to shake the watch to get it going and then it’s fine as long as rotor is off. Can that have anything to do with the stopping issue I’m encountering? Issue with the barrel?
  12. Comparing to other 2836-2 that I have the reversing wheels look to be installed the same way. The seem to move freely in both directions. I’m attaching close up photos and the video now with rotor attached. Thanks again for all the help. C5674B11-F4F6-45FA-BE4A-47B515447BC9.MOV
  13. Thank you for all the great responses. Taking the advice of clockboy I’ve included 2 short videos so you all can see the movement, screws and how things are seated. In this condition shown in the video, the watch runs flawlessly. As soon as the rotor is placed on it again it stops within 12 hours. I’ll post another video with the rotor attached. I’ve changed the whole auto assembly to a new one so I don’t think the issue is there. It must be something else. Could the mainspring barrel cause this? 7CAE1615-DF00-49CD-B7F8-B75405400A15.MOV BD73A76B-151D-4C8C-924E-67262647F793.MOV
  14. Hi All, So over the past 2 weeks or so I've tried cleaning and oiling the auto mechanism 3 different times...that didn't work Change out the rotor completely to a brand new one....that didn't work Change the whole auto mechanism including rotor to a new one....and that didn't work I'm at a loss here....is there anything else that can be causing this god forsaken watch to stop ONLY when an auto mechanism is re-attached to it??
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