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Hi everyone, hoping I might be able to get some advice on re-assembling my watch movement. Working on a Bfg-866 movement from an older watch I got as something to practice and attempt to fix. I disassembled it and managed to get the arbour back in it's rightful place in the mainspring, which fixed the winding issue I had had with it. However, on putting the movement back together I got the train wheels all in place and made sure they could all move smoothly after fitting the wheel bridge back into place, however when I try to test wind it without the crown it would wind up and add tension, but nothing would move and the spring wouldn't unwind. I don't have the pallet fork or anything else in while testing this, and double checking everything seems to move smoothly, and the mainspring wheel had a tiny bit of play side to side, seeming to imply it isn't caught on anything either. Am I missing an obvious issue here? Feel so close to having it working and any advice to get it going is much appreciated (Apologies for any part naming mistakes, still pretty new here. If I can get this watch to run, as it so nearly did before these issues, it will be my first successful repair, hence my eagerness!) Thanks in advance Callum
Hallo everyone, I just want to say Wow! You people are super. I also em an avid subscriber of Mark's YT channel. A few (promise ) words about me. I'm 38, recently got into watches, and as I like to tinker with things and quite handy( if I can say so myselph) I wanted to make some modiffications to the watches I bought and try to also regulate them. Problem is that I always start confident with no matter what, but with some things, after finishing I seem to be left with some screws or washers, and worst of all, things seem to still function ... This is enough for starters. Here's my first project: a cheep Vostok Amphibia with new basel and new seconds hand and minute and hour hand relumed.The seconds was a pain as I tried 5 different shades of red untill I was finally satisfied It is nice to be here. Radu