I am considering selling leather watch straps, but I have a question before I blindly go ahead and produce a bunch of them.
I am wondering if anybody who has worked in the industry for a while can tell me what the most common sizes are of strap pins or lug widths?
I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
I recently acquired a moderately old Benrus 3-Star Automatic wristwatch. It's a #7026 Series.
I believe these are from the 60's - though I don't know much about them.
On the back of the case it says "open through crystal". Which makes me think that the Crystal should be removed using a Crystal Lift - and the movement lifted out through the bezel.
Of course, the stem (presumably two-piece) would have to be separated prior to - or during the operation.
BUT - after some googling - I have also heard tell - that the case-back should be pushed out by pressing on the crystal with thumbs. These seem to be incompatible methods - but I really have no idea - as I have never seen a case like this.
Does anyone have experience with this type of case from Benrus? I can post pictures after I get home - if they are needed.
I need some help with repairing my Emporio Armani ar-1922.
I've watched some videos on YouTube but none of them resemble the movement of this particular watch.
My first problem is removing the stem/crown. I cannot see anything which looks like it will release the stem and I don't want to poke around inside it any more for fear of creating any damage.
Any help will be much appreciated.
Hi guys! I have a watch that uses a Ronda 751 quartz movement (see pic). For those unfamiliar, it’s a small tonneau shaped movement - usually a woman’s size (5½ x 6¾ linge and 2.5mm thick) with the following specs:
Linge Size: 5½ x 6¾, 2.50mm thick
Hand Size: 120/70
Cell/Battery/Power Source: 379
Tap Size: 10
I’d like to replace it with a mechanical movement: I started off looking for a direct drop in replacement but it’s proved very difficult. I haven’t found any modern movements with the same dimensions (although to be fair I haven’t had much luck finding a comprehensive listing of modern movements available). As far as the vintage movements go, (from here: http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk) the ETA 2480 (http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&ETA_2482) is a good example of the vast majority of what’s available— the right dimensions but 1mm too thick. And for a 2.5mm movement, 1mm is a ton.
The Tissot 530 (http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&Tissot_530), and Enicar 672/678 (http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&Enicar_672) are the 2 that seem closest but they are still a half mil too thick. And worse, even if it fits, where would I even begin looking for one?
Does anyone one have any knowledge of a movement that would work or one I could modify a bit to fit? Or any idea the best place to look??
Thanks in advance for the help and I love the forum!!
Hi sorry to trouble you again before i try and put a bit more force just want to make sure i explained myself right, the part i am trying to take of is just below the snail i know the one near the top with a pin on is called a gathering pallet is the one below the snail also called the gathering pallet which is on the hour hand.
I wouldn't be surprised if it makes little difference having that score there. It will be a "plain hole" in the jewel, so the walls are flat and parallel, so the ring will simply not touch the jewel. Unless of course the groove is the same width as the contact area with the jewel.
No, I haven't yet received the smoothing broaches, but once I've tried it I'll let you know the result. I'll be going very easy and I'll try not to overdo it. Hopefully it will make the barrel spin more freely around the arbor. CousinsUK doesn't have the barrel and cover as spare part so hopefully I won't be making a mess of it.
I guess as a general rule it is better not to fix it unless it is broken, but in this case I'm just too curious to see what it's going to do.