Jump to content
OmarHaltam

Janta / Pearl Watch Cleaning Machine Warning

Recommended Posts

Hello Everyone

 

I have been looking for a watch cleaning machine here in the U.S. and i am not finding any used Elma machines

but i did run across the Janta Machine. It is a seller in New York who sells them, i talked to him over the phone and he said that they perform very well and he has sold a lot of them. He is getting some more in Stock in about 10-14 days

 

I was just wondering if anyone here in the US has used them, and will they perform well in the long run?

i would probably use it once a week, for i don't have that many cleanings right now.

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Here is a link to the seller in the US

 

http://www.tuxedonyc.com/files/TX268.html

 

thanks for taking the time to read this

 

 

p.s. This seller has it marked for $449.99 + Shipping

which is much lower than the ebay prices that i have seen

~Omar

Edited by OmarHaltam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a 1940s L + R and it is a great unit. Elma is a fantastic machine as well. I don't know of the janta Machine, I'm sure there are others that know of the machine. As I know I would hold out for a nice l and r or Elma but hopefully everyone else can weigh in

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think our Lawson (check out the walkthrough section) has one and he even posted some pictures of it in his Seiko 7S26 walkthrough. I believe he talks favorable about them.

 

My own opinion is that you should look up PEARL which is the direct distributor from India...Also, they offer it for half the price you were quoted...If I'm not mistaken.

 

http://www.sunrise-exports.com/watchtools/equipments_machinery.html

 

http://www.shafatools.com/products.php

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Everyone

 

I have been looking for a watch cleaning machine here in the U.S. and i am not finding any used Elma machines

but i did run across the Janta Machine. It is a seller in New York who sells them, i talked to him over the phone and he said that they perform very well and he has sold a lot of them. He is getting some more in Stock in about 10-14 days

 

I was just wondering if anyone here in the US has used them, and will they perform well in the long run?

i would probably use it once a week, for i don't have that many cleanings right now.

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Here is a link to the seller in the US

 

http://www.tuxedonyc.com/files/TX268.html

 

thanks for taking the time to read this

 

 

p.s. This seller has it marked for $449.99 + Shipping

which is much lower than the ebay prices that i have seen

~Omar

It looks very much like an Elma (which I think Mark uses). I purchased & had re-furbished an L&R a couple of years ago & could not do without it now.

In my opinion if you can afford it and have the room go for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to Elma the Pearl Janta is a rip-off, there was no licenced replica from India. I just got my Elma Standard from 1971 today. Searched for it for almost a year, but it is worth to wait, as this was now a bargain.

Edited by Cougarnaut

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so could I have two beakers or jars with lids, fill them with watch cleaning solution and stick them in my Elma ultrasonic for cleaning.

I use a plastic tray for large parts and a mesh "thimble" for small ones.

P1292185.JPG

Quick and and easy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the way you marked the different sections  :)

I am thinking of trying the ultrasonic cleaning method since i have one on my desk running all the time.

I am going to order the bergeon 16mm and 23mm baskets and try that method.

i like the white tray in the picture, is that from a jewelry cleaner basket or bought separate?

thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i like the white tray in the picture, is that from a jewelry cleaner basket or bought separate?

Yes, cheapie from Cousins. Parts removed which are large enough go straight into it, and back.

I think that good watchmaking is more like practicality and efficiency than a parade of tools and equipment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Thanks everyone, food for thought and I’ve learned some by reading your posts. More research needed! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    • The Spiedel wasn't really doing it for me, so I popped it on a plain leather band, somewhere between rosewood and burgundy.  Much more appropriate I think, and a sight more comfortable I might add. I was almost tempted to post it in "Watch of Today" again, since I'm still wearing it. Not a single issue so far, and hovering somewhere less than +20s/day aver the last couple of days. 
    • I figured it out. I totally overlooked that this particular 974 has the little blue locking screw to lock it in the winding position when out of the case which explains why the hands wouldn't move. I didn't have it locked which kept it in the setting position when out of the case and thus not having enough power to turn the hands....I'm an idiot
    • I think this is possible if there is very low friction to the cannon pinion. The balance and the trainwheels run but the cannon pinion and all following wheels and the hands do not as one of these parts is stuck somehow.    I would try and analyze step by step. Take of dial, hands, hour wheel and intermediate wheel, put the minute hand on the cannon pinion and observe. If the minute hand does not stop at 12.05 take the next step and add the intermediate wheel and observe. After that add the hour wheel and so on until you find the step where the error occurs.  
    • The watch never stops, just the minute and hour hands at 12:05 (seconds hand still tics). I've replaced the hour wheel as well and the cannon pinion isn't rubbing. I can't understand why they would move for 5 minutes and then stop every time even though it still runs. If something was binding I would think it would stop the whole watch?
×
×
  • Create New...