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  1. Um ... that movement doesn't hand wind. You're going to have to use an auto winder or shake the thing for 20 minutes.
  2. If this is your first movement, you can pretty much count on either breaking or losing something. Fortunately parts are fairly easy to get.
  3. When you slowly turn the crown backwards in setting position, you are actually applying an opposite force to the train of wheels through the cannon pinion to take enough force from the mainspring power to stop the movement. It doesn't jam the works.
  4. It doesn't have any now, and the lume on that watch is pretty weak to begin with. In any case, the problem I can see is the hole for the GMT hand is 1.8 mm and it's current length is around 8 mm. Most GMT hands with a 1.8 mm hole are 13 mm and up. The GMT Jazzmaster has that rotating chapter ring that would start interfering with the hands at about 14 mm. This is my take on what that kind of mod might look like. If you're okay with that, it's a $4 purchase. https://www.esslinger.com/alarm-calendar-gmt-and-24-hour-watch-movement-hands/
  5. The watch is based on an ETA 2893-2 movement -- I have that watch, too. There are plenty of handsets for that movement on eBay for $15 ~ $25, but I'd have to agree with oldhippy. A fine brush and small jar of enamel paint from the local hobby shop (assuming one is open, now) is a $3 investment for exactly what you want.
  6. At least it's always Sunday.
  7. Is this the URL you meant? https://www.ebay.co.uk/c/1577879625
  8. I can already see the springs flying off of it. Beautiful restoration.
  9. It's an old 3D animation program called TrueSpace. It used to be a paid product, but it went to a freeware model around 2008. The rights were eventually bought by Microsoft who immediately killed and buried it. It's free to use if you can find it, but there's Zero support and it gets a little quirky. I still like it better than Fusion360 for rendering. I still have the 7.61 installer if anyone wants to play with it.
  10. I've seen a lot of old and deteriorated drawings for movements and some rather unsuccessful attempts to either recreate the drawing or draw the part from scratch. I've also see a good number of CAD drawings for current movements and wondered how hard it would be to take a part, without any drawing and draw it based only on measurements. And then I thought why stop at a flat drawing and model it in 3D. And then I got distracted by a squirrel. Finally I decided to give one part a whirl. One wheel, about three hours, but that last hour was playing with the lighting and surfaces. I'd hate to do a complete 3D rendering of a moonphase chrono.
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