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Ollie

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  1. Thanks guys, So the movement is looking like some sort of Landeron, but it’s not a Breitling? I’ll keep looking for clues in and around the case, movement and dial. Thanks!
  2. Hi everyone, I recently acquired this old Breitling watch as a non runner, I’ve now fixed it and I’m just interested to know a bit more about it! Thanks, Ollie
  3. Thanks for your replies everyone! I’m now in the process of finding a stem and collet configuration that works... wish me luck!
  4. Thanks for your reply! My crown however doesn’t look as though there is anything physically there to interact with a collet to prevent it from coming out (see picture). It has to slide up and down inside the outer ‘sleeve’ and push on the ‘pushrod’ to allow you to change the time.
  5. Hi everyone, my name is Ollie. I’m a motorsport engineering student from northwest England. I’ve always been interested in the engineering behind mechanical watch movements, so I recently started collecting broken pocket watches with the intention to try to coax them back to life (as yet with surprisingly successful results!). I have an Illinois pocket watch that came with the winder not attached to the watch. Upon dismantling I found there is a small ‘pushrod’ (please excuse my lack of knowledge), inside a separate winding stem with a square female drive which I assume the winder si
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