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ITProDad

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  1. I think Ill stick with 9415. I’m going to pull the balance and fork again to clean, lube and inspect. Along with the jewels. I bought 2 more 1429u movements on eBay. I’m hoping to compare and contrast to see if anything is different. The pivots could be worn short. We’ll see. I’ve down loaded to spec sheet. I just can’t tell which part is the cap jewel, pivot jewel or something else. I’ll look again. Did you know I was in Texas? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Honestly the pallet jewels looked good under 3 power. Correct shape and related angle. But I did not look at them via greater magnification. I was thinking of starting over with the power train to see if I missed something. I will try to life the balance to see how far it moves in the pivot jewels. However, I can’t figure out the proper part number for replacement jewels. How do I determine that? Finding the correct part numbers for correct replacement parts is still a bit of a void in my learning. Thank you NuceJoe. I genuinely appreciate the input!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. On Seiko there is usually a beat adjuster. It is where the hairspring is attached to the balance cock. It can be moved by VERY CAREFULLY pushing it one way or the other to adjust the beat error. I’m assuming the reason you want to move the collet is to adjust the position of the balance table pin? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. ...and I did replace the mainspring. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Pallet jewels and oiled with Mobeus 9415 with dip type Oiler. Balance jewels with 9010. Here are some pics of the pivot jewel and cap jewel under no power. I believe the pivot jewel is wrong for the movement and has too much play, I.e. it is too high leaving the staff shoulders too much room to move up and down. That would make it feel as if it were moving side to side when in actuality it is moving up and down. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Hello Trev. You came to the right place. Beginners to pros and everything in between. Welcome! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Your tail is one of commonality one of us all. Though you tell the tail mor amusingly than most. Welcome! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Your tail is one of commonality one of us all. Though you tell the tail mor amusingly than most. Welcome! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. It was under power and ticking nicely, except the amplitude. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. It was under power and ticking nicely, except the amplitude. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Greetings JohnR. I bought Eterna 1429 on eBay for $37.00. Serviced it and got it working. It wasn’t working at all. Now it working but not correctly. The amplitude did bother me. But I think the end shake and variations in performance in different positions leads me to triage the balance first. Any ideas on the balance jewels? Part numbers for replacement jewels? Other ideas? I sincerely want to learn and appreciate input!!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Any idea where I could find the correct part number? Eterna 1429u. I’ve looked but I’m not sure. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. First, what is a “jewel-chaton”? It moves side to side a great deal. Mind you, 30 seconds a day is not horrible for a watch of this age. But it can be better. The cap jewels are domed on one side so I can’t turn them over. Also, the cap jewel casing is square. I looked on cousins and I believe the balance jewels and cap jewels are round. The balance jewels also look like the Seiko 7 I just completed, encased in a spiral type silver metal. I want to order the replacement jewels first. But I can’t tell if I’m looking at the right part on the diagram. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Thank you NJ. The mor I think about it, I’m thinking the jewels May be reamed out to create the side to side shake. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. I reiterate, OH knows everything!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  16. Welcome, Sir. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  17. Very nice! I love American pocket watches. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  18. Welcome to an excellent team of folks. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  19. Well, it’s working. Stripped it down to the screw, jewel and gear. The balance staff pins look perfect and so too do the balance jewel holes. But I’m still getting a great deal of end shake that. Can’t explain. The usual suspects: 1. Someone before me replaced the balance staff with “one that would work” and it’s not quite right. 2. Some before me replaced the balance jewels with “ones that would work”. 3. ??? Before I order a balance complete and new balance jewels, if I can find them, anyone have any ideas I may have missed? Here are som pictures. Dial up Dial down Stem up The entire movement And my new $16 macro lens for my phone, instead of using a loop. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  20. Welcome Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  21. OH knows everything! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  22. That would be interesting to see!! Stick that Patel in the fire for a few minutes and see how it holds up.... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  23. Hello Griziano, welcome. It’s a good group. I think you will like us, if you like working on, breaking or restoring watches!! [emoji846] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  24. Welcome, Jimmy. I think you will like this group. I started on pocket watches about 10 years ago. Now, it’s a full blown addiction/hobby! If you have any questions or wisdom to offer, please do. Be sure to post pictures of your project watches. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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