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  1. Managed to put the movement back together after a lot of struggling with the stepping motor and the bridge. It was a nightmare! Now i also understand why some of you can’t stand to work with plastic.. i broke a plastic pivot. Luckily for me, i managed to repair it. The watch is finally running again! Can’t believe it, my father is going to be so happy. 6BA34310-B80F-4060-BE59-484A19878969.MOV
  2. Thanks, good luck to you too! Have you tried the contact cleaner yet? Stripped down the movement today, it’s a lot of plastic. The circut board looks to be inside the main plate, so i can’t run it in the cleaner. Anyway, i have pegged the jevel holes with pegwood and had a clean up with rodico. The other parts will go in the cleaner, except the steppingmotor.
  3. It was purchased off the bay, so i guess a cleaning and service is needed. Yes, it´s a lot of plastic on the mainframe, but i will try take the movement apart, clean and service it. Thanks for all the tips everyone! Was hoping it maybe was a quick fix, but i will give it a shot
  4. Hello, Long story short, my father had an old certina quartz watch lying in a drawer that had not worked for many years. The watch is from his father, and i decided to give it a go, to make it run again. I replaced the battery, but it didn’t work. It looked like the movement was dead, so i began searching for a replacement. After some time i managed to find the same movement, a ESA 947.111 I replaced the original hands and dial on the new movement and replaced the battery with a new one. The watch keeps tikking for a few seconds, but then stops. The issue is not the glass touching the hands, the same problem occurs when the movement is out of the watch case. Any suggestions? I have never worked with a quartz before, only automatic watches. I really has no idea what to look for. Please see the video: 0DB109BB-9B3E-4CAE-AA6A-688C17A42FED.MOV
  5. Thanks guys! Well, i have broken some pivots and lost some parts on the other movements i have been practicing on, so i guess i was lucky this time Did the last finishes on the watch today. Sanded down the case with 400, 600, 800 and 1200 grit sandpaper to get rid og the worst scratches. Then polished with metalpolish. It turned out well, have a look. Pictures before and after. But again, what oil should i buy for the pallets? Moebius 941 or 9415?
  6. Update: Finished assembling the movement today. The amplitude is a lot better now, but i guess it should be around 270? I have not oiled the pallet jevels yet, because i don’t have the right oil (only moebius 9010 and d5) but have read that this will increase the amplitude a bit. Is that right? And what kind of oil should i buy, moebius 941? Thanks for all the help. This is actually the first watch i have serviced. I have only been messing around and experimented with russian movements, with no hell earlier. So i am quite happy Latest readings:
  7. A little update: Stripped down the movement, cleaned the pivotholes with pegwood and ran the parts in the ultrasonic cleaner. I then lubricated the old mainspring and put it back together. Assembled the wheels and bridge and oiled the pivots. That’s all for now, and i think the wheels are spinning good. Will keep you updated. On the last picture, movement before cleaning to the left, cleaned to the right. 31768034-B766-45D1-9651-97CD42749D8F.MOV
  8. Yes, it was fully wound. Thanks, will do a full service when i have time to sit down with this project! Wow, nice tip! Will definitly check this out, before starting a service. This forum is great, thanks to all of you! I’m learning a lot.
  9. I finally had some time to work with my watch today. Tried Nucejoe’s tip quoted above, but the BW did not move. As some of you suggested, i decided to clean the balance only, before starting a full service. After some time in OneDip and drying, i started reassembling the balance and adjusting the watch in the timegrapher. The watch beat is now looking good! The time is also a lot better now, haha. My only concern is the amplitude, it’s really low.
  10. Thanks for all the replies! Have tried to demag the movement (hairspring and movement separately). The hs looks good, can´t see it touch anything. This movement has not been cleand by me, so will try to do a full service and see what happens. Think i have to adjust the watch in beat as well, so will do a full service, adjust and cross my fingers. Thanks to all of you!
  11. No, still the same mainspring.
  12. Hi, sorry, no picture before i adjusted it. The hs looks good, will try to clean it and see if it helps.
  13. Hi, I am new to this forum, and a beginner in watchmakig as a hobby. Recently i bought a timing machine to check the accuracy of an old Pronto watch (CAL. 2750). I tested the watch, it was running around 45 seconds fast and the beat etter was high. I then tried to adjust the beat error on the watch by adjusting the stund on the balance. Tested the watch again, and it was running crazy fast, around 900 sec+ a day. I have tried to demagnetize the watch, and it is now running at different rates between +240 to + 450. The balance spring looks fine in my eyes, no touching parts. Can anyone hjelp me find the fault? 75509BF7-33E3-4860-8D87-29BD654830B6.MOV 0A1273A2-389F-4406-B2CB-3843655AE5FD.MOV
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