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  1. Do you know where the noise is originating? Some automatics I have worked on note in the service sheet to lubricate the ball bearings. Perhaps that could help?
  2. Hey JDM, thanks for the response. The inner ring does not appear to be a tension ring, but you have mentioned my exact issue here. I don't know what type of crystal I need, which is why I'm here asking for help. I've never replaced a crystal before. The original crystal, although domed, curves down and becomes vertical, and has a lip on the inside that sits on the watch case. I have no idea what to look for in a replacement crystal. Hopefully this illustration helps a bit. 1. Inner ring, it seems to be there for asthetics and a smooth transition to the dial. 2. Wat
  3. Do you have the tools to take it apart? If there is no washer between the hour wheel and the dial, the hour wheel can fall out of line with the minute wheel. If this happened, attempting to set the time would cause the hour hand to not move.
  4. @Tudor There is no waterproof gasket, it's just metal on metal. I can take a photo of it placed on the mid case. I notice others of this range tend to be waterproof, but this doesnt have threads on the back to seal, and is just push on. Additionally, this case back acts as the movement ring/holder keeping it in position. I've tried seeking out a Seiko 5 case, but there don't seem to be many options. I am thinking that mostly any seiko 5 case would work, but I wasn't too sure ont hat either. I saw some seiko 5 refubs in india for about $17, but the movement looks different, so I didn'
  5. Hey all, hoping someone can help out on this. I did a bit of searching but wasn't really able to find the answer. I'm trying to fit a new crystal to a vintage watch I purchased, and not sure what kind of crystal I need. This is from a Seiko 5 (5126-7010), but it doesn't seem to be an original case. I'm assuming it is the same dimensions etc of a geniune case, but I don't know how to find out. I ordered a classic domed crystal, but it doesn't work. There seems to be some kind of lip on the inside of the crystal that rests on the watch case, and the bezel holds it in place. Pictures
  6. Ah, I see. I was thinking 19 was something unique. That makes sense. Thanks for the reply!
  7. Good afternoon all, I have a vintage Longines pocket watch with the 19.79 movement, which I'm having trouble locating any information on really. I'm trying to find the lift angle for proper timing. Is anyone familiar with this movement?
  8. Upon further inspection, i found that the hairspring was in fact touching the regulator, but not actually 'attached', or in the little slot, whatever it's called. I'm thinking that's whats causing the significant positional error. The first photo was after my correction. For some reason, the watch stopped ticking, so I'm working on the hairspring more now, which is how I noticed it wasin't inside the regulator. More frustrating time to come for me. I appreciate the feedback.
  9. @JohnR725 @rodabod Stripped, cleaned, and lubricated again. When I originally got it, there was a small kink in the spring near the regulator, which I was able to decently fix I think. I examined it again today, and it looks like the terminal curve might be off, which I imagine is what is causing such significant timing changes when I try to regulate. A hair adjustment will easily make a 30 second change, but I dont know if that is normal or not. Photos attached. Dial Down: +1 254° 0.2 Dual Up: -7 236 ° 0.2 Pendant Right: -24 184° .1 Pendant Left: -31 194° 0.0 Pendant Up: -
  10. @FALLINGTITAN Let it run for a couple of days. If it stops somewhere, make note of where it stops, and see if it's a recurring theme in the same area. If for some reason it just stop, it could be a certain position, or timing that causes something to foul the balance or one of the train wheels or something. I would wind it up manually to make sure it has enough power to run for a couple of days. I wouldn't worry too much about it. If it keeps getting stuck/stopping you can investigate further. Again, I'm far from an expert.
  11. Perhaps the shock of the impact altered the hairspring in someway, causing it to be out of beat and not regulated. It would be difficult to say without opening it up. Possible the hands came loose. I'm sure much more experienced people can provide more information though. I'm curious, you have a time grapher, do you have the tools to take it apart and look at it?
  12. @JohnR725 @rodabod I appreciate the responses. I will do some more timing in multiple positions and report back. I am currently using a 20 second timing average at 44°. I do think it performs well in dial down as well as dial up, but I will confirm. I tested last night a couple hours shy of 24 hours off full wind, I think amplitude drops were around 30° when testing various positions. Again, I'll do some more testing over the next few days to see how it's performing just off of full wind and after 24 hours. Thanks for the responses! More to come.
  13. That's dial up on the time grapher. I just did more testing, and there is a lot of positional error. Possibly my balance is out of poise? -30-40 in every position outside of dial up basically. and amplitude drops below 200. Still working my way through Marks fault finding videos.
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