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Everything posted by Nucejoe

  1. Oops that is daytime, I think this goof up of mine can qualify for a genuine brain fart.lol.
  2. I take it you manually clean pallets. So I make a habit of dropping the fork in bath of avgas and gently brush (soft brush) pallets alot. I think more friction and drag come to the play during escape teeth run on the face of pallets , than all other low tension components combined. Good clean and proper lube on a good pallet face is your ticket to good amplitude. Escape teeth scratch pallets face especially if dry, so I make a habit of routinely checking pallet face under high magnification. But in this case, I am affraid replacing complete fork with a good one is your best option. Watchweasol once called pallet adjust a minefield, everyone agreed.
  3. Looks like you have no shellac left on pallet jewels. What cleaning solution you used. Pallets having moved deeper inside the fork slot causes fluttering. I check side shake on the fork arbour and escape wheel as well.
  4. Let a magnet find it for you. Duroswing is hard to come by. I would go as far as fitting another type of jewel assembly, but click springs .
  5. Considering it occurs in same time span and in static position, I looks for the fault in the minute train including canon pinion, hands, hands tubes rubbing. Elimination would,nt do much good here, since you would eliminate the min hand which is what you need to observe the reocurance with..Unless you set the hand 12 hr ahead, then the fault is to be ran through in day time, when you have a your eyes open and better chance to catch the guy red handed, if you did, your tg can help confirm. I make an observation with the dial removed, hands installed too.
  6. FLwatchguy has already identified the movement. Please find answers to your questions in ranfft.com and how he identifies movements by the shape of their keyless. Further, see the family of this caliber and more. Let me dig in my bag of tricks, I just may have several NOS complete balance for the caliber. These often pop up on ebay too and are cheap.
  7. Thanks @watchweasol please keep on the good work with your valuable contribution ,data sheets help a lot.
  8. Hi, welcome to the forum Steven.
  9. You stand a good chance of finding complete balance for it, as well as hairspring.
  10. You would need a compatible hairspring to vibrate the with this wheel, it would work even if not a dedicated hairspring, however, Building a complete balance that can deliver the split second accuracy expected out of Rolex is however a job for competent watchmaker, who would certainly go with genuine Rolex parts.
  11. Welcome to the forum.
  12. Hi Jess, welcome to the forum.
  13. Thanks for the tip Andy, will try, fingers crossed.
  14. Hi Jess, welcome to the forum.
  15. Didn't see the pic, page wont open. More important is to blow all paint pieces out of the movement and if movement is still in the case, you best not wear the watch.
  16. Don't most parts interchange in its family. Check ranfft.com to find other calibers of the same family.
  17. First time I see rotor screw C not end flush level with the rotor. Perhaps the screw is somewhat loose here. If you didn't see the screw head on the other side, you may need to remove a tiny cap to get to the center screw. So far as I remember the click ( circled) would let you release the power, or did I use to loosen the click screw a turn or two and raised the click and release the power. There should be a trick there to pull to release barrel power. To reassemble, I would not tighten the two darker color rotor screws all the way down,since gear teeth on ratchet wheel reduction wheel may not be in mesh with those of ratchet wheel, best to gently press down the winder device while turning the ratchet wheel to get the two said gear teeth mesh up. I hope you can understand my English.
  18. Thanks for explaining Marc. I always wondered howcome some vintage reversers are gummed up with dried oil, " little or no carrier solvent". Thanks and best wishes.
  19. Rogart63 reported lubeta having disappeared from the bottle he had, dispite the lid tightly.preesed on. Was it through EVAPORATION? Dose lubeta v106 .evaporate? I guess v105 dose not.
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