Early 60's Elgin 10K Shockmaster. I suppose one of their attempts at water proofing a watch (see the crystal and gasket in the second picture). The question is how to get the crown off (Its wobbly when pulled out to the set position and I am certain it contains a gasket) so I can remove the movement? Dis-assemble the keyless works in place so I can grab the stem and unscrew the crown?? Thanks.
Strange I have two Fema clock movements to repair, both with broken mainsprings and one with a broken click spring, can you please tell me, are the click springs readily available???has anyone bought one, if so where from?
Photo attached of good click spring, this is the type that I need..
Hope you are all well..
Does anyone have a source for the two - ended shock springs for a 7s26 movement. My is in the Netherlands. Not the three lobed DiaShock , but the cheaper two-ended. I cannot locate them on Cousins or Ofrei. Sieko "hold spring" P# 0015703
Stainless steel hard wire of 0.15mm for spring applications definitely exists: https://stainless-wire.co.uk/hard-wire-piano-wire/coils-o-0-10-to-0-80mm/product/stainless-steel-hard-wire-13815.html
Now just to try and find smaller quantities...! I've read it's sometimes used by anglers to make lures so this may be another avenue...?
I second your decision. There's probably no absolute truth here. My first and so far only ETA 2824-2 that I've serviced ended up with too low amplitude. The reason for this is still under investigation. However, I'm now servicing my second ETA 2824-2 and this time around, unlike the first time, I'm going to use thin oil for the 3rd wheel following the example in the ETA 2824-2 service video that I linked to.
you clearly know your stuff mate, and amazing quality photos... I just put them on my Tab 4 and will follow your pictorial while trying to disassemble a 2836 bought for practicing.
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