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Dear all,

 

I have just finished this nice Allaine, which has a Felsa 1560 movement. After a few hours I noticed that the hour hand is misaligned. Could this be the cannon pinion at fault, or something else. I originally set the hands at twelve o'clock.

Thanks.

P.S. Yes, it does need a new crown!

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Check the washer under the dial. If there is none or it is not stiff enough, the hour wheel might not engage properly with the intermediary minute wheel (that is turned by the canon pinion) and so it would be left behind.

 

Also make sure the hour hand doesn't slip on the hour wheel. Or maybe it stumbles upon an hour indicator on the dial.

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I'm with Bogdan on this one. If the hands are going out of sync with each other, it is either a gear issue or one or both hands are too slack on their corresponding arbours.

If it was the canon pinion, the would still be in the correct position regarding one another but the watch could lose a lot of time through slippage.

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