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About phydaux

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  • Birthday 08/25/1965

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  1. Thanks, bro. Crown Tube gasket too? It's not like I ever intend to get this watch wet or anything. I just want to do it "right."
  2. I am in the process of casing up a 2824 clone movement. The case I am using has a screw down crown & case back. I have a question regarding the case back gasket. Once I get the case back gasket in place and am ready to screw on the case back, should I first apply some sort of grease to the gasket? For some reason I think that is something I'm suppose to do, but I honestly don't know why I think that.
  3. No, I'm looking for an automatic movement for this project. I have other projects for a 2801 and a 6498.
  4. Well that's good to know. I can live with non-hacking until I can afford a genuine ETA movement.
  5. I'm doing a couple of project watches with parts sources off of eBay. I can't afford genuine ETA movements right now, so I'm using cheap movements until I can afford the ETAs. I was initially going to use cheap Chinese ETA 2824 clones, but I was concerned about low quality and their ability to keep wound and keep time. So I thought that I'd use Miyota 8215 movements, since they were the same price as the Chinese ETA clones (about $30 US) and presumably of better quality. But the Miyotas don't hack, and they can't be hand wound. So now I don't know what to do. What say the forum?
  6. My father-in-law gave me a quartz watch of his that has the minute hand fallen off. No problem, I thought. I can get that back on. Well, no I can't. I can't see how to remove the stem from the movement. I can remove stems from ETA mechanical movements all day long. This quartz movement has be stumped. Is there a trick peculiar to quartz movements that I just don't know about?
  7. phydaux

    ETA GMT movement?

    thanks, Andy. That's exactly what I was looking for. "Quick, Rorschach! To Watchbase!" Nana Nana Nana Nana Watchman.......!!!!
  8. So for various ETA movements: 6497/8 are the pocket watch movements 2801 is the manual wind movement 2824 is the workhorse automatic movement 2892 is the slim automatic movement with date 2836 is the automatic day/date movement 7750 is the automatic day/date chronograph movement 7751 is the automatic day/date/month chronograph moon phase movement What is the GMT movement?
  9. Grand Seikos are very well respected in luxury watch circles.
  10. Nothing is wrong with Incabloc, so far as I know. i'm just wondering what ELSE might be out there that I might see if I open up a watch.
  11. Seems like most decent watch movements use Incabloc shock protection. Are there alternatives?
  12. So in my journey to become fluent with watch repair i have so far focused on ETA movements and their clones. Specifically the 6498, 2801, 2824, 2892, 2636, and the 7750. To be honest, I have focused on these movements because they and their clones are readily available on eBay. I'm thinking I should add common movements from other companies, for example Seiko and Miyota. The question becomes, then, what ones? I want to practice on movements that are common and broadly used, but I also want to be able to buy the naked movement cheaply. Any recommendations?
  13. That's a Chinese copy of an ETA 6498. I plan on taking that apart and reassembling it. Then, provided it still WORKS, I'll case it up and make a nice pilot watch out of it.
  14. I'd like to post a pic of the watch my wife gave me for Christmas: Some assembly required. lol
  15. Thanks HSL. Otto Frei lists dials for the ETA 2824 but not the 2892. It's good to know that I can use 2824 dials.