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About Ammar

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  • Birthday 09/03/1988

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  1. Hello, thank you for the informative replies, first of all I don't think it's because of the date mechanism because it's keeping good time after the date changes no problem, I believe the problem is with the main spring I didn't clean it properly because I didn't want to damage it, I have practiced on like 20 spare main springs that I've got in a parts lot and I have serviced four or five Seiko main springs with no problems but with this orient watch I already had a spare one so I decided to practice on it I opened it cleaned it but it wouldn't go back in the barrel as I have practiced before and eventually the bridle broke on me so I didn't want risk it. as for the balance jewels I did take them off and clean them and oil them which I feel like I'm getting relevantly good at since I'm not causing the springs flying to the horizon and I think the amount of oil that I used is not too much, I'm using Mobius 8000 at the moment I know it's not supposed to be used on every part of the watch but it's what I have now and I don't want to invest in expensive oils yet (also the unemployment thing isn't helping). I don't think there is a problem with the cannon pinion because the hands feel secure and I don't feel any slippage (is this even a word) or looseness the watch isn't expensive or rare by any means it just holds sentimental value for me it's my father's watch he bought in 1982 I think and I used to play with all the time when I was a kid, the click, the escape wheel pivot and some barrel teeth were broken so I had to find a donor movement which proved difficult for some reason I guess these watches aren't that popular here. To day I woke up to see that it kept the time and didn't lose even a minute which is a pleasant surprise, I'm not sure what happened I didn't do any thing to it I hope it just stays this way. I hope I answered all of your questions and thank you very very much for being helpful, have a nice day
  2. Hello, I finally managed to fix my fathers watch which is the reason why I started learning watch service and tinkinring, the thing is the watch runs perfectly and keeps good time as long as I'm wearing it but it's losing like 2 hours during the night when it's not on my hand. I've tried leaving it both dial up and down but it made no difference, I checked the timing with the Tickoprint app and it's -15 s/d if I remember correctly. The movement is 46941 if that makes any difference. Thank you and have a nice day.
  3. Hi, I found a similar circuit onlinne and I' gonna order it, I think I'm not gonna know if it's gonna work or not unless I try it and I have been annoying you with my questions. I'll post a new threat to tell you what happens, I just hope that I don't wire something wrong and blow my laptop that wouldn't be good I'm not sure if that's possible but I'll really carefull anyway. Thanks alot
  4. To be completely Honest I have no idea what this means, but in case you mean the chip on the circuit I found this data sheet online. https://www.diodes.com/assets/Datasheets/PAM8403.pdf and this is the circuit description: Mini 5V PAM8403 Audio Power Amplifier Module Board 2 Channel With Volume Control Features: PAM8403 is a small digital amplifier chip, high-definition sound highlights the advantages of digital chips The circuit uses the most reasonable peripheral configuration, power supply filter is upgraded to 470uf 1.6mm glass sheet, the real power amplifier board to do the most meticulous, the output 3W +3 W high-fidelity sound quality, Amplifier enthusiasts rare good products, potentiometer using the original anti-body, Potentiometer with switch reversible clock can be directly cut off the power supply Power supply range: 2.5-5.5V Minimum output: 2x3W (5V 4?) Dimensions: 29.5 * 20.2 * 15mm Thank you
  5. Sounds straightforward I'm gonna order this chip and see what happens I'll never know unless I try these things are really cheap to my surprise. I found this Piezo Mic with this small chip but I have no idea what this is and what does it do, do you think I need to get it with the Piezo or it's no required for my little project and this is the description of it as posted by the seller (translated it on Google because I don't know the Turkish terminology of electronics): Working Voltage: 3.3 V or 5 V Working Current: <1mA Working Temperature Range: -10 ~ + 70 Interface Type: Analog Output Product Size: 30mm x 23mm GPIO: S; signal output, +; power supply (VCC), -; ground (GND) Introduction: Positive electrode piezoelectric ceramic Gnd: Negative electrode piezoelectric ceramic S-point with connected controller's analog input pin 5 V and GND respectively connected to the power supply + 5 V and GND Already piezoelectric ceramics associated with the inlet and Gnd 'positive and negative. Thank you.
  6. Thank you for the explanation, I found some better photos from another seller if that gives you more information, now I don't want to mess this up as I usually tend to do let me tell you what I understand: so the r-out l-out are basically where the speakers are connected but in my case it's where I connect the cable with the 3.5 mm jack going to the pc/phone. The 5 volts is the easiest part I can connect it to usb or 5 v wall adapter as you mentioned but I read somewhere that it would cause some humming or noise and it's better to use batteries but it looks like 5 v batteries don't exist. The input side is where I connect the mic and this is where I'm confused because there are 3 connection points and no polarity and the mic has only two wires and what exactly does (L,G,R) stand for. Thank you very much for helping me.
  7. Hi, yes looks like the got stuck at the customs for some reason, I contacted them and they told me that they would contact me if there's something coming my way the guy didn't even bother looking them up customs are like this sometimes, I didn't want to bother you with more messages so I figured I'll send a message if they arrive. I think watch-o-scope didn't work for me because of the crappy mic I was using I hope I cant fix this issue with these circuits. I got my self a Seiko 7009 and I can't wait to start working on it, it seems to be in a good condition and just needs some love because the balance wheel is running a bit slow, it's keeping a good time though which I don't understand why tbh.
  8. Hello, I tried Watch-o-scope and Tg programs when I started out this hobby but I got no results and I just decided to spend a week timing the few watches I service bu yesterday I say Jd Richard's video on time graph softwares and tried trickoprint on my phone whic worked fine and gave me a reading, I don't know if it's accurate or not but I was really happy to see a reading anyway. after that I did some research with the help of uncle Google and I found that to get better results I have to get myself a Preamp which I didn't even know such a thing existed . anyway I found a couple of really cheap preamps and I am almost certain that they wont work just because it's me and I never get stuff easy but I decided to ask for advice from you nice people. this is the first one (no specifications): and this is the other one which they have the specifications for: From what I have read I should use a Piezo mic with these which is available as well. please note that I know very little about electronics I just have a soldering iron and a cheap multi meter, also it's not like I don't want to buy a proper timegrapher but I can't afford spending 200$ as I have been unemployed for a long time and even when I was working I was getting paid like 300$ a month but I would have managed to save up. Thank you and have a nice day.
  9. Thank you I am gonna study it very well
  10. Thanks alot, you don't have to send me any thing that's too much, I would like to see the drawings for the dial feet soldering machine that sounds a fun project
  11. Thank you, I didnt know that I should take the reduction weel apart the notes at the end was really helpful
  12. A little update: I managed to put together a stem and a crown that solved the problem but the I had to deal with the stupid broken dial feet which took me like three hours I ended up using blue tack (dial dots aren't available for me and there is no where to put them anyway) now this is the watch after I finished it. Now there is an issue: the damn thing is racing like a mad horse, nomatter what I do to the regulator it's going like 8 min/hour, I had the same problem with a Citizen befor and enden up ruining the hair spring.
  13. Are they good movements? And how could you tell what they are? There is nothing written on the movemement apart from (seventeen jewels). And they don't have quick date set which is annoying. The one I have is in a great condition but the case isn't unfortunately.
  14. The crown does go run into the case tube fully, I do have another stem that has a fat gasket like you said.
  15. The crown wouldn't unscrew and I don't want to break it, I thought about pushing the case tube a bit in but it doesn't look seperate frome the case. I didn't deal with the dial yet but I was trying with the dial ring and movement ring in so the movement was secure in its place. The previous guy used super glue, and dealing with it wasn't fun.
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