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    rogart63 got a reaction from Nucejoe in Zodiac 70/72 clutch wheel   
    Are you a member of zodiac forum . Not that this is a great forum. It is. But there you have a  how to thread . 
    http://www.vintagezodiacs.com/zforums/index.php?topic=2097.0
    http://lsyf.com/repairing-zodiac-offset-cannon-pinion/
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    rogart63 got a reaction from Lenj in Broken Platform regulator pin   
    I would say something like this? https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/hairspring-collets-pins-wristwatch
    Haven't done it myself. But would be great to see. If you do it please post. I think Practical watch repair by Donald de Carle show it in the book. 
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    rogart63 reacted to WatchMaker in Help identifying movement   
    Most likely from the AS 1475 family with that distinctive bridge and two crowns: http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&&2uswk&AS_1475
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    rogart63 got a reaction from Giuseppe in Red gasket - silicone?   
    Dry as is. Silicon would  maybe get the caseback to slide of. 
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    rogart63 reacted to rduckwor in Shimming the Balance Cock   
    Didn't I see a video by Mark on a Chinese movement where they shimmed the balance cock by raising a knurl of the plate under the cock with a screwdriver?  It happens.
     
    RMD
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    rogart63 reacted to Wdc in Balance regulator split-ring attachment   
    Thanks to all, 
    I have been able to find all the Daishock ASSY parts new stock in the UK. There is likely a US supplier but this was the first to come up and reasonably priced. 
    http://mehima-singh.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1746 
    Also good to learn that "That you can take from any 6 series seiko". 
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    rogart63 reacted to margolisd in Pierce 134 Running Fast   
    So my new balance assembly arrived from Australia this morning. I was a bit dubious about putting in the terminal curve as I've not done many before. But I think I got it pretty good after a good hour of trial and error. And the watch is finally running at the correct speed! So I guess the spring was wrong all along. So satisfying to get it finally working properly! Hooray!

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    rogart63 reacted to yankeedog in Sweep second problem.   
    movement type ? If the movement runs without the center second, the problem lies there. If the teeth are correctly sized the gear would be over or under sized depending on the number of teeth. if the gear is of proper diameter and tooth count correct  i think improper shape could cause a jam. inspect the teeth closely under magnification.If you can somehow get a picture of the movement online , do a tooth count.tooth much tension on retainer spring could also cause a problem
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    rogart63 reacted to WatchMaker in Sweep second problem.   
    If it's an extra wheel providing the drive for the seconds then this is known as 'indirect centre seconds' - example diagram below.
    If you have the wrong pinion i.e. the green shaded pinion one in the diagram then, yes, this should only effect the seconds hand in some way.

    Have you found a picture of your movement type on the web to compare the pinion?
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    rogart63 got a reaction from Nucejoe in Omega 176.007 Crystal fitting   
    Let someone do it for you that has the right tools. Removing material is not a way to do it. And will just end up with lots of trouble. 
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    rogart63 reacted to StuartBaker104 in Longines 12,68 balance wheel wobble   
    Does this help?

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    rogart63 got a reaction from Nucejoe in Omega 176.007 Crystal fitting   
    Let someone do it for you that has the right tools. Removing material is not a way to do it. And will just end up with lots of trouble. 
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    rogart63 got a reaction from Nucejoe in Omega 176.007 Crystal fitting   
    Let someone do it for you that has the right tools. Removing material is not a way to do it. And will just end up with lots of trouble. 
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    rogart63 reacted to HSL in Greetings from Sweden.   
    I'm Heikki Laitinen an enthusiastic watch collector from Sweden. 
    I have been collecting and servicing/repairing watches for some years now.
    My passion is in watches from the 40's to the 60's but I enjoy working on anything from simple Timex movements to Chronographs.
    I ended up here after enjoying Marks lessons and videos..
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    rogart63 reacted to noirrac1j in Certina Water King Square shape need glass ..   
    Rogart you are soooo cool!
    J
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    rogart63 got a reaction from noirrac1j in Certina Water King Square shape need glass ..   
    This one should work  
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    rogart63 reacted to AlexeiJ1 in Certina Water King Square shape need glass ..   
    Cousins have these:

    https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/rectangularsquare-sternkreuz-rx

    I'd buy 1 or 2 that are sized appropriately and gently sand edges down.

    You won't find the certina glass.

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    rogart63 reacted to arkobugg in Certina Water King Square shape need glass ..   
    Thanks mate, very happy for help.... how is life in Sweden?  Getting ready for Christmas??   :-)
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    rogart63 reacted to clockboy in Broken/missing gear tooth   
    Stripped a chiming wall clock movement today. Customer said it had just stopped. It was not that dirty cleaned the wheels plates etc and then found this. It's the first wheel that drives the watch movement side I presume this is not repairable. It also needs re-bushing but with this there is now no point.

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    rogart63 reacted to GleaveandCoLuke in 555.415 interchangeable?   
    Follow these steps...
    Does it have a second hand...  Yes = 3 H = 3 Hands, No = 2H = 2 Hands
    Where is the date...   At 3 O'clock = 3D, at 6 O'clock = 6D
    Remove the old hour wheel and measure the height with a vernier gauge, if it is between 1.02 and 1.10 then it is normal Height.  Otherwise you will need a high or low version.
    75% of the time you will have the most popular version which it 955.412, 3H, 3D  (Normal height, not HT0 or HT3)
    So that is 955.412, 3 Hands with the Date at 3.  Suppliers all round the world will stock this version. 
     
    Simples :-)
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    rogart63 reacted to noirrac1j in 555.415 interchangeable?   
    Good work Rogart! I fear this may become a lop-sided effort...... @Emancipator are we being of help here?
    J
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    rogart63 reacted to GleaveandCoLuke in 555.415 interchangeable?   
    The correct replacement for this is not 255.112.  This is the wrong diameter and thickness.
    555.415 = 955.412, 955.412 is the same movement essentially just a few updates over many years.
     
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    rogart63 got a reaction from AP1875 in oiler sizes   
    Use the black oiler for everything. Sometimes a red for grease. If it's handy and lay closest to me. For oiling jewels i only use the black. Which is the smallest . 
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    rogart63 reacted to Tmuir in Best way to fix a tight cannon pinion   
    I went down the path of broaching, little at a time and lots of checking. I possibly broached it a tiny more than what would be considered perfect, but I think it will be ok, time will tell.
    The clock is now assembled and running, amplitude around 230 degrees, beat 2ms error which could be improved on, but will leave it as is for now. Keeping time between -1 and +5 seconds on the timegrapher.
    I'll let it run over the weekend and see how it is performing after that, but I'm reasonably happy with it.
    Next will be my Waltham aircraft clock...
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    rogart63 reacted to jdrichard in Finished another balance staff   
    Just finished making yet another balance staff.
    The big problem I had was that after I Jacot to pivots down to size, the balance itself was slightly warped causing the balance to rub against the palate fork plate. I managed to straighten it using caliber and fingers. Works well now. Fun day.
     
     
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