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  1. Hi there. Just starting out out on my Horology journey, have all the gear and trying to get an idea with the help of Mark and his online courses. If anyone has any good websites, books, wisdom to share, I’m all ears and very greatful in advance! Thank Bethan
  2. Hi everyone! I'm J from USA. Could anyone please help and instruct me on the best way to set my Valjoux 72C? I have a Ref 6036 and don't want to ruin it! Thanks in advance!
  3. Hello. Dear watchmakers. I have a very old timepiece from Rolex that I am about to work on.. From googling, I found out that this is called "trench watch" that might had been used during WWI or any other war in that era ( 1910~1920) However, I could not figure out the reference no. of the movement. All I know about the movement is that it is 29mm in diameter and has 15 jewels. I am actually looking for a replacement movement for this watch since the mainspring must be replaced due to damage. Plus, I am also looking for the rachet wheel with "Rolex" engraved to replace the existing one. I have found similar movements on the web(the third photo added) but click part was not the same. I wonder if the one with different type of click would have parts that are replaceable. To sum up, my questions are 1) the reference of the movement. 2) how I can get parts or the whole movement for replacement 3) does a movement with different click type would be suitable for replacement. Thanks and I wish you a great day.
  4. My Rolex Submariner cal. 3135 won't hack from time to time when I pull out the crown. Is it some kind of lubrication or mechanical issue, is it easily fixable without tearing the whole movement apart?
  5. Dear members; I'm brand new to this forum and I'm seeking some help and / or guiding hands. Let me first start to say that English is not my native language (living in Denmark), so I do apologies on beforehand for spelling or grammatical mistakes :-( I bought a new Rolex Submariner (16613) in 1992 and had it officially serviced in 2003. Since then I worn it till about 2009 when I started to wear other (quartz) watches. The Rolex was worn intermittently on special occasions ..... until now. I like to wear it again. It runs fine (about +3 sec/day), but I do realize that it needs a service. Unfortunately, my financial situation has changed dramatically and spending a huge sum of money to service a watch is out of the question. Leaves me with a few options; let it run until in doesn't, leave it in the drawer to preserve it or do it myself. Having done other mechanically / logistically big & complicated projects, looking at Mark Lovicks excellent video's, I feel pretty confident that, with some help and advice, I can tackle this endeavor. Currently I'm studying the 3135 movement, reading forums and slowly enquiringly some additional small tools. As with everything else, the more I study, the more I become aware of my limitations and "weaknesses". For example, I don't have a timegraph, a Bergeon winder for a new main-spring or a nice collection of lubricants, to name a few. Purchasing these items are not withing my reach, so other solution have to be found. As for the lubricants, purchasing small amounts of the required lubricants from a forum member would for be a solution for me. Is for example, a new main-spring a necessity? Can one install a spring (reasonable successfully) without a Bergeon winder? Which place best (fair prices) to buy parts? As with Marks excellent videos, I'm very curious if there is (are) forum member(s) who is (are) willing to reach a helping hand / give me some guidance? It would be very, very nice if I could service my own watch and not have to witness a slow death of such a wonderful timepiece. Hope to hear...... Friendly regards: Roland.
  6. Hello guys Why my rolex precision 6466 stops when crown screw down.. But it runs again when crown not screw down or in manual wind position? It stops when the crown enter too deep inside the movement.. Thankyou
  7. Hello guys.. My Rolex precision oysterdate date won,t change It stuck on 30 and won,t change even i try to set time to the next day.. and the next.. What happen to this watch? Thankyou
  8. Hi everyone, Quite some time ago (a good few years) I was wearing my Rolex datejust 1601 in London in heavy rain and high humidity (obviously a British summer). Anyway I noticed that quite a lot of condensation appeared in my watch. I know I know I should have taken it to an horologist straight away but alas. Anyway I pulled out the crown hoping it would allow the moisture to escape. This seems to have worked however the dial is now covered in watermarks which I can only assume are calcium deposits. I have seen a thread on the forums where someone removed a small watermark gently using purified distilled water. As you can see in the photo these marks cover the whole of the sunburst dial. Do you think this might be the best way? Or perhaps an incredibly gentle solvent? Naturally I want to be incredibly gentle, especially as I would have to go over the printed text and around the tritium. I have opened the watch up and taken a very tiny look at the movement and all seems fine - runs accurate and no sign of rust or displaced oils however do you think it's best just to send it in for a service and hope the watchmaker can fix the dial? Hold me and tell me everything will be okay.
  9. Hi All! Newbie here! I love Rolex. Not just their watches but also the company's integrity, their values and philosophy. Hi Mark, you have great videos on youtube. Thank you so much!
  10. will hands from caliber 1570 movement fit on the older 1560 movement?
  11. Cheers mates... Have got this into my bench, and wonder if this is a real Rolex Datejust ref no: 12600?? See photo... Many thanks....
  12. Hi I live in Palm Beach Florida and love watches. Hi I have bought 2 rolexes, 1 gucci and three bulovas the last 10 years. My favorite watch is Ulysseus Nardin (which I dont own)
  13. I own a fake Rolex submariner and the piece that connects the band to the watch is missing. I want to get this piece replaced but I fear that getting a replacement piece from a Rolex store would be way to pricey, and getting a cheap knockoff piece online would be, well too cheap. Is there any place to purchase replacement parts for an affordable price?
  14. Hi all, this is my first post here. I repair watches as a hobby, and usually work on my own watches. This particular watch, along with two others, were give to a friend of mine, by his father, about three days before he passed away recently. The three watches, hence have an emotional value to my friend, and so, I wanted to get them going again. I fixed the QMax (Replaced battery), Titan (PCB and Coil, new battery, glass), and am working on this Rolex now. Almost all Indicators of a genuine Rolex that I have read of online, are absent, hence making me believe its most definitely a fake. i.e. No serial number or any stamping anywhere on case, no Logo on crown, Dial looks as if its been lacquered, bad finish, bracelet, and most importantly, no markings on the movement, and the movement was not used on any Rolex to my knowledge. Please enlighten me on this, if I am wrong. The issue I have now, is that, on the movement, there were no markings whatsoever, of the make or model. There were only serial numbers that read as "34B - 963125". After searching a lot, I realized, its an ETA 963.125, and photos on the internet matched with the movement I have. No marking of ETA on the movement (a fake again?). Its in a pretty rough shape, with the quartz oscillator (forgive my lack of knowledge of its correct name, as mechanics call it a "condenser" here), fallen apart. I did a preliminary search with the mechanics and spares shop here, and they all said its very old and parts are not available. Only one said, he will get me a scrap movement, but I am a bit doubtful. I was able to get a service manual for ETA 963.124 online. My question now is, is it possible to get these spares, or the whole movement anywhere in Bangalore, India? (my place), or is it possible to replace the whole movement with a different one, with the day and date windows matching with the dial? Or is it possible to reuse the same day and date rings on a different movement? Can anyone advice me on this? TIA. Pictures attached, forgive the lower quality, problem with my mobile cam.
  15. Wondering whether anyone else had experienced this. I repaired a colleagues Rolex after she smashed it in a fall, serviced, refitted rotor and fitted new glass. The plastic seal that arrived with the Sternkreuzer glass was too thick so I refitted the old seal. Watch us running really well and has been on the wrist for a few weeks but large amounts of debriefs formed on the dial, hands and glass. In inspection it looks like small particles or shavings of plastic, I can only think this us coming from the refitted seal, any thoughts gratefully appreciated.
  16. I'm replacing the crystal on a Rolex Submariner 16610. When I removed the crystal, part of the gasket remained in the groove in the case. I'm at a loss as to how to remove the remaining gasket. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  17. Rolex Tudor oysterdate. Back cover slight damage I can't open. Omega Seamaster Quartz. Requires crystal, battery cover, seals. Cwc Military. requires back seal. Or what are they worth as a job lot???
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  19. My name is Kevin. I grew up in Portland Oregon and Hollywood California. I live in Los Angeles, and spend time between LA and a town I cannot pronounce 50km northeast of Bangkok Thailand. I have a few watches and do not fix them. I have had issues with expensive repairs. I would explain but I would hate to get banned so soon. My daily watch is a Seiko SKX007 or a Marathon GSAR. The Maratac SR-9015L is favored over my Submariner, which I cannot explain. My newest is a Seiko Zimbe. None are for sale, which is not allowed here. Good policy. I am on Timezone, Rolex forums and others. I will discuss watches with anyone. Discussing time required some understanding of physics. Probably boring. Mark, your videos are great. I can talk with Jack, my watch repairman, in detail more than "it doesnt run". I am beginning to understand in-beat and a few detail I have not mastered. Someday I will find a master artist to redo my Rolex 1675 dial. The cracking never bothered me. These things happen with years of daily use. I felt old when an AD refered to my 1675 as vintage, new in 1983. I see your crossed a Patreon milestone. Good for you.
  20. So I ran out of work a little early today and was browsing around the watch listings on eBay. I found this gorgeous little Rolex Bubbleback 3130. I couldn't quite make out all the inscription on the back and being bored and being a curious person I spent some time trying to find out who it had belonged to. It turns out that it was owned by Clarence Vincent Conlan (March 10, 1898 - August 23, 1975). He was a career Navy man who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1921 and won the Navy Cross (the second-highest military honor in the United States). He retired with the rank of Rear Admiral. As noted in the inscription, he was the last commander of the USS Monocacy (PG-20). Now if only I could afford the watch...
  21. Hi everyone at the forum. I just service this lady Rolex cal.1160 and the reading is very good both dial up , dial down, after putting together ( i attached some pic. ) but then for couple hours the rate jump like crazy and the timegrapher can't even read, when it does read the rate goes crazy around +400 sec/day and the watch run 15 sec fast every minute.
  22. Hello everyone This is my first topic post here on the Forum and this is my dilema... I recieved a Tudor mens movement ETA 2824-2 and i reset the 6 ocklock marker on the face but when i went to install the stem back into the watch, the only thing working now is the date and i can not change the Time. I did not use a screw driver when i removed the Stem for this was the first time opening a Tudor, so i believe that i may have done something to the keyless works. is there something i can do with out disassemble, or is that the only way? is there a link with a strip down of this or similar movement? Thank you for all your help. sorry, only have this picture, forgot to take one from the inside ~Omar
  23. Can anyone advise on the desirability or potential demand for an item that arrived in a job lot from a well-known auction site? The last one mentioned here, the others are just for fun! I had great pleasure in unwrapping all the various bits that turned up and even found two movements that were ready to tick - in fact, one of them started ticking as I picked it out and put it to one side. A BFG 34 movement BFG1.jpg] A parts-only movement looked quite good quality but had only the numbers 781-1 on the plate. One of the principal reasons for buying the lot was not one but two Hopalong Cassidy watch dials. My early childhood cowboy hero. Hoppy1jpg.jpg]movement. Any observations? Just for interest's sake. Cheers John P.S. Having looked at the preview I can see that some of the pics are out of order. Deal with it! :crazysmile:
  24. Comment régler sa montre ? Une question évidente pour certains mais le réglage d’une montre obéit à des règles d’or dont le rappel n’est jamais inutile. Que les possesseurs de montres mécaniques à remontage automatique ne cèdent pas à la facilité : une montre gagne en précision si elle est remontée correctement et manuellement au préalable. Je ne remets pas en doute la capacité des mouvements du poignet des lecteurs sceptiques à remonter suffisamment leur garde-temps (à l’exception des malheureux malades de Parkinson) mais rien ne vaut un bon remontage manuel au départ ou après avoir épuisé la réserve de marche pour laisser la magie du remontage automatique opérer dans les meilleures conditions. La couronne et ses positions: La couronne d’une montre automatique dispose généralement de 3 positions : ◾Position 1 : remontage ◾Position 2 : changement de date ◾Position 3 : changement de l’heure Le remontage se fait, cela ne s’invente pas, dans le sens des aiguilles d’une montre, en tournant la couronne de 6 heures vers midi. 30 tours suffiront pour une montre automatique. Dans le cas d’une montre mécanique à remontage manuel, vous ne pourrez que sentir quand le mouvement est remonté. Le changement de date est classé sous trois appellations. Le changement de date « traînant » qualifie les montres dont le changement de date est très long. Ainsi, on peut observer dans le guichet de quantième (la fenêtre indiquant la date) une moitié de 19 et une moitié de 20 à mi-course entre le 19 et le 20 du mois. Le sautant : vers minuit, la nouvelle date « saute » dans le guichet en passant instantanément d’un jour à l’autre. Une montre « à date rapide » permet de passer d’une date à l’autre grâce à la couronne sans nécessité de faire avancer l’heure. Dans le cas contraire, il convient de faire avancer les aiguilles jusqu’à la bonne date. Il existe une « zone de la mort » pour les montres. Non, il ne s’agit pas d’une histoire inventée, Il faut bel et bien éviter de changer la date quand l’aiguille des heures se situe entre 21h et 3h (le quart haut du cadran). Quand le processus de changement de date est à l’oeuvre, mieux vaut ne pas le déranger. Vos montres apprécieront ce comportement de gentleman qui vous caractérise si bien.
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