Hi. My name is Tony. I'm from New Jersey, in the United States. I have a modest entry level collection of quartz and mechanical watches.
I enjoy repairing electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment. I want to learn how to maintain and repair a wide variety of watches.
I'm looking forward to learning about watch repair and making Friends in this forum.
My name is Paolo Gramigna, I'm 73 years old and I'm from Italy.
After many years, since I'm now retired, I restarted an old hobby and I'm trying to learn how to repair pocket watches, and probably I'll build a pendulum regulator.
I'm collecting now the tools, and I'm starting with "easy" pocket watches, not very expensive.
I hope to find advice and experience here!
I'm happy to finally start posting on this terrific watch repair community forum. I've been a member for almost a year, but have been mostly searching the forum for asked and answered questions that might help me with my novice watch repair techniques. I'm a vintage watch enthusiast with a special love of Timex watches from the 1950s through the 1970s. I developed an interest in watches about 4 years ago when I rediscovered two mechanical watches (a vintage Longines and a Seiko 5) that my father had left in a desk drawer years ago before he passed. Amazingly, both ran in spite of never having been serviced! I was hooked and began my own mechanical watch journey. I'm looking forward to learning more from this wonderful community.
I am french, 64 years old , retired and leave in Indonesia .
I always had a passion for watches and start collecting them 40 years ago.
I must say that After a very active life I am getting bored and decided to spend time with my passion.
I am sure I will be communicating with many of you in a near futur.
Good day to all of you.
This approach is unconventional. I would apply penetrating oil, let soak over night and;
Release the power at the click.
Remove rotor and winder module.
Remove the ratchet and crown wheel.
You would get somewhat better access to apply penetrating oil to the set lever screw, let soak for a night or two, attack the screw. Avoid excessive oiling.
You would expectedly discover rusted parts underneath, best to be prepared for complete overhaul.
I’ve been trying to remove the stem of my Timex moon phase watch for some time now without any success. I keep revisiting it, prodding and poking different bits and still can’t get the stem to let go. So instead of eventually breaking it, I was wondering if you experts could assist me in finding the right button, lever or clip?
I’ve looked around at different websites and it seems a bit of a Timex mine field and couldn’t find anything relating to this particular movement.
Thanks in advance,
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