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  1. Thanks for your input chaps. @TheFixer thank for the heads up, though looks like paul isn't servicing accutrons at the moment, though I have found a chap in the states, I'm awaiting reply... @Hamish @vinn3thanks for the ideas.. yep 2210 movement, the tone sounds rough/distorted ? too high an amplitude on oscillation? i haven't worn the watch, at rest it's not bad but on small amounts of movement it does gain time. I'ts a lovely clean example and has probably never been serviced. I'm aware of the small diode thing that reduces voltage but cannot find one anywhere, This would be the i
  2. Hi all.. I recently purchased the above watch with 221 movement for my daughter. Everything works, but as expected it runs fast. Does anyone know of anyone in the UK that can sort this out? It's a lovely, clean example that should be worn (if it can tell the time) Thanks in advance
  3. darnit.... I'm all out of vintage Omegas... I've got a few patek philippes hanging about, you may need to settle for one of those haha. Yes, the Setting lever likes to 'drift' when attempting to locate the screw to the hole while at the same time screwing with screw head that loves to spit out the driver tip...an absolute delight. Apart from that, it's been a lovely movement to work on. my second movement, and quite enjoyable. waiting on a replacement balance complete, then i'll have a charming vintage piece to wear. Thanks again for your help
  4. You chaps are blinders, thank you!! Much appreciated! If I had a Christmas card list, you fellas would be on it
  5. thanks for your reply @aac58 According to the technical doc (attached) part 5443 - setting lever screw- is the correct screw... I can only assume someone has butchered this for some reason but I have no idea why... 2763_Felsa 690.pdf
  6. Thanks for looking... On a reassemble of this movement I noticed somthing I'd not noticed on dismantling. The date set lever screw hole seems to have been butchered at some point. It fouls on the weight as it rotates, I do recall the weight not being able to rotate when I received the movement but assumed this was down to muck and grime and assumed once things were cleaned and oiled there would be an improvement. Moving forward I can only think that the main plate will need drilling to ensure the screw can tighten into place correctly as I truly cannot think of any other reaso
  7. Thanks @JohnR725 After careful studying of the spring in situ, every alteration I made just didn't address the issue and I began creating new issues. I have opted to obtain a balance complete which should hopefully be the end of that problem. although wile waiting for my new tweezers to arrive, I though to fully assemble the rest of the movement and ran into another snag. The oscillating weight in fouling on the setting lever screw when it rotates... I don't recall this occurring when i first obtained the piece, but I cannot see a way around the issue...
  8. I will soon be ordering some tweezers (on my next pay cheque) and have a 'bash'. Are there any tips on doing this while the spring is in situ? All of the videos I've seen remove the spring entirely... From what I can see, the terminal curve, while simple, seems very gradual in its arc with an ill defined starting point with no seemingly defined bend (other than the one leading to the stud). Should I attempt to correct the stud curve first?
  9. @JohnR725 Thanks for your time and explanation. I've identified the 2 probable areas that will need altering though I will analyse the spring with the regulator in different positions before starting, and as you suggest this should be done in situ. My dexterity is pretty good and as you say, given the worst outcome, there are replacement balance completes. I will need a good second pair of tweezers, I've heard brass is a good choice as it is a little softer than steel. I do not need to rush this as I wish to learn and rushing will not accomplish anything... other than another set of
  10. @JohnR725 I've compiled some more information, mainly pictures to attempt to clarify the situation.... Some better images of the hairspring including the regulator pins (the spring appears to be seated correctly), however there is definitely a deformation of the spring in the termianl curve as you correctly pointed out. I think the spring is fouling on itself where the coils are tighter. I have attached an image of the graph from the felsa which indeed looks odd (though I did alter the regulator to see if positively or negatively affected the trace. Apparently, according to the
  11. Thanks for taking an interest John, This is my second watch, I am new to watch repair, my first was a slava 2427. I have no baseline data for this watch as the mainspring, second sweep pinion and crystal were broken. It was sold as a non runner. I have replaced all broke parts and now have life in the watch but as you can see in the vid, the hairspring is compressed on one side (the spirals are not concentric. I can see the spring is deformed at the regulator and this is where I'm guessing there is a problem (though admittedly there may be other issues but I'm unsure of any othe
  12. Thanks for your information, the collet is movable, as i noticed the balance jewel wasn't within the banking pins when at rest... i made a slight alteration using my smallest driver and that helped with the alignment, but not the erratic trace. After John's reply above, I think I'll attempt a dismantle and just look at the condition of the hairspring... I'll post a pic and get some thoughts.
  13. Thank you for the heads up on that one... at least i can direct my search if it all goes pete tong.. I've found some (not cheap) but the the spring is non functional any way so if i balls it up, no loss..
  14. Hi again all, since there are some really knowledgeable people here I hope you can impart some wisdom regarding repairing a bent hair spring. after getting this old movement working again with the help of this group (new mainspring), I need a little more advice. after hooking this beaut up to watch-a-scope it shows low amplitude and very erratic trace. I can see the hairspring is bent and need to start here in addressing the issue. What tools are needed (not willing to spend £50 on hairspring levers at the moment)? I have basic tools (enough to service a movement), but what ar
  15. Thank you for all your input, I actually cannot believe that I seem to have lucked out and found a suitable length part... My relief is huge!!! However, after tempting to oil the lower the balance I have now lost an end stone to the god of the nether world... I am now hunting... for some reason the when i fitted the balance the whole thing just started galloping... I mean it would have run a whole day in a couple of hours... i assumed I hadn't positioned the balance correctly and so started looking.. now I'm 1 cap jewel short...
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