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  1. Hello everyone. I am just a guy that don't know anything about watch repair yet, but i am pondering if i should get started anyway. Either way, nice to meet you folks.
  2. Hello I am amature watch tinkerer. I am from the DC area. I joined to be able learn more about the watches the movements inside. I am sorry this is a short introduction.
  3. Hello all, my name is Erik. I am new to the forum and have just recently become interested in watches. I have been apprenticing under my elderly uncle to learn clock making for the past few years. I have learned but not mastered enough skills that I can usually make a clock work again. My wife and kids are not amused by the number of clocks running in my house (13 in view as I sit writing this). I have a Seiko 5 I bought new as a gift for myself in 1992 when I was 19. It has been treated poorly, but still ran flawlessly sitting idle for years, then shake and wear for a night. I now have a new interest in watches and started wearing my Seiko daily to find it runs inconsistently. I opened it and adjusted it and couldn't get it right. I bumped the balance adjustment, scratched the case and realized I know nothing about watches! As I began researching I found myself wanting more watches and wanting to learn how to fix them. I'm hoping to transition some of my clock tools and knowledge to watches. I am hoping to start collecting some specific tools so I can at least do cleaning and basic repair. I look forward to someday having something to contribute to the watch community.
  4. I know nothing about pocket watch repair, but I would like to learn. If anyone can suggest a book (or books) for beginners, please do so. Also, the tools and watch parts I should have and where I can buy them. I do have a small metal lathe and milling machine (I am a half-ass machinist), but I’am limited to very simple parts. Thanks for your help, dhh dhudson2@rochester.rr.com
  5. ok so ive recently become obsessed with watches. I have obtained a broken invicta pro diver, and this has led to much research on how to fix it... I'm starving for more knowledge... where and how do you suggest I go about finding this knowledge. I have noticed there isn't as much info on the internet as I had hoped... I plan to get a work bench and do this as a hobby and possibly one day as a means of extra income... I guess u could say im just looking for advice and places books etc that can help me
  6. I hear guys talking about "Trench Watches" so what is the draw? I have seen a couple in photos & thats all. What are they , how do you tell real from fake, what should I look for when shopping for one, & not getting taken for a ride. Any help & photos along with your experiences would be of great value to someone who is just thinking about sticking his toes in the trench watch (WATER) Thanks
  7. Hi all, I have a brand new ETA 955.412 movement replacing another with stem damage. With the following steps: Place minute/hour wheel. Place front plate and secure. Place hands (pressed on easily). Inserted new battery. Ensured crown is pushed fully home. Trouble is, it doesn't function at all. My first thought is I messed it up somehow! Whilst I'm no watchmaker, my day job is engineer so I'd like to figure it out (if the movement was not bust from purchase). What I've checked is: Changing time with crown works perfectly. Date changing functions perfectly. New battery (voltage 1.58V) measured at chip. Coil measures 1.5k ohm. Current draw of around ~2uA. I'd be grateful for any advice! Thanks.
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