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  1. Hello dear watchmakers. I am about to work on a vintage Omega constellation automatic watch. However I am having trouble getting the movement out of the case. Movement + dial is stuck and won't come out from the back so I tried opening up the glass and that didn't work out very well. Would it be necessary to open up the glass or is there a correct way ? Thank you.
  2. I really appreciate all of your replies! I tried striking the tweezer with a hammer and tried demagnetizer. Tweezer lost most of its magnetizm by hammering I think. Thank you
  3. Hello dear watchmakers. I recently bought a Swiss made tweezer in steel and found out that it is magnetized. Compass is dancing as I put this tweezer near it. I tried demagnetizing the tweezer with demagnetizer (cheap one from China) but it isn't working. I usually demagnetize parts using this and worked fine. This tweezer is not losing is magnetism and I need help. Any tips would be of great help:)
  4. Hello. Thank your for your advice. I searched the web for videos and couldn't find one working on Seikos. Could you leave me a link of video that may help me?? Thank you:)
  5. Hello dear watchmakers. I am having a trouble with a Seiko 7s26 automatic movement. I happened to remove the balance wheel and the hairspring from the balance cock but I have no idea how to refit them back. I am afraid I might bend the hairspring. I am used to balance cock with screws that hold hairspring but I need help on this.. Any tip would be grateful!
  6. I really appreciate all of your advice. I will look over the manual and try reinstalling the hands if it is necessary. Hopefully I will come back with good news
  7. I tried setting the watch following the manual. However, I noticed that the year indicator changes on February instead of January. In this case, would it be necessary to reinstall the hand? Thank you:)
  8. Hello dear watchmakers. I have a Seiko watch in "Premier" line, SNP003. This watch is powered by Cal. 7D48-0AA0 Kinetic movement with perpetual calendar. One day, I noticed that on midnight between October 30th and October 31st, the date changed to 1 instead of 31. The month indicator went from October to November. I thought reinstalling the month indicator hand to one month backwards might fix the problem but I am not quite sure. What should I do in this case?? Thank you
  9. Thank you. So sad that I could have helped him right away if I was in London. I will try Alsal watches. I hope regulating the watch works
  10. It is Seiko Alpinist with 6r15 movement. I believe it was purchased 2 years ago. It is not very old so I suggested getting the watch regulated instead of whole service.
  11. Hello. I have a friend who is having a issue with his Seiko watch. Watch is running a bit slow around -40s. He wants to regulate the watch but he has no experience working on watches. He took it to a local watchmaker and he was told that the watch should be serviced and it would cost 300 pound which is as much as the price of watch itself. Is there any watchmaker in London who can help him just on regulating the watch? Thank you. I always appreciate your help.
  12. Hello dear watchmakers. I am trying to train myself to polish a watch. I got myself a Dramel 3000 and put a little pelt wheel. I applied green polishing paste and tried polishing a caseback in speed of 5 (out of 10 ) With Dramel, I tried polishing up and down then from side to side. I did get some scratches and even some printings out but the caseback is left with foggy traces. What have I done wrong and how should I fix it? I have attached the photos of polished caseback. (I forgot to take photo before doing the job) Great thanks.
  13. I was luck enough to get a Tissot watch with updated version of the same movement(working fine) I compared the parts side by side and tried switching the rotor. (the rotor does shake on the other watch as well) It seems that there is problem with the rotor because the new watch was showing the same symptom with the rotor from the watch I was woking on. Also I realised that on the new watch, the wheel that goes under the rotor was much closer to the pivot than the rotor. So I tried putting the wheel on the pivot before putting the rotor instead of installing the wheel on the
  14. I have tried removing parts that seem to be part of automatic winding mechanism. I cleaned them and put them back together. However problem is not solved and movement is making clipping sound (this is new, I got myself an extra trouble :<) Plus, I feel that the rotor feels loose and wobbly, shakes on the pivot. Would this be the cause??
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