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Hi all, I'm currently building a custom watch with an ETA 2892-2 movement. The movement is from an old Brietling. I managed to fix it and was working perfectly. I was in the process of putting it all together, was attaching the second hand and it suddenly stopped. I believe I may have used too much force. However, I have taken the watch apart again (about the 12th time!). I notice that when I move the hacking spring it stops as it should, but when I return it to the position that would usually allow the movement to move again it doesn't. I assumed I'd knocked something out of alignment, but to add to the confusion if I give the escape wheel the slightest nudge it continues ticking. It's baffling me. Anyone have any ideas? Best, Dan
Hello, I have a watch with a screw down crown and hacking feature.The watch is NOS about 5 years old and it is an automatic watch and I've noticed when I unscrew the crown, change the time, and screw it back the balance wheel/balance spring stops and starts, doesn't move or moves very slowly. When I move it about a bit it starts moving slowly for a while then stops, when I tilt it it moves but slowly. At first I thought there must have been dust within the movement, but when I unscrewed the crown and fiddled with it a bit, pulled it all the way out to change the hands and pushed it back in and screwed it back the balance wheel works as normal, whether I move it about or not it moves as it should. Is there something wrong with the watch? is it time for a service? Is this a serious issue? Should I stop using the watch until it is fixed? Thanks for reading and I hope someone could answer, sorry if it's all jumbled up I'm not sure how to explain it.