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  1. Yes does look like the Osco 66. A little more info can be found here: http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&Osco_66.
  2. All, Thanks for the replies and information. I usually buy my project watches off goodwill.com at a cost of about $10.00 average so I expect this type of thing sometimes. It is still a good learning experience. And yes, as a new comer I do still have problems aligning the train works but practice, practice, practice. Thanks again for your time and consideration.
  3. Hello all. I recently purchased what I though was a Seiko 5 project watch. The case back says the movement is a Seiko 6309- 7200 movement. However when I removed the works (and disassembled) it was not a 6309, at least I don't think it is. FE 5612 is stamped on the movement plate and when I looked that up I found pictures of the exact movement on the Ranfft Watches site. So I guess I have two questions. First did Seiko use this movement on their watches and somebody perhaps changed case back, or did someone replace the Seiko works with the FE 5612. Second, does anyone know of a locatio
  4. Thanks. I have not solved it yet and was just going to live with it. I just find it ugly and will definitely look at these suggestions!
  5. Hello, Need a little help please. I have been playing with an old Elgin SH1803 movement (probably mid 60's). I have acutally been successful in tearing it down and rebuilding it several times (well mostly successful). It seems I have it back together correctly (the gear train spins, it has a heartbeat even if it is anemic, the second hand sweeps, and I can set the day, date and hour) but the hour and minute hand do not move when it is in "run" mode (i.e. stem pushed in). It seems that those hands are not receiving power... I have to admit, I am baffled. Any ideas? I Thanks in
  6. Thanks all. I appreciate it.
  7. Ok, so here is the next dumb question. Would a chapter ring fix the problem and how do you know how to size (probably going down from about 38MM to 28.5? Are there standard size charts somewhere? Thanks again. Nick
  8. Good day. New member trying to introduce myself as requested. I have just joined the forums. I love mechanics and watches and have about 30(ish) wrist watches and a few pocket watches. Nothing expensive but I do have one vintage Omega Seamaster which I bought broken and had refurbished. I do plan on taking some of the courses in the future but with my 50+ year old shaky hands i'm not sure how much value they will be for me.... I do enjoy watching the videos from this site as well as others such as the Nekked watchmaker. Y'all make it look so easy. Experience has shown me otherwise how
  9. Hello all, I watched a video on assembling your own watch from parts on ebay and got so excited I promptly ordered parts that don't work together. I purchased a Seiko NH 35A movement and a 28.5 mm dial and hands. These all work great together. However the case I bought was WAY to big. I have been searching all day for a case the correct size but cannot find anything. Any suggestions on sources or other ideas? Thanks in advance for any advice. I love the videos and discussions. Nick
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