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Mattaphysics

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  1. So it is confirmed that whomever had this watch must have used some sort of adhesive on it. Don't you hate it when ignorant people try to fix things? Well I appreciate the suggestions. I tried using some penetrating lubricant, it forms a shelf in the movement ring so it doesn't seep off and into the other components or the dial, and it seems like did something to loosen it but not enough. Any other suggestions that don't involve a possible breakage of the movement? Acentone maybe? Idk just thinking out loud. Thanks all for everything. Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
  2. No there is no evidence of moisture whatsoever. Yes, as it's easily seen, there is no way it comes out the front. The dial is larger than the crystal. I will then try, as you suggest, to slowly pry it out. Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
  3. That's what I thought but the movement ring, if it is that, won't budge at all. I've applied some decent force, enough to where I'm uncomfortable applying anymore, and it won't come out. I'm thinking maybe it's really jammed in there and was going to grab a hammer and stake to see if that will move it at all. Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
  4. Do i got this Waltham watch with an fhf 606 movement only problem is I can't take the movement out of the case. It turns but it doesn't come out. It doesn't look like a 2 piece case. I don't see a way for it to come out the front. Any help is appreciated. Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
  5. Though an interesting read it didn't help. I did some digging and it looks to be a Moeris 16d though i cannot confirm that for sure because I think that's a chronograph movement. Either way I found the exact same watch on the bay for $40 and talked the seller into $25 which is exactly what i paid for this one and that one runs great but is missing the seconds hand. So problem solved... If anyone can confirm it's a moeris of appreciate it so when i go to service it i can find parts. Thanks Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  6. So I got this Helbros pocket watch for far too cheap. I cleaned it up and she went off ticking but one place I cant get yet is the mainspring because i don't have winders. So she was running steadily but i wine up this morning and wasnt working. I wound it up and felt there was something wrong. Well there's only half the mainspring in it. In top of that when I tried to wind it up O was using a screwdriver in the screw holding the ratchet wheel and as I was winding it up it did something and broke the screw inside of the mainspring barrell arbor. So I need a new mainspring and arbor. I have an old Croton pocket watch that looks the same but that is too thick of a mainspring and barrell. The problem is that i cannot figure out what this movement is. And instead of just needing a balance staff for my croton I need barrell arbor and balance staff. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  7. Ok. Now I'm all set but the balance seems off. Like its not aligned or something. It doesn't swing free but is caught during its rotation. Again this thing has me flabbergasted. How does it need to be aligned? I've tried moving the collet to move the roller to one side then the other but it's not working. Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  8. Ok so i saw there were screws on the bottom near the feet and I kind of thought they were useless until I removed them and the bottom fell off. Than you gents so much. I'm cleaning out as we speak. So i only oil tyre jewel hole of the floating balance with watch oil right? Then use watch oil on the pallets and escape wheel? Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  9. Ok. I did that removed the feet but it seemed stiff to the case still so i didn't want to pull it to hard and break it. So you're saying there are screws underneath the feet or it should just pull out? Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  10. There's a piece of glass in the front on the other side of the hands. It moves but not far enough one way or the other to get it out. There's nothing that looks like one piece will move, i removed the chime rod to see if it hides anything but no. I cannot for the life of me figure this out. Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  11. Ok, so I've finally got what i needed to clean this bugger. So how do i get to the dial? I'm utterly confused. The glass have any way of sliding or opening on any way i can see. There doesn't seem to be a way to get to it from the back unless you can tell? Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  12. I got this Elgin clock with the floating balance and i love it. The problem I'm having is the balance is only rotating maybe 90° and the chime is muffled. I've tried adjusting it it seems like it needs more than an adjustment. And I'm unsure why the chime is so weak. I thought maybe it was because the hammers were resting on the rods but i bent them a little and that didn't work all that well. It chimed a bit louder but not that much. Any suggestions? Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  13. Yes, good idea! I fit have those materials yet. I've never soldered before so perhaps i should practice on something else beforehand. I believe i could just cut some of the hour pipe off then drill a hole in the minute pinion? Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  14. Yes the difference between the cheap Chinese stuff and a good set of tweezers and screwdrivers is night and day. My other tweezers i find the tips to big or bending apart when trying to grab something. I have these surgical grade German stainless steel tweezers that i just fell in love with the first time i used them. Same with my screwdrivers. Tips bend easily, though never had the tips fall out. I have had them bend completely sideways on me once, ave not because i was pushing too hard. Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  15. Crap... I was afraid of that. Is it possible to replace it? Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
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