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  1. I have a Waltham 16s Crescent St. Mod 1908 pocket watch with up down indicator. When it is wound fully the indicator hand goes to 0 like it should but when it is completely wound down the hand goes down as it should however it is well past the 24 hour mark and is pointing at the 12. Is there a way to adjust this or maybe the mainspring is not right/too long? Any help would be appreciated!
  2. I figured it out. I totally overlooked that this particular 974 has the little blue locking screw to lock it in the winding position when out of the case which explains why the hands wouldn't move. I didn't have it locked which kept it in the setting position when out of the case and thus not having enough power to turn the hands....I'm an idiot
  3. The watch never stops, just the minute and hour hands at 12:05 (seconds hand still tics). I've replaced the hour wheel as well and the cannon pinion isn't rubbing. I can't understand why they would move for 5 minutes and then stop every time even though it still runs. If something was binding I would think it would stop the whole watch?
  4. I have this Hamilton 974 pocket watch. It is running strong however the minute hand move stops at 12:05 everytime it is set at 12 o'clock (the watch keeps running after the hand stops). I've replaced the cannon pinion, and the center wheel (center wheel was a tiny bit bent which I thought was the problem). I've watched it running and all of the train wheels are moving but the hands are still stopped. Any ideas?
  5. Does anyone know anything about this movement. It is signed "D Valentine Syracuse". I saw one on an auction website that was sold as a Patek Philippe and was signed D Valentine (didn't show movement picture). Any help would be appreciated!
  6. The decorative balance wheel is what threw me off too. The movement is basically trashed, the staff is broke and yes it looks like someone tried to do a bad patch job with a screw and washer. The dial is pretty plain and unmarked. I'll try to get some pictures of it posted and maybe pull it and see what's underneath.
  7. Does anyone know anything about this watch. Just about all of the Tobias watches I've ever seen were the Swiss fakes with the generic bar movement. This one has a fancy balance wheel and full plate movement. Any help would be appreciated!
  8. One last question. I happen to have an MT516F for a Citizen. Would it work if I removed the contacts off of it?
  9. I finally found it. It is an ETA 204.901. Any idea on what it takes?
  10. Is anyone familiar with this movement and/or how to replace the capacitor?
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