Working on a Tudor Oyster Prince with ref no: 2081/4 with a ETA 2784 movment.
Cleaned and inspected, all looks good, no sign of wear and tear on the main spring, no sharps bend, looks overall good. Noticed that there where some marks on the barrel wall. But that I have seen before witout any drama....
Oiled it , put togeher , goes like a dream..... but the the spring does not stick, it snaps over after 6,5 turns by crown.
So the question is:
Can I just replace the main spring?
Can I just replace the main spring and do something with the barrel walls ?
Buy a new barrel with spring? Is it to be sourced?
I had a lot of fun rebuilding my first pocket watch, a 'Goliath' (see pic).
After 2 weeks of working well, the mainspring snapped...
I brought a new mainspring from Cousins; I would not find an exact match of the original.
The original measured: 3.10 x 0.20 x 620 (mm)
Cousins replacement: 3.00 x 0.23 x 640 (mm)
Could the differences in specification have caused the breakage?
Or was perhaps the spring faulty?
Hello everyone Tony G here from the USA, just started working on watches been fixing clocks for 30 years. Need a little help I have a main spring i need to replace in a Tiffany watch/clock I have all the values for it. Any recommendations as to where to get one? Thoughts? Thank you. Mainspring is With 4.60mm strength 2.0mm length 760 mm I did some research i think its a 244B
I’m a Lemania collector and as a hobby I try to service some watches myself. I still have a lot to learn and currently i’m a bit stuck with finding a decent main spring for a Lemania cal 3600 (automatic).
Here’s my problem:
I ended up with 2 different specifications for a Lemania 3600 mainspring based on the following pictures (see attach).
Maybe the Marco one is less reliable because it has a hand written specification instead of a printed one….?
Now, there is a wide variety of auto mainsprings available here: http://www.ofrei.com/page_112.html and here: https://www.cousinsuk.com/category/mainsprings-by-size-watch-pocket
The thing is that they all differ on at least one of the specs. I can imagine that the width is crucial, otherwise it will just not fit, but other things like length, is some margin allowed there? For example instead of 12,5 inch is 12 or 13 inch also ok? If i have to choose, which specifications are more important, for example strength is more important then length,..…?
Would be nice if somebody could give a good hint to a mainspring to would fit in a cal 3600 .…
Update I discovered the setting lever when crown is pulled all the way out does not engage because (see picture below) the post on my timing lever is gone so the lever was not secured at axis point which limited the range in which the lever could full extend. I ordered a new one should be here in a week. I will keep you updated, what I think happened is someone pushed the setting lever post to allow stem to insert or remove and they pushed it to hard and broke it.
There is a Jasco made Naphta sold in hw home improvement stores in the US. It's described as being the thinner for varnish and enamel. It also says that it cleans greasy, waxy, oily surfaces and machine parts. Would this be safe to use on watch parts including balance complete?
My name is John but you can call me Jack. I am new the group here and have been a hobbyist repairer for the past 2 + years. I mainly stick with mechanical watches but from time to time I will tinker with old quartz Seiko watches which I love. A current project that I have been trying to get down is a Seiko 4336 8129. This watch has been fighting me from the start. Well the movement was dead due to a broken pivot on the motor. So I sourced a replacement movement. Next Crystal was cracked so I removed the broken glass but can't figure out how to take the top bezel ring off. I have some pics. This poor watch has had a rough life. I was trying to bring it back!! Thank you for reading my tale of woe!!
I am looking for a camera with a macro function to photograph my work. I had a 18 or 20 megapixel Sony point and shoot that worked great for super close pics, but lost it in a fire. Dont remember the model but it was a pocket sized camera I could zoom and focus on pallet stones with excellent definition. It was less than $200 US. Now I can’t find a camera that will do the job for less than $500 Any suggestions?