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AdamC

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AdamC last won the day on May 31 2018

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    Travel, photography, genealogy, watchmaking

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  1. I’m not sure if it would be frowned upon by the watchmaking fraternity, but this has only happened once to me and it took about three days of soaking the screw (tiny amount on screw) in penetrating oil (e.g., WD40). It still needed gentle encouragement but it shifted it. However, I did then proceed to strip and clean the watch completely and needed to replace some heavily corroded keyless works components. I expect you’ll have the same. Good luck and hope that helps. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks for your interest yankeedog. I've been looking for one of these for a while now but most are so expensive it's prohibitive on my budget, though this one will be a keeper if I can get it working. Thanks for your observation on the screw near the day dial - you may be right. There is a limited supply of parts from my materials house so I'll keep my fingers crossed if I need something. From what I've picked up from my research, the pusher at 8 sets the date pointer, and the pusher at 10 moves the month. There's no quick set for the day but I can live with that
  3. Hello, I know this is a long shot but would anyone happen to have the technical sheet for the ETA 1164. I acquired this little beauty on ebay; a non-runner from the USA, which needs a lot of TLC. I've never tackled anything quite like this one but fancied the challenge. However, I'm not 100% sure yet whether the everything on the bottom plate under the dial is complete - can anyone confirm? The top plate however looks fine. The watch back is stamped "Seeland Watch Co. Swiss" - having looked it up, it appears Frederick Seeland was once CEO for IWC! Nice historical timepiece once I've restored it. I've added a few photos for reference (yes, I've removed the balance ). Thanks in advance.
  4. Thank you very much. I would never have guessed that - the UFE inside the V symbol, so really I should have been looking for VUFE Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Hello, does anybody recognise this UFE movement? I’ve done a few Google searches and found nothing. Quite an unusual looking movement in my opinion. I bought this watch from Germany so maybe manufactured there. Any clues greatly appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. My problem too. I have three quality ETA 7001 movements that need cases but have not been able to source any for months. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Update: just found a NOS day wheel 2561 on ebay from Egypt - nothing to lose for less than £10! Just have to wait for it to arrive now
  8. Thanks again for your helpful replies. I have tried to re-position the calendar wheel more centrally but as I suspected, the hook spring under the maintaining plate pushes the ring back out again. From your comments, I'm fairly convinced that the calendar wheel needs replacing due to excess wear (as may the day wheel). The bad news is that both parts are restricted items on Cousins site. The day date driving wheel part 2555 however is in stock if it's down to the finger/arm being worn and not reaching the day wheel teeth as suggested by jdm. For now I have reassembled, and securely fitted a new day wheel retaining spring clip as suggested (unfortunately didn't improve). I may purchase part 2555 as it's inexpensive, though I have my suspicions that it won't solve the problem in isolation.
  9. Thanks all for your thoughts. I’ll look at the simple things to test first but I have a feeling that it’s likely that some components mentioned may need replacement. The watch has been worn for over 40 years so it wouldn’t be surprising. And yes, thankfully I think Cousins has many parts still available. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks jdm. Moderators, please feel free to delete this post. I have moved it to "Watch Repair Questions". Thanks.
  11. Hello, It's been a while since I've posted but I have an issue that's perplexed me! About ten months ago, I repaired and serviced a rare ETA 2832 movement with a day date calendar mechanism. The watch worked fine until recently when the day wheel advanced half way and then got stuck. Having had it back on the bench and done a partial strip-down, I have re-engaged the day wheel, which now turns freely through all days in the crown/stem corrector position (as does the date wheel when turning in the opposite direction) but when moving the hands forward through 24 hours, the date wheel advances but the day wheel will not. I have carefully examined the day jumper mechanism and note that as the calendar wheel rotates and the arm engages the teeth and rotates the date wheel, nothing seems to be engaging to move the day wheel forward. I have added a few photos which may help to identify the problem. I have annotated with a red arrow, the lever which I think is supposed to advance the day wheel but doesn't engage at the calendar wheel teeth (if indeed this is what it's supposed to do). Any ideas of what I may have missed here? Thanks
  12. Hello, It's been a while since I've posted but I have an issue that's perplexed me! About ten months ago, I repaired and serviced a rare ETA 2832 movement with a day date calendar mechanism. The watch worked fine until recently when the day wheel advanced half way and then got stuck. Having had it back on the bench and done a partial strip-down, I have re-engaged the day wheel, which now turns freely through all days in the crown/stem corrector position (as does the date wheel when turning in the opposite direction) but when moving the hands forward through 24 hours, the date wheel advances but the day wheel will not. I have carefully examined the day jumper mechanism and note that as the calendar wheel rotates and the arm engages the teeth and rotates the date wheel, nothing seems to be engaging to move the day wheel forward. I have added a few photos which may help to identify the problem. I have annotated with a red arrow, the lever which I think is supposed to advance the day wheel but doesn't engage at the calendar wheel teeth (if indeed this is what it's supposed to do). Any ideas of what I may have missed here? Thanks
  13. Possibly. If it unwound uncontrolled then more likely. Inspect the pivots and jewel holes under high magnification to check before reassembly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Sounds resourceful. I’ve resorted to similar inventive methods in the past. To be honest, it’s probably unlikely the soft pegwood would have caused damage. It will just need a thorough clean. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. You would need to remove the calendar mechanism to reveal the click. I’ve added a photo again showing the brass plate removed. You can then release the mainspring tension using the crown as normal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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