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  1. HI everyone! Just curious if anyone may have any information about this watch I just picked up. The dial reads "MEMO", and it has an ARSA movement. After doing some research it does look like some ARSA watches but I can't seem to track down anything about MEMO. Any thoughts?
  2. AlexeiJ1 that is a very interesting and creative method! Ill have to find some damaged day wheels to maybe get some practice doing this if ever the situation arises!
  3. Anilv, yes I do have the complete watch with caseback. The case back does indicate it is a 6106-7689. Walsey that is a great piece of information that you have there. The disks that I have are different numbers so I guess I will be on the hunt for those numbers. Thanks everyone!
  4. Hello everyone! Picked up a small bunch of parts from an estate sale awhile back and inside was a box with a Seiko 6106-7689 completely torn down. I thought the watch was very unique and decided to piece it back together. The movement is now back together and running very nicely, but when I fit the day and safe wheels that were in the parts box, the day and date don’t line up in the dial window. My question is, because the crown is at the 4 o clock position, are the day and date wheels specific to the 7689 because they are offset of the crown? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  5. Thanks AlexiJ1 for the recommendation and everyone else for the input. Replateit.com did come up during my search and I was hoping someone here would mention their quality of work. I think I have decided I will send it to Lewis Watch Co. in Australia, his work looks exceptional from what I've seen. antonyh, yes they said they would not accept it due to no original paperwork.
  6. Hi everyone! So I’ve just picked up my first Omega and to be honest I am very excited to start this project! It’s an Omega Chronostop with a broken balance and tangles mainspring but otherwise mechanically seems in good shape. I’ve accumulated all the pieces necessary to do the repair mechanically so now I’m on to the case. I’d like to get it restored back to original but not quite sure where to go. I brought the case in to my nearest Omega dealer and they said it could not be sent to a service centre to be re-done as I dont have any original paperwork. Since there is a sunburst finish on the case a lapping machine would be ideal. Can a person send in a case independently from a dealer to Omega? If not, can anyone recommend a case restorer that could bring it back close to original finishes? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  7. Thanks everyone for the responses! Nucejoe, yes the wheel is damage, a number or the screws have been excessively filed down and there are some out of view under the balance cock that are actually broken off. Watchmaker and oldhippy, thank you as well. That website looks to be extremely helpful! I am a stones throw from Winnipeg so I find local watches such as these to have a certain appeal to them.
  8. Hi everyone! So I have a Porte and Markle pocket watch that I am trying to find a new balance wheel for. I’m wondering if anyone can help me identify the maker of the movement. I personally think it looks like a Longines but I may be way off. Any thoughts?
  9. Hello everyone! So I've been working on a few Seiko 6106 movements in the recent months and I decided on this latest one to attempt to remove, clean and oil the Diashock jewels. I was thankfully able to disassemble and reassemble everything without loosing any pieces! I've noticed now that after having everything apart I have what seems to be to much end shake in the balance. Its to the point of the balance wheel actually touching the pallet fork bridge. So I'm just curious, can the Diashock spring be put in incorrectly where it can actually cause the jewel to drop creating to much end shake? Any input would be greatly apprectiated!
  10. Thanks everyone for the great advice. So I had some time to tear down the movement again and I found my main issue. From now on I will use my strongest loupe to check wheels after going through the cleaning machine. I found the smallest buildup of dry oil between 2 teeth, so I cleaned it up and it took off, no more stopping.
  11. Thanks qhartman, I agree it’s an awesome watch but this one’s going to stay with me. I have been leaning towards a gear train issue as well I just haven’t got as far as tearing it down again. Watchweasol thanks for the suggestion, I actually have removed the dial and the day and date wheels to see if there’s any link but it continues to do the same thing.
  12. Hello again everyone! So I’ve just completed repairing a Hamilton 36000 Chronospeed (many broken screws, missing parts) that I found in a parts box. The watch now runs wonderfully but has developed a strange habit with the hands. The watch did not run when I found it so I’m unsure if it had this issue previously. When the watch gets to 10:19 AM and PM the hour and minute hand stop there but the second hand continues on. If I advance the hands a few minutes things resume and are good until 12 hours later. To eliminate the possibility of the hands touching I installed the hour and minute hands each by themselves but they each stop at their respective places. When setting the time, it almost feels a little to effortless to move the hands with the crown, could this at all be related? I can figure out the basics when it comes to wristwatches but this is a little beyond my knowledge at this point. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! The photo below is of the finished product.
  13. Sorry for the delayed response everyone! Thanks so much for all the information!! Haha yankeedog and andyhull, I will do my best to resist the urge to lick the dial. I have made it habit to use finger cots at all times when taking down or assembling a watch. I will maybe add a mask when dealing with potential radium dials to be on the safe side. So as far as cleaning the movement, is there any precautions needed there as far as pre cleaning any potential radium dust from the dial, I don’t really want anything like that in my cleaning solutions, or am I being to paranoid?
  14. Hi everyone! So I found this guy lying in the bottom of a pile of parts watches and was wonder if someone could help me identify it? I would like to dive in and fix it up but I have a bit of a concern when it comes to the possibility of radium dials. I see so see what looks like luminous dots at the hour indicators but I don’t know what it is. Any thoughts would be great! Thanks!
  15. I agree WatchmMaker about the photos, I do take many as I go along when doing a watch that is unfamiliar. I guess I didn't quite catch it this time.
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