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east3rn

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  1. Hello. I am about to work on a Omega ladies automatic watch. I found out that the axis of the rotor is out of place and shakes up and down. What could be done in this situation? Thanks!
  2. Here are the photos of the mainspring and the hook parts of two arbors I have. If I had no choice but to use what I have now, which arbor would work better??
  3. Hello. I am working on Seiko 6309 automatic movement. The movement was quite dirty ao I cleaned up every parts of the watch. What is giving me a headache is that the mainspring and arbor do not go along well inside the barrel. I install them in the barrel then with pin vice, I hold one end of the arbor and try to wind the mainspring. When winding the mainspring this way, it works fine without the the arbor slipping away from the mainspirng. Then the barrel is mounted on the plate and rachet wheel is installed on the arbor with screw. This time I try winding the mainspring by turning the rachet wheel screw with a screw driver. Problem occurs here. As the spring is wound, unpleasant slipping sound is heard from the barrel. Then I take out the barrel and open the lid only to find that the arbor has escaped from the inner coil of the spring. What could be done in this case?? Thank you! I don't have any photo but I will take some shot if it is necessary
  4. I see! I will try removing the caseback I appreciate your help.
  5. Hello. I am about to work on a citizen vintage watch. This watch has somewhat strange structure. The movement and dial is integrated to the caseback. I need to remove the caseback to ind the movement. Any advice would be thankful!
  6. Thank you everyone for your generous advice. I will try the tweezers!!
  7. Hello watchmakers! I am about to work on a vintage citizen watch. I removed the movement from the case but I am stuck on removing the automatic rotor.. It seems that my screwdrivers won't do the job.. Any advice would be helpful thank you.
  8. Thank you sir. I will keep your words in mind. I guess I have a long way to go
  9. Hello watchmakers. I am considering taking BHI dlc course and I would like to get some advice from those who have had taken the course or know someone who has. Here are some questions I want to ask. 1. What kind of tools would I need for Technician Grade and Intermediate Grade?? 2. If I were to open my own repair shop in the future or become a watchmaker for brands, which grade would be necessary? (Technician grade or Intermediat grade) Thank you. I always appreciate your generous help.
  10. Hello I had a chance to acquire to two watch movement+dial sets which are from JLC and AP However, I am having trouble finding cases to fit these. Could anyone help me find cases that would fit these movements? Non genuine cases are OK.
  11. Hello! I am working on a vintage watch and the crown of the watch is fitted with a hidden type gasket which is in terrible condition and needs to be replaced. However, I found it difficult to pull the gasket out with my tweezers or tooth pick. Could anyone recommend an easier way to remove this kind of gasket from the crown?? I forgot to take a photo of the crown so I attached a similar example I found on the web.
  12. Well thank you all for advice!! I managed to turn the gear to put it back to correct position and the disc now shows the day correctly. Thank you for your help!
  13. Hello dear watchmakers! I am now working on a SU movement, Slava 2427. It is a manual-wind movement with day-date complication I am trying to assemble the watch back together after service but I am stuck on the day disc. The day disc is fitted OK in my view, teeth underneath the disc interacts with the click and the disc advances naturally as other motion works move clockwise. However, the problem is that the days written on the disc are not in the right position and do not fit inside the day window of the dial. What could I have done wrong?? Thank you!
  14. Hello watchmakers! Now I am working on a vintage bifora movement, Bifora Cal.812. I have ruined the hairspring while trying to fix the position of it on the balance wheel to adjust the bit error. I am searching for the balance complete or just the hairspring on ebay and other suppliers but I haven't been lucky. May be I need other keywords for my search. Could anyone help me find the part I need?? Thanks!
  15. Wow thank you again for your advice!! I was struggling to find where to get the jewels and there it is Actually I have two more things that I am not sure of. 1) I measured the outer diameter of the jewel with the jewel inserted in the bridge. Is it OK to do so?? 2) I measured the diameter of the pivot of the 3rd wheel which goes through the jewel and it was 0.16mm. Does that mean that the inner diameter of the jewel is same as well?? Thank you!!
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