Hello everyone. My name is Victor and I live in South America.
I've always being interested by how things work so I've been taking things apart and putting them back together from very young age.
I was born in 1984 so quartz watches and clocks were quite common for me since young age. Nevertheless I knew of the existence of mechanical watches and clocks from tv and documentaries. Fortunately at home we had a Junghans wall clock from the 50's I believe. It didn't work but I kept looking at it and thinking what was wrong with it. One day (around 15 years ago) I took it off the wall, took out the mechanism from the wooden case and studied the parts for a couple of hours and voila, I got it running again until this day (it probably needs new bushings and oiling). This was the experience that sparked my interest in clocks and watches.
I also have three mechanical watches lying around at home, one of them a hand-wound Olma Polo with an AS caliber (I don't know which one) belonged to my grandfather (unfortunately not running anymore). The other one is a Citizen with the 8050A automatic movement that needs repair because of a fall. My everyday watch is a Vostok (not a Komandirskie nor an Amphibia) with the 2409 movement that keeps good time.
I think mechanical watches are fascinating little machines as well as pieces of art and I'm glad people around this forum appreciate these marvels. I'm so glad I found Mark's videos on youtube, they are such a pleasure to watch.
Have a nice day everyone!
Dial looks original.
It should be the Yin to the Yang of the one I posted above. As a bonus, the seller claims it actually works, which is a relative rarity for prospective 404 club members.
I think I may swap out the steel strap though.
If you look carefully at the actual statement its loose pallet stones etc. It's more of a generalization statement. The graphical display comes from the sounds of the escapement. One side of the escapement produces one line the other side the other line. Then there's a problem with timing machines and liquid crystal displays we can see the pixels. So the upper line is migrating relatively straight across the display moving up one pixel at a time but remaining straight. The lower line looks like it's wandering around both going up and down. It really should look more like the upper line. So anything that affects the escapement affects the sounds shows up on the display. As it looks like only one side then it would be typically one side of the escapement. So loose pallet stone possibly even the roller jewel which would affect both could be damaged and I've even seen a loose roller jewel only show up on one side. Escapement lubrication one stone gets lubricated the other does not look like this along with anything that screws up the escapement dirty escapement etc. So cleaning examining and re-lubricating would be a good idea. Then a watch made in the early 70s isn't exactly a vintage watch it really should look a little better.