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  1. Hello Ryan and welcome to the forum. Just a little light reading to get you started. TZIllustratedGlossary.pdf
  2. The platax tool was an expensive piece of kit for what it did there are K&D staff removing tools at less cost, they come in different sizes and do what the Platax tool did. Have a look on ebay or the net for details.
  3. Isn't that the one that lifts and separates?.
  4. Hi Found an 8629 tech sheet it may be close enough to be useful
  5. Hi Gary I would say you are right its the oscillating weight nut which screws down th weight 1505/3
  6. Sad but true. Some dealers are just out for the fast buck regardless of consience in todays world it is "Caveat emptor" buyer beware. a sad fact.
  7. Hello and welcome to the forum James enjoy
  8. Hi If you are servicing it this might be handy. Attached tech sheet. 2943_FHF 70.2N,701.2N.pdf
  9. Yes Thats what I was thinking, that wat the free fexible end works on the detent. The other way round puts too much pressure on the formed end.
  10. Hello Brad and welcome to the forum, First thing is to try it on a line release unit to see if the hands cycle under power. Remove battery first. if thats ok put a drop of oil on the pivot tops you can see and cycle again and then re try with a battery if still a non starter check the continuity if the coil. and if you can the output of the block for pulses using a meter on the micro amps scale. Attached is the tech sheet for the omega. 486_Omega1250,1255,1260_New0713.pdf
  11. Hi It is quite in order to clean it assembled as is. The only reason for dismantling is if the centerwheel hole is worn to the degree that it requires bushing, otherwise leave it alone but dont forget to lubricate it on re assembly.
  12. Donald De Carle in his book advocates wrapping the balance with tissue when de magnetising in order to protect the balance spring, as Quoted in Practical Watch Repairing chapter 21 with practical drawings and how to build your own. Mine is larger and well tested having used it in excess of 20 years. When build it was tested on various scrap movements to good effect and also tools. No pictures as it may be again condemed. I have dismantled some of the foreign Line release/demagnetisers and their quality leaves somthing to be desired as regards the quality of the soldering an wiring. You
  13. I use a large coil driven by a transformer which is a larger scale than the blue box It demagnetises every thing. the tweezers vibrate like a tuning fork in the eddy current. It was made from redundant computer disk drive voice coil and a VDU transformer, a bit of a beast but a worker.
  14. Well thats a bit unfortunate, from the enclosed blurb they are based on or exact copies of the bulova accutron made under licence, hope the attached will be of some use in determining the model you have and give you a lead as to the exchange unit if it can be found. One would suppose they are interchange able. I have also attached the sheet for the 214 which will be pretty close to the 218. Also have a look at Ranfft for the Bulova 218 for more tech details. Bulova Accutron 214.pdf Citizen - Electric Watches.html
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