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  1. Close enough. It's a Titoni Airmaster that my grandfather left with me so I made some educated assumptions. My point is that it's old.
  2. No aerobic class. Just regular university classes. Around 20 minutes of walking in total to and from classes every Monday to Thursday. Especially sedentary Friday to Sunday. Watch worn all day every day, set down at night because I dislike solid objects of any kind in my sleeping area. 50 year old 2824 running in full health at 310 amplitude and 4 seconds positional delta serviced by yours truly. Had not hand wound it for the half year that I've worn it and always found it to be fully wound whenever I do the spring slip check except for in the mornings. Watch never stopped. Hand winding unnecessary and aerobics class completely unnecessary.
  3. You seem to misunderstand my statement. I did not mean that you can get 3 days of power reserve with typical wearing habits, I meant typical wearing habits(putting it on in the morning, going about your daily business, and setting it down before bed) will wind you watch up to full, and it wouldn't take longer than 3 days for this to happen. Also autos with power reserves in access of 80 hours are not at all uncommon and quite affordable these days. Anyway, just because a watch is running as you input it does not mean it cannot get fully wound. The auto wind mechanism can put power in much faster than the escapement can release it. All of my 2824's end up with full power at the end of each day of wear. I can tell this by listening for the mainspring slip on the barrel. If it takes less than half a turn of the crown to hear the spring slip it's fully wound. Heck I even check this on days when I spend most of the day on the computer and only move to eat or use the bathroom. The auto winding was able to take the watch from maybe 2/3 wind in the morning to full wind at night.
  4. The new information was not known to me when I made that post. From the original post I thought it reasonable to assume no change in habit. With the new information it now looks more plausible to assume the watch has not been put through adequate motion. I am confused by your lack of faith in the auto wind mechanism however. Motion alone can fully wind the watch and you certainly do not need to take aerobics class 24/7 to achieve this. If you consistently wear the watch during the day, doing typically daily activities and set it down for bed it should develop full power reserve in at most 3 days. Otherwise I would not consider it acceptable self wind efficiency, an issue that warrants investigation. Bauertime you have my condolences.
  5. I don't think that's true. If you wear a 2824 for a day from fully unwound state motion alone should wind it adequately, certainly enough to accumulate enough power reserve to last overnight. He said he's never had this problem in the 10 years he's had it. Why would he suddenly change his habits right after the service? It looks to me the most plausible variable here is the service itself.
  6. I'm more inclined to think improperly serviced automatic works. Perhaps improperly lubricated reversing wheels?
  7. How does the hand winding feel? Does the rotor spin when hand winding?
  8. I use purpose made watch cleaning fluids and rinse fluids. I find these to be the most effective. In any case I find properly disassembly and cleaning of the 3rd and escape shock assemblies to be an indispensable step. In my experience Japanese movements are especially sensitive to proper cleaning and lubrication so you'll want to get every nook and crany. I do achieve around 300 amplitude with these but only after very meticulous cleaning and precise oiling.
  9. Not familiar with Dr. Tillwich oils so can't comment on that. In my experience, lighter fluid + ultrasonic leaves parts far from spotless. Now did the cleaning process include dismantling of the 3rd and escape wheel shock assemblies?
  10. How did you clean and what lubes did you use for the 3rd and escape wheel shock assemblies?
  11. No. You would only expect hairspring to expand evenly on all sides if it has an overcoil. On a flat hairspring like this only the side opposite the stud and index would really expand.
  12. Am I missing something? I've never heard of the term "automatic" used in association with any watch that takes a battery... And to answer OPs question, I have ran my watches through the demagnetiser running without any apparent ill effect. But you might want to if you can to stay on the safe side
  13. Uhhhhhhh... I'm assuming this is a brain fart... haha
  14. You can try annealing the click spring first by burning it red hot and letting it air cool then you can bend out to any shape you want. Make sure you take it off the flame as soon as it starts glowing otherwise you risk turning the whole thing into ash. Harden it again by making glow red hot and then quenching it in water to harden it again. Then temper it to take the brittleness out by heating and air cooling at some temperature. What this temp is I don't know but definitely not to the point where it glows red hot again otherwise you would just be annealing it again. Maybe someone more knowledgeable about heat treatment can chime in. Or maybe you don't even need to bother with hardening and tempering? Since the original spring appears to be copper maybe tensile strength isnt a priority?
  15. Seiko's are just a bit more sensitive to cleanliness and lubrication. My recent 6r15 I serviced I made sure absolutely spotless under a microscope passed this test and gave me around 310 amplitude when some people settle with 240-250 with this particular movement. You don't need to give Seikos with 250 amplitude a free pass like so many people seem to do. They are absolutely capable of going well close to 300.
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