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  1. So I’m fairly certain this is a TY2806 movement, are parts for these Chinese movements available? Here is a shot of the other side- Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I'm practicing on a cheap chinese movement that went in a knock off I bought on the streets of LA many years ago. I guess does anyone recognize the movement? I do like having a cut sheet when rebuilding, but this time I did take a ton of photos. I also lost this spring. Should I try to make my own with some thin jewelry wire?
  3. I probably should have googled this first, but loctite purple seems to be for jewelry. Anyone have experience with it good or bad? https://www.esslinger.com/loctite-threadlocker-222-purple-jewelry-adhesive-low-strength/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’m working on my cousins Cartier and when I got it, half of the case back screws were gone and the others were barely holding on. Is it common at all to use any type of thread locker like loctite on these screws? Or is this just a really bad idea on these small screws? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I figured out my keyless works problem. This safety pin looking spring needed to be behind this peg! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks everyone for the advice! I think I had the pallet installed incorrectly, I was able to wind it up slightly and make the escapement tick after this try. As far as I can see in my loupe the pallet isn't damaged. For the balance, it has a tooth looking jewel, impulse jewel? where should I put this during installation? In the fork? Should the spring have any tension? Now on to the crown. Here is a pic with the set bridge removed. What is wrong with this picture? I feel like the spring isn't in the right place. Actually I think maybe the sliding pinion is backwards? These pics are all through a 10X loupe and my iphone, this works amazingly well.
  7. big screw/gear .. this is usually a left handed screw. ie clockwise to open. It is also usually very tight. This can break, especially if someone has already used force to try and unloosen it like a normal screw. I would leave it alone for the moment good luck! Anilv Ah! It spins freely now but doesn’t come out. I guess I broke it. Thanks for the help! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. All things considered, my first tear down and rebuild didn't go too bad. Some general things I learned: Face side first! Don't grab things too tight with the tweezers, two screws are somewhere on the floor Don't over tighten screws, I broke one off and somehow managed to get it out Take photos, don't rely on an exploded diagram Ok so my questions. Here is the movement tech sheet I was using. Crown set bridge. The crown locked in place but it wouldn't engage any gears. Any clue what went wrong? I'm assuming what they call the sliding pinion is in the wrong location or I'm missing tension on it? I just can't tell from the diagram what I did wrong. Photo as I assembled it: The balance wouldn't freely spin after assembly. My assumption here is the staff didn't make contact with the top and bottom pivots? Should I have taken off the regulator to seat that jewel correctly? Did I mess up the staff? Two photos: The gear above the crown with the huge flat head screw. I assume this isn't made to come off?
  9. Thanks for the link to the PUW 1660 My apologies I posted this in the wrong area, I'm an extreme beginner so any exploded diagram will help me out.
  10. Anyone recognize this movement? Or what else it might be called? I’m trying to find a tech sheet on it. Also check out the “West Germany” inscription! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Bulova rebuild

    Actually it looks like the part is 13.100.01
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    Bulova rebuild

    My first teardown is this gold Bulova with a 1453.10 movement. I found the service manual online. I did ok except one screw flew out from the tweezers and is gone for good, that is somewhere on the floor. The service manual has an ISO part number of my screw of 10.057.01 Any tips on where to find this replacement screw? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Yes I’ll absolutely do that when it comes in. Guess I got too excited Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I just won this watch and it will be first breakdown. It is supposedly not working Anyone recognize it or know anything about it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. First, I'm a complete novice and I'm looking to start my tool collection for watch repair. I have my eye on the build your own watch tool kit that is listed on Esslinger website. I did a search on the forum but didn't find anyone talking about this kit. Has anyone used it and is it worth the price? https://www.esslinger.com/build-your-own-watch-tool-kit/