I am just wondering what kind of watch would be good for me starting out as a complete beginner and not knowing very much about watches. I having been looking on eBay but not knowing what I'm looking for.
Help would be much appreciated
I just took apart my first working watch and I am having trouble with the three gears. Everything else is easy to reassemble but the three gears leading to the mainspring. How do you guys put them back together? I am new to this so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Guys, good day, i am David Cybulkiewicz from Colombia, S.A. I sateted to collect and damage watches a while ago, and a coule of months ago started after a lapse to pick up my watches fix them clean them and putting them in order. thnaks for the talk page regards
I've asked a question before working out how to introduce myself. Anyway my interest in joining the forum stems from watching videos on YouTube and in particular the recent discovery of Marks Watch Repairs channel. They are phenomenal.
My name is Anil and I'm a Civil Engineer by profession. I got back into wearing mechanical watches a couple of years ago - I went straight in at the deep end and bought myself a Rolex Daytona and admittedly knew very little about Rolexes let alone a Daytona. Its still by far the best Chronograph and the most comfortable watch bracelet I have in my collection.
Of course my first schoolboy watch was a rather nice Timex with a dark dial and 'Made in Scotland'. It was a tough little beauty and got me through all the rough and tumble of my schooldays and well into higher education before parting with it, I really cannot recall what and where it disappeared. I do however recall wearing it with a real Zebra skin strap which I thought was the coolest straps ever. Anyway introductions over, I'm here at this forum to learn something new (hopefully everyday) about anything to do with watches. Perhaps also to contribute too.
Found one of the tables, it's in French but easy to figure out.
If doing the test spring process, the formula is K=K' (D/D') 2
K is the CGS number you're looking for
K' is the CGS of the spring you test
D is the diameter of spring you need, at the pinning point
D' is the diameter of the correctly vibrated test spring at the pinning point.
Sorry to the OP Joe and I are hijacking the thread a bit, maybe a mod could move it to a new thread?
do you think the vinyl housing will be ok to reuse. doesn't seem to have any glue / cement used or am I wrong there? - see pic.would one of the ebay watch pressers do an adequate job? (not the best option I know but this may be a one-off job)