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Hello,

I started new project - Citizen 67-9119. It's seventies chronograph based on 8110A movement. Watch came to me as "fully working in great condition" As you can see there isn't crystal. The one which was here had chip and wasn't set properly in bezel so when i turned the watch it fall on the floor and broke. As you can see dial is in quite good condition, only it needs to be relumed. Hands needs to be repainted and relumed too. Movement works well but it is too speedy (  +3 min/24h). Chrono buttons work properly, only the hour counter stops at "3h" position so I must to take a look here. I striped down the watch and disassembled movement. There was some much oil everywhere so the cleaning is required. 

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Nice one! A lot of Citizen Chronos came in base metal cases... (especially the Mickey Mouse version with crown at 12) which don't survive very well.

Please share pics of the build-up!

Anilv

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 cleaned the movement parts and I have had first surprise - hour chrono axle fall out from wheel. So I tried to put it together again and I hope it will be ok. I think that this was cause of not working properly hour chrono counter. 

 

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Top side is already assembled and day date function works properly.

 

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Hello guys,

After two days testing movement on the bench it looks ok. Power reserve, day/date changing, accuracy something about +/- 15s/day. Now it's time to take care about dial and hands. Please let me know - what colour of chrono hands should be - orange or yellow? In the web I found pictures for both option so I am confused. 

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1 hour ago, anilv said:

It looks like it was Yellow originally so I'd go with that.

Anilv

When I look to the hands by loupe I can see that all hands was repaint in the past so it's hard to say what original color should be. I think I will choose orange one like often seems  in Citizen watches and the case will be satined. So stay tuned ;)

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Hey folks,

I have two questions to ya:

1. What is your's experience about lubricating the pallet fork pivots and jewels? Are you doing it or not? Do you recommend it?

2. How properly lubricate the chronograph runner (horizontal clutch wheel) ?

Please share your expierience about this. 

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I don,t lubricate fork pivots. 

Most important are escape teeth-pallet interface, tremendous friction there.  I will be getting the recommended mobeous 941 or 9415 and expect reporting good results.

See the difference pallet lube makes for yourself, observe amplitude before and after pallet lube.

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When movement was ticking in the drawel I could work on the hands and dial.  The old coat of paint was remove. I chose the paint that in my opinion is similar to the orginal Citizen orange color. When you paint so small parts you should have patient - no rush or you want start again ;) Hour and minute hands get white paint and new lume. I think it looks ok. Only with painting the dial I am not glad - it could be better. But it was my first time so I forgive myself ;)

Step by step to the end...

 

 

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4 hours ago, Calibetimepiece said:

Great job dude. I'm a fan of Citizen btw:woohoo-jumping-smiley-emoticon:

Me too. 

 

6 hours ago, ITProDad said:

Excellent work. The hands turned out wonderful!


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Thank you guys for your feedback.

I got an unplanned job today - some kind of surprise. I took out the chrono's pushers from the case cause I want to polished it and it turned out that there were no springs and gaskets on the pushers. So I twisted new springs from spring wire and set new gaskets. I did couple attempts until springs were ok. Now the pushers look and work like a charm . Another hours of works go on - I hope it's worth it  :D

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13 hours ago, ITProDad said:

I’ve never thought about repainting hands. May I ask how you did it? What paint you used, etc.?


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I have used nail paint which color is similar to the orginal. It's not the best choice cause nail paint dry to fast but as you can see I did it and it looks good for me.

You can use an oiler to paint. The key to succsess is that paint should be runny and you have to do paint by one move.

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I reach to the end of this project. Now it's time to take care of case and bezel. I brush front of the case and polish sides cause I like it that way. Bezel gets new paint coat of satin black acrylic. Here's some pics. Cheers

 

 

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Great pictorial, thanks for sharing...you can dilute the nail polish with thinner to get it a bit more runny...however I would not recommend it as the fumes can damage the dial in time..

Personally I would get me some new hands on Ebay...

The different case as mentioned and the oxydized hands...did you get this one from Mumbay?

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The final stretch - fitting new signed crown to the case and another surprise come - stem is too short about 2 mm for the new one. So I used the stem extender, couple measurements and cuts and voila - it's fitting and working perfect.

 

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Works on this project are done. Here're the results below. It's my second project of the 8110A movement. I am very impressed about japanese design and engineering.

What was done:

- dissambly movement, cleaning, oiling

- repaint bezel and fit new glass

- repaint all hands

-relume hands

- new gaskets and springs for the pushers

- new signed crown

- little case polishing

- assemble

Now it's time to enjoy and wear it on the wrist. I'm verry happy cause this watch is small timepiece which fits to my narrow wrist just fantastic. Cheers

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Re painting.  I have used acrylic on hands and dials with satisfaction, but found it could get damaged easy if used on case/bezel.  I tried a special matt black BBQ paint from local B&Q which was better on cases/bezels but still not very tough.  I eventually used a black epoxy aerosol paint of the bay, and this proves to be very tough.  It must be applied to a very clean surface and in light coats, allowing each coat to thoroughly dry/set, to build-up a good finish

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