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.
Thanks @nickelsilver! The illustration is extremely appreciated!
I'll try this. What tool can/should I use to push on the HS (I've never touched a HS before)?
Do I push the spring little by little until it looks good or do I use some other technique?
I suppose I can leave the balance in the watch (mainspring wound down of course), no?
Thanks for looking and sharing these. Sadly I've not been able to find the 3330 manual anywhere. I guess as it's quite a new movement Omega guard it very closely. I thought the new EU rules meant they had to share manuals and parts now.
When I pulled this little omega 484 down I noticed that the escape wheel was turning under duress so I thought I would show how I polish these tiny pivots on the escape wheel and pallet folk before I ultrasonically clean them. It gets a nice shine, I can do my hair in the reflection. Using a very fine pin polisher