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  1. Hi all. I'm absolutely brand new to the world of mechanical watches, but have always been fascinated by the way they functioned. So, I took my first step into them, getting myself a cheap, crappy ebay mechanical watch with a chinese movement. I knew that by all accounts this would be a rubbish movement and mechanism, however I wanted something that I could take a look at without risking any sort of investment, gauge my interest in the hobby etc. However, after receiving it, one of my friends let me know that he had a near identical cheap watch that was broken, and offered me to have a look at it as practice. I agreed, and have spent the last few days doing research and taking it apart, before putting it back together again. I've managed to learn quite a lot from it, however I've found that when putting it back together again, the pole of the escape wheel that keeps it in place either end seems to be too short, as though something had broken off. This means the wheel is sat basically loose and wont reach the crystals at either side to keep it in place while it spins. I see no way to fix this, so i intended to get a new wheel to replace it with, however I can't find the name of this type of movement anywhere. It is the kind used in this: ( https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jechin-Skeleton-Hand-Wind-Leather-Mechanical/dp/B00VPRZC50/ref=asc_df_B00VPRZC50/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=290896788181&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13027367026987882679&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9047006&hvtargid=aud-545868369748:pla-468442151749&psc=1 ) . If I really wanted to I think I could just order one of the other watches that I've found that use this movement for £5-6, however I was hoping I might be able to keep to my strict student budget and get just the escape wheel somewhere. Does anyone know where I'd be able to find something like that? p.s. Apologies for the lack of knowledge on the subject, I know I'll come across a bit new to the whole thing, but trying to learn as I go
  2. Hello all! I'm trying to open another can of worms! Mark did a service on a mechanical IWC: Not related to that, I have been searching recently for a cheap chinese copy of 6498/6497 (don't ask me why, I'm not not exactly sure) and I stumbled upon: http://www.amazon.com/Parnis-Mechanical-See-through-Watches-Leather/dp/B00KWC84RW/ref=sr_1_163?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1414320594&sr=1-163&keywords=parnis+mechanical What do you think about that? I mean it is 50 times cheaper (wild guess) and I suppose for some, it is 100 times uglier (ot other word of their choice). But do you think it runs 50 times worse? For 100$ I will take the chance! Thank you, Bogdan be sure that if I buy it, I will make a more in-depth review of the movement, or at least with more pictures.
  3. I just got a new Chinese movement (TY2867), and when I push the winder in, the movement won't start. I've manually wind it a few times, pull the winder out and push it back in. What could be the issue? Thanks
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