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  1. Hi all. Many thanks for your assistance and educating me on something I didn’t fully understand. The overbanking theory I think was correct as I have changed the pallet fork and now it appears that the impulse jewel does not get on the wrong side. Many thanks for all of the advice it was very much appreciated.
  2. Hi all and happy Christmas. I have just completed a Landeron 48 movement re commission. I have the watch now working well, in balance and keeping good time. However the only problem I have is when I alter the time the balance jams. I’m not sure of the correct terminology but it looks as if the impulse jewel gets the wrong side of the pallet fork and then can’t get back and the balance is then jammed. Is this a common fault that I’m just not familiar with? Many thanks for any help.
  3. Hi all. Hope everyone is keeping well. just a quick question regarding a Ronda 50-51-52 movement where the chronograph seconds recorder has stopped working. I have had a quick look and everything seems to be ok so I guess it’s the circuit board at fault from my research it appears parts for this movement are scarce so does anyone no of anywhere it’s possible to get spares for this movement many thanks.
  4. Thanks for that. I think I’m getting no signal to the coils. I guess that means it’s the control board and I would be better off getting a new movement.
  5. Hi the terminals look ok and when I put the battery back in only the minute recorder calibrates the others don’t move. Am I right in thinking I can’t measure the voltage across the coil with a standard multi meter, as that’s all I have.
  6. Hi. Yes all running free and I have changed the coil for a known good one.
  7. Hi all recently purchased a Longines with a Eta 251.262 non working movement. After a quick look around I have managed to get the watch itself working but only the minute recorder on the chronograph works, I get nothing from 1/10 or second recorder. I know these movements are not that expensive to replace but I just wondered if any one has an idea of what’s wrong. Is it simply they are electronic and there is nothing to be done? Thanks as always.
  8. I have one of the cheap Chinese chucks and I actually find it quite good. I still use collets for precision work but for large diameters I find it ok. One thing I do find is that sometimes my lathe struggles a bit to spin the extra mass of the Chuck.
  9. Hi again I have had ago at restoring the dial using spray paint and a ink jet printed numerals etc. I think I will have another go at it now that I have a better idea of what I’m doing but I think it looks ok for a first attempt. Also the completely knackered movement I repaired seems to be going well so overall I’m happy with my efforts for a £20 punt. Let me know what you think. Many thanks for all the help received.
  10. Thanks for your help it’s much appreciated. As the dial was no good as it was I have given it a polish, it’s come up quite well apart from the fact it’s bare brass.
  11. Thanks for your help. Yes your right it is bad and from what I can see it’s also quite rare. Can you answers the following for me please. You said the numbers are fixed and I already noted they are not pinned through the dial. So are they glued? If I could get the numerals off and polish the dial to a good state could I resilver (do you think that’s what it was originally) or would paint be better. well spotted on the hour wheel I already have a spare. many thanks for your help.
  12. Hi all. I recently purchased a Leonidas Bidynator automatic watch to restore. I have repaired and serviced the movement and polished the case but I am not sure what to do with the dial. It was in very poor condition but a light clean in water revealed small amounts of what looks like silver but the rest has worn off leaving just base brass. my question is, is this silver the same as a clock dial and could be resilvered using resilvering powder or would I be better off painting it. I have attached a picture of what I believe to be the same watch in good condition.
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