Happy New Year everyone!
I've been working on a lovely old Hudson watch with a Felsa 415 inside. I've got the watch running (first automatic!), but I can't make heads or tails of the watch band. I want to adjust it so that it fits me, but I've only every adjusted the old u-pin style. Is there a trick to these older watch straps or are they not adjustable?
I attached a few pictures to help. The only markings on it are "JB Champion" (The JB is in a triangle).
My wife inherited this small gold wrist watch. It still runs but I am sure that a full service will be required. It has a tiny button next to the crown which you depress to set the time.
The marks inside the back cover are 9C for 9 carat, AB Sponsor's mark for Arthur Baume of Baume and Co., and the Swiss cross.
The solid gold bracelet is damaged with pieces missing. I am having trouble finding a replacement bracelet (not solid gold) which will fit between the lugs as the spacing is only 3mm.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Anyone know a supplier that would have orient watch parts. In general orient doesn’t supply parts I guess and it’s been hard to find on eBay. I have an EM60 repair. The crystal was damaged and whatever damaged it burned through and burnt the inner bezel and I cannot find a bezel with the same markings. Any help would be awesome.
Hi folks, just discovered this site tonight.
I am mostly a newb, although I have experience with smallscale work from electronics.
I have recently gotten into watch building, not from scratch mind you, I buy the movements...
I recently came into a Luminox, with a Ronda 515 movement in it.
The movement runs slow with a brand new battery. I figured for $20 from Esslinger, the easiest fix for me at my level of skill was a new movement, rather than disassembly,clean,lube,re-assemble.
So, I bought the movement.
While trying to remove the crown from the stem, I learned the quality of the loctite/cyanoacrylate/whatever that Luminox uses to fix their crowns to their stems.
does anyone know where I can buy Luminox replacement crowns?
I have hopes that I can remove the stem fragment from the crown, but those hopes are quite small. I only have about .200 - .300 thousandths of the stem protruding from the crown.
Yes, next time, remove O-rings, then apply heat, THEN unscrew the crown.
Having problems uploading a photo of the crown.
ANY help or ideas would be greatly appreciated!!
I would like to try my hand at doing some different types of case finishes (circular brushing, radial lines of sunburst finishes etc.), and I,ve seen these finishes done on small lathes with the 3 jaw and the results looked quite good. Would the extra steps in setting up the 4 jaw be evident in the results that I would get?