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Baird

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  1. So I bought the mainspring from cousins. Still slow. I swear I think I’m missing something. An obstruction or something worn. Thanks for the advice though everyone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. This one has jewels. I think I’m going to try the mainspring route next and see what happens. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Interesting. I had a chance to sit down with it today and I didn’t see any backrun. Also, it looks like the balance is barely swinging which normally would make me think it’s going to run out of control fast. But sure enough, it’s running slow still. Could it be a hairspring issue? I made sure to demagnetize just to be sure, and the balance swings freely. I can’t see anything wrong with it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I don’t recall them doing that but I will do so and check. Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I did wind it with the ratchet wheel at first. I didn’t note how long it ran but I definitely know it was running at least 24 hrs later. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hey all. So I recently picked up a 6119 Seiko with a case in great shape, but the movement wasn't great. It barely ran and wouldn't wind correctly. So I took it apart to find that someone else had been in it. The mainspring barrel wasn't even closed correctly and there was oil all over the place. After a thorough cleaning and re-oiling, the watch runs and winds correctly, but the timegrapher is all over the place, almost as though the mainspring installed is way too strong. Also, it runs about 20-40 minutes slow a day even when adjusted all the way to the +. Could it be that it has the incorrect mainspring? Is that plausible? I took it apart and redid it twice thinking maybe I missed something on the initial service, but the result was the same. Also, I can't seem to find a factory mainspring for this movement. I'm a novice hobbyist at all of this, so I am unsure of how to calculate or find specs that I would need for a generic mainspring. It may not be that, but I just can't find anything else wrong with it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
  7. Oh man! I grew up in a 240! Great cars!! The Swedes definitely did things differently, and that, to me is the appeal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hello! My name is Baird and I'm from Bristol, TN. I got into watches about 12 years ago, and started taking them apart about 6 years ago. Thanks to Mark's videos, I've successfully repaired or refurbed many vintage watches for my own enjoyment, I don't do this for a living. I do this for myself. Maybe someday I can either take classes and become certified or apprentice, but for now, it's just for me. But I love doing it and it brings great enjoyment to my life. I may not post here a lot, I'm not a huge forum person anymore, but I'll be reading and searching for information, for sure, and poke my head out when I need help. I'm also a big Saab guy. Haha. Either way, thanks for letting me poke around. -Baird
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