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I just received my Timex Q Quartz. It is running fine but appears to have fungus on the dial. Battery hatch gasket was missing and the case gasket was damaged. 

Full of lint inside. There was a whole ring of lint wound around the winding stem. Looked like a felt washer. :D

And I found another "felt washer" under the hands. Should have taken photos of it to see if it would win any prize.

In spite if all the foreign bodies inside, the watch was still keeping good time.

Can anyone identify the movement inside?

I would be grateful if someone could post the tech sheet for this movement. :thumbsu:

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M73 perhaps? There  were a bunch of variations. Suggest you consult Herr Ranfft's website.

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The movement spacer has the number M64 on it. But from Dr Ranfft's website, it looks more like a M63.

Anyway, the movement is running fine, accurate to about 3 seconds a day. So I decided to leave it alone. I only cleaned up the dial, relumed the hands and polished the case.

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Had to take my Q Quartz apart to check. It stopped on my wrist 3 times today.

Found quite a few magnetic particles stuck to various parts inside the movement. 

Being a quartz watch, I thought I've seen the last of my good friend - the contact spring. But lo and behold.... it's still here! :startle:

Battling several technical problems at home and at work this week. It'll be some time before I can get down to putting it back together.

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Love and hate these electric q quartz watches.

When they run they usually run well if they don't my success rate at servicing is 50%.

I hate the day and date indexing springs which are really fiddly and then you have a dial with tabs to fit over them its painful!

Fitting the coil balance, near a magnet also has its moments of frustration. 

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I couldn't sleep thinking about this watch. So I got up at 1 am to fix it. 

1 hour ago, Melt said:

Love and hate these electric q quartz watches.

When they run they usually run well if they don't my success rate at servicing is 50%.

I hate the day and date indexing springs which are really fiddly and then you have a dial with tabs to fit over them its painful!

Fitting the coil balance, near a magnet also has its moments of frustration. 

I agree with everything you said. There are days when it would take me almost an hour to get the gear train in. But tonight, everything went smoothly. :D

It's ticking again. Let's see if it'll behave now. :sleep:

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