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AlamedaMike

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  1. By "Bay Area" I assume you mean SF Bay Area? 'Cuz there are others. :-)
  2. Hi, This is a 1973 Timex Petite Calendar. Sprites are a bit bigger. This is generallly a ladies watch, which might explain its small size. I've attached the page of the 1973 catalog. Mike
  3. Nice work on this Sprite!
  4. Thanks Mo!! Just to help out, adding a fully assembled pic before adding the movement plate.
  5. Look up posts from Jersey Mo. He's got some good step-by-step posts on servicing Timex. The crystals for almost all vintage Timex watches are plastic high-dome (PHD). You can find these many places, Esslinger for example.
  6. I have the same Ingersoll pocket watch, but its beyond hope. Nice to see what it is supposed to look like.
  7. I too am a Timex person. Service about 1 Timex a week as a hobby. Every once in a while an oddball watch like this will be part of a lot, and I get very interested in making it go. Cheers.
  8. Yes, you remove the two screws, and the plate comes off exposing the main spring. There is a main spring barrel there. If I had a side shot you would see it. Westclox and Timex are similar movement designs with only two plates. This movement was quite easy to work with, especially how easy it was to remove the balance.
  9. Just a couple of pics of a recent service. Ran the movement in cleaning fluid for a week with a couple of fluid changes. Lots of crud came off. Polished the crystal and case, polished up a vintage band. Oiled and running like a champ now.
  10. Like anything mechanical, it needs to stay clean and oiled. The oil can get old, so a clean and re-oiling should be enough. I'm just finishing a '67 Viscount myself. Over time, the winding weight can break off its mounting hub if the hub area got wet and rust starts to form. Unlike your work on the 70's automatic, everything on this 60's automatic comes out the back.
  11. Welcome! There are a few Timex peeps on here.
  12. Very nice. Yep, leaving the stem in does help as it keeps the winding cog and its two plates in place. Just have to be careful not to handle the stem too much, else it can pull out.
  13. Me experience exactly! Nope, I have no trick. We need to come up with one.
  14. Yes, most of the time I clean them as specified by the service manual. But sometimes you need to replace parts. On this one, one of the pallet fork pins broke off, so I put in a properly functioning pallet fork.
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