@nickelsilver Yes, checking at 49 degrees. Perhaps the cannon pinion is a tad on the "light side of friction". The fourth wheel keeps ticking freely when I set the time, but I still need to apply some slight pressure to the crown with my index finger (only) when I set the time. Tightening the cannon pinion would be a very delicate job as it seems near perfect. I do have the "bits(?)" designed for tightening the cannon pinion using my Seitz jewelling tool as well as Bergeon's cannon pinion pliers tool. Never used the jewelling tool for this. What would you recommend, the jewelling tool or the pliers?
@aac58 You are quite right! It is happening when I'm wearing it on my wrist. I never saw this problem during the night when it's resting on its back, and it always happened while I was working moving around my hands trying to make my students understand a certain concept (I work as a teacher). Yes, so I guess I "did something rough"!
You both seem to be pointing to the cannon pinion so I guess that's what I should try. They are so easy to mangle so I usually try to avoid tightening unless absolutely necessary. Anyway, perhaps that's what I need to do...
Hi there, I've had to use dial dots on old seiko 5 watches because of broken dial feet which is common on some older ones. Generally speaking a screw driver gently prying will easily remove the dial without any difficulty or damage as they are only holding the weight of the dial in place, as watchweasol said you have to make sure that the dial is spot on before sticking, or you will have to remove and try again.When service time comes around just put new dial dots on again no problem. No need for shellac. Hope that's what you want to know