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Recently signed up for the 1st course and purchased a 6497 movement.  It comes with the hour & second hands but no minute hand.  Can this be purchased and added?  I can't imagine a watch without a minute hand.

 

Just started this journey into watch repair and servicing after watching many YouTube videos on it.  The course was recommended by wristwatch revival's channel.  Came to watch repair channel and was hooked.  I always was fascinated by watches and am excited to learn how they work.

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7 hours ago, Richard1963 said:

Recently signed up for the 1st course and purchased a 6497 movement.  It comes with the hour & second hands but no minute hand.  Can this be purchased and added?  I can't imagine a watch without a minute hand.

 

Just started this journey into watch repair and servicing after watching many YouTube videos on it.  The course was recommended by wristwatch revival's channel.  Came to watch repair channel and was hooked.  I always was fascinated by watches and am excited to learn how they work.

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Hello Richard1963, my suggestion to you would be to use this movement and learn the basics and practise all other aspects such as disassembly and assembly and oiling and using your tools such as tweezers and screw drivers. The hands and hour wheel are not a great worry. Once your happy start getting some vintage watches and pull them down and you will learn how to take the dial, hands and hour wheel off. Slow and steady is the way. Hope this helps. 

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Graziano,

Thank you.  Yes, it's a different thing using these tiny screwdrivers.  And the tweezers; yoke spring flying everywhere, ugh.  And the spring is $25 alone, omg.  I'm hoping I can just purchase an hour wheel and new hands and have a complete watch to wear after learning everything about it.

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2 hours ago, Klassiker said:

Welcome. It looks like the hour hand and the hour wheel are both missing. Complain to the seller.

Yes, I can clearly see that now.  Unfortunately, the picture shown is from the seller clearly showing no hour wheel or hand.  I was duped, I guess??  I suppose I can buy an hour wheel and hand for $35 once I learn how to install it :).  Thanks for your reply.  It's not financially viable for this watch but it's the first watch I'm learning on and I'd like to eventually wear it with pride knowing I can take it apart and put it back together.  Seems impossible to me now but I'll keep pressing on.

 

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1 hour ago, Richard1963 said:

Graziano,

Thank you.  Yes, it's a different thing using these tiny screwdrivers.  And the tweezers; yoke spring flying everywhere, ugh.  And the spring is $25 alone, omg.  I'm hoping I can just purchase an hour wheel and new hands and have a complete watch to wear after learning everything about it.

Use some rodico on springs or anything you suspect might launch into eternity before releasing tension or unscrewing. Best of luck. 

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