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Open it up and have and if there is a battery inside be sure it did not leak.  If it did leak you will have to take out the movment and inspect furhter. If the battery did not leak you can pop in a new 303/357 Eveready battery.   Even if it does take off running you still have to be sure to lurciate the movment.

Rare? no....

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Hi Mo, due to my  recent interest in Timex electrics I have been acquiring a few spares. I picked up these NOS movements from a guy in Poland....

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and have now got this batch of assorted electric/electronicwatches coming from the US, to 'play' with....

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As an extension to my recent interest and initially because I didn't know what I was buying:blink: (I was hoping to find one of the true quartz/mechanicals),  I have also got a few early 'Q' quartz watches.

One of them being a M56 jump minute hand one, which had me fooled for a bit, (and I suspect also the ebay seller), as it showed no obvious signs of activity with a new battery, but magically gives one measurable electronic pulse every 60 seconds and advances the minute hand forward one minute......

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However I have got three or four large 'Q' first generation quartz ones, now up and running...

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This one, which I got from Bulgaria having a German day wheel...

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I have identified  the non day/date version of these as M135 and assume that the date version is M136 and the day/date one M137?

This is the movement of the one above, with the black dial...

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I can't find any technical or catalogue information at all on these and have one M135 (55311 135 81) that I would like to remove from the case,(I need to get at the back of the circuit block to clean up and hopefully get it oscillating again), but can't, for the life of me, work out how to release the stem:growl:..

Have you got any helpful information Mo, technical or catalogue?

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notice the thin metal part in the yellow circle.  It is a hairclip that holds the stem in place.  Just lift it up with flat tipped screw driver. Be careful to not use to much 'lift' as it will take flight. :)

 

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1 minute ago, JerseyMo said:

notice the thin metal part in the yellow circle.  It is a hairclip that holds the stem in place.  Just lift it up with flat tipped screw driver. Be careful to not use to much 'lift' as it will take flight. :)

 

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Cheers Mo, I've been pushing it, never thought to lift it:unsure:.....logical when you think about it, the simplest solution, so Timex:lol:. Have you got any catalogue information on these?

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4 hours ago, JohnD said:

Cheers Mo, I've been pushing it, never thought to lift it:unsure:.....logical when you think about it, the simplest solution, so Timex:lol:. Have you got any catalogue information on these?

no I don't have any catalogue information on these.  I have rebuilt them before just for the fun of it.

 

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13 hours ago, JerseyMo said:

no I don't have any catalogue information on these.  I have rebuilt them before just for the fun of it.

 

I know what you mean Mo, it's just fun resurrecting something that has been given up on and will probably end up in landfill if you don't give it a new lease of life:thumbsu:

My current crop of Timex 'Q' quartz watches, ready to be worn again... The jump minute hand one being in the middle. Apologies for the reflections in the dials, I have obviously made too good a job of refinishing the crystals:D

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2 hours ago, JohnD said:

I know what you mean Mo, it's just fun resurrecting something that has been given up on and will probably end up in landfill if you don't give it a new lease of life:thumbsu:

My current crop of Timex 'Q' quartz watches, ready to be worn again... The jump minute hand one being in the middle. Apologies for the reflections in the dials, I have obviously made too good a job of refinishing the crystals:D

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well done.  

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Hello:

     I'm new to this site....I read the above on stem removal from a Timex Electric.......I discovered the clip after quite a while. I am now working on a Timex Dynabeat which has a different movement .....  but I am not seeing what has to be moved or removed in order to remove the stem. Can anyone tell me the steps to removing the stem? Any help would be appreciated..........possibly with pics or vidio

                   Thanks    Dan  /  childhoodantique

 

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7 hours ago, childhoodantique said:

Hello:

     I'm new to this site....I read the above on stem removal from a Timex Electric.......I discovered the clip after quite a while. I am now working on a Timex Dynabeat which has a different movement .....  but I am not seeing what has to be moved or removed in order to remove the stem. Can anyone tell me the steps to removing the stem? Any help would be appreciated..........possibly with pics or vidio

                   Thanks    Dan  /  childhoodantique

 

Hi Dan, I corrected the answer you were given on your initial post about this, see  all necessary info here...Rshyarc.jpg

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Hi Mo, I have been following your replies to questions about Timex and you are a god when it comes to this topic. I have an electric with the backset and it runs for only a few minutes. The most I ever got from it was 15 minutes and then it just stops. Listening to the movement sounds like the hacking mechanism is engaging. I ran the movement outside of the case and she worked flawlessly for two days. To do this I gently pushed the hacking pin out of the way and balanced a battery enough to get it going. Once that was successful I added the dial and hands to see if there was any change and it still operated fine. Then I did a full assembly and the problem appeared. Of course doing the assembly I put the hacking pin back to it's respective setting. While reading through forums on Timex a hacking issue seems to come up as a regular problem. Sorry for the long question, but any ideas where I might be going wrong. The watch is going to be apart of my collection and I just love the design and Timex as a whole. Thank you for reading.

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