Hi everyone. I'm brand new to watch repair, but I'm starting to really get into it as a hobby. I'm a 30something American living in Taiwan. Right now I'm really interested in old Walthams from the 1920s and 1930s, and old Hamiltons from the 40s and 50s. I have a few real-life friends who do repairs for one of the big Swiss companies, so they're mostly to blame for me getting into this. I normally don't join forums, but talking to experienced people seems like the best way for me to solve some essential challenges, and hopefully to learn.
Strangely, I'm was able to find out any information for the above and have not been able to get on NAWCC message board for whole of this week.
Need the information to look at possible options for hands.
Hi guys, I am having a hard time figuring out what KIF Elastor spring to order on cousins to replace a broken one I have in a Hamilton movement cal. 61. I cannot find any databases that have any info about this movement but I am wondering what the difference is between the elastor 3-2 and 3-3 (what do I measure??).
Thanks for the help!!
I'm on the lookout for a Hairpsring for a Hamilton cal 770. I've managed to find out that it's a Breguet made from Elinvar but that's about it.
Does anybody know the parts number? If you also know where to get hold of one it would be very appreciated.
I recently got an amazing Hamilton Sea Cliff 3 watch from the early 70s powered by a handwound cal.61. I received the watch and it had not been serviced in a very long time. I serviced the watch but unfortunately used an oil pick that was too large to take the elastor shock absorbing spring out to get to the endstones. I accidentally broke one of the two levers off in the process and am now left with a functioning movement that I am afraid might become easily damaged by displacement of the endstones from small shocks. I have included a photo of the KIF Elastor spring below. I looked all over the internet, and i cannot find a supplier that will sell to me (not a trained or professional watchmaker). Does anybody know where I can get one of these springs? It would be greatly appreciated if somebody could lead me in the right direction as to where to get one and how to tell if it is the 3-3 or 3-2 sizing or even have any idea what ETA movement this cal.61 is based on as there is not a complete database of these movements online.:( Thank you everyone for your help!!
Hello again, so on a movement like this, the escapement wheel teeth or pallet stone jewels (not pivots ), I would use moebius 941, and on the balance jewels, I would recommend moebius 9010. I think using the 9501 which is recommended for friction areas like the canon pinion and chronograph parts, is going to be too think and would reduce the amplitude and also the 941 for the balance jewels. Please let me know if this helps, best of luck. Anthony
If I’m not mistaken Tissot still provides time pieces for officers of the IDF today. I ran across a newer one for around $4,000. A chronograph as I recall, never worn.
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