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  1. Evening chaps. I have a Seiko 7T27-7A20 on the bench at the moment with a damaged circuit board. The rest of the movement id fine. Do I have any other options other than the Epson YM57A movements for sale on eBay? Cheers.
  2. They are great looking watches! Might have to pair this with a Gen 1
  3. Got the new movement today and the good news was, it is a direct swap, just had to swap the datewheels as the new movement had a white datewheel and the Seiko Gen 2 has a black one. Simple enough to do. Swapped the 7T27 battery plate over with the original Seiko markings too All back together and working great!
  4. Yeah, that's a good idea Rod.
  5. And change the white date wheel on the Epson for the black original.
  6. I'll get some photos but so far I know the tab that extends into the battery compartment is snapped off and the contact where the start/stop lever contact the board is missing. There's also some damage near where the hacking lever makes contact.
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    Regulating a 7750 with Etachron

    Are you regulating via the fine adjuster mounted on the balance cock or the course regulating arm (with the etachron)
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    Regulating a 7750 with Etachron

    Is it a ETA movement or a Chinese clone?
  9. Sincere apologies, getting crown and castle wheels mixed up [emoji15] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. It has to have a square hole otherwise it is not going to wind! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. A square stem into the square hole of the winding pinion and the winding pinion does not rotate when the stem is wound means only one of two things. Most probable; the square hole in the winding pinion is rounded off. New winding pinion required. Not probable; The stem is rounded off. New stem required. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Yes, it’s the part you are pressing on to remove the stem. It should have 2 pins on one side, one larger than the other. The larger pin is the stem release button. The smaller pin locates into the groove in the stem. There is a third small pin on the other side that engages with the large plate (setting lever spring) this gives you the 3 setting positions, winding, date set & hand set. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Here’s the replacement part https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-x-Setting-lever-443-1-for-ETA-2824-2-2834-2-2836-2-watch-movement-Repair-Parts-/253699915051 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. There is a pin underneath part no2 that has to sit in the groove of the stem, this is the stem release. If it isn't sitting in the groove of the stem, the stem will just pull out.
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    Cap jewel

    Give Gleaves a call https://gleave.london They are on WhatsApp if you use it 0207 253 1345
  16. Yes but part number 1 needs to be sitting in the slot of the wheel just beneath to the left of it (castle wheel) Here's a good video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtgAJBPPefM
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    Help identifying ETA part

    ETA part number #1485 https://www.cousinsuk.com/search?SearchTerm=eta+1485 It is listed with the Basic 2890 calibre.
  18. Nice one! You'll find me banging my head on a bench Wednesday evening That's a shame, it's a pretty unique facility here in the UK. After more than 5 years I have realised I go just to get away from the Mrs & kids
  19. Evening chaps, 3/4's of the way through servicing a Smiths 27.CS with date & hacking and I have realised I didn't pay attention to the hacking mechanism during assemble and now I have no idea how it operates?? I can't see what interacts with the hacking assembly to move it forwards and backwards to engage with the balance wheel (which it is doing perfectly) Also, does the return bar spring push against the tab for the hacking lever or hook behind it? Picture below.
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    Smiths 27.CS Info & Advice

    Thanks Rod. I did work it myself (1 of 2 options!) All back together and performing superbly, thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. This is where I do my training. Great facilities, nice relaxed, sociable training atmosphere. Can't understand why there advertising for a "retired" watchmaker? Might appeal to a any watchmaker that would like to pass their knowledge and skills on!
  22. 6497 has been around the block a few times. Copied by the Swiss & Chinese. The parts are generally interchangeable & readily available. It's a much better base to start until you get the skills and confidence to move to automatics.
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    Smiths 27.CS Info & Advice

    Thanks for taking the time to reply John. Indeed, just resting the spring there before assembly. Yes, just need to know the orientation of the spring with the hacking tab & what is actuating the hacking lever under the mainplate as it is moving correctly even without the return bar spring in-place. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ETA 2832 4th wheel seating

    Forget about wiggling & light pressure. All drivetrain wheel should drop straight into their pivots with zero pressure or friction. Go back to basics. Starting with the barrel, check that the barrel cap is installed correctly. Then start fitting one wheel at a time, installing the train bridge and ensuring that each individual wheel is seated correctly and rotating freely until you find the culprit. Once you find the wheel that is causing the problem, check its pivot isn't damaged or bent and that the jewel is in good condition and hasn't been pushed out of place. Good luck.
  25. Remove the auto wind module. Disassemble, thoroughly clean everything apart from the reversers. Meticulously peg-out every pivot hole. Re-assemble. If the old reversers were working fine, install them. Do not lubricate the rotor bearings at this stage. Test...if ok swap in the new reversers. Test...if ok tiny drop of 9010 on 2 rotor bearings. Test. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk