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  1. Hello All, Since my last post about an Omega and a Seiko, I have fallen deeper and deeper into the buying vintage watches and cleaning the putting-back-together hole. So I picked up this guy from one of the auction sites for about $10 I stripped everything down, cleaned everything, and tried to put it all back together. Seems everything went well I am however stuck at the calendar wheel and spring. Seems the last guy that came in here lost the spring and made one of those guitar string type spring. I know that it works as I tested it before I took things apart. Only thing is it does not sit flush and its a juggling affair to get the spring to sit pushing on the calendar lever sitting just so the date wheel without flying into space. Then only I can put this plate on. As far as I can tell, the plate is what is holding this precarious spring lever date wheel sandwich all in its place. I can take it apart, I am amazed at the previous guy to get it all in just so. Can I get any advice on how I can get this done? The options I looked at are 01. Place the spring and lever, have the lever away from the spring, put the plate on, and try to slide the date wheel in. *** Nope does not work that way 02. Try to have the date wheel a little away, place the lever away from the spring and try to adjust after one of the screws are placed. *** Nope The spring does not like to stay in place 03. Have not tried this but I am thinking of super gluing or somehow fixing the spring down. Screw the plate on and then shove the lever into place *** What do you think? 04. Track down the actual spring and get either a donor movement or part. *** seems like an expensive way to repair something that was about $10 05. Black out all the dates and call it a design and also call it a day *** translation Giving up. I would really appreciate the opportunity to learn how the last guy actually did it.
  2. Automatic not winding. Manual also goes rough. Rotor moves freely but it has difficulty pushing the spring. If wound runs normal 42 hours. Came back from Brazil (five years) , took all watches in airplane and many automatics now have difficulty? Can they have gotten covid? Never had watch issues so exploring . Others with issues. Dubey aerodyn X2 this is the GMT alarm. Dubey Worldtimer works fine. Citizens x2 bullheads, x2 8180 and the diver as well issues (not sure number is correct) issues, the Seiko 6139s x4 steady as they go....no issues Omega coaxial all good. ???? Very upsetting. Let's focus on this one first. As here the winding is rough, the others this seems fine and don't have the glass back to validate .
  3. Hello Sirs and Madams, I am delighted to start this journey, this is my first time opening a mechanical watch and actually unscrewing a screw =D This is a Soviet Slava wrist watch that my uncle gifted in the distant past... initially 20 years ago I though I over wound the spring and broke it because the crown almost turned in neutral and would not hold sprint tension... ISSUE: The crown spins almost freely and the watch will not hold the wind, the crown unwinds back. Here is what I have done - took the back plate off, observed the mechanism and a youtube video to find a part called the "click" please correct me if I am wrong. Under this "click" I found a spring in 2 pieces which I assume should be in one piece so that it can twist the click against the large cog to stop it from unwinding. PLEASE advise me if I diagnosed the issue correctly and where I can find the proper parts to put back this watch back in operation.
  4. Stainless steel or copper/beryllium? Thanks, RMD
  5. Elgin 712/713 shock spring. Does anyone know the name of this particular type of shock spring? Thanks, RMD
  6. Hi all, Strange I have two Fema clock movements to repair, both with broken mainsprings and one with a broken click spring, can you please tell me, are the click springs readily available???has anyone bought one, if so where from? Photo attached of good click spring, this is the type that I need.. Hope you are all well.. Thx Len
  7. Does anyone have a source for the two - ended shock springs for a 7s26 movement. My is in the Netherlands. Not the three lobed DiaShock , but the cheaper two-ended. I cannot locate them on Cousins or Ofrei. Sieko "hold spring" P# 0015703 Thanks, RMD
  8. Today, after about six weeks of intermittent efforts, I finally got the incabloc spring fit into the setting. Good thing too as it was the next to last of this size in my parts stock. But, you must defeat the demon, you cannot give up. RMD VID_20181121_131734671.mp4
  9. I have a nice AS 1746/47 movement I was servicing and when I attempted to remove the lower balance jewel for cleaning/oiling, the incabloc spring broke. I've sourced the spring and removed the setting from the plate, but this is the devil trying to set the spring hinge into the setting. Anyone have any tips that might make this a bit more successful? Thanks, RMD
  10. Posting about my Sicura D500 Jump watch has got me looking at this watch, which was my 18th Birthday present in 1980. It runs, it winds up. However, it doesn't "stop" winding, and it runs down pretty quickly. I decided to email Rotary, who identified the model, but apologised that they were no longer able to repair it. So the question is, does anyone know of a reputable UK watch repairer who'd be able to a) assess the watch and its problems, and quote on a repair? Many thanks
  11. Hi,I have a Sekonda watch and the clip spring is on winding now,I have seen that the screw is lose and will not tighten up or undo,not sure why and how to repair the clip spring can any one help as had an issue with the leavers for the crown coming out what I did after taking of the face and it worked fine for a few days but then heard clicking noises when winding and now it will not wind any more will you help me please,[
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