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wookie03

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  1. I have wanted learn how to assemble a watch from parts for a while now and after recently breaking the second hand stem(is that the right word) on my favorite watch I figured I would give it a go. The watch repairman said that the movement would be expensive to order and that two of the dial post were broken meaning that even if I ordered it in I would not be able to properly attach it to the existing dial. After expressing a desire to learn more about watch repair and mentioning I had recently purchased a repair kit and had been watching videos he went to the back of the store and handed me a bag of vintage watches I could practice on(including a Hamilton) and wished me well. Due to the sentimental value I would love to try and find a movement and dial that will fit inside the existing case. As pictured below I have all of the parts to the watch including the plastic moment ring. I think that the broken movement is a Technotime. Under where the watch battery would go I see numbers that appear to be 71205, but googling that brings nothing up. The watch itself was an alviero martini pc 7030 but google was unable to find any info on the movement. Other than that it just says 7 Jewels and swiss made.The case has a diameter of 38 mm. Ideally I want to be able to find a cheap quartz movement(to learn with) or potentially a small automatic movement if it will fit that has blank dials available for it. Here is a link to the parts I have as well as a picture of the Hamilton I was given if anyone can ID it. If Daniel Wellington can slap a cheap quartz movement into a watch I figured why can't I!
  2. As a younger person I have enjoyed watches for the last few years. While I don't have anything to special in my collection(Seiko Chronograph, Swiss Quartz watch) I really enjoy the intricacy and craftsmanship of the nicer watches that are a bit outside of my price range at the moment. I have wanted to learn how to assemble a watch from parts and to work on one for the last few months after seeing some videos on youtube. I recently dropped and broke the second hand stem(is that the right term) that goes into the movement on my favorite watch. The watch repairman said that the movement(swiss quartz) would be expensive to order and that two of the dial post were broken meaning that even if I ordered it in I would not be able to properly attach it to the existing dial. After expressing a desire to learn more about watch repair and mentioning I had recently purchased a repair kit and had been watching videos he went to the back of the store and handed me a bag of vintage watches I could practice on(including a Hamilton) and wished me well. My watch goal for the next few months is to purchase a movement and dial that will fit inside my existing case and assemble it into a working watch that I "made". Later on I would love to see if I can get the old Hamilton running.
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