Hi. My name is Tony. I'm from New Jersey, in the United States. I have a modest entry level collection of quartz and mechanical watches.
I enjoy repairing electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment. I want to learn how to maintain and repair a wide variety of watches.
I'm looking forward to learning about watch repair and making Friends in this forum.
I am just wondering what kind of watch would be good for me starting out as a complete beginner and not knowing very much about watches. I having been looking on eBay but not knowing what I'm looking for.
Help would be much appreciated
The one on the small wheel ( crown wheel) is reverse threaded, opens in anticlock direction.
I would mix WD 40 and the oil you got to, apply generously and give at least 24hrs for the solution to penetrate.
Is this your first victim? If so, perhaps we should practice on some cheap movement first.
I just searched ebay everyday until the parts were available. This type of dial is very difficult to find. I started with a case then I found the dial that fit that case and then find a movement that will fit the case. If it doesnt fiT then just make it fit. Saw, grind, file, paint, whatever u need to do to make it fit.
I've tested all screws and they are all sufficiently loose enough to undo them except for the three stated. I've tried to reverse the three but am worried I will either tighten them more or break something. I'm reuploaded the image with the screws in particular circled in red and the good ones in green. I really hope that loctite is not the case...
N8 is not the caliber it's the date code (N for the decade, 1970's, and 8 for the year number, so 1978).
Are there any marks in the main plate underneath the balance wheel?
This is a french made movement so I suspect it's an FE, possibly a 140-C