Hi, I am trying to source an affordable copy or pdf of the: Illustrated Manuel of American Watch Movements. by the F.J. Swigart Co.
I have found one or two but the prices are very high indeed. any ideas or suggestions of possible sources would be welcome.
Hey, so I have a question. I've got an Invicta dive watch with a NH35A movement here that whenever I unthread the stem and crown as it is unthreading the date starts changing. Once its unthreaded I can change it to the 1, 2 and 3 positions and set and wind it accordingly. How can I fix this and what is causing this?
I offered to switch out the battery on my friends quartz watch since it had died (the seconds hand was ticking in place)
I replaced the battery and still nothing. So i thought I'd take out the movement to get a closer look. so I tug on it a little and it pops out, and the watch face stays in place. Now I have loose hands stuck between glass and the face with no way to get the dial off.
after 2 hours of internet searching I found only 1 post with the same problem. And their solution doesn't help.
This isn't my watch but It's the exact same problem. There is some sort of retaining ring holding the face from coming out of the back. I cannot pry it out, I've tried. Do I have to remove the crystal? heat?
I've got basic repair tools for my Seiko 5, but don't have a crystal press. Is this cheap Chinese watch toast?
I honestly just wanted to know how much it would cost me to fix my meylan stopwatch no. 214 if I were to send it to meylan to fix. I feel i should because on the inside the bezel case said to. And if I choose to send it to meylan then do i just send it or can I set up something online because on meylan's website I can't find anything about repairs or my stopwatch in particular. If you can help with some answers I would greatly appreciate it.
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
@nickelsilver Yes, checking at 49 degrees. Perhaps the cannon pinion is a tad on the "light side of friction". The fourth wheel keeps ticking freely when I set the time, but I still need to apply some slight pressure to the crown with my index finger (only) when I set the time. Tightening the cannon pinion would be a very delicate job as it seems near perfect. I do have the "bits(?)" designed for tightening the cannon pinion using my Seitz jewelling tool as well as Bergeon's cannon pinion pliers tool. Never used the jewelling tool for this. What would you recommend, the jewelling tool or the pliers?
@aac58 You are quite right! It is happening when I'm wearing it on my wrist. I never saw this problem during the night when it's resting on its back, and it always happened while I was working moving around my hands trying to make my students understand a certain concept (I work as a teacher). Yes, so I guess I "did something rough"!
You both seem to be pointing to the cannon pinion so I guess that's what I should try. They are so easy to mangle so I usually try to avoid tightening unless absolutely necessary. Anyway, perhaps that's what I need to do...
Hi there, I've had to use dial dots on old seiko 5 watches because of broken dial feet which is common on some older ones. Generally speaking a screw driver gently prying will easily remove the dial without any difficulty or damage as they are only holding the weight of the dial in place, as watchweasol said you have to make sure that the dial is spot on before sticking, or you will have to remove and try again.When service time comes around just put new dial dots on again no problem. No need for shellac. Hope that's what you want to know