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Everything posted by jaycey

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Give Gleaves a call https://gleave.london They are on WhatsApp if you use it 0207 253 1345
  6. 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
  7. ETA part number #1485 https://www.cousinsuk.com/search?SearchTerm=eta+1485 It is listed with the Basic 2890 calibre.
  8. 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
  9. Thanks Rod. I did work it myself (1 of 2 options!) All back together and performing superbly, thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. I would suggest keeping it simple. If the watch is running fine on manual wind, there is no problem within the barrel. The problem lies within the auto winding mechanism. My suspicion lies in the reversers.
  17. I use a small pair of side cutters. Similar to OH method but with the flat of the side cutters against the cased the crown pulled out, slowly close the side cutters and the beveled side of the side cutters slowly & safely separates the stem. No drama, no worries.
  18. Guys, whilst removing the KIF spring on the escape wheel cap jewel of a Rolex 1520 one of the legs broke so I'm trying to find out what size KIF Duoshock I need to order. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated! BTW, this is not the balance end stone, it's the escape wheel end stone retaining spring. Cheers.
  19. You beauty! Thank you very much :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Yeah should be but can't find the part listed? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Morning all, I have an Omega 565 on the bench with a broken, what I presume is part of the date quick-set. I have downloaded the 565 .pdf for Cousins but the part isn't listed on it? Can anyone identify the part & number for me? You should be able to see the part sitting under the setting lever spring with the little notch that has broken off beside it, in this picture. Any help much appreciated.
  22. Nice one! Rather than pinning the wire, could you have used shellac to secure that too?
  23. Could turn the bracelet around. That should tell you whether it's the case or end pieces that is out.
  24. No, nothing like Lubeta, it is not a liquid it's a grease. I originally used it (as recommended at the time by ETA) for chronograph parts that come in contact with each other. I have been using it for some time on sliding pinions, cannon pinions etc and not had one watch come back or fail.
  25. Send a 1675 to Rolex....Nooooo! They have a habit of taking lovely vintage dials etc. and replacing them with fugly service parts.
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