Very helpful breakdown. I just got a Dynabeat Time Zone. It didn't have a battery when I bought it, so no corrosion. Put in a new 357, but no action. I know these sometimes need a little whack to get going, but nothing resonable has worked. Any ogher suggestions before I break it down??? Thx!
Very true, I usually set it in beat by sighting the roller jewel with only the balance installed in the mainplate. Unless you're aiming for chronometer grade standards thats usually enough. If you want to to get the beat perfect you also need to get the balance poised and make sure the pivots are prefect, otherwise you'll be running in circles as the beat will change depending on position.
It could be that seller's favorite word. Most of the clocks he/she sells are "Stunning". The remainder are either "Incredibly Rare" or some other superlative. One day I must put together an Ebay Buy-Word Bingo card.