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southwesttimers

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  1. Thanks for your responses. I removed the cannon pinion and used a smooth broach and a pair of finger nail clippers to tighten as suggested. In addition I lubricated the cannon pinion prior to staking it back onto the driving wheel. Yes, this movement has a Achilles heel with this design, but now its runs great and the hands work beautifully. BTW, good luck finding a 4F part for this caliber movement. Again, thanks for all the help.
  2. I have a Bulova 11 ANACB movement that runs great, but the hands do not move. Looking at the tech sheet for this model it does not have a traditional cannon pinion like most watches. I see a drive wheel with what appears to be a cannon pinion attached. Is this the part that needs to be tightened?
  3. I received an email from my supplier in Germany that IWC has also notified material houses they will not supply any more IWC parts/material.
  4. If you are located in the US there are a few excellent two year watch schools here. Seattle Washington, Norman, Ok, and Lancaster, Pa have schools. You may check in to schools.
  5. I stand corrected, it is a O size Waltham. It still utilizes the same stem and sleeve system as the 3/0 movement.
  6. Craig, years ago we used to have a Bestfit Microfiche viewer. The viewer had most makers and calibers of movements on a microfiche chart which provided a schematic of the caliber movement . Great tool when working on more complicated movements. Once in a while I would see one for sale on eBay with all the Microfiche sheets. Later on if my memory serves me you could download the same thing with a subscription from one of our watch material suppliers, but that was quite a few years ago. Don't think it is available anymore. Today some modern and older movement schematics can still be downloaded from some companies that make movements such as ETA and Seiko, but more high end companies do not share this information unless you have an account with them.
  7. Will, I have worked on many of these recased American made movements in friction stem wristwatches. Your movement is an American made Waltham 3/0 in size. It appears to me that you need a stem, sleeve (friction type) , and a crown. Some of these cases take a screw in type sleeve and others just fit from the bottom of the case tube. Unless you have an assortment of sleeves and stems for these type of cases it is hard to locate the correct sleeve and stem not to mention the crown. They are nice watches once you finish them, but finding those parts can be a challenge.
  8. If you located in the US, there are three good watch material houses. Borel, Casker, and Ofrei which should have one in stock. Another option is to buy a parts movement off ebay to harvest the part.
  9. Very nice and clean. Thanks for showing it.
  10. Apple also has a app called Kello that you can download. I don't have any experience with this app. but I hear all you need is a microphone pickup on you Ipad or IPhone.
  11. Hello. Watchcraft mainspring winders can be used to wind right hand and left hand so they are a good starter to begin with. Some mainsprings are left hand wind or right hand wind so the Watchcraft will work , but they are not the quality of a set of Bergeon winders which come in right and left hand wind sets or combined. I find the most K&D's winders are ok for pocket watches but not all of them fit most wristwatch barrels.
  12. I look forward to reading and sharing some of the watch repair subjects on this site. What I have seen so far is very informative for the the beginer or an experienced watchmaker. I closed my watch repair business last year, but have many of my own project watches to work on and keep up with changes in this craft. I am looking forward to it. Best Regards, Ernie
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