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  1. Is it possible to purchase parts for a Citizen 8228A (Miyota) movement. I have a rather beat up old example, which is missing the tip of one of the winder gears. I suspect the answer is going to be, no, you would need to find the parts from another damaged example. I did look on Cousins, but the part I need is not listed. Initially I suspected the only issue with it was the balance, and spent a little time tickling the hairspring back into shape, only to then figure out that while the winder made the right noises, it wasn't actually driving the mainspring, due to the missing pinion tip.
  2. Hey guys anybody out there know how to get into these big companies,what qualities should one poses or what course should we do?
  3. Hey guys need some advice and a talk about my watch, actually it is my dad's and want to repair and gift him on his birthday,as I am falling a little short on money I hope I could fix this myself!
  4. Hello! By any chance, does anyone have the service manual / troubleshooting for the Citizen U600 movement? Thank you, Bogdan
  5. Greetings all, i have a ladies eco drive which was non functional. Tried to charge the battery to no avail. Watch is probably from around 2010. Purchased a new factory power cell and installed it. After a few hours under light, I checked the cell to see if it was charging and it was. Put the watch on the “analyzer” that is part of the battery tester and it indicated power moving through the movement. Hands move 2-4 minutes and then stop. If I uninstall battery and reinstall they move 2-4 minutes then stop. So, any idea as to what else the problem may be. A visual inspection of the movement shows no signs of oxidation or water intrusion. Crown is functional to set time without issue. Crystal is clear and unobstructed. Thanks
  6. Hello, I've been drafted to try to replace my brothers crystal with a sapphire one and also replace the battery/capacitor. I believe I have all the tools from my last project and I've watched some videos, etc. I was wondering if there is anything I should know before I go to ordering the parts. Please and Thanks in advance
  7. I feel like I have painted myself in a corner with this one... Ok, I will try to make this story short. I bought a CA4148 Citizen Eco Drive a short time ago in a bargain store (sometimes there actually are bargains in bargain stores), I really wanted a solar watch. This one to be more specific: http://webdev.citizenwatch.com/en-ca/watches/watch-detail/?model=CA4148-00L It came without a box, papers etc... no worries, it has a Eco-Drive B620 movement, I know the type and where to get a capacitor. So far the watch is great, no issues. The only concern I have is the watch band, it is super comfortable but as with all leather watch bands, they go. I checked online and I did find a replacement watch band but then I would be getting the same durability. So I was looking for a black metal band, a 26mm band wherein the problem... There's a 16mm notch for the spring bar...sigh... I was thinking of getting one of these bands and taking out the top links which would leave the middle link exposed which would fit in the 16 mm area as in the pic below. Anyone ever try this type of surgery ?
  8. Hi mark, i have a vintage citizen that looks abit like a rolex datejust that i bought it at a flea market. Ok, so I'm trying to restore it. Relume, complete movement service overhaul, change a new crystal and waterproof. I try to handwind it but it doesnt work. So i teardown the whole movement. The movement is a bit rusty, i have remove the rust and clean the whole thing using aeroplane paraffin. So i suspect maybe the mainspring has kink or something, so i found used mainspring from my watch spart part box. And i assemble it. The balance wheel start to move. But it swinging slowly. Im not sure, maybe something wrong with the mainspring. It maybe be either magnetize or the arbor doesn't in place. Is that true mark? Could u verify? Im sad that im dont live in the uk if not cousins do sell the mainspring with a complete barrel and it cost 5-6 quid. Thanks. If its something wrong the mainspring then tmr im gonna give them a call to the watch shop that i frequently patronized to double check whether do they sell. Thanks. Ps. I check the balance stuff using my eye loupe and the top and bottom pivot looks fine.
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