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GeorgeC last won the day on June 12 2018

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About GeorgeC

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  • Birthday May 17

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    Somerset KY, USA
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    Apple computers, Rolex repair, Omega watches, running, quality workmanship

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  1. On the ELMA RM 90 cleaning machine, does the knob for the timer control the auto changing of jars, or is it simply a timer that dings to remind the user to manually push the Start button to kick off a rotation? The knob on the right shows an infinity symbol. Is it possible to accidentally turn the knob to this position and the machine not move out of the current position until the timer knob is moved out of this spot? I don't have the machine with me but can show you a picture of the knob.
  2. Love the blue dial watch - classy.
  3. GeorgeC

    Rolex 2135 extremely rough hand winding

    Provided proper lubrication and assembly, I believe you need to specifically demagnetize the autowinding upper bridge including the two complete reversing wheels again, if you haven't already. The small polished ratcheting levers inside the reversing mechanisms cause the shutter feel while winding when magnetized.
  4. GeorgeC

    AS 1158 hairspring help

    I have a thread for exactly your troubles.
  5. GeorgeC

    7S26 Pallet Insertion

    As OldHippy points out, if you can imagine that the escape wheel is pictured in place below, it's rotation would be in a clockwise direction. You see that the left hand pallet stone is "open" at it's face angle to allow the next tooth to come in and the right pallet stone face is at an angle to so to speak "catch" the face of the escape wheel tooth. I have an image from Jules Borel showing the escape wheel in position. I hope this simple thought process makes it stick in your mind better.
  6. I suspect you may have hanging of the second hand once the crystal is in place and watch is cased. That may take some skillful trimming and curvature on the outer 1 - 1.5mm of the second hand.
  7. I received a lys Longines 5L for cleaning. Upon opening the case, I saw some surprises under the balance bridge. I have outlined my steps on how I uncoil a tangled hairspring in hopes that others can benefit by this method. George Corder IMG_0505.m4v
  8. Thanks for your contribution to others@oldhippy it’s appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. But, unless you are DJ’ing with your hi-fi or fixing up your classic car for resale, the watchmaking hobby is financially rewarding if you so choose. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. GeorgeC

    Low amplitude on 70s Waltham

    I don’t see any hairspring stud screw in the photos, is it missing? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Timing after service

    I’ve seen some watches where the regulator and stud both were designed to move and they were mounted sandwiched on each other. When necessary, I use a fine oiler and place a little oil around the area where the two components rotate on themselves. This helps to prevent one piece being adjusted but inadvertently causing the other to be moved. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Is this mainspring ok?

    That is a mainspring that is "set" and would now allow for a long duration of powering the movement nor the movement's amplitude specification. Not being flat is most likely due to the movement being installed by hand - not a mainspring winder. Definitely replace. George
  13. These little guys look fairly nice as well for not too much money. http://www.julesborel.com/s.nl/it.A/id.32628/.f
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    Reattaching Stud and Hairspring

    @Deggsie Such a distinct and clear instruction on the process. Well said.