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Lc130

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    Lc130 got a reaction from nickelsilver in Need help learning to make a dogleg in hairspring   
    Thanks all.  I've ordered a pack of 40 large hairsprings for learning.  Suspect I'll need many more.
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    Lc130 got a reaction from Marc in Which part do I order?   
    Marc, 
    Cousins confirms that you are correct.
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    Lc130 got a reaction from rduckwor in Is this hairspring bent?   
    It's hard to get a focused side shot.  It looks level to me.  Though, the focusing may make it appear otherwise.  
    I won't have time to work on this again until later next week.  I have a microscope coming and hoping it will help.  
    Thank you all.
    d side shot, below.  Looks flat to me.
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    Lc130 got a reaction from Nucejoe in Cleaning balance pivots   
    Hi all
    I’m a beginner.  I clean parts in a cheap ultrasound.  I usually suffer low amplitude.  I came across a method for cleaning balance pivots that involves scrubbing them with a jewelers rouge coated stick.  Described here https://adjustingvintagewatches.com/cleaning-balance-pivots/
    is this generally a recommended cleaning step?  
    Thank you
    Charlie
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    Lc130 got a reaction from mcaustin in Low amplitude questions   
    Hi All
    I'm still learning the basics.  My latest watch, like all others I've worked on, has low amplitude.  The latest is a  Bulova 11BL.  The dial up amplitude rose from 185 to 220 after the cleaning and dial down stayed low at 170.  
    I disassembled and cleaned in a solution of distilled water, ammonia and cascade (recipe from this forum).  Rinsed in alcohol. The ultrasonic would be considered a very low end device for cleaning jewelry.  
    I added a new spring but didn't lubricate it. I've read that they come with some type of dry lubricant??  I added a tiny amount of Moebius 8000 to the jewel cups and touched the  exit pallet stone with 9415. I did remove the cap jewels for cleaning and used 8000.  
    I've read here that I should strive for 270 https://adjustingvintagewatches.com/pallet-jewel-lubrication/.
    Any suggestions?  Also, if the rate is good, is amplitude of 270 still important??
    Thank you
    Charlie
     
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    Lc130 got a reaction from Nucejoe in Testing an automatic mainspring for slippage in a barrel   
    Forgive this beginner question but what defines an improper instal?
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    Lc130 got a reaction from AndyHull in Troubleshooting question   
    I think I found it.  I mistakenly oiled the pallet jewel holes.  Will report back after another clean.
    Thank you
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    Lc130 got a reaction from Nucejoe in Runs only when crown pressed   
    Hi All
    I'm a beginner having "serviced" about ten watches.  I didn't kill the last five or so.  They were "non runners" that needed a clean and oil.  These were all late '60s early '70s movements.
    I'm interested in the one pictured below which appears a bit older.  Description says  that it runs only when pressure applied to the crown.  At this point in my learning,  I can't see the connection.  Any ideas?  
    Thank you
    Charlie 
     

     

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    Lc130 got a reaction from Nucejoe in Runs only when crown pressed   
    Thanks Vin,  the last I’ve worked on is AS1700, UTC33 and Seiko 6119.  Thanks to forum help, they’re all apparently working reasonably well.  What should be most aware of with this one?...which I did buy.
    Ive learned a lot from Mark’s videos
    Thank you
    Charlie
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    Lc130 got a reaction from Nucejoe in Runs only when crown pressed   
    Nucejoe,  that’s all he says on eBay.  I’ll report back when it arrives.
     
    thank you 
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    Lc130 got a reaction from jdrichard in Runs only when crown pressed   
    Thanks Vin,  the last I’ve worked on is AS1700, UTC33 and Seiko 6119.  Thanks to forum help, they’re all apparently working reasonably well.  What should be most aware of with this one?...which I did buy.
    Ive learned a lot from Mark’s videos
    Thank you
    Charlie
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    Lc130 got a reaction from jdrichard in Slipping second hand   
    Squeezing it with a pin vice worked.  Thank you.
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    Lc130 got a reaction from MrRoundel in Main spring saga continues with another question   
    Thanks.  I bit the bullet and order a set of 4 Bergeon.  Costly, but I need all the help I can get.  
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    Lc130 got a reaction from rogart63 in Main spring saga continues with another question   
    Thanks.  I bit the bullet and order a set of 4 Bergeon.  Costly, but I need all the help I can get.  
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    Lc130 got a reaction from TexasDon in Help pushing mainspring into barrel please, again   
    That did it.  Though, I made a slight mod to the procedure.  I placed the donut over the barrel and secured both to the bench by running strips of strong packing tape of the edges of the donut.
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    Lc130 got a reaction from Nucejoe in Help pushing mainspring into barrel please, again   
    That did it.  Though, I made a slight mod to the procedure.  I placed the donut over the barrel and secured both to the bench by running strips of strong packing tape of the edges of the donut.
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    Lc130 got a reaction from yankeedog in Advice on winders please   
    How do you keep from permanently bending the bridle on an automatic??
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    Lc130 got a reaction from rogart63 in Part placement on seiko 6119A?   
    Got it!  rogart63's link to the pic of the 6106A did the trick.
    Many thanks!

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    Lc130 got a reaction from rogart63 in Proper tool for this C ring?   
    Success!  I sharpened my smallest screwdriver and was able to pry it out as you recommended.  Thanks for the plastic bag reminder.  There's a least a dozen lost parts living in my workshop.
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    Lc130 got a reaction from yankeedog in Main spring for UTC 33?   
    Thank you for your help!  
    I intended to pop a new spring in directly from the packaging washer.  As a beginner,  it appears that it's more cost effective (and more beginner proof) to buy new springs compared to an expensive winder.  When I send my "real" watches to real watchmakers, they always replace the spring.  Springs cost $20. 
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    Lc130 got a reaction from Nucejoe in Should this wheel rest on the plate?   
    Thank you.  I just completed the wheel train and it spins freely.
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    Lc130 got a reaction from rogart63 in Question about setting lever   
    Amazingly it came out easily with a pair of long nose pliers.  
    Thanks
     
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    Lc130 got a reaction from noirrac1j in Question about setting lever   
    Amazingly it came out easily with a pair of long nose pliers.  
    Thanks
     
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    Lc130 got a reaction from VWatchie in Shim under the balance cock   
    I've seen these in Russian watches.  I put the balance on and make a few turns on the screws and then slip the shim in.
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    Lc130 got a reaction from noirrac1j in What are these gears on the barrel for?   
    Got it open.  Many thanks!
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