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jaycey

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  1. A little honesty go's a long way when you're looking for help, old chap ;) There will be a tiny locating pin on the back of the omega logo and a tiny hole in the dial. Use a fine needle, dip it in your epoxy, touch the hole in the dial with your needle and locate the pin back into the hole. The logo will be extremely fragile and bend easily so go very gently. I will leave the hands to someone else as it's a bit more involved, but make suyou protect the dial when removing and refitting them. Good luck!
  2. ETA 2824 in an Omega Co-Axial...wow? Sent from my iBend 6
  3. My favourite watch in the whole wide world & I have one too. This is the 1675 PCG (Pointed Crown Guard) or 'corning' quite a sort after model with the horned crown guards, small GMT hand and chapter ring dial. It is a early 1960's model. Problem is the bracelet is wrong for this model, should be on a rivet or jubilee. None the less, a cracking watch and a cracking job you've done on it. Nice one!
  4. Yes, I think I may be able to help you. Take a picture of the movement through the glass at the back where the spinning wheel is.
  5. Here you go http://www.eta.ch/swisslab/7750/7750.html A step by step flash animation of disassembly, assemble & adjustment of the 7750 including required lubricants and where to put them.
  6. Aha, I have just started on my first chrono which is a 7750. It's been cleaned and the base movement is back together, lubed and regulated. I am just waiting on Molykote DX before I start on the chrono module. Good luck, the ETA Swisslab has been a great help. Sent from my iBend 6
  7. I did indeed, the only thing I haven't oiled yet is the pallets. I have some 941 in class for that. Dial up all night it is about 45 seconds fast. Happy days :)
  8. Thanks for the replies guys. The cap jewels were definitely in the right way around. With the cap jewels removed I put some pressure on the jewel bearing and it didn't effect the running of the watch so the pivot had to be hitting the cap jewel. This was a watch I purchased when I had only just started Horology Training and it came with a shock jewel missing "a easy fix" as it was sold to me (I can hear the chuckling!) So I sourced a replacement shock jewel assembly and put it in and the watch started ticking...but not for long. It had very poor amplitude. I put it in the cupboard and forgot about it. Fast forward a year or so, got it out, sorted out the poor shape of the hairspring, serviced it and was left with this problem. Thank you clockboy, I cut a thin piece of plastic and put it under the balance cock and voila, it's running a treat now. On a stop watch it has gained 5 seconds over the last 3 hours without any regulation and that's on the wrist. I will take it into class tomorrow and put it on the timegraph. Conclusion, either I sourced the wrong size shock jewels or as clockboy says "the balance cock is bent" It's one of my personal watches so it can stay bodged for now ;) Cheers guys.
  9. Guys I am having trouble with a Smiths 27-CS movement. I have serviced it and had to do some work on the hairspring. That is now a nice shape, flat and round ;) Trouble I am having is that as soon as I engage the balance shock retention spring it either slows to a crawl or usually just stops. I have had a good look at the jewels and there are no cracks or wear. I can's see any noticable bend in either pivots and the watch runs absolutely fine unitl I engage the retention spring. The only thing I can think of at the moment is a bent pivot that I can's pick up on with the eye. The jewels are not wobbling before I engage the spring. Or, somehow the top of the pivot it making contact with the cap jewel? Any tips or tests I can do to work towards a solution?
  10. I was practicing on some Chineese Auto movements earlier this year. The whole gear train & Auto wheels were under one bridge. I think it was 7 pivots to get in their poorly machined place. That was patience/frustration to the max!
  11. Looking foward to the morning results!
  12. Montine of Switzerland Automatic. I don't really appreciate 70's design but this is such a comfortable, reliable & accurate watch I have started wearing it a fair bit. It has a AS1913-25 jewel movement that is a real peach. I put it on Monday morning and set it. This morning it is within 30 seconds of when I set it. The rotor is silent. The date quickset is via a press of the crown. I have it on a Hirsch Calfskin that is lovely. I have seen these go £30-£50 on eBay, that's a bargain!
  13. I had big problems with Mail when I upgraded to Yosemite, it wouldn't recognise my login details or when it did forgot them soon after. Also had the problem with the "certificate is not secure" I got fed up with it and I am now using Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and using Outlook for mail. So far so good. Then other problem I am having (MacBook Air) is when I resume from sleep it loses my WiFi access point, the only way I can reconnect is turn off Wifi and turn it back on. I never had a single problem with Mavericks or it's predecessors.
  14. Just thinking out aloud here. You said in your previous post thread that you adjusted the banking pins inwards as they looked like they had been moved apart. Could this now be affecting the locking and unlocking of the escapement to cause knocking on the pallet jewels? If the impulse jewel is now sitting central of the pallet fork at rest then moving the banking pins back out may give the lever a bit more swing to clear the knocking on the pallet jewels. As long as it doesn't go into overbanking.
  15. Thank you gents, pleasure to be here.
  16. First up the interesting part :) 1969/70 Smiths Diver made in Cheltenham today. Not so interesting... I am a training Horologist (EFHC) living in London. I am into my second year of training and progressing nicely. My other interests are Open Water Swimming & Mountain Biking. I am training as a hobbyist rather than a potential professional but when retirement comes in quite a while yet, who knows? Up to now I have covered many hand wind movements with day/date complications including instant changers. Quartz servicing. I have covered a few Autos like the Seiko's, ETA 28-- series and have just begun my first chronograph, a ETA 7750 which is disassembled, cleaned and just waiting on some lubricants before I begin the reassembly. Marks videos have been a great help to me and I thank you for them. Cheers!
  17. Good morning Gents, 1st post here. I am a training Horolologist from London. I picked one of these up last week and have tried it with some warm soapy water on some bracelets. So far so good. I have to order some ultrasonic cleaner and rinse, any recommendations? Cousins, Gleaves or eBay are my preferred suppliers.
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