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  1. Hi guys, First proper post on the forum. Thanks again for having me. Just took receipt of an Omega Chronostop 145.010. Cracking watch but the hour hand has a lot of crud on it. Just wondering: 1. Is it rust or something else like decayed radium? 2. Any ideas on how to correct this? Risk removing the hands and going over it with pegwood or try and track down spare hands (having trouble finding them). Cheers in Advance, C
  2. Hello, I have a lovely antique cylinder escapement pocket watch that I've serviced and got running beautifully but now I have a problem with the minute hand falling off. I think it's known as a pin hole fitting hand. On measuring the hand it shows approx. 0.40mm, and then on measuring the arbor diameter with the vernier guage, it's also 0.40mm so it's very near but won't even grip when mounted. Photos provided of the job. Does anybody have a technique I can use to get the hand to fit?
  3. will hands from caliber 1570 movement fit on the older 1560 movement?
  4. Hello, I have been asked to fix a problem with the stem of an Omega Geneve that wasn't engaging to set the hands and wind. Fair enough, I'm becoming a little more experienced now after six months of tinkering and soon identified that the winding pinion had popped out of its housing and fouling the calendar wheel teeth - presumably someone else had removed the stem before! Anyhow, fiddly but I fixed the problem, reassembled, and everything tested out okay (winds, hands set, and calendar quick set works). The problem now is that when I fit the second hand it keeps falling off, though w
  5. Hi, Can anyone point me in the right direction to where I can economically buy a Valjoux ETA 7751 movement, dial, hands, day/date and moon phase dials? I am based in the U.K.
  6. I purchased some (90-150 Blue Dauphine) hands (P/N 86.9142) from Esslinger. I wanted to verify that I ordered the correct size. I am new to watch repair—but am an experienced machinist so I am ok with measuring using calipers. I measured the hour wheel on my Raketa (Movement 2614.H) at: 1.549mm (.061”) and the cannon pinion dia. at .965mm (.038”). I ordered the new hands size .90mm and 1.50mm (90-150) assuming that because the shafts are slightly larger their diameter would provide an interference fit for the smaller diameter hand holes. hour wheel shaft is 1.549 – 1.50 hand hole = .
  7. I've just refurbished a rusty 1164 movement following marks video of the Valjoux 7750. It running like a dream. I have a new seamaster 300m dial for it but now need some genuine omega hands. Anybody know the ref numbers for silver skeleton hands to fit the 1164 please. Also while I'm on the subject does anyone know a site that references omega cases and compatible movements that fit? Thanks all !!
  8. Hi all, I'm looking for an old pocket watch minute hand with square hole fitting, square hole measurement is approx 1.65 to 1.70mm and the length i need is approx 19.0mm. Im happy to buy a pair if need be. Need ot be gold. Ive checked cousins and bought some off ebay, but they only seem to have 1.50mm fitting, and its too small to file. Can anyone help me out?
  9. Please help. I have a problem adjusting my Valjoux 72c hands to zero ( Wakmann Triple Date). Holding the B pusher I install the hands exactly at zero point. Start the chrono, run for about 2 min, reset to zero - none of the 2 sub dials and the central second hand move to zero. By pushing the pusher a few times my sub dial hands change positions a bit closer to zero, but never stop at zero. The central second hand always stops at the same spot, not zero. When I hold the reset pusher and install hands, they still can be moved around freely. Nothing is holding them at zero position.
  10. I'm new at this, and it seems that, more often than not, when I put the hands back on one of the pocket watches I'm working on, the hour hand ends up down against the dial putting drag on the train. What methods do you all use for putting the hands back on a watch? How do I space the hour hand appropriately slightly off the dial?
  11. From time to time, I'm unhappy with the watch luminous on a watch I've bought. I normally like to keep things as original as possible and just leave them alone, but sometimes it doesn't do it the watch any favours. Sometimes the hands have been redone in bright green, maybe the hand luminous is falling off due to careless watch repairer, or perhaps the hands have over aged and become black and too dirty to read. So that's where I step in and do my best to getting it looking proper. First of all, this isn't a tutorial, do this at home at your own risk! I just thought i
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