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  1. Thank you guys for your answer, I've removed the strap and looked with magnification but I'm unable to see any notch or gap. If anything it looks like there is a small ridge in the case so you can't see the edge of the case back. I'm inclined to take the watch to a dealer to have the battery changed for this one
  2. Thank you for the walkthru. It will help me too. It is an amazingly beautiful movement. I was fortunate to have a colleague entrust me with one for service. You can really see and feel the quality and thought that has gone into making this movement. I, like John I think, would be really grateful if you could post servicethe service docs should you have them. Thanks.
  3. I have a Certina quartz dress watch I would like to change the battery on but I can't figure out how to get the back off. I guess it's a snap on type but I can't see or find any groove for a case knife and the back is very tight. The watche used to belong to my father so I thought I'd check with you guys before wrecking any havoc.
  4. So, it didn't take a year but a couple of months before I tried again. I was reading the previous threads and online about alum which in Sweden is sold as Alun and may be found in well sorted supermarkets or in pharmacies. I bought som and it looked lite coarse salt (probably is) but I have great difficulties dissolving the alun in water and there's quite a lot of alun salt not dissolved at the bottom of the container. Is this normal ? Any suggestions how it should be applied ? I would rather not put the whole thing (I have taken the movement apart as far as possible but the dial and motion wo
  5. My native language is not english so I don't know what to call certain parts. I'm trying to "fix" (in this case replace) an ETA quartz movement in one of my old watches. There was a nylon ring around the movement to keep it in place in the case and it was quite deformed and I thought I would order a new one but Ihave no luck when trying to find it on cousins and I guess it's because I don't know what to search for since it must be a standard part. Any help is appreciated.
  6. Is that the same watch as in your avatar ? The "avatar watch" has a bezel so were did it go ?
  7. My blue watches in no particular order. Hmm, apologies for the hairy arms. Never knew that was rhe case but the again I haven't taken a lot of close photos of them (the arms that is) before.
  8. Ooooh, sorry ! When I look at my watch, it is a ST1903 with the three hands dial. Hope I didn't waste your time.
  9. I couldn't find a link to the exact dial but it was this seller. https://www.ebay.com/usr/alpha-watch-eu?ul_noapp=true You may have to browse :-D
  10. Nice job ! I bought the same movement to pick a part and put together for practice but I tought it would be nice if I could use it as a watch too. I found decent collection of dials and hands on Ebay and since I didn't make my own case I bought that too. It was inspired by Rolex Daytona old style. I think I bought it from a small dealer in Latvia.
  11. No, I don't think that is normal for an automatic oiler. The whole point is to get a perfect amount of oil each time the oiler is used and that is not possible if it depends on how long you apply pressure to the button. Are you sure it is actually working like this ?
  12. Welcome to the forum. You may only learn so much from looking at videos or reading books. You must get hands on experience to learn and train. Whatever approach you have it will probably cost som money but doesn't have to be very expensive to get started. You will need som basic tools like screwdrivers, tweezers and movement holders and probably a basic set up of lubricants and greases. Then, of course, you need something to tinker on like some scrap movements or cheap chinese clones (clones of UNITAS 6497/6498 is popular and simple enough). Start with some simple basic watch with perhaps a sm
  13. Yes, that is one of the things I like with cousins, that and that it is usually easy to find what you need (if they have it) on their website and to a reasonable price compared to others but who knows what happens and what the prices will be after Brexit :-( Besides, quite a few retailers don't want to deal with hobbyists (another plus for cousins).
  14. Update. I have still not gotten an answer from PostNord but yesterday when I came home home from work I found a slip that said I could pick up my package from the local service point so I did and I did not have to pay any extra charges so it must've been a slip up. I didn't realize there already existed a list with part suppliers here on te forum. https://www.watchrepairlessons.com/2019/11/08/watch-parts-tools-suppliers/ But when searching the net I found this one probably located Italy. https://www.swissforniture.it/ Perhaps @Mark could add it to the li
  15. Sounds like a bad idea to just regulate the watch without making sure it will actually work and run well. It's like tryning to tune your car without changing the engine oil and I would recommend against it. It may work for a short period of time but it will break and stop all together before you know it without a service. Perhaps someone on the forum knows someone that may do it cheaper but that is not an authorized watch service center ? What type of Seiko is it ? A picture from the caseback would tell us more.
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