Hope this finds all well, i have started disassembling a rotary watch with a skeleton movement and a tiny part fell out of the movement which i was not in time to take a picture. If anyone has ever worked on similar movement and know where it belongs i will appreciate your help.
Thank you in advance.
I have a Bulova sine plate with integral rotary table. It doesn't have any locking features for the plate so I don't think it was used for machining. The rotary can be locked and it does accept a dovetail block that can be clamped in place. Has anyone seen another, know what they were used for or when it might have been made?
First time ever trying to fix a watch. It's a Rotary Editions 500series. Opened it up and the part in the pic was swimming about loose only issue is I have no idea where it goes.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I have recently bought a 'non working' rotary automatic skeleton watch. I love the watch to bits however...
The watch will only work when fully wound and as it unwinds (with little wearing) it stops. it appears as though the minute hand is ever so slightly fouling on the hour hand. when full wound there appears to be enough power to override this. I'm hoping I can just tweak the hand very slightly to clear it. it visually appears slightly bent up.
Ive had the watch open fairly easily however I cant for the life of me find how to remove the stem/crown. ive searched high and low online and am now fairly familiar with the process on many watches except this one.
Any pointers would be much appreciated and well done on great forum.
Hello all. I have an 1882 waltham 18s sidewinder that doesn't work. Not sure if this is the first watch I should try my hand at. it's a grade 802, has a lever movement but it is in a pendant case or I think so. not sure if these were supposed to be sidewinders set up like this. The stem pops up as well. The watch balance wheel will move back and fourth if you set it at almost a 30 degree angle. if you pick it up or tilt it, it will stop on an dime. with the balance moving none of the hands move. also when you spin the stem in the counter clockwise position, the hands move counter clockwise regardless if the stem is up or down or if the lever is in or out. If you turn it clockwise it acts like it wants to wind, but the hands will slightly move as you do.
Should I try to tackle it or find another non running watch to try my first look see at?
Yes parts are available, but for a complete mov't cost of about USD 100 you will find that most watch repairers will not want to spend time in attempting repair.
BTW, please do no not hook into existing project topics just because you have a same watch. We have a dedicated section for repair questions.
Hi, I have this movement from a TH watch I was interested in, but the 1/10 and hour hands does not move, no matter the adjustments and chronograph functions.
Does anyone know if service parts are still available , and if this is a major failure of the movement and should be avoided? Thank you in advance. Rollee
I opened up this Timex Expedition T42351 to remove a tiny loose metal sliver from the dial. This watch actually has 2 stems to remove. One of those is a monster. I swear I felt like I was pulling a parasitic worm from a wood boring beetle as I slowly worked the main stem out of the movement.
But it came out, I dropped the movement out of the case, removed the metal sliver - which looks like some kind of tiny flat spring - cleaned out the dust particles and proceeded to re-assemble the watch.
Everything went fine until I attempted to slide the main stem back in; it went about halfway and then stopped. With some very careful manipulation I was able to ease it in a little more, but then it refused to go any further.
I did notice there's a very loose 2-pronged spring near the entry hole and showed that to a watchmaker friend yesterday who told me that it's broken. He wouldn't touch it and advised me to just go get another watch. But I'm pretty sure there must be a way to get the stem back into the movement and regain the functionality the watch had before I opened it up.
Here are pics of the watch, the loose sliver, and the stem with the movement. If anymore is familiar with anything like this, I'd love to hear your opinion. Thanks!