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    • By Vladimir
      Hi Guys, 
      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.
      Pictures attached.
      Thank you in advance. 
      Vladimir.
       



    • By Swissmade
      Hi,
      I am trying to remove a mechanism from a Rotary Kensington GS02490/06, it's a front loader, any suggestion?
      The front,hands and stem are removed.

    • By henryr
      Hi all,
      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?
       
      Thanks,
      henryr







    • By PaulG
      Hi all, 
      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. 
      Thanks 
      Paul G

    • By chez138
      Hi.
      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.
      Thanks

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