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  1. you can buy a vintage pallet setter off ebay for $15
  2. automatic oilers definitely help when it comes to oiling but you can do the same job with regular oilers. its like driving a mercedes instead of a chevy they will both get you where your going but one will be a smoother ride because there is more bells and whistles. Personally I agree with clockboy with only the 1A really being worth it. I like it because it makes servicing quicker, guarantees correct oil amount, and fits perfectly in jewel holes. Not to mention keeping the oil safe from contamination.
  3. oh yea thats a vintage movement and cases are not available aftermarket. but you can find a parts citizen and use the case
  4. not sure but seems like you have to measure the diameter and collet bore, then select material. My concern would be the stud, guessing you have to attach the old stud to the new spring. seems like too much of a hassle. there are plenty of working movements on ebay for $30 or less. I have two of them if you need one
  5. yea i get that but would be nice to see a how to video
  6. anyway you can upload a video? I been wanting to know how to do this myself, ive tried different methods, however i dont have a lathe. There is no videos out there on lapping.
  7. i think thats what i have to do remove the o ring
  8. stem and crown operate fine in the movement while outside the case. its an issue with with crown going into the case. it still operates as it should when all together but its really hard to pull the crown out to set the time. i actually need crown pliers to get out you cant even do it with your fingers. and again this is happened with a 6105 case and a 6139 case. i just dont get it
  9. i tried that, the crown fits fine in the one gets stuck in the other. there is no visible damage to the tubes for both case and crown. i believe the issue to be the outside of the case tube not the inside. i just dont get it. I dont have a lathe so i cant really do any modifying. i guess i will just have no choice but transfer the crystal and bezel to the other case. just sucks because i have to polish the other case and its not mint the like the case i wanted to use.
  10. its def. an oem crown and both crowns and stems are exactly the same. the movement spacer is perfectly aligned. i never have this problem with any other brand besides seiko its almost as if each crown is manufactured along with their respective case and wont fit right in any other case.
  11. hello, I have an issue with a stem from a seiko 6106 rally diver, I have had the same issue with a 6139 and 6105 as well and ITs totally mind boggling. How could a stem which is made for the same exact watch not fit right in a different case for the same watch? for example i had a 6106 which is mint i fully restored it new factory crystal fully serviced movement all i needed was a stem and crown. I purchased a parts 6106 the exact same model! literally same model 6106-8100 (since no other crown from 6106 is the same as the rally diver version) when i put the stem and crown in the case it is really hard to pull the crown out, yet when i put it back into the old it case its perfect! I had this issue with a 6139 and a 6105 same situation same exact case and model. i cleaned the inside of the tube i greased the washer, i mean what the hell! can someone explain this twighlight zone phenomenon with seiko stems???
  12. ever think about trying kluber P125 on the barrel walls. has way better breaking power than 8217.
  13. normally i would agree with this, but not in this case, i think motion would have more to do with watch speeding up at this point, temperature and gravity usually accounts to about +-5sec deviation together but +25 above the tolerances listed will not be be due to temperature unless he is running in 90 degree weather for a full hour but not from normal activity in 60 degree weather
  14. Can you identify the movement in the citizen? Probably a Myiota Iam guessing. Cases are def. available for Myiota but then again it depends on the caliber and also how old the movement is. I would do your search based on the movement because to try to get another case for a different movement to fit even though it may have the same size diameter and even height will still be very difficult. If you manage to get a movement to fit you also have to consider securing the movement with a spacer and fitting a new stem and crown. Not for the faint at heart.
  15. Temperature has nothing to do with your watch running so fast. Seikos generally have higher fluctuations in accuracy in comparison to non COSC swiss movements as just stated by JDM...what are the other TG readings? Amplitide? any beat error? Fast running watch could be from dirty and/or sticking hairspring, movement being magnetized, or may simply just need to be regulated.
  16. looks like glass, i would be interested just as long as its pure not based in anything.
  17. is it pure shellac? as in solid form not liquid?
  18. buy a vintage pallet warmer from ebay or you can use a bluing pan or tin over an alcohol lamp. I highly doubt you will be able to use the existing shellac since the jewel is already loose, its not like your just making an adjustment, the damage is already done. but i would say its worth a try. i think the issue your going have with knotting solution is holding the pallet jewel in place for 15-20 minutes, which is how long it takes for the solution to dry. if its dries in the wrong spot you will be back to square one. Plus the consistency of alcohol based shellac is very thin and has no holding power. pure shellac is very thick and sticky almost like honey when its heated correctly and it dries fairly quick.
  19. pretty much every part i have ever bought from center caps, electrical, moldings, body panels, etc. they may be assembled in germany but parts are manufactured in italy.
  20. acetone and alcohol should also be avoided when cleaning pallet and roller jewels. use naphtha (ronsonol lighter fluid) cheap and you dont have to syphon any out of your car lol
  21. idk where your info from but i own a porsche 87' 911 turbo and every part i ever bought for it says "made in italy" lol
  22. that is true, now, since there has been an economic trade war between the two since the late 80s but has recently been ramped up, but not before and sometimes in between when agreements are made. lamborghini at one time were assembled in france but not since audi owned them and they are now made in italy, since germans outsource vehicles to italy such as porsche. bugattis are assembled in france as well. armani exchange has clothing made in france. higher end brands like Gucci YES are made in italy, but most of lower end brands as you know outsource same as america, it cost less
  23. esslinger.com get the euro pocket oiler, its only $5 and comes with a fitted needle. i only use it for polishing pivots but i think it uses a generic clock oil so should be ok for practice
  24. i knew it had to be a westclox because i did a search and that seams to be the only one that has a movement with a-301 on it. was gunna say it looked like a seiko but didnt think westclox used those movements although i do know waltham has
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