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Hi all. I'm absolutely brand new to the world of mechanical watches, but have always been fascinated by the way they functioned. So, I took my first step into them, getting myself a cheap, crappy ebay mechanical watch with a chinese movement. I knew that by all accounts this would be a rubbish movement and mechanism, however I wanted something that I could take a look at without risking any sort of investment, gauge my interest in the hobby etc. However, after receiving it, one of my friends let me know that he had a near identical cheap watch that was broken, and offered me to have a look at it as practice. I agreed, and have spent the last few days doing research and taking it apart, before putting it back together again. I've managed to learn quite a lot from it, however I've found that when putting it back together again, the pole of the escape wheel that keeps it in place either end seems to be too short, as though something had broken off. This means the wheel is sat basically loose and wont reach the crystals at either side to keep it in place while it spins. I see no way to fix this, so i intended to get a new wheel to replace it with, however I can't find the name of this type of movement anywhere. It is the kind used in this: ( https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jechin-Skeleton-Hand-Wind-Leather-Mechanical/dp/B00VPRZC50/ref=asc_df_B00VPRZC50/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=290896788181&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13027367026987882679&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9047006&hvtargid=aud-545868369748:pla-468442151749&psc=1 ) . If I really wanted to I think I could just order one of the other watches that I've found that use this movement for £5-6, however I was hoping I might be able to keep to my strict student budget and get just the escape wheel somewhere. Does anyone know where I'd be able to find something like that?

p.s. Apologies for the lack of knowledge on the subject, I know I'll come across a bit new to the whole thing, but trying to learn as I go

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19 minutes ago, Cont3mplation said:

I've found that when putting it back together again, the pole of the escape wheel that keeps it in place either end seems to be too short, This means the wheel is sat basically loose and wont reach the crystals at either side

That is called a pivot and it turns between holed jewels. There are many free resources to learn the correct name of parts.

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If I really wanted to I think I could just order one of the other watches that I've found that use this movement for £5-6, however I was hoping I might be able to keep to my strict student budget and get just the escape wheel somewhere. Does anyone know where I'd be able to find something like that?

No spare parts are available for Chinese mov'ts. Sorry to be blunt but if you have an issue about £5-6 I recommend that you don't get into repairing watches.

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Hello, Welcome to the forum and good luck with your foray into horology. 

Visit if you will,   www.eternaltools.com for a common vocabulary on names of parts in a typical movement made by ETA.  

Members just post picture of the movement for identification. 

Chineese movements are good choice for practicing.

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Don’t get despondent mate, keep at it, I haven’t looked at your link yet but am I correct in thinking that the movement you are working on is a dg2813, a standard 21j Chinese movement that can be picked up for around £20 complete. 

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As I understand  it the dg2813  is based on the miyota  8200.. there is a chance  of parts interchangeability..but I wouldn't  bet on it.Best cheapest option  would be direct replacement of the movement  with the same type.If I were doing a favor  for a friend  with this type of watch,this is what I would  do. While  in no way intending to demean,given  your  level of experience  this would be the best way to insure reliable function at the lowest  cost,and a good way to keep  a friend. 

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