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carlos123

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  1. I think it was from either China or Hong Kong, the (eBay) seller was actually based on Ireland?!? Thanks for the video, I’ll have a look later. Let’s hope the new one is ok.... On a side not, is there a limit to the amount of times hands can be removed and refitted? Not that I plan to remove again once it’s working, just don’t know the watch’s history Cheers Carl Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. This is with the watch fully (manually) wound Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. The movement has actually got worse. Not sure if it was the date transition after all?? Now although running really well, the watch will only last 20 minutes or so off the wrist then stop.... When wearing it keeps good time?!? Luckily the seller has given a full refund and I’ve purchased a new one. I’m guessing it left the production line on a Friday afternoon. Regards Carl Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. That looks like the best option, certainly the easier one Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. It’s a brand new one, I’ve asked for a replacement to be sent but they’ve only offered a 20% refund - which isn’t much good if it don’t work properly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yeah it was, all went swimmingly. It stalls on the date rather than the day. Both day and date move freely when manually set. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hi all, I’ve recently modified a Seiko SKX to a NH36 movement, all went well and was really straight forward. However, after three days the watch started to stop during date transition (starting at quarter to, and now about half past) with the second hand still merrily ticking away. The watch fires back into action with a little wiggle although time is out. The general running is excellent and looks really good on the timegrapher. I assume it’s some form of lack of lubricant or similar. Let me know if you have any thoughts. Stay safe everyone Regards Carl Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I finally got round to fitting a “proper” balance and it works great! I was a little worried at first as the timegrapher was showing snow, but managed to regulate it to at one point 2s/d and BE of 0.1 - so well happy [emoji2] The moral of the story if don’t be tight and get cheaper OEM parts.... [emoji2357] Thanks for all your input[emoji106] Regards Carl Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks for that, you’ve saved me £20 [emoji28] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Would be interesting to know is this is actually original, if it is I’ll keep it on the watch. One of the things I have noticed is that there looks like an intentional dimple between the 75 & 80 mark which the aftermarket variants don’t have? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. This was my concern, after being setup and running - without wearing the watch, it decides to go nuts [emoji33] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I’ve even repaired a couple of fake (Turkish) Rolex’s with the cheaper movement and they went great, although I managed to source second hand parts and set up really well. These are not even close! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. All, Has anyone had experience of fitting cheaper Chinese (£5ish) balance assemblies in this case the 7S26 C variation and been successful? I went for the cheaper option as the OEM variation seems to be quite difficult to obtain. My experience hasn’t been great, having fitted 4 of the same variation with no luck, for the following reasons: * 2 x wheels were bent at the pivot, one was so extreme it wouldn’t spin at all, whilst the other wouldn’t regulate due to being out of balance. * one regulated ok but later become detached from the stud and therefore stopped completely. * and the last and most recent set up really well +6 s/d and 0.4 beat error and a good trace. After three or so hours jumping to 9.5 beat error and +25ish s/d ish. I left it over night to later find that the hairspring had changed shape jumping to +600ish average and jumping all over the place! It seems like the best of a bad bunch have springs that are too soft?!? Luckily the sellers have been great and send replacements or given a refund so no financial loss, just annoying that my watch is still out of action. I’m no expert, but had some experience with balances as well as regulating with some success with this being a different league. This seems to be an area to avoid! It would be great to know if anyone on here has had any similar stories. Regards Carl Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. It wouldn’t surprise me if the one fitted was aftermarket anyways? Do you know how to exchange the insert? Cheers, Carl Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. This might be a better pic Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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