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  1. 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.
  2. @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: -46 183° 0.2 Pendant Down: -23 191° 0.0 Dial Up again after: -3 238° 0.0 Time grapher at 44° and averaging on 20 seconds.
  3. @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.
  4. 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?
  5. @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.
  6. 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.
  7. Could someone explain the four day observation? Is it full wind on day 0, at a particular time (ie 830 A/PM)? check timing the next day at 845 PM? is day 1 in crown left? What is reglomat?
  8. @JohnR725 Forgot to tag you, in case you wanted to see the time graph
  9. Will do, thanks! I thought about destroying the hairspring to relieve some of my frustration, but thought better of it and figured it could be good for learning and practicing in other ways, and held onto it.
  10. This same thing happened to me. I attempted to fix it and ended up breaking the spring off from the collette. Good luck!
  11. Hey John, When I received it, it was not a running watch (missing parts), so I don't know how well it was keeping time at that point. By the time I got it running and on the time grapher, it was gaining over 1k seconds per day. I believe I tried to get the impulse jewel in line visually, prior to having a time grapher, so I probably missed decently using this method. Once the time grapher came in, everything was pretty far off, and it just took a lot of work moving the regulator around and fixing the beat error. Adjusting one seemed to have a reasonable effect on the other. The current second wheel in that hole is new. Here are my current time grapher results.
  12. Appreciate the answers! I'll do some research, but I figure I'd need some special tools for something like that? It is the second wheel, by the way, if that makes any difference on the amplitude. I'm up to around 250° now
  13. Hi again everyone, I have a Baylor Unitas 6498-1 that is running with slightly low amplitude, and I'm trying to narrow down the cause. I'm a beginner, so oiling could be the issue, but I feel like it's okay. I'm going to strip it, clean, and try again anyway. One thing I did notice is that there is a chip in one of the jewels in the train of wheels. Overall, the jewel looks to be in good shape, and the jewel hole is nice and round, so I'm wondering if this could be the cause of such low amplitude? Currently it's been running at about 220°. I'm expecting this to be around 290°. I put in a brand new mainspring, and everything else seems to be running well. Beat error is respectable, and it's keeping time well after a lot of adjustment. I've attached a picture of the jewel in question. Thank you in advance. Sean
  14. Checked the gears and you were correct; 70 15 and 7, so it's a 6498-1. Thanks again!
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