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  1. Hello Hope this helps. Some items maybe subject to duty depending of your country of residency. From Otto Frei www.ofrei.com - OFREI-CASE11 41M Case Domed Sapphire Glass Fits Eta 6497-1& 6498-1 - DIAL-6498-LUM24HR Dial 6498 Black 24Hr W/Wht Lum 36.5M - HAN-7199 Swiss White Newlite 6-8 Hour Luminous Silver w/White 115/200 16x11 - HAN-6977 Silver W/Wht Small Sec Hand 0.27M X 5.0 - B405W-6-20R 20Mm Pilot Watch Strap D.Brn Gen.Leather Strap W/ Wht Stitch - WM-6.95 Stem Ebauches #401 For ETA 6498-1 (401/1571) - FB-7874 Swiss Made 1.5Mm Dia. Df Spring Bar 20Mm From Master of Time, Bienne, Switzerland (found on Ebay) ETA Movement Unitas 6498-1 decorated blue screw Côtes de Genėve From Perrin www.perrinwatchparts.com ST-7879-18W Stainless Steel butterfly with button release deployment Note: the above item can be ordered from Otto Frei as MSA 51.010-18 Push Button Deployment Buckle for Leather Strap 18 mm at Buckle End
  2. Hello Finished building a pilots watch. The design idea isn't mine as I got it from another forum. I upgraded the movement and that's about the only deviation from the original idea.
  3. Thanks very much for the answer / information. Michael
  4. Hello Can someone recommend a Diamond Paste to remove scratches from an Acrylic, Mineral and / or Sapphire crystal? I see various sellers on Ebay and Amazon, however I wonder if anyone in the group can specifically recommend a brand or reply with a link to the product used. Thanks in advance for any help that can be provided. Michael
  5. Thank you to all those individuals who posted a reply. I believe the issue lies with the hour hand being pressed down to far on the pinion thus raising the hour wheel and thereby shortening the minuet pinion. Secondly, I wasn't able to secure the minute hand possibly because the metal will not form a quality friction fit on the pinion. I've reverted to using the minute hand that came from the movement (for now). Please find pictures attached, and thanks again for all your efforts and pictures. Michael
  6. Thanks CaptCalvin Would this be a parts issue or an assembly issue? I do have another movement that I might be able to exchange parts and see if it helps, or would I be looking at a strip down and re-assembly?
  7. Hello Please find attached photos that I hope will explain my dilemma better. In the "Side View With Dial" I have the hour hand seated however there hardly seems enough clearance for the minute hand to be seated. I've include some pictures for reference. Also the movement hasn't been taken apart and re-assembled yet. Thanks again to all those you have responded. Michael
  8. Hello I've come across an issue where I can't properly seat the minute hand and I believe this is because the minuet hand pinion doesn't protrude high enough or I've got the wrong hands. I've installed the date wheel ring to give the dial enough clearance above the calendar and a dial washer. I haven't stripped the movement to oil it yet, so my questions are: 1.) Is it possible the movement hasn't been assembled properly (both the hour and minute pinions move when the crown is pulled out to the hand setting position)? 2.) Do I have incorrect hands for the movement? Thanking you in advance for any help that can be provided. Michael
  9. Hello I see Mark has a couple of video's on repairing a hairspring. I'll watch these and give it a go. Thanks Michael
  10. Hi rodabod. Thanks for your response. Perhaps this defect (the terminal curve) would explain why I was having so much difficulty in getting the balance jewel to sit in the pallet fork. I even posted a question about trying to install the balance wheel. Where would I order a replacement balance wheel from? I'm in Canada and the movement is a 2824 -2 clone (clone of a clone no doubt). Definitely not a Sea-Gull. Do you know if the pallet fork & balance wheel have to be order as one unit? I'm thinking a replacement balance wheel (jewel) may not fit into the existing pallet fork.
  11. Hello I'm not expert enough to know the condition of the hairspring from a movement I'm working on. If I post some pictures, would someone be kind enough to look at them and advise if the hairspring is in good shape and can be re-installed in the movement? Thanks in advance for your help. Michael
  12. Hello I didn't oil the end stones as the hinges / claspes seemed a bit dodgy. I'll look into the balance cock. I was wondering how successful I'd be if I installed the escape wheel then pallet fork and then the balance wheel followed by the other wheels; sort of in the reverse order. Thanks for your suggestions.
  13. Hello I'm trying to install a balance wheel into a 2824 clone and am finding it rather difficult. Sometimes I will get it installed and it seems fully operational, however when I tighten down the retaining screw, the balance will stop oscillating. Does this mean the balance is installed incorrectly? Thanks in advance for any help that can be provided? Michael
  14. Hello I have a new 2824 clone movement and I need some advice please. Should I strip, clean and lubricate this movement before assembling it into the watch case? Would this be a standard practice for all movements or just clones? How can I tell if a new movement requires servicing? Thanks in advance for any help that can be provided.
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