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  1. 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:)
  2. 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:)
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. 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:)
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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??
  13. Hello dear watchmakers. I feel truly blessed to be a member of this website. I will take a look at the reversing wheel and hopefully get it working again. I really appreciate all of your advice
  14. Hello dear watchmakers. I have a Tissot automatic chronograph watch with C01.211 (which is based on Lemania 5100). The one and only issue I have with the watch is that when I try to hand-wind the watch, the rotor rotates violently, shaking the whole watch. I have an another Tissot chronograph with the same movement and it winds very softly without any shaking. I am about to take my hands on this watch to fix it. Could anyone give me a tip on fixing the issue I am having?? I am quite new to chronographs and a little tip would sure be a great help. Thank you.
  15. I figured out that I have the short version of this stem and I need longer version of this.. It is very slightly longer ( about 1 ,2 mm).. I think I should get the right stem. Thank you for your advice!
  16. Yes I feel that they are lined up but it won't go in.. I was able to install the stem this way with the last female stem(that I broke) without any problem. Should I apply more power down the female stem?
  17. Hello dear watchmakers. I have been working on Bulova 11accc handwound movement with split stem and accidentally had broken the female stem. Luckily I ordered spare female stem and it arrived today. However I just can't fit the male stem in to the female stem from the case. They fit well when they are slided in to each other. I believe with this movement, the male stem should be put from outside of the case with the movement+dial in side the case. I am afraid I will break something in the watch if I apply more and more power trying to fit the stem. Any tips would
  18. I appreciate generous advices! I guess it will be a bit challenging to find the right ones..
  19. Hello dear watchmakers. I have two vintage movement and I need mainsprings for them. I would like to get just the mainspring or spare movement without breaking the bank.. First movement is Vulcain 6 jewels pocket watch movement. Measurement : 3.6mm(thickness), 36.0mm(diameter) Second is a 15 jewels movement from unkonwn manufacture. Measurement : 4.0mm(thickness), 23.5mm(diameter) Any advice would be grateful. Thank you and have a nice day:)
  20. Hello sir. Actually I havent examined the wheel very closely. I should go through the checklist of questions you mentioned. Hope I find something not in good shape. I appreciate your advice
  21. Hello dear watchmakers! I have an old hand wound seiko from around 1940s. The watch was not moving with the spring wound up. So I cleaned up the movement and assembled it. For one day it was working Ok but after, watch stopped like before. I remember that center wheel was somewhat stiff when assembling. Would this be the cause for this situation?? Any advice would be grateful. Thank you all
  22. Hello. I recently got interested in watch polishing. Since I usually work with vintage watches, I would like to learn how to polish a acryl crystal. I tried polishing acryls by hand with sand paper and Polywatch but it owed me a quite amount of time and effort. Also I want to move on to case polishing as well. I looked up the internet to find a full guide on watch polishing but I was not lucky enough to find the one that seems like a "complete guide" on polshing. Would there be a source from which a hobbyist can train oneself to become a pro in watch polishing?
  23. Hello dear watchmakers. I am working on a Unitas 6360 movement, Swiss made from 60s. I definitely have to get new hairspring for this watch and I am searching the web to get the best deal.. On ebay, I found hairsprings for UT 6475 , UT 6310 and UT630. I wonder if these would work. Also, is it OK to install screwed balance instead of non-screwed?? Any advice would be grateful.. Thank you!
  24. Hello. I am working on a vtg. Citizen cal.7520 automatic movement. I have put the watch on the timegrapher The graph looks OK but the beat error shows 9.9ms. I presumed that beat error should be around 1.0~2.0 given the shape of the graph. Is the beat error actually bad or the timegrapher is wrong?? Thank you!
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