Anyone know a supplier that would have orient watch parts. In general orient doesn’t supply parts I guess and it’s been hard to find on eBay. I have an EM60 repair. The crystal was damaged and whatever damaged it burned through and burnt the inner bezel and I cannot find a bezel with the same markings. Any help would be awesome.
Just finished a vintage build with correct working seconds at the six position. Hard to find a good reissue so I made my own with a aftermarket case and a dial made by me from scratch. logo is also my logo. Looks very professional maybe I could get some opinions from you guys. I have 25 more dials with different designs from single sub seconds to 2 and 3 eye chronographs. Its hard to find the cases I want. I guess I will settle with aftermarket cases for now and modify them.
I have a 50's/60's era Waltham men's wristwatch that needs some help.
It's in amazing (as-new) condition, but while wearing the other day, it stopped - even though there should have been plenty of power in the mainspring.
Disassembling for investigation quickly revealed the trouble. The screw-head from the ratchet wheel screw had broken off and found its way in to the train wheels and locked everything up.
There appears to be no other damage - thankfully. But now I want to fix the movement. My preference would be to find a barrel arbor and screw - or better yet a complete going barrel assembly new with ratchet wheel screw.
I am search eBay now - but thought I'd check with you guys to see if anyone knew of a good source for such parts. I haven't found any yet.
NOTE: This movement is Swiss made, 7 jewels, marking on the base plate look like Unitas 1690/02
Any info/help is greatly appreciated.
So ive been wanting to build my own watch for a while after having worked on my own watches for quite some time. The only apprehension i have is how does one size a dial to fit a case. Lets say i have a miyota 8215 a 41 mm cade that fits that movement would a 31 mm dial fit that case?
I guess my question is how does one tell if a dial will fit a case. I understand all cases are different
I have seen R184 movements ebay France, being they are French it makes sense, but bear in mind even if you bought a NOS movement it probably would still need servicing.
From what I have read Lip R184 (and R148) are probably the hardest of all electromechanical watches to service due to the electrodes to the balance being very easily damaged so make sure you take it to someone that has serviced these before.
We dont know, The owner have bought like this, and want to replace the movment, so I just try to find out how a proceed doing so...
Just measure diamter on the movment, height, oand maybe diameter on date ring? More ????
Seems highly likely. Maybe a quick squirt of contact cleaner into those contacts would sort it, or even just pulling the crown out and in a few times. Take care with electrical contact cleaner, you don't want to get some of those solvents on the dial.