I seem to be having a run of loose cannon pinions, especially on small calibre (ladies) movements. Don't have a tool for tightening so would like advice for suitable tool. I have seen the Bergeon pliers type but wow are they expensive! Do not want one that needs jeweling tools etc to use it. Any suggestions/sources most appreciated.
Got a ladies Omega De Ville in an auction lot today. My limit for repairs to this point has been installing batteries. The watch runs but runs several hours fast.
I know there are a few reasons it could be running fast. I don't have a degausser but suspect it could be magnetized.
What are some other things I should consider or questions I should ask if I take it in for repair?
Also, do you know if there was originally a plastic retaining ring to secure the movement in the case? There was none when I opened the back.
Not sure if this is the right place for my question since I do not intend to do the repair myself. However I am wondering if anyone knows an approximate price of a tachymeter for the Omega 3520.50 day-date (tripple date).
If anyone has any idea what a insert and the "repair" would cost at a watch shop, please let me know.
Thanks in advance.
Had to get new winding stem to an Omega cal. 342 , beacuse not original crown.
Got an replacement from Ronda, but does not fit.
Tried to fit the stem yesterday, but Im not able to get in in right in the movment.
The original just go right in every time, but the new Ronda stem will not go properly in.
Are there anyone that have some ide why this not fit?
Can the notch in the stem where I have put red arrow have somthing todo with this??
Its slightly smaller on the Ronda stem... se photo
Well got the wheels all lined up much much easier with the help of using a more powerful loupe, and used a new air blower to test them and they spin great now. Unfortunately when I went to put the balance wheel assembly back on I noticed the hair spring has become bent very badly in many directions from my carelessness while handling/cleaning it.
I tried following marks YouTube videos of straightening hair springs and did an okay job. It didn’t look perfect but everything was spaced out and lined up okay. Then when trying to re install the spring onto the balance wheel I used a dial hand installer punch since it’s the closest thing I got. This took out the pivot and broke it off.
When I wait to get another part I got some new reading material, the watch repair manual. Also got about 8 new pocket watches to play with I got from an eBay lot