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  1. Good day! i have choice to buy this legendary watch in exactly my favorite condition: 1.) unserviced 2.) untested I wouldn’t mind there is no evidence if barometric module works, but what I mind is, I can’t find any technical information of how this module looks and works. I like to get challenging new movements and also don’t want to crops the line of spoiling something. Does any of you, kind souls have any literature or link or photo or even oil painting of this module? The watch is referred as 53223. Cheers! Jakub
  2. Good morning. won some lots recently. Waiting time is hard and long. But since the Xmas are not so exiting anymore, it is good Bitter sweet spice added to flavor of life ? They all ready for service by description. I bet I’ll be the first one for Chopard. So I’ll be kind to her ? Does anyone have experience with using Weishi 1000 for Co-axial movement?
  3. For some reason, I have big respect for electronic, digital watch. Once there is plastic, I’m out for sure. On the other side, this exactly is watch of my deepest dreams from childhood. I would really like to see results you have with this. Would you mind sharing once you’re done?
  4. They (Elma) explain that ‘it’s manual machine is using “vibrations” with spinning. I haven’t found any specific values for this vibrations but ultrasound is also vibrations, so it all comes down to frequency. I really don’t want to choose Indian, although the price set up is very tempting. My concern are service and parts availability. For now it seem to be the manual Elma, fresh from shop, with all warranties. Shipping is really pricey with package like this, I would be happiest for personal pick up, but the situation RN with traveling... Thank you for sharing your experience.
  5. My base location is Slovakia. Yeah would be great if someone had spare Elmasolvex SE. If anybody have even just information, I would be very thankful. Actually almost all. Anything above this item is at least double price. Sure I went through these thoughts. And then I think that good cleaner is also good quality tool.
  6. That’s right, what I see on eBay is nothing I really would like to put my money on. I’m more thinking of making at least 10 years investment to this machine. I have found Indian machines but I’m not sure if I want to order this kind of cheap solution I think it could go quite expensive in the end. Cousins is not an option because of customs and taxes and and shipping I will pay like €4000. From my research this page Seems to sell them at a reasonable price https://www.uhrmacherwerkzeuge.com/epages/62662707.mobile/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/62662707/Products/5510.SE&Locale=en_GB Have
  7. Hey everyone. After longer time of hesitation, I have decided to purchase watch cleaning machine. My pick is Elma Elmasolvex SE or something very similar. All I found are new. Is any place online where I can hope for used one to pop out for sale once a time? I read about tools auctions organized by BHI. Does anyone has experience with shopping online on these? When is that happening? Any input much appreciated. Jakub
  8. Both need service and one Breitling needs button replacement. Can’t wait. Haven’t worked on these calibers
  9. I’m not experienced in adjusting balances, tho I went over some materials about it. I won’t do such a move on such a watch. For now I am happy with results on movement and power reserve. Poising tool is on the list and I have bunch of Soviet whole balances that I use for such a experiments. I’ve noticed before increased amplitude. I assume it’s for better lubricant distribution. I expect “tick” and “tock” lines to be more parallel in next 24 hours. Overall this 497, interesting experience. Specially unwind mainspring ?
  10. I can’t make picture clear enough, but you can take my word it is pretty much as you write. Here I am very interested. I would love to explore this further, but I guess on cheaper caliber. I have some suitable CCCR watches with heavy locks. Correct me if I’m wrong, do I better own poising tool before this experiment? Thank you for answer. I am happy to hear watch is actually behaving OK. On other side I have to resolve -26s/d. In this case I will regulate watch to V positions since there is more of them ? Cheers Jakub
  11. Good day! Today I finished service of LeCoultre Futurematic. Once I’ve put movement together and let it run for while, it was about weishi time. Soon enough I’ve noticed new issue for me. There is significant amplitude drop between horizontal and vertical positions, but different horizontal and vertical positions have very close results. Same issue causes this movement to slow down. I don’t realize it would do before service, since the amplitude was in general low, so I didn’t pay attention to it (my bad). After I’ve found this, cleaned train, check end shake and hair spring. Do a
  12. Hi @Graziano! Honestly, you cheered me up a lot with your answer, thank you. Interesting that I couldn’t find anything about this on internet, maybe because I wouldn’t pay attention to topics about setting hands. As you recommend, the movement holder is ordered. For delivery reasons I’ve taken this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/193909107883 It doesn’t look as good, but I believe it will do. Cheers Jakub
  13. Good evening! have been working on this Seiko Pogue with 6139B, for some time now. There was multiple changes in broken bridge screws and bad 888612. So went down eBay and resource those items. Now when everything arrived, put it finally together and to my surprise chronograph resets quite nice, but not to 0. More specifically it resets to 12s. This end of pivot is D shaped as well as hand. With my strongest loupe I see that flat of D is facing this 12 minutes marker too. Did anybody met with misaligned center wheel like this? What is potential to fix this (I mean, these ar
  14. Good evening guys! So after work right behind watchmaking desk. I did exactly as I sad. Once I’ve put it together and tiny tweak, here is result from all mighty Weishi No 1000. Think I leave it that way. One more time thanks for all inputs. Cheers
  15. Big thanks to everyone who chipped in, big help indeed. Alright I hear you all. Now after reading the thread posted above (thank you @Poljot) and all other posts. I came to conclusion and this is what I going to do... Clean the rest of the watch and barrel exterior will get “peg & rodico treatment” and arbor D5 in place where it meets barrel. After assembly put it on timegrapher and see what’s up. I guess mainly focusIng on amplitude. The movement is clean, no oil paddles and no service marks. Barrel itself is nice and clean, no old oil black stains. So I will hope this wo
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