Jump to content

Nice Face, Shame About The Hands!

Recommended Posts

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.


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


Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

Edited by matabog
  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • It's pronounced "bombay" like the city.  French for bomb is, 😄, bombe, pronounced the same as in English. Bombé, bombe.
    • That's a really good idea! I have a 3d printer, I think I'll design something that I can clip on to the edge of my desk to do the same. Thanks for the idea. 
    • I looked up bombè, domed in French.  It's pronunciation is bomb, does a bomb (explosive device) get It's name from bombè? I know we're going off subject but it's interesting. 
    • Okay, I checked with the fine folks at the McCaw Company, and they agree it's the correct crystal, and they have one in stock, so with that sorted time to get onto assembly. Starting by getting the spring into the barrel, which was a bit harrowing. It took me several tries to get it hooked onto my worn old winder arbor, but I did find a new use for the micrometer stand I just purchased. Carefully dabbed some Kluber P125 braking grease to the left of the divots around the barrel, and a little HP1300 on the floor of the barrel before popping it in--in case you haven't seen it, this is a great illustration I found somewhere on this site. You're not the boss of me, Bulova.   2172_Bulova 11AOAC 11AOACD 11AOACB.pdf Bulova_11 AOAC, D, B(1).pdf I got the train back in and it didn't seem as free as I'd like. Looks like the driving wheel with cannon pinion has zero end shake. That could explain the low amplitutde I started with. Now if you were me, would you push on the plate jewel or the bridge jewel? I've attached some extra pictures in case anyone sees something else I'm doing wrong here.
    • I have quite a few watch brands from all over the world. For some reason this Timex electric from 1979 is capturing my attention this week. I am not a particularly fond of battery operated watches or Timex, but this one is different for some reason. Post your watch in your collection that seems to draw you in more now than before...
  • Create New...