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GeorgeC last won the day on June 12 2018

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  1. I have another question on this movement relating to the reversing gears for the automatic wind. Is there a right and left reversing gear or can they swap out positions?
  2. Thanks, have already overhauled, disassembled the autowind mechanism and properly lubricated. Mechanism does wind with the oscillating weight attached, it is just when attempting to align everything and attach the spring clip that the bind occurs. I really feel like it is the winding wheel and oscillating weight hub keyway meshing that I am not getting in place.
  3. I suggest Christian Dannemann in the UK -- watchguy.co.uk "I have been working as a professional watchmaker since January 2012, and I have been a member of The British Watch & Clock Makers’ Guild since April 2015. In May 2016, I was appointed as a director of the Guild." BTW, thanks for taking time out to help your friend.
  4. I have overhauled this watch and upon reassembly, I can't get the oscillating weight to turn freely. It wasn't turning when I tore it down for cleaning. Has anyone had any experience fitting the two part gear and post to the OSC weight? I am having trouble with keeping the keyed gear in to the male post part of the oscillating weight hub, then turning over to attach the spring clip. Need two more hands I think.
  5. No, I haven't had a need just yet but will post one here when I do.
  6. I know we like to provide pictures here so I thought I would post about my latest 'find'. I use a iPhone X and noticed that with the latest iOS update 14.0.1 the new native Magnifier application does a really nice job on zooming in for photos and doesn't make you chase around trying to find the right distance to maintain focus. Please give it a try! George
  7. Very nice, thank you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Yes, I could not see the forest for the trees on this one. Thanks alot you two. I did see the obvious movable beat error component and have the beat right now. The regulation of timing is performed by the micro adjusting screw. All balance wheel screws were smooth without slots for adjustment. I did notice that the hsprg was not shaped appropriately so each time the +- was moved for timing, the hspg would move to be off centered from the pivot. I have it running much better now - thanks again. This training example is what I have drawn on for correcting the hairs
  9. I have a Mido 0917 a friend asked me to overhaul. Having done so, I can’t seem to get the beat adjustment or the regulation to the tolerance I can with standard regulation setups. This model has what is called a floating hairspring. Any advice on correcting the beat error? http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&&2uswk&Mido_0917 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Hello, I had a similar situation with the B023M movement just recently. Watch was sent to me with the capacitor "installed" but it would not charge regardless of the light or duration of time left under a light source. I couldn't find any documentation on the correct installation position for the capacitor online or on images of similar movements online. I did get the correct position figured out and the watch's original capacitor worked. Sometimes the battery replacement 'experts' just place them in the cell cavity and hope for the best.
  11. Actually the veteran it was issued to gave it to me this evening and asked if I could possibly clean it. That made it even more challenging to try and do no harm.
  12. Thanks for the comment saswatch88 I got the movement out. Being a metal movement installed in a snug fit plastic case only once at the factory, this was not going to just be tapped out of its case. I used some fine dental floss and worked it in starting at the stem side with the ends of the string at the 9 o'clock position. This let me leverage up on that side. I could then just rotate the split stem where the male part was horizontal to the case. I then could gently coerce the movement by rotating it just enough to slide the female part of the stem from the male part. Did not have
  13. I have a watch that appears to run but will need an overhaul due to age. It is a Military issue watch that the original owner has. Case is plastic and is indicated on the case back "(NON MAINTAINABLE)". I would like to line up the split stem, like so |i| and the movement could simply "fall out" of the case but I'm not having much luck. As this is probably the first time the movement has been removed from the case, there is little wear for it to loosely fall out. I fear too much tweezer pressure wedge between crown and plastic case and this the owners original issue to himself.
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